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A day of remembrance and training

It’s no coincidence Smithfield’s Volunteer Fire Department scheduled a live-fire training exercise in its new “burn building” for the morning of Sept. 11. On that ... Read more

2 days ago by Stephen Faleski.

Bus delays mar first week of school

Virginia Breen’s mother has to arrive at her job by 5:40 a.m. and often doesn’t get home until after 7:30 that evening. She’s a bus ... Read more

2 days ago by Stephen Faleski.

Crater Health District to offer vaccines at Surry County High

The Crater Health District will host a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Surry County High School Sept. 30. District staff will be offering the Pfizer-BioNTech ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

How to vote early

Early in-person voting for the Nov. 2 election begins Sept. 17. Registered voters can visit their county registrar’s office Monday through Friday during normal business ... Read more

2 days ago by Stephen Faleski.

McEachin calls for Veteran of the Year nominations

Congressman A. Donald McEachin, on Sept. 8, announced the launch of his annual Veteran of the Year program to honor the service of veterans living ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

NAACP pres. objects to Redistricting Task Force member

Isle of Wight NAACP President Valerie Butler has objected to the appointment of Volpe Boykin on the county’s 2021 redistricting task force. Isle of Wight’s ... Read more

2 days ago by Stephen Faleski.

Nottoway tribe cancels powwow

The Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia Powwow in Surry County on September 18-19, 2021 will no longer be held in person this year, the tribe ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

School Board approves maximum price for Hardy

Building a new Hardy Elementary School will cost Isle of Wight County $33.7 million — $33,733,422 to be exact. That’s the guaranteed maximum price the ... Read more

2 days ago by Stephen Faleski.

School equity audit to begin

Isle of Wight County Schools will undergo what Superintendent Dr. Jim Thornton has termed an “equity audit” this fall. According to a proposal by Dr. ... Read more

2 days ago by Stephen Faleski.

Surry selected for statewide tourism program

The Virginia Tourism Corporation selected Surry County as one of the 30 localities that will participate in a statewide tourism program known as Drive 2.0. ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

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