South Church Street flooded but passable

South Church Street remains flooded at Smithfield Station, but has reopened to traffic. The road had been closed ...


Debut Smithfield Arts Festival set for May 21

Smithfield will host its first arts festival on Saturday, May 21, to celebrate visual, performing, literary and culinary ...

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Developer: 90 days to formal ‘Grange’ plan

Former Smithfield Foods Chairman Joseph W. Luter III anticipates, within the next 90 days, to submit a formal ...



Last week’s community calendar listed an incorrect meeting date for U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 59. The meeting ...


High water affects ferry service

Predicted high tides are likely to result in reductions in capacity and intermittent service outages at the Jamestown-Scotland ...

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Isle of Wight County

School Board sets criteria for next IW superintendent

Isle of Wight County Schools’ next superintendent must come from a state-maintained list of eligible candidates, and preferably ...


Relay for Life canceled

Tonight’s Western Tidewater Relay for Life has been canceled on count of forecasted heavy rain and thunderstorms. According ...

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NWS: severe thunderstorm warning, tornado watch in effect

Update: A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect through 5:30 p.m. for Isle of Wight, Southampton and Surry ...

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No Surry candidates yet

Not a single candidate for Surry’s, Dendron’s or Claremont’s town council elections had filed as of May 5 ...



Smithfield DMV opening delayed until end of 2022

A new Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles customer service center in Smithfield is on track to open by ...

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