A reader’s contribution

in the short rows

A loyal reader of this newspaper, Sarah Barlow Wright, wrote this column. Not fully, you understand. I put it together, but she provided most of the reminiscences that it contains.

Sarah read the recent Short Rows about the importance of our sense of smell to our memory. Her perspective as a teacher and school administrator and a county native raised on a farm shades her memories in a delightful way, and I am pleased to share her thoughts.

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State approves ODU as Isle Marine Trades lab school partner

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Juneteenth in Smithfield

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Bobby BlackHat set to perform

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Three options for Windsor town hall interior

Isle of Wight County

Isle of Wight School Board votes 3-2 to adopt 2024-25 budget cuts

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Windsor intersection project could break ground in 2026

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Local tribes to host ‘State of the BIPOC’ meeting

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Main Street Baptist pastor awarded fellowship to study historic Black land ownership

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Bark in the Park returns

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Four file for Smithfield Town Council seats

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Hampton Roads Classical commemorates 80th anniversary of D-Day