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Latest Editorial

Help shape town’s future

Citizens repeatedly filled the Smithfield Center this spring and summer to protest a developer’s plans to put 800-plus homes on land at Battery Park and ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

IWCS stumbles in equity push

Isle of Wight County Schools’ tap dance with the modern “equity” movement in public education has been less than graceful. News of the Smithfield High ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Send us your 9/11 reflections

Who would have suspected that when the sun rose over New York City shortly after 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, it would be the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Even slow growth requires diligence

Results of the 2020 Census announced this month undercut the popular, but often exaggerated, narrative of uncontrolled growth in Isle of Wight County. The county’s ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Local news keeps us in our lane

An election year in Virginia means lots of politicking. In hustling for votes, candidates are finding their way to Isle of Wight and Surry for ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Surry focuses on its future

Community leaders in a rural county like Surry could spend their time whining about their declining population and economic plight in an era with fewer ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Put some civility back in politics 

Can and should freedom of expression and civility co-exist? In case you missed it in last week’s edition, Smithfield High School student Maggie Mandara won ... Read more

1 month ago by Diana McFarland.

Voting begins for Hammy Awards

The nominations are in and the ballots are set for the inaugural Hammy Awards, a people’s choice contest for bragging rights in Isle of Wight ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Vaccination count lagging

We reported in last week’s edition about special efforts by the Western Tidewater Health District to reach the people who have not yet been vaccinated ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Right and wrong  ways to fight back

Anger toward the Smithfield Town Council over its decision to allow the construction of 800-plus homes off Battery Park Road is best directed to the ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

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