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Riverside announces plans for 50-bed IW hospital - Smithfield Times

Riverside Health System has proposed to build a 50-bed hospital on nearly 30 acres it owns in the Benn’s Grant area of Isle of Wight County.

Supt. briefs School Board on transgender law - Smithfield Times

A state law passed in 2020 requires all Virginia public schools to adopt policies pertaining to transgender students by the start of the 2021-2022 school year. But Isle of Wight County Schools isn’t planning to make many changes. The law, listed on Virginia’s books as state code 22.1-23.2, tasked the Virginia Department fo Education with […]

IW high schools announce 2021 valedictorians, salutatorians - Smithfield Times

Smithfield and Windsor high schools, on June 10, announced their top students for the class of 2021. Smithfield High’s valedictorian is Michelle Endrusick. She will be attending the College of William and Mary, where she plans to major in biology with a pre-med track. Her parents are Rhonda and Tom Endrusick. Smithfield High’s salutatorian is […]

Last-minute changes to Windsor, Smithfield graduations - Smithfield Times

Heavy rain forecasts June 10 and 11 are likely to make the football fields at Smithfield and Windsor high schools unusable for the graduations scheduled this week. As such, school officials have notified parents of last-minute changes to each school’s commencement ceremony. Windsor’s is still scheduled for June 11 but will now be held inside […]

Pagan Creek helped Virginia commerce thrive in late 1700s - Smithfield Times

Prime real estate lots in the town that Arthur Smith envisioned in 1752 were those located on the Pagan Creek, but not because waterfront lots were aesthetically desirable back then. Waterfront property was a potential commercial moneymaker, and that was the primary reason Smith thought his proposed town would be successful. The Pagan Creek had […]

Announcements - Smithfield Times

Watts graduates Chloe Watts, of Suