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Organ steps down as Smithfield Foods CEO

Dennis Organ has stepped down as Smithfield Foods’ president and chief executive officer after only a few months in the leadership role. Organ became president ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Stephen Faleski.

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Tornado strikes Smithfield

A tornado touched down in Smithfield the evening of July 8 as fallout from Tropical Storm Elsa blew through the Hampton Roads region. According to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Stephen Faleski.

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Activists found guilty of disorderly conduct

A judge found a trio of animal rights activists guilty of disorderly conduct July 8 for disrupting a meeting of Smithfield’s Planning Commission last August ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Stephen Faleski.

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Smithfield Foods plant to end slaughtering

Effective this August, Smithfield Foods will end slaughtering operations at its hometown meatpacking plant on North Church Street. Smithfield also plans to consolidate its pet ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Stephen Faleski.

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Mallory Scott development approved

Smithfield’s Town Council voted 5-2 July 6 to grant eight approvals Virginia Beach-based developer Napolitano Homes had sought for the proposed 812-home Mallory Scott development. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Stephen Faleski.

Fireworks return to Smithfield

Just after 9:30 p.m. July 2, a rocket took off from Clontz Memorial Park and detonated over the Pagan River — producing a loud “bang” ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Stephen Faleski.

Tonight’s return of Summer Concert Series canceled because of weather

The long-awaited return of the Summer Concert Series on the Times’ front lawn will have to wait a week. Organizers, who’ve been watching the weather ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

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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

2 months ago by Stephen Faleski.

Raft Race canceled

The Pagan River Raft Race has been canceled this year due to a lack of participants having signed up by the June 5 deadline. The ... Read more

2 months ago by Stephen Faleski.

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