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In this week's letters to the Editor:

  • Questions for a new year Bracey Scott
  • Christmas a fun holiday – Greg Vassilakos
  • Shares writer's sentiment – Willamena Thomas
  • Suspend all immigration – Herb De Groft
  • A foolish policy – Al Casteen
  • Kudos to Grahams – Trip Ferguson

In this week's letters to the Editor:

  • Empowering letter writers – Joe Puglisi
  • Story was too negative – Dave Goodridge
  • Losing what he loves – Reid Lundie
  • Bad guys are armed – Earle Southard
  • Thank you, Jesse Scott – Pat Hall
  • A lack of coverage – Lynn Faulkner
  • Enough gun laws already – Mark White
  • Second anniversary – Danielle & Ronnie Gray
  • Christmas degraded – Ruth Price

In this week's letters to the Editor:

  • A lethal puzzlement – Bob Waxham
  • A great tour – Albert Burckard
  • Thank you to supporters – Tammy, Roger, and Sam Burgett

In this week's letters to the Editor:

  • Board must move quickly – Ray Baxter
  • Waging peace, not war – Thayer Cory
  • Morals down the toilet? – Linda Steffey

In this week's letters to the Editor:

  • Why the additional pay? – Ray Baxter
  • Williams should stay – Christy Archer
  • Successful VFW campaign – Howard Hinnant
  • Unhappy with election – Dave Lyons

In this week's letters to the Editor:

  • He knows the man – Allen Williams
  • Mayor should resign – Carleen Arinello
  • Praise for Williams – Evelyn Ransdell
  • Town has his support – Earle Southard Jr.
  • Supports the mayor – Jim Phillips
  • 'Thank you' from Clayton – Gail Clayton
  • 'Thank you' for support – William McCarty
  • If not sheriff, maybe governor – Jonathan Beale
  • We must be united – Jim Minton
  • Successful Bloodmobile – Willie Roundtree

In this week's letters to the Editor:

  • 'Thank you' to voters – Mark Marshall
  •  Great potential – Carlos Turner
  • Windsor the heart of IW – Joel Acree
  • Taking trust seriously – Georgette Phillips
  • Why doesn't the town care? – Betty Clark
  • Williams should resign – RB & Sharla Braunhardt
  • Kudos to Denise Tynes – Hazel Edwards
  • Thanks to supporters – Thomas Mayes
  • Grateful for support – Victoria Hulick
  • Kudos to arts winners – Jim Henderson

In this week's letters to the Editor:

  • No winners or losers – Albert Burckard
  • Ways to help COP – Joan Frischman
  • We're only flyspecks – Linda Steffey
  • Takes issue with coverage – Dennis Arinello
  • Business supporter – Michelle Manfred
  • Generous friends – Susy Bott
  • 'Thank you' for support – Elizabeth Shepherd

In this week's letters to the Editor:

