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Jimmy LaRoue, Author at Smithfield Times


Riverside announces plans for 50-bed IW hospital 

Riverside Health System has proposed to build a 50-bed hospital on nearly 30 acres it owns in the Benn’s Grant area of Isle of Wight ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, June 11, 2021 3:19 pm


Riverside official encourages shots for teens

With children ages 12 and up now eligible to receive the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, hospitals and health departments have been preparing clinics and offering ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, May 25, 2021 5:36 pm


Health district to host mobile vaccination clinics

Western Tidewater Health District Vaccination Sites May 24 – Windsor Town Center, 23361 Courthouse Highway, Windsor, 1 to 4 p.m. May 24 – Ivor Fire ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, May 24, 2021 9:26 pm


Gas flowing to region, but still some shortages

As gas shortages stemming from the ransomware cyberattack that caused the Colonial Pipeline to shut down last week begin to ease, fuel prices have reached ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5:23 pm


Treasury Dept. sends COVID-19 relief money to localities

Western Tidewater localities will receive more than $40 million among Virginia’s nearly $7.2 billion as part of the American Rescue Plan Act’s coronavirus state fiscal ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5:17 pm


Northam relaxes mask mandate 

Take it off. Gov. Ralph Northam has lifted the state’s universal indoor mask mandate to align with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, May 14, 2021 6:06 pm


Vaccine for adolescents needs additional approval

Though the Food and Drug Administration has approved the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those aged 12 to 15, additional federal ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:05 pm


Western Tidewater gas shortages emerging in wake of cyber attack on pipeline 

In the wake of a cybersecurity attack on a major East Coast pipeline, several gas stations in Western Tidewater have run out of gas and ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, May 10, 2021 8:24 pm


State mask guidelines aligned with CDC

Fully vaccinated people in Virginia no longer need to wear masks for outdoor activities when alone or in small groups. Gov. Ralph Northam updated an ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:14 pm


Camp calls on technology to improve baseball program

The kiddie pool used for ice baths is about as low-tech as the Paul D. Camp Community College baseball team will get. Most everything else ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 5:51 pm

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