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Help shape town’s future

Citizens repeatedly filled the Smithfield Center this spring and summer to protest a developer’s plans to put 800-plus homes on land at Battery Park and ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

‘Woke’ challenge is a bad idea

Editor, The Smithfield Times: Regarding the story ”Smithfield High students challenged to read ‘woke’ ” (Sept. 8), my thought is that whoever created this chose ... Read more

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Excited about Surry broadband

Editor, The Smithfield Times: I read with great appreciation the coverage in The Smithfield Times of the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the “Rural Broadband Education Room” ... Read more

2 days ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Go home after positive test

Editor, The Smithfield Times: If a person goes to, say, CVS or Rite Aid for a COVID test and it’s positive, go home! Quarantine. Don’t ... Read more

2 days ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Protect the power grid

Editor, The Smithfield Times: We must do more to strengthen our power grid against an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event.  Such an event can result from ... Read more

2 days ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Polite, persistent activism gets more results than shouting

Citizen activists, angry over any number of things, are increasingly making life miserable for the members of Virginia’s School Boards. As Virginia Coalition of Government ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Dressed-down Smithfield shines as movie set

Smithfield acquits itself quite well as a movie set for the comedic drama “Mary 4 Mayor,” streaming now on Amazon Prime, YouTube, Roku and several ... Read more

2 days ago by Steve Stewart.

Longing for the unity that once healed a nation

Twenty years on, 9-11’s enduring image for this pundit is the unity that soothed a wounded nation. If, heaven forbid, terrorists launched an assault of ... Read more

1 week ago by Steve Stewart.

IWCS stumbles in equity push

Isle of Wight County Schools’ tap dance with the modern “equity” movement in public education has been less than graceful. News of the Smithfield High ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Don’t mess with a copperhead

August and well into September is the period during which farm families were most wary of copperheads. We always felt — and I still do ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

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