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Latest Editorial

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.

Right and wrong  ways to fight back

Anger toward the Smithfield Town Council over its decision to allow the construction of 800-plus homes off Battery Park Road is best directed to the ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Teach history fully, but don’t preach

There’s much to dislike on both sides of the increasingly shrill debate over so-called Critical Race Theory, and we’re saddened to see Isle of Wight’s ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Heady times for Packers

What’s better than a state championship in athletics? Two of them. Four months after Coach Theotis Porter’s squad won Smithfield High School’s first-ever state championship ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Hospital would be  a game-changer

Riverside Health System’s proposed 50-bed, full-service hospital at Benn’s Grant could be transformational for Isle of Wight County. Beyond the obvious economic impact of several ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Welcome back, summer concerts

The slow return to normalcy after “the year of COVID” has its signature moments. For us at The Smithfield Times, it’s the resumption of the ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Congratulations to Class of 2021

With graduation season in full bloom across the area, high school graduates’ time as caterpillars is slowly dwindling and their wings are preparing for flight. ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Inspiring ceremony on Memorial Day

On Monday, when the sun finally shined on Smithfield on the final day of the long holiday weekend, it’s hard to find fault with those ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Hammy Awards off and rolling

The first-ever Hammy Awards, recognizing the people, businesses, places and institutions we all love in Isle of Wight and Surry, are off to a rousing ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Much to like about rezoning debate

Putting aside for a moment the merits and demerits of a new housing development off Battery Park Road, we are heartened by the civic engagement ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

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