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Black History Month got its start in Virginia

Black History Month was originally conceived in the fertile mind of a Black Virginian. Carl G. Woodson was born in 1875 in the community of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Eat up during Restaurant Week

With COVID-19 still raging, diners might be inclined to take a pass on Smithfield and Isle of Wight’s annual Restaurant Week. On behalf of local ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Improve aesthetics of Grace, Thomas

Editor, The Smithfield Times: Recently I received notice of a hearing at the Smithfield Center on the Grace Street/Thomas Street Project for water, sewage and ... Read more

4 weeks ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Setting record straight on letter

Editor, The Smithfield Times: Regarding the “Remove monument” letter in last week’s Smithfield Times, one factual correction, please, to the letter written by my friend ... Read more

4 weeks ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Out-of-towners’ opinions valid

Editor, The Smithfield Times: I read where the newspaper poll on the Confederate monument was described as “hijacked” by a special interest group because they ... Read more

4 weeks ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Remembering those who worked tirelessly for civil rights

Black History Month began Monday. This year, in particular, it’s an observance that deserves a heightened level of attention. The past 12 months have seen ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

This year let’s lift up others, choose kindness

With the coronavirus continuing to rage in communities across the country — including Isle of Wight and Surry — it may seem that 2021 is ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Town has lot to lose

Editor, The Smithfield Times: I am writing to express our family’s opposition to the proposed rezoning and large-scale developments along Battery Park and Nike Park ... Read more

1 month ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Remove monument

Editor, The Smithfield Times: I am not sure what the Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors has to consider regarding the monument. Now is the ... Read more

1 month ago by WordPress.com VIP.

What about other ‘terrorists’?

Editor, The Smithfield Times: The writer of Short Rows (“Indelible images from a dark day in American history,” Jan. 20) said that Jan. 6th was ... Read more

1 month ago by WordPress.com VIP.

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