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Editorial – Whose side are supervisors on? Vote will tell

Perhaps never has a single decision so effectively given elected officials the chance to stand with the citizens they represent, as opposed to unelected staff, ... Read more

by Smithfield Times Editorial Board, Tuesday, June 11, 2024 6:12 pm

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Editorial – Luter’s generosity appreciated, but it has some strings

Over a lifetime of benevolence to his hometown, Joseph Luter III has earned the right to be taken at his word in Smithfield. Therefore, we ... Read more

by Smithfield Times Editorial Board, Tuesday, June 4, 2024 7:28 pm

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Editorial – Nominate now for the Hammys

My, how time flies.  We created the Hammy Awards three years ago with modest expectations of a fun contest that would bring much-deserved recognition to ... Read more

by Smithfield Times Editorial Board, Tuesday, May 28, 2024 6:10 pm

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Editorial – More houses on the way

Just when we thought the Smithfield and Isle of Wight growth machine might idle for a bit and give our small-town, peaceful, anti-suburban way of ... Read more

by Smithfield Times Editorial Board, Tuesday, May 21, 2024 7:00 pm

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Editorial – Hurricane season coming

Another hurricane season beckons, which means the appropriately timed Hurricane Preparedness Week designated by the good folks at the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. The ... Read more

by Smithfield Times Editorial Board, Tuesday, May 14, 2024 6:28 pm

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Editorial – Critical decisions await supervisors

Windsor Town Councilman Marlin Sharp might have been guilty of hyperbole when he told the developer of a controversial proposed warehouse complex on the outskirts ... Read more

by Smithfield Times Editorial Board, Tuesday, May 7, 2024 5:06 pm

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Editorial – Great news on lab school

“Get your college education,” high-schoolers have been advised for decades. For many students, the advice remains sound. The world still needs teachers, lawyers, doctors, engineers ... Read more

by Smithfield Times Editorial Board, Tuesday, April 30, 2024 5:40 pm

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Editorial – Missed chance to ease property tax burden

Gov. Glenn Youngkin wielded his veto pen wisely in many cases after an active 2024 session of the Virginia General Assembly, but he missed a ... Read more

by Smithfield Times Editorial Board, Tuesday, April 23, 2024 6:49 pm

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Editorial – Bryan speaks the truth on growth

Charles Bryan is hardly a no-growth radical. The immediate past chairman of the Smithfield Planning Commission was an unapologetic advocate of Joe Luter IV’s plan ... Read more

by Smithfield Times Editorial Board, Tuesday, April 16, 2024 8:13 pm

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Editorial – Merchants need your support

Once or twice a year in this space, we remind our readers of the importance of supporting locally owned businesses. As important as the topic ... Read more

by Smithfield Times Editorial Board, Tuesday, April 9, 2024 7:01 pm

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