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Letters To The Editor

Letter – School Board goes ‘rogue’

Editor, The Smithfield Times: So, according to Ms. Lynn Briggs, superintendents’ contracts are negotiated separately from the school ...

Letters To The Editor

Letter – Drewry explains his resignation

Editor, The Smithfield Times: Thank you to The Smithfield Times for reporting on local government in our region. ...

Letters To The Editor

Letter – Political rage is alarming

Editor, The Smithfield Times: Last Friday, when I went to dump my trash at the closest county convenience ...

Editorial

Editorial – School Board errs on unused leave

One of the worst justifications for a flawed decision is that “we’ve always done it that way.” That ...

In The Short Rows

Column – Military pride on full display in Savannah

We Hampton Roads residents take justifiable pride in the military presence here. We have an extraordinarily high percentage ...

Dispatches from Wharf Hill

Column – Just how tall are your lottery odds?

Perhaps you bought a ticket last month when the Mega Millions lottery jackpot exceeded $1 billion. If you ...

In The Short Rows

Column – America should recommit to volunteerism

I have no factual basis for the following thoughts other than 50 years of observation. Those years have ...

In The Short Rows

Column – Time softens udder contempt for childhood nemesis

Two percent milk. There have to be more insipid things to drink, but I’m not sure what they ...

Editorial

Editorial – It’s important to  mind the details

Details matter. It’s especially true of good, transparent government that builds trust with the citizenry. A flurry of ...

Letters To The Editor

Letter – Vines should know the law

Editor, The Smithfield Times: Will Michael Vines ever take his role as a public official seriously? On June ...

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