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Main St. Baptist joins in nationwide COVID-19 memorial

At 5:30 p.m. Jan. 19, Main Street Baptist Church in downtown Smithfield rang its bell in unison with congregations across the country as part of ... Read more

16 hours ago by Stephen Faleski.

Foodbank establishes Western Tidewater branch

Nearly 22,000 people in Western Tidewater have food insecurity issues, and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore wants to help. To that ... Read more

17 hours ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

IW schools add equity coordinator

Kiyaana Jones is Isle of Wight Public Schools’ new coordinator of equity and inclusion. Jones will work with all students, parents, staff and the community ... Read more

17 hours ago by Nate Delesline III.

Smithfield doctor that made house calls dies at 91

Dr. Desmond Longford took good care of people in and around Smithfield for more than 50 years. And he refused to let corporate mandates he ... Read more

17 hours ago by Nate Delesline III.

Petition seeks to dissolve Claremont

An online petition signed by 61 Surry County residents seeks to dissolve the town of Claremont. Incorporated in 1886, the roughly 2-1/2-square-mile riverfront town located ... Read more

17 hours ago by Stephen Faleski.

Riverside honors IW first responders

Four Isle of Wight emergency first responders were recently honored for their lifesaving work. Lt. Chris Smith, fire-medic Delaney Townsend, part-time medic Levario Franklin of ... Read more

17 hours ago by Nate Delesline III.

Windsor to poll citizenry on monument

Windsor plans to poll its citizenry on the idea of moving Isle of Wight County’s Confederate monument to the town’s municipal cemetery — surveys that ... Read more

17 hours ago by Stephen Faleski.

Academic Announcements

Smithfield resident graduates from James Madison University Kyle McPherson, of Smithfield, graduated with a degree in individualized study from James Madison University during commencement exercises ... Read more

17 hours ago by Staff Reports.

FRHA seeks to buy house in Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Jan. 7 to authorize the Franklin Redevelopment and Housing Authority to purchase properties in the county for ... Read more

17 hours ago by Stephen Faleski.

Gibbs joins planning commission

Raynard Gibbs is the Smithfield Planning Commission’s newest member. He replaces the seat held by Dr. Lilton Marks, who resigned Dec. 1 for personal and ... Read more

17 hours ago by Nate Delesline III.

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