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Dispatches from Wharf Hill

IWCS critics might get more help from guv than board

An overhauled Isle of Wight County School Board, which will have seen four of its five seats change ...

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Thankful for hometown merchants in IW, Surry

This robust week of holiday commerce reminds us again of the importance of shopping at home. Despite the ...

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Let’s talk about something other than politics

When you read these words, the 2021 election will be over and the outcomes known unless, heaven forbid, ...

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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 ...

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Carrsville school board race is a bellwether

Is the uproar over Isle of Wight County Schools’ equity and inclusion movement the product of a few ...

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Dressed-down Smithfield shines as movie set

Smithfield acquits itself quite well as a movie set for the comedic drama “Mary 4 Mayor,” streaming now ...

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Longing for the unity that once healed a nation

Twenty years on, 9-11’s enduring image for this pundit is the unity that soothed a wounded nation. If, ...

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Subscriber loyalty sustains Times during economic upheaval

Since the spring of 2020, when COVID-19 began battering the economy, especially small businesses like The Smithfield Times, ...

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Proud to call Smithfield home

Life on Commerce Street is tranquil a century after the Great Fire of 1921. Better Half and I ...

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