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Tension high amid vaccination rollout

Anxiety about COVID-19 vaccination is understandable. We feel the angst when readers call or email us with stories of canceled appointments, clogged phone lines and ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Getting ‘the shot’ is a joyous occasion

I’ve never been particularly fond of needles. I think my fear of them began in earnest when I was about 5 and old Dr. Hugh ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Wombell rehab is win-win-win

Editor, The Smithfield Times: The Isle of Wight County Historical Society (IWCHS) is a nonprofit group whose mission is to collect and preserve local history ... Read more

1 week ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Preserve all of IW

Editor, The Smithfield Times: I love the “Preserve Smithfield” page on Facebook, and I agree, but it should be “Preserve Isle of Wight County.” The ... Read more

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Who’s in charge of schools?

Editor, The Smithfield Times: The question is who is running the nation’s school systems. Is it the school boards or the teachers union?   Glen ... Read more

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Mail service is a mess

Editor, The Smithfield Times: It took from Dec. 23 until Feb. 10 for my January PBS Television schedule to arrive. I already verified the accuracy ... Read more

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Stay safe when temperature dips

A couple of recent rounds of winter weather — and another in the forecast this weekend — remind us of some basic precautions residents need ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Town clarifies garbage math

Editor, The Smithfield Times: A letter to the editor published on Jan. 20th (“Town profiting from garbage?”) implied that the town was profiting from the ... Read more

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Schools owe more info on new post

Editor, The Smithfield Times: I have generally been impressed with Dr. James Thornton’s tenure as superintendent of Isle of Wight County Schools. Especially with his ... Read more

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Vaccine event went smoothly

Editor, The Smithfield Times: I want to take this opportunity to thank the Western Tidewater Health District and Emergency Manager Will Drewery for the recent ... Read more

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