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Surry Marketplace  construction complete, opening planned in May or June

In another month or two, Surry County residents could be shopping locally for groceries. According to an April ...

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Celebrating 20 years of “Passion, Dedication and Commitment”

By James W. Robinson Staff Writer PDC Golf Tournament Founder and Director Rich Humphrey is marking 20 years ...

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Preliminary Smithfield budget may include water, sewer, trash fee increases

Smithfield residents could find themselves paying more for garbage pickup and water and sewer this summer. Smithfield Town ...

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Tornado watch in effect for Isle of Wight, Surry counties through 7 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Isle of Wight and Surry counties through 7 ...

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Smithfield & Isle of Wight Tourism wins state award for annual festivals

Smithfield and Isle of Wight County’s shared tourism department won a VIRGO award in the niche marketing category ...

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Suffolk developer buys 14 acres behind Smithfield Royal Farms

A month after Smithfield’s Town Council approved a Suffolk developer’s requested rewording of the town’s zoning ordinance, the ...

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Two IW 2023 candidates face ‘Stand By Your Ad’ fines

The Virginia Board of Elections, on March 19, assessed minor fines against two Isle of Wight County candidates ...

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Remembering Vietnam: Smithfield Navy veteran recalls wartime service

It’s been 56 years since Chris Torre found himself face to face with a Soviet trawler off the ...

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Smithfield Police, ABC Authority working to curb string of liquor thefts

Smithfield Police Chief Alonzo Howell told Town Council members on March 25 that he’s made contact with the ...

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IWCS celebrates Agriculture Literacy Week

In celebration of Agriculture Literacy Week, Windsor Elementary students in grades K-5 were invited to the Isle of ...

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IW School Board adopts $102 million 2024-25 budget

Isle of Wight County’s School Board voted unanimously on March 26 to adopt a $102 million budget for ...

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From one lane to none: Five-day shutdown of Cypress Creek Bridge begins April 8

A five-day shutdown of the Cypress Creek Bridge will begin next week. Starting April 8, Virginia Department of ...

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IW ranks 40th in life expectancy among Virginia localities

Deaths under age 75 are robbing Isle of Wight County residents of an estimated 7,600 years of life ...

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Youngkin vetoes marijuana market bill that divided area legislators

When Virginia legalized marijuana in 2021, the law allowed localities the option of holding a voter referendum to ...

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IW drafts timeline for growth-focused comprehensive plan review

Isle of Wight County staff have unveiled a tentative timeline for incorporating Supervisor Renee Rountree’s proposed “growth management” ...

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Carrollton grandmother who stabbed daughter’s husband gets 5½-year prison sentence

A Carrollton grandmother who fatally stabbed her daughter’s husband will spend the next 5½ years in prison. Two ...

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Solar farm subcontractor charged in collision with Surry school bus

A subcontractor working for the construction company building the 240-megawatt Cavalier solar farm in Surry County has been ...

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Surry planners take first look at Sycamore Cross solar farm

Surry County’s Planning Commission received its first look on March 25 at the proposed Sycamore Cross solar farm, ...

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Proposed Carrollton maternity home seeks to dissuade abortions

In 1974, one year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion nationwide, Wendy ...

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Easter activities not dampened by rain

Children and their parents still turned out to see the Easter bunny and color drawings and eggs at ...