  • Pierceville opponent – Sharla Braunhardt
  • All Phillips backers – Eric Cooke, Phil Ferguson, and Nancy Parr
  • Pit for Board – William Laine Jr.
  • Continuing a tradition – Woodrow Crook
  • An easy choice – Tom White
  • Voting for Stanton – Joyce Brown
  • Hulick for School Bd. – Katie Lemon
  • Marshall, Phillips – Thomas Potter, Susan Morgan, Matthew VanWassen, Kris Coughlin, Katrina Everett, Bert Nurney, IW Sherrif's Office
  • Moore For Pitt – Florine Moore
  • Marshall backer – John Payne
  • Stanton backer – Dwight Doggett Jr.
  • Re-elect Marshall – Kristen Wilda
  • A Pitt supporter – Alan V. Monette
  • McCarty for Newport – Debra Hall
  • Cook for School Bd. – Shelley & Laurence Spears, Kelly & John Sowden, Lori & George Enderlin, and Kelly & Adam Tice
  • Windsor is key – Amelia Jones
  • Darden needed – Lud Spivey
  • Phillips has what is takes – Susan Goodwin
  • For her grandmother – Hannah Couch
  • Dedication, commitment – James Phillips Jr.
  • Cook for School Bd. – Mike Swecker
  • Cook for School Board – Ellen Baker
  • Kirstin Cook – Randi Kayes
  • Supporting Winget – Annette Williams
  • Vote for Burckard – Vicki Mottley
  • Says IW Needs Grice – Debbie Carwile
  • Voting for Reyes – Michele Joyce
  • Pitt for supervisor – David Stoepker
  • Supports Phillips – James Pope
  • McCarty backer – Michelle Manfred
  • Write-in Supporter – Leigh Stephenson
  • Sheriff for Bailey – Alvin Clayton Sr.
  • Tyler unopposed – Mary Washington
  • Supporting Grice – Richard Atkins, Charles Brooks, Gary Trout, and Matthew Wirtz
  • Pitt for Smithfield – George Covington
  • Unhappy with senators – Frank Taylor
  • Phillips supporter – Jack Randall
  • For Carlos Turner – Carl Brown
  • Bailey Backer – Gary Reynolds

In this week's letters to the Editor:

  • Bike trail defender – Greg Vassilakos
  • Voting for hugo Reyes – Joe Puglisi
  • The two best qualified – W. B. Owen
  • Marshall's accomplishment – Volpe Boykin
  • Darden supporter – Buzz Bailey
  • For the people – Fred Mitchell
  • Marshall right for IW – Martin Lee
  • Bike trail enthusiast – Karen Machart
  • Marshall, Phillips – Rebecca M. Mercer
  • Shoo-in for president? – Curtiss E. Peterson
  • Voting for Stanton – Bob and Paula Cole
  • Stephenson, Stanton – Jane March
  • Backing Darden – Regina Haggerty
  • Backing Stephenson – Rev. Kevin L. Payne
  • Voting for Grice – Danny Walls
  • Bailey has her support – Faye Hardy-Lucas
  • Bailey backer – Harold D. Brown
  • Bailey for Surry sheriff – Jeffrey J. Colimon
  • Stanton backer – Herb De Groft
  • Stanton backer – Bruce K. Steffey
  • Employees for Clayton – Karen R. Holloway
  • Burckard for Newport – Thomas Finderson
  • Unhappy with many – Dave Lyons
  • Cell phone addiction – Linda Gould Steffey
  • Fund drive – Debbie Boyd
  • Thanks to supporters – Nan York

In this week's letters to the Editor:

  • Appreciated coverage – Glen Musick
  • The curse of death – Deborah Wyld
  • Pitt for supervisor – Barbara Lindley
  • Voting for Phillips – Rick Gaddis
  • Backing Marshall – Andrew Casey
  • McCarty and Acree – Faye Mitchell
  • Marshall, Phillips – Marlene Stanton
  • Marshall and Phillips – Jennifer Boykin
  • Backing Darden – David W. Jones
  • Burckard supporter – Judy Colwell
  • McCarty is needed – Grace Baines
  • Supports her husband – Amanda McCarty
  • Bike trail is coming – Leah Dempsey
  • Unfair attack – Carlos Turner
  • Thanks to all supporters – Becky Farmer
  • Hog Jog Success – Robin Gearey

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Edna Felts Myers

 

Edna Felts Myers, 96, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 in her home. She is preceded in death by her husband, Luther Power Myers. Edna leaves to cherish her memories her son, Robert Hall. A graveside service will be held Friday, Aug. 7, 11 a.m. in St. Luke’s Memorial Park with the Rev. Mike Frank officiating. A special thank you to Marilyn Oliver and Joe Brown for all their love and support. The family request memorial contributions to VFW POST 8545, PO Box 461, Smithfield, VA 23431.

Service arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Carrollton, Smithfield, Isle of Wight and the surrounding communities.  Family and friends are encouraged to share condolences and remembrances at colonialfuneralhomesmithfield.com.

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