Stephen Faleski, Author at Smithfield Times


Cocktails to go? Smithfield restauranteurs sound off on pros and cons

At least three local restaurants will continue offering to-go cocktails now that a change in state law permanently allows their continued sale. Other restauranteurs say ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, July 12, 2024 6:36 pm


Sycamore Cross solar farm draws skepticism, but no vote

At least one Isle of Wight supervisor says he isn’t sold on approving what would be the county’s 10th and largest solar farm, though the ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, July 12, 2024 6:34 pm


Smithfield planners urge approval of gym franchise

Smithfield’s Planning Commission gave a unanimously favorable recommendation on July 9 to a proposed gym franchise seeking to locate in the Smithfield Commons shopping center ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, July 11, 2024 5:57 pm


Parents react to Youngkin order calling for ‘cellphone-free’ schools

Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive order calling for “cellphone-free education” in Virginia’s public schools is drawing mixed reactions from Isle of Wight County parents. Youngkin’s July ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, July 10, 2024 4:42 pm


Developer looks to revive rejected Windsor warehouses

The developer of a proposed multi-warehouse complex on the outskirts of Windsor that Isle of Wight County supervisors rejected last month is in talks with ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, July 9, 2024 7:48 pm


Judges decline to rehear Nazario appeal

A panel of federal judges declined to reconsider their May ruling that upheld a Richmond jury’s 2023 verdict awarding a wildly lower-than-requested monetary award to ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Monday, July 8, 2024 4:45 pm


First of eight Luter-owned lots at Washington and James streets sold

The first of eight new residential lots at Washington, James and Clay streets created from the 2021 sale of town-owned land to developer Joseph Luter ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, July 5, 2024 5:49 pm


State blames staffing shortage for Surry farmer’s water woes

When the 40-year-old well that’s provided drip irrigation to Surry County farmer Michael Drewry’s blueberry orchard began pumping out nothing but silt in February, Drewry ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, July 5, 2024 4:59 pm


Smithfield women question lack of Dominion bill

Laura Middleton of Smithfield hasn’t seen a statement from Dominion Energy showing her electricity usage since May of last year. She’s been making regular payments, ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, July 4, 2024 7:10 am

Isle of Wight County

School Board Member Alliance takes hold in Isle of Wight

In the wake of a handful of departures from the Virginia School Boards Association, an alternative organization led by a controversial figure is looking to ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, July 4, 2024 7:00 am

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