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Lower the volume in equity debate

Opponents of Isle of Wight County Schools’ equity and inclusion movement have made their point and scored a couple of major political victories. Now, for ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

Gerrymandering won’t die an easy death

Turns out that hyperpartisan citizens are no better than hyperpartisan legislators when it comes to ending gerrymandering. Two-thirds of Virginia voters last fall took the ... Read more

5 days ago by Steve Stewart.

Remembering three who made IW a better place

Ann Gray Edwards, who died this summer, served Isle of Wight County and the town of Smithfield in a variety of capacities, always with dignity, ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

IWCS late on ‘alignment’

Editor, The Smithfield Times: Virginia law §22.1-253.13:1 states, “The curriculum adopted by the local school division shall be aligned to the Standards of Learning.” During ... Read more

5 days ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Go slow on new Westside

Editor, The Smithfield Times: The cost of the proposed $27 million Hardy Elementary School has been steadily rising, and now the cost of steel puts ... Read more

5 days ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Ruritans help community

Editor, The Smithfield Times: I have been a member of the Carrollton Ruritan Club for several years. As most are, our club is struggling to ... Read more

5 days ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Identity Marxism infiltrates schools

Editor, The Smithfield Times: The Critical Race Theory pedagogy grew out of the critical theory pedagogy of Paulo Friere and the critical theory philosophy of ... Read more

5 days ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Drewry dodges abortion question

Editor, The Smithfield Times: Last Wednesday evening I attended the candidate forum at the Smithfield Center. I applaud the format used for questions presented to ... Read more

5 days ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Drewry stands for the people

Editor, The Smithfield Times: Dominion Energy is the top donor to Michael Drewry’s opponent. Michael is not accepting donations from big donors like Dominion Energy. ... Read more

5 days ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Delay provides time to address concerns about Surry plant

Surry County planning commissioners last month raised some valid questions about a proposed plant that would make good use of hog poop by converting its ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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