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Saluting Medical Reserve Corps

The more than 100,000 residents in the Western Tidewater Health District owe a debt of gratitude to a small, select group of 200 — the ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Task force stacked with statue activists

Isle of Wight County supervisors presumably were well-intentioned in their creation of a “task force” to make recommendations on the future of the county’s Confederate ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Keep mask handy, but not on car mirror

As Virginia continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone should have a mask with them at all times and use it when they’re indoors ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Proud to mark a century of service

In pondering a theme for today’s commemoration of The Smithfield Times’ 100th year of publication, we settled on “resilience” as the best description of a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

No excuses for not voting

There’s a lot at stake in the upcoming election, and thanks to new laws in Virginia, you can have your say earlier than in previous ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

More perspectives needed on statue

Isle of Wight supervisors got an earful from passionate people on both sides at last week’s hearing on the fate of the county’s Confederate monument. ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Not too late to be counted

It’s vitally important for the future of our community that everyone who lives in Isle of Wight and Surry is counted in the 2020 Census. ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Invite more golf carts downtown

The long, hard economic recovery from COVID-19 restrictions on merchants will require creative and intentional decision-making by local governments. The Town of Smithfield is on ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Be a good neighbor; wear mask correctly

State and national health officials recommend wearing a mask as one tool to prevent contracting or spreading COVID-19,  but it’s important to make sure you ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

In Surry, more questions await

Surry County is not alone in its decision last week to remove a Confederate monument from the courthouse grounds. Across the state and nation, such ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

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