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Smithfield graduates 339

The 115th annual Smithfield High School Commencement Exercises sent the Class of 2021 into the next phase of ... Read more | Add your comment

Raft Race canceled

The Pagan River Raft Race has been canceled this year due to a lack of participants having signed ... Read more | Add your comment

Smithfield Girl Scout organizes litter cleanup for Gold Award

On her way to school, Smithfield High School junior Elise Ring would look out the car window and ... Read more | Add your comment

American Legion hosts Memorial Day ceremony

Smithfield’s American Legion Post 49 held its annual Memorial Day ceremony at the veterans’ memorial on North Church ... Read more | Add your comment

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Windsor High graduates 139

Windsor High School salutatorian Leah Carroll lives in a rural home without internet access. When she began her senior year this past September amid a ... Read more | Add your comment

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Surry County High graduates 44

Surry County High School’s June 12 graduation ceremony marked the first time the rural school division had held a traditional commencement since the start of ... Read more | Add your comment

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Carrollton novelist writes medical thriller

A medical thriller novel by Carrollton author David Perry offers a behind-the-counter look into the fast-paced world of retail pharmacy. “The Extern,” which was published ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:55 pm

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Staffing turnover impacts Windsor audit

Key staffing turnover for the Town of Windsor led to a significantly delayed auditing process for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020. Aaron Hawkins, ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:54 pm

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Windsor Town Council adopts budget, rates

The Windsor Town Council voted unanimously 4-0 on June 8 to adopt a $3.7 million fiscal year 2021-22 draft budget and the tax and water ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:53 pm

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Northam signs broadband expansion bill

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam came to Camp Community College’s Workforce Development Center in Franklin on June 9 to ceremonially sign legislation that will help expand ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:52 pm

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Windsor’s Patel wins Edwards scholarship

The Edwards Family Isle of Wight County Scholarship Committee recently announced that Shivam Hetal Patel is the recipient for 2021. Patel is the son of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:51 pm

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Academic announcements

JMU announces spring 2021 graduates James Madison University recently announced the following students who graduated during the May 2021 commencement exercises. Amber Reid of Carrollton, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:45 pm

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Camp center to reopen

Camp Community College’s Smithfield Center will soon reopen after a 16-month closure. The center, which has been closed since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:42 pm

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State Police warn of sex offender scam

The Virginia State Police has recently been alerted to an alarming increase in phone scams targeting offenders on the sex offender registry. According to Sgt. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:56 pm

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Riverside announces plans for 50-bed IW hospital 

Riverside Health System has proposed to build a 50-bed hospital on nearly 30 acres it owns in the Benn’s Grant area of Isle of Wight ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, June 11, 2021 3:19 pm

Isle of Wight County

Supt. briefs School Board on transgender law

A state law passed in 2020 requires all Virginia public schools to adopt policies pertaining to transgender students by the start of the 2021-2022 school ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:29 pm

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IW high schools announce 2021 valedictorians, salutatorians

Smithfield and Windsor high schools, on June 10, announced their top students for the class of 2021. Smithfield High’s valedictorian is Michelle Endrusick. She will ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:46 pm

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Last-minute changes to Windsor, Smithfield graduations

Heavy rain forecasts June 10 and 11 are likely to make the football fields at Smithfield and Windsor high schools unusable for the graduations scheduled ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:01 am

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Planning OKs Mallory Scott development

The proposed 812-home Mallory Scott development is heading to Smithfield’s Town Council with a recommendation for approval from the town’s Planning Commission. The commissioners voted ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:54 pm

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Smithfield to move forward with bike trail

Smithfield’s Town Council voted June 1 to move forward with the town-funded portion of Isle of Wight County’s park-to-park trail. The matter was included in ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:42 pm

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Route 17 study moves forward

As part of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s ongoing efforts to enhance safety, improve mobility and reduce congestion on Route 17 between Brewers Neck Boulevard ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:41 pm

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Plans call for saving part of Hardy

Isle of Wight County and its school division are considering saving a portion of the 1960s-era Hardy Elementary School. A new 107,945-square-foot Hardy modeled after ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:33 pm

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Can localities opt out of legal marijuana?

Yes and no, county attorney says Virginia cities, counties and towns that wish to prevent retail marijuana stores from opening within their borders will have ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:33 pm

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Hardy water gets costlier

Isle of Wight County’s plan to buy water from Smithfield to supply the planned replacement Hardy Elementary School just got costlier. Last fall, county officials ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:30 pm

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Farmers Bank provides learning resources to area schools

Farmers Bank stepped up to make partial or full remote learning in the wake of COVID-19 easier. A press release stated that thanks to Farmers ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:29 pm

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Announcements

Watts graduates Chloe Watts, of Suffolk, graduated May 6 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business marketing management with minors in international business and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:29 pm

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June 8 Planning vote on development ‘likely’

The proposed 812-home Mallory Scott development is back on the agenda for Smithfield’s Planning Commission meeting Tuesday. A final recommendation by the commission to Smithfield’s ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Monday, June 7, 2021 12:36 pm

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No comments at Smithfield budget hearing

No one spoke at the public hearing on Smithfield’s proposed 2021-2022 budget June 1. The general fund portion totals $9.4 million, a roughly $500,000 drop ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:47 pm

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Animal Control removes 110 dogs, other animals from farm

Isle of Wight County Animal Control personnel have removed 110 dogs and 150 other animals from a Windsor-area farm whose owner recently died. According to ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:26 pm

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Backyard chickens voted down

Smithfield’s Town Council voted 4-2 on June 1 to kill a proposed ordinance amendment that would have reversed the town’s prohibition on backyard chickens in ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:19 pm

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IW Planning OKs church parking lot

Isle of Wight County’s Planning Commission is recommending approval of Rivers United Church’s request to continue using a parcel of land along River Run Trail ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, June 1, 2021 5:07 pm