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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.

Congratulations to Class of 2021

With graduation season in full bloom across the area, high school graduates’ time as caterpillars is slowly dwindling and their wings are preparing for flight. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Inspiring ceremony on Memorial Day

On Monday, when the sun finally shined on Smithfield on the final day of the long holiday weekend, it’s hard to find fault with those ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Hammy Awards off and rolling

The first-ever Hammy Awards, recognizing the people, businesses, places and institutions we all love in Isle of Wight and Surry, are off to a rousing ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Much to like about rezoning debate

Putting aside for a moment the merits and demerits of a new housing development off Battery Park Road, we are heartened by the civic engagement ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Big problems come from smallest litter

Tossing cigarette butts as if nature were your ashtray is disgusting, lazy and selfish — and there are no “buts” about that. Cigarette butts may ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Vaccines are path to pandemic’s end

It’s not unusual for Isle of Wight County to lead the way in Western Tidewater. By most any measure of economic vitality and public health, ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Big decision looms for town

A housing development that could singlehandedly increase Smithfield’s population by a quarter or more over the next decade deserves all of the significant scrutiny it ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

J&J hiccup shouldn’t deter shot takers

The Western Tidewater Health District last week joined others in heeding the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Food and Drug ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Questions linger in Windsor

A Town of Windsor press release late Sunday night — more than 48 hours after its police force made national headlines for pulling guns on ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

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