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No tax increases, but new debt, in proposed Surry County budget

Surry County’s $69.5 million budget for the 2024-25 fiscal year isn’t calling for changes to the county’s tax rates. The total budget reflects a 6% ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, April 12, 2024 5:02 pm

Carrollton

SHS students paint mural at Sentara St. Luke’s

The Sentara St. Luke’s campus in Carrollton is getting a facelift courtesy of Smithfield High School history and art students. Sentara St. Luke’s director Tricia ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, April 12, 2024 4:58 pm

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State committee advances Smithfield shipbuilding-focused lab school

A proposed lab school that would be housed at Paul D. Camp Community College’s Smithfield campus received tentative approval on April 11 from the state’s ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, April 12, 2024 2:32 pm

Z – Newsletter Tertiary

Smithfield looks to tighten temporary sign rules

Smithfield’s Planning Commission took its first look on April 9 at proposed changes to the town’s zoning ordinance to limit how long temporary signs, such ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, April 11, 2024 8:58 pm

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Days Point water restored after April 10 main break

When Sam White turned her faucet to full blast the morning of April 10, only a trickle came out. It’s the second time in three ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, April 11, 2024 8:56 pm

News

Surry commits opioid settlement funds to regional ‘crisis receiving center’

Surry supervisors voted unanimously on April 4 to commit the county’s share of opioid settlement money toward building a “crisis receiving center.” The concept, also ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, April 11, 2024 11:45 am

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Youngkin amendments to ‘skill game’ bill could keep slots-style machines out of IW, Surry 

Slots-style betting machines would likely remain illegal throughout Isle of Wight and Surry counties under Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s requested amendments to a General Assembly bill ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, April 10, 2024 4:46 pm

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Rotary Club plans mental health expo at Smithfield Center

Smithfield’s Rotary Club will host its first-ever “Vibrant Emotional Health Expo” at the Smithfield Center on May 13. The intent is to connect Isle of ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, April 10, 2024 12:41 pm

News

Youngkin vetoes bills proposing 1% sales tax option to fund new schools

Gov. Glenn Youngkin, minutes ahead of his 11:59 p.m. deadline on April 8 to act on this year’s General Assembly bills, vetoed legislation that would ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, April 9, 2024 11:19 am

Carrollton

Carrollton’s Marilyn Hill receives state award for decades of square dancing

The rules of a circa-1876 square dance are fairly straightforward. Music is to include a fiddle, a snare drum known as a tabor and a ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Monday, April 8, 2024 7:45 pm

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