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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

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

Nothing like spring in Smithfield

If there’s a town that presents itself better in the spring than Smithfield, we’d love to see it. Locals who might be susceptible to taking ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

A tax hike we like

You’ll rarely see an enthusiastic endorsement of a tax increase in this space, but Isle of Wight County supervisors are wise to consider the merits ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Luter has heart for Smithfield

If Joseph Luter III has earned anything from this community over the past half-century, it’s the benefit of the doubt — and even some optimism ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Expensive lesson on transparency

The annual observance of Sunshine Week, which continues through Friday, emphasizes local, state and national governments’ obligation to be transparent with the citizens they serve. ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Good for the sole and soul

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us differently depending on our situations. For young people, who especially thrive and learn through interactions with their ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Supervisors made right call on statue

Isle of Wight County supervisors, with their decision last month to remove a Confederate monument from county property, reminded us of the value of our ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Sales tax needed for new schools

Isle of Wight County residents should be pulling for legislation in Richmond that would allow for a one-cent sales tax increase to help fund school ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Tension high amid vaccination rollout

Anxiety about COVID-19 vaccination is understandable. We feel the angst when readers call or email us with stories of canceled appointments, clogged phone lines and ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Stay safe when temperature dips

A couple of recent rounds of winter weather — and another in the forecast this weekend — remind us of some basic precautions residents need ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

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