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Planners approve duplexes

Smithfield’s Planning Commission voted 4-1 with two absent on Oct. 12 in favor of allowing former Smithfield Foods ... Read more | Add your comment

Smithfield Halloween festivities to return

Downtown Smithfield’s annual Safe Trick or Treat is back for 2021 after being canceled last year due to ... Read more | Add your comment

Bacon fest returns

Smithfield’s annual Bacon, Bourbon & Music Fest returned to Windsor Castle Park on Oct. 2 after having been ... Read more | Add your comment

Safco murder suspect remains at-large

The suspect in last week’s fatal shooting at the Safco Distribution Center in Isle of Wight County remains ... Read more | Add your comment

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Carr withdraws from Carrsville District School Board race

Chairwoman Jackie Carr announced at the conclusion of the Isle of Wight County School Board’s Oct. 14 meeting that she would be withdrawing her candidacy ... Read more | Add your comment

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Julia Perkins resigns

Julia Perkins has resigned from Isle of Wight County’s School Board. School Board Chairwoman Jackie Carr read Perkins’ resignation letter into the record of the ... Read more | Add your comment

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McCray hired as Camp Community College president

Glenn Dubois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges, announced Oct. 14 that he has hired Dr. Corey L. McCray to become the next president of Paul ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 14, 2021 3:32 pm

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Proposed hospital draws wide support

A Virginia Department of Health public hearing on Oct. 13 drew near-unanimous support for Riverside Health System’s proposed 50-bed Isle of Wight County hospital. The ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, October 14, 2021 3:13 pm

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Superintendent alleges death threats over equity

Superintendent Dr. Jim Thornton says he’s received four death threats from opponents of Isle of Wight County Schools’ equity and inclusion initiatives. Thornton made the ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:32 pm

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Smithfield seeks proposals to decommission dam

Smithfield’s Town Council voted unanimously with one absent on Oct. 5 to request proposals for decommissioning the Waterworks Road dam. Repairing the structure, which decades ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:42 pm

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Redistricting task force makes its choice

Isle of Wight’s 2021 redistricting task force voted unanimously with one member absent on Oct. 6 to select one of three maps as its top ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:40 pm

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McCray makes case to become next Camp president

Camp Community College Interim President Dr. Corey McCray spoke to community members during an Oct. 6 public town hall meeting held at the college’s Regional ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:37 pm

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Equity assignment given at GTMS

Isle of Wight County Schools is “not teaching students about equity and inclusion,” Superintendent Dr. Jim Thornton assured critics in June. Equity and inclusion coordinator ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:36 pm

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‘Souper Saturday’ returns

Despite threatening skies, the Isle of Wight Christian Outreach Program’s “Souper Saturday” event returned to Trinity United Methodist Church on Oct. 9 after a one-year ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:34 pm

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James Madison University welcomes class of 2025

James Madison University recently welcomed the class of 2025 to campus. The incoming freshman class represents an accomplished, diverse group of individuals who hail from ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:33 pm

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Lawyer shares journey from Camptown to the NSA

Tena Lawyer is a retired teacher from the U.S. intelligence community who is used to being busy, but she found herself with a lot of ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:31 pm

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Wayne Community College, Smithfield Foods sign apprentices

Smithfield Foods and Wayne Community College accepted a third cohort of maintenance apprentices in a signing ceremony recently. The new cohort adds 13 apprentices to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:30 pm

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Smithfield approves police sign-on bonuses

Smithfield’s Town Council voted unanimously on Oct. 5 to authorize its police department to offer sign-on bonuses to new sworn personnel. The department plans to ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:18 pm

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Windsor PD, Nazario settle subpoena fight

Lawyers representing Army 2nd Lt. Caron Nazario and Windsor’s Police Department reached an agreement Sept. 30 regarding subpoenaed town records. Nazario is suing WPD Officer ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, October 8, 2021 6:19 pm

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Changing Course

Story by Phyllis Speidell Photos by John H. Sheally II Living aboard a yacht, cruising as your whim suggests, may seem a farfetched dream — ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 8, 2021 12:07 pm

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Community garden plans take root

Ariane Williams has seen the unifying power of community gardens before. For the past several months, the Carrollton resident has been working with a group ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, October 8, 2021 11:58 am

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Teen pleads guilty to manslaughter

A former Smithfield High School student charged with fatally shooting his classmate in March pleaded guilty in Isle of Wight County Circuit Court on Oct. ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 3:35 pm

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Sheriff’s office continues to investigate suspicious death

Investigators from the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate the death of Donald Clarke. Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 2:16 pm

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Yacht club to host murder mystery dinner theatre

After a one-year coronavirus pandemic-imposed hiatus, All Y’all Players is back with a new murder mystery dinner theatre production. “Murder is Served” made its debut ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 5:57 pm

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Surry Planning votes down solar farm

Surry County’s Planning Commission, on Sept. 27, recommended against allowing Charlottesville-based Hexagon Energy to construct a proposed 150-megawatt solar farm at the intersections of routes ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 5:54 pm

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Riverside Regional Jail to remain open

The Riverside Regional Jail, which serves Surry County and six other localities, will remain open despite a state committee’s recommendation that it be decertified and ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 5:54 pm

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Oct. 13 hearing set for proposed Isle of Wight hospital

The Virginia Department of Health will hold virtual public hearings on Oct. 13 to decide whether two Hampton Roads hospital projects receive a certificate of ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 5:53 pm

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Redistricting law adds 189 county residents

The 2020 Census lists Isle of Wight County’s total population at 38,606, but a new state redistricting law requiring prisoners to be counted as residents ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 5:52 pm

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NAACP: Confederate flag offends at County Fair

Isle of Wight County’s NAACP chapter is taking issue with a large Confederate flag that hung from a tent near admissions gate No. 2 at ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 5:51 pm

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IW, Surry awarded emergency management grants

Isle of Wight and Surry counties will each receive $7,500 in emergency management performance grant funding, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management announced on Oct. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 5:45 pm

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IW sees COVID spike

Statewide, the COVID-19 resurgence fueled by the more contagious delta variant has been gradually declining since mid-September, but that isn’t true of Isle of Wight ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 5:45 pm