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No good purpose for monument

Editor, The Smithfield Times: As I sat at the Isle of Wight Courthouse, gazing at this memorial, this Confederate statue, supposedly erected in honor of ... Read more

1 day ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Statue motion was deceptive

Editor, The Smithfield Times: To quote from the July 15 issue of The Smithfield Times, “IW Supervisors not planning to discuss monument” during its next ... Read more

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IW school board member lacking

Editor, The Smithfield Times: I recently attended both of the Isle of Wight County School Board meetings regarding reopening plans, and while I agreed with ... Read more

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She appreciates Riverside staff

Editor, The Smithfield Times: I would like to acknowledge and thank the staff at Riverside Assisted Living in Smithfield for an outstanding job keeping the ... Read more

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MAGA enablers are the problem

Editor, The Smithfield Times: Please allow me the indulgence of a rebuttal to the letter from an individual in last week’s Times (“MAGA critics are ... Read more

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Police need our support

Editor, The Smithfield Times: Our law enforcement officers are under attack all across the country. They are unable to defend themselves without jeopardizing their jobs, ... Read more

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Abandoned by Democratic Party

Editor, The Smithfield Times: I have really had it and I now do not care who knows it. I find this year’s extreme and depraved ... Read more

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Tough decisions abound amid virus

Amid much uncertainty caused by arguably the world’s worst public health crisis in a century, we find it interesting just how certain many people are ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

Remembering Jack Dashiell, artist and war hero

Now that the Isle of Wight Museum has reopened, you might want to pay a visit to see one of its smallest but nonetheless interesting ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

‘Sitting with guilt’ poses challenges

Editor, The Smithfield Times: I have a difficult time sitting with the feeling of guilt, particularly if it is connected to something in which I ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Diana McFarland.

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