Jen Jaqua, Author at Smithfield Times


David Lee Langley

Sergeant Major David Lee Langley (Retired), 89, passed away in his home with his loved ones on May 5th, 2023.  Born in Pitt County, NC, ... Read more

by Jen Jaqua, Tuesday, May 16, 2023 4:46 pm


Linda White Peden Tusinski

Linda White Peden Tusinski, 70, of Windsor, VA passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2022, after a courageous life long struggle with diabetes.  She was ... Read more

by Jen Jaqua, Tuesday, September 27, 2022 5:42 pm


Robert Noel Woods

Robert (Bob) Noel Woods, 91, of Smithfield passed away July 18, 2022. Bob was born in Decatur, Illinois, March 11, 1931. He was the elder ... Read more

by Jen Jaqua, Tuesday, July 26, 2022 5:14 pm


Edward Wayne Hontz

Edward Wayne Hontz, 74, of Newport News, passed away Feb. 7, 2022. Edward was raised in Smithfield and later moved to Newport News. He is ... Read more

by Jen Jaqua, Wednesday, February 16, 2022 1:09 pm


Let Windsor probe play out

Reaction has been swift to outgoing Attorney General Mark Herring’s lawsuit alleging a pattern of racial discrimination by the Windsor Police Department in the way ... Read more

by Jen Jaqua, Tuesday, January 4, 2022 4:51 pm


Nanyrl Felker

Nanyrl A. (Nelson) Felker, 87, passed away on Friday, Dec. 24, 2021. She was born in Detroit, Michigan, on May 18, 1934. At a young ... Read more

by Jen Jaqua, Tuesday, December 28, 2021 5:33 pm


Angela Burdetta Edwards

God, in His infinite wisdom, dispatched an angel to claim His own, Angela Burdetta Edwards, peacefully on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, at Bridgepoint Hospital in ... Read more

by Jen Jaqua, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 6:26 pm

Letters To The Editor

Oppose developers, unbridled growth

Editor, The Smithfield Times: Last year, a longtime York County developer proposed a clustered, high-density community on land zoned for much lower residential single-family homes ... Read more

by Jen Jaqua, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:02 pm


Mental Health Matters: Teenagers persevere in the pandemic

By Akilah Frye Intern The pandemic has taken a toll on the worldwide economy and health, but one thing that has gone mostly overlooked is ... Read more

by Jen Jaqua, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 5:48 pm


Zoo-Nye Closet opens its doors

Felicia Pennell knows what it’s like to fall through the cracks. Over the past 17 years, the single mother says she’s earned just $3 to ... Read more

by Jen Jaqua, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:59 pm

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