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Diver rises to the top

By perfecting his diving, Matt Pettit has risen to the top of his field. The 12-year-old Smithfield Middle School seventh-grader already has an impressive list ... Read more

3 days ago by Nate Delesline III.

One COVID-19 case at Hardy Elementary

An individual at Hardy Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. But in-person instruction will continue, according to a letter Isle of Wight County Schools ... Read more

3 days ago by Stephen Faleski.

Surry schools staying virtual until 2021

Most Surry County public school students will continue virtual learning until 2021. On a recommendation from Superintendent Sebrenia Sims, the school board decided that virtual ... Read more

3 days ago by Nate Delesline III.

Windsor Town Center needs new roof

Repairing interior moisture damage at the Windsor Town Center and replacing its 70-year-old roof could cost upwards of $200,000. According to a report by Alpha ... Read more

3 days ago by Stephen Faleski.

Natural Landscaping, Part 3

By Brenda Peters My natural landscaping project came to a screeching halt as we experienced the hottest July on record, and August was a close ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Smithfield author launches new book series

“Life in the Extreme,” local science writer Mary Batten’s new children’s book series, deals with the adaptations organisms have developed to survive in the harshest ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Smithfield Foods CEO to retire in ’21

Smithfield Foods’ President and Chief Executive Officer Ken Sullivan plans to retire in early 2021, the company announced today. Dennis Organ, the company’s chief operating ... Read more

5 days ago by Nate Delesline III.

Monument task force member removed

Isle of Wight’s Board of Supervisors removed Albert Burckard from its Confederate monument task force Thursday evening after learning of an email Burckard had sent, ... Read more

1 week ago by Stephen Faleski.

Development’s size is sticking point

Adding more than 1,100 new homes to Smithfield will adversely affect the town’s charm and character and further strain community infrastructure such as roads, schools ... Read more

1 week ago by Nate Delesline III.

Voter registration deadline extended

Virginia’s voter registration deadline has been extended by two days due to a system outage resulting from a severed cable near Richmond on Tuesday. Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

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