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Vaccination count lagging

We reported in last week’s edition about special efforts by the Western Tidewater Health District to reach the people who have not yet been vaccinated ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

‘Too much of a good thing’

Editor, The Smithfield Times: Change is inevitable. Growth is as well. It is like preparing your favorite dessert recipe that contains sugar. The right amount ... Read more

3 days ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Time for change on Town Council

Editor, The Smithfield Times: When government officials ignore the will of the people they were elected to represent, there needs to be change. Fortunately, we ... Read more

3 days ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Citizens’ voices were ignored

Editor, The Smithfield Times: Well, well, well. It’s a done deal. I cannot thank the Smithfield Town Council enough for their thoughtful consideration of the ... Read more

3 days ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Development is ruining great town

Editor, The Smithfield Times: Regarding the Mallory/Scott development, well, to no one’s surprise the Smithfield Town Council went against the wishes of the citizens.They sided ... Read more

3 days ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Trans-phobia is misguided

Editor, The Smithfield Times: It’s incredibly pathetic that I have to even say this. After hearing about some comments made at the school board meeting ... Read more

3 days ago by WordPress.com VIP.

She won’t  be profiled

Editor, The Smithfield Times: Regarding https://data.virginia.gov/stories/s/rden-cz3h, July 1, 2021, new rules for data collection: Is this racial profiling? I am NOT giving my race or ... Read more

3 days ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Five years after fire, a Surry staple’s sad conclusion

Fire has shaped and reshaped human history. From the time early man learned to use it to improve his life, fire has been a means ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

The adventures of Miss Kitt: a cat story you won’t believe

Owning a newspaper in a small town can carry a certain celebrity status, but the first Stewart to make a splash in Smithfield wasn’t my ... Read more

3 days ago by Steve Stewart.

Hoping Americans ‘do the right thing,’ as Churchill said we would

As Independence Day approached two weeks ago, a county resident whose love for this country is unimpeachable sadly predicted that the Republic as we know ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

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