Residents, commissioners wary of proposed duplexes

A number of historic district residents and at least two members of Smithfield’s Planning Commission have reservations about ...

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Luter Acres development proposed

Former Smithfield Foods Chairman Joseph W. Luter III is seeking approval from Smithfield’s Planning Commission to build four ...


American Legion post to be renamed

Smithfield’s American Legion Post 49 on South Church Street is getting a new name. It was originally designated ...

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Organ steps down as Smithfield Foods CEO

Dennis Organ has stepped down as Smithfield Foods’ president and chief executive officer after only a few months ...



Tornado strikes Smithfield

A tornado touched down in Smithfield the evening of July 8 as fallout from Tropical Storm Elsa blew ...

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Activists found guilty of disorderly conduct

A judge found a trio of animal rights activists guilty of disorderly conduct July 8 for disrupting a ...

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Smithfield Foods plant to end slaughtering

Effective this August, Smithfield Foods will end slaughtering operations at its hometown meatpacking plant on North Church Street. ...

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Mallory Scott development approved

Smithfield’s Town Council voted 5-2 July 6 to grant eight approvals Virginia Beach-based developer Napolitano Homes had sought ...


Fireworks return to Smithfield

Just after 9:30 p.m. July 2, a rocket took off from Clontz Memorial Park and detonated over the ...


Tonight’s return of Summer Concert Series canceled because of weather

The long-awaited return of the Summer Concert Series on the Times’ front lawn will have to wait a ...

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