Stephen Faleski, Author at Smithfield Times

News

Former Smithfield Foods CEO named to CNU board

Gov. Glenn Youngkin has appointed former Smithfield Foods President and Chief Executive Officer Charles “Larry” Pope to Christopher Newport University’s Board of Visitors. Pope is ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, July 1, 2022 10:27 pm

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Isle of Wight County

‘It’s time for a change’

Retiring superintendent reflects on legacy Dr. Jim Thornton officially retired June 30 as superintendent of Isle of Wight County Schools, ending his 33-year career in ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, July 1, 2022 10:24 pm

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Isle of Wight planners OK Wawa

Isle of Wight County’s Planning Commission is recommending approval for a proposed Wawa convenience store at Benn’s Church Boulevard and Turner Drive – with the ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, June 29, 2022 5:24 pm

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News

Surry proposes more tax relief for the elderly, disabled

Surry County supervisors plan to hold a public hearing in July or August on a proposed ordinance that would raise the income threshold for the ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, June 29, 2022 5:04 pm

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News

Private sports club proposed for former school gym

Isle of Wight County’s Planning Commission has signed off on a proposal to give the former James River Christian Academy gymnasium a new lease on ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, June 29, 2022 5:02 pm

News

Insurance with a side of bagels

Danny Hughes has proposed opening a bagel shop in Suite B of his Hughes Agency insurance office on South Church Street. Smithfield’s Planning Commission has ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, June 28, 2022 8:20 pm

News

Marine Resources Commission OKs biogas pipeline

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission has unanimously approved a proposed 65-mile biogas pipeline network that would cross the Blackwater River and two swamps at seven ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, June 28, 2022 8:18 pm

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News

Defying the odds

Ethan Swartz hasn’t let a rare brain condition slow him down   When Heidi Swartz gave birth to her son, Ethan, in 2006, her doctors ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Monday, June 27, 2022 6:49 pm

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News

Surry adopts $42M budget, 72-cent real estate tax

Eight days ahead of a looming June 30 deadline, Surry County supervisors adopted a $42.2 million 2022-23 budget, one that no longer includes a proposed ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Monday, June 27, 2022 6:46 pm

News

Filing deadline elapses for Town Council, School Board candidates

Five candidates are seeking four available seats on Smithfield’s Town Council. According to the Isle of Wight County Registrar’s Office, incumbents Valerie Butler, Wayne Hall ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, June 24, 2022 5:06 pm

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