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Confederates weren’t traitors

Editor, The Smithfield Times: Patrick Henry commented, “Who had the effrontery to insert the opening phrase ‘We the People’ instead of ‘We the States’?” as ... Read more

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Torrence is best choice for clerk

Editor, The Smithfield Times: On Nov. 3 we will elect a circuit court clerk. One candidate is uniquely qualified to fill that position and perform ... Read more

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Torrence experienced and knowledgeable

Editor, The Smithfield Times: Kathy Torrence is a candidate for an office she now holds, clerk of the Isle of Wight Circuit Court. She was ... Read more

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Safety net is not socialism

Editor, The Smithfield Times: Accusations of socialism directed toward the Democratic Party confuses social programs with socialism. Yes, the Democratic Party cares about all of ... Read more

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A picturesque view disturbed, horrifically

Isle of Wight’s bicycle trail is intended to extend from the Carrollton Nike Park to Windsor Castle Park. Someday it may. At present, the trail ... Read more

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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

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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

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Saddened about Pierceville plan

Editor, The Smithfield Times: At first glance, I was really hopeful when I saw the headline “Pierceville to be sold” in the Oct. 30 Smithfield ... Read more

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Concerned about proposed housing

Editor, The Smithfield Times: A proposed development with 1,100 townhouses and homes, at the intersection of Nike Park Road and Battery Park Road along the ... Read more

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School board shirks duty

Editor, The Smithfield Times: During the Isle of Wight school board meeting on Sept. 30, the school board voted to give complete control to Dr. ... Read more

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