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In The Short Rows

With deer population out of control, beware ticks

Winter activities for young farm boys in the 1950s included long hours spent in the woods. We particularly ...

Editorial

Reminded of value of emergency kit

The world watched in horror and disbelief as multiple vehicles were trapped on Interstate 95 near Fredericksburg in ...

Letters To The Editor

Pierceville points to ponder

Editor, The Smithfield Times: The following are three points concerning the Pierceville development proposal that I’d like to ...

Letters To The Editor

Concerns to address

Editor, The Smithfield Times: Many thanks to The Times for presenting a balanced argument for a thorough evaluation ...

Letters To The Editor

Margin for error in name

Editor, The Smithfield Times: I send this letter with a smirk on my face, but seriously… In the ...

Letters To The Editor

Right call by School Board

Editor, The Smithfield Times: I thank the four School Board members for their votes to protect the children ...

Letters To The Editor

School Board is on a roll

Editor, The Smithfield Times: During the Nov. 8 school board meeting, board member Renee Dial stressed the importance ...

Letters To The Editor

More divisive Ideology

Editor, The Smithfield Times: Isle of Wight County Schools’ director of equity and Inclusion is actively promoting the ...

Dispatches from Wharf Hill

Groupspeak is ill-advised ‘protocol’

Perhaps the most overrated goal in governance is unity. That’s not to endorse the partisan toxicity that grips ...

In The Short Rows

Bless the postal workers who serve faithfully

Sitting in the Hamtown Barbershop chair Monday morning, I had a good view of a process I’ve observed ...

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