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Welcome back, summer concerts

The slow return to normalcy after “the year of COVID” has its signature moments. For us at The Smithfield Times, it’s the resumption of the ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Steamboat era saw Pagan Creek rebranded a river

Second in a series When does a creek become a river? When it needs to be dredged, according to local oral Smithfield history. From its ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Planners got ‘hoodwinked’

Editor, The Smithfield Times: Perspective is a funny thing. Someone who only has $100 in the bank is going to think that $10,000 is a ... Read more

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Thoughts on this and that

Editor, The Smithfield Times: First, since Smithfield’s budget meeting is over, has there been any more news about the fate of Waterworks Road Park-Dam, reservoir ... Read more

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Make call you’ve been putting off

Editor, The Smithfield Times: Last Sunday, sometime between enjoying church service via Facebook and attending vespers service that afternoon, I was tickled several times by ... Read more

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Pagan Creek helped Virginia commerce thrive in late 1700s

Prime real estate lots in the town that Arthur Smith envisioned in 1752 were those located on the Pagan Creek, but not because waterfront lots ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Bill developer for road work

Editor, The Smithfield Times:  I read about the $53,000 shortfall associated with the improvements to the intersection at Brewers Neck and Carrollton boulevards in the ... Read more

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Limit Thornton’s pay raise to 2%

Editor, The Smithfield Times: The June 10 Isle of Wight County School Board agenda has items for discussion of Dr. James Thornton’s evaluation, performance, amendment ... Read more

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Six-district map viable

Editor, The Smithfield Times: Concerning Isle of Wight County redistricting, it is likely we can form a majority-minority district with a six-district concept. The 2020 ... Read more

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Is Smithfield Times bigoted?

Editor, The Smithfield Times: I fear that Critical Race Theory has now infected our very own local weekly newspaper. “CRT” is, of course, the poisonous ... Read more

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