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Leaders should lead by example

For most of us, these are unprecedented times. We haven’t lived through a pandemic, nor have we been witness to insurrection at the highest level ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

2021 is chance to turn the page

A cynic might argue that anything would top 2020, but count us as bullish about 2021 in our community, state and nation. COVID-19 vaccine distribution ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

We appreciate your support

We’d be remiss to close the books on 2020 without extending heartfelt appreciation to you – our readers and advertisers – for your loyalty and ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

With light at end of tunnel, don’t let guard down

Following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine late last week, the first shipment of the freezer-packed vials arrived in Virginia ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Town should put meetings online

Perhaps a silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic will be modernizing the way public bodies conduct their business and allowing fuller citizen participation in local ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Generosity abounds in IW community

Everyone is a part of a community — you are a member of a community by default, when you set up residence. The reputation of ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Many reasons to be thankful

On Thursday, Americans will pause to count their blessings. For those of us at The Smithfield Times, our list could go on and on. ■ ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Reduce scope of development

We commend Smithfield’s Planning Commission for sending a Virginia Beach developer back to the drawing board on a major housing development at Battery Park and ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Honor veterans through action

We pay tribute on Nov. 11 each year to the millions who have served in the defense of our country. Veterans Day is a necessary ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Texts add to bombardment

The flood of political text messages in this year’s election was out of control. Normally, voters see TV and online advertisements as well as receive ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

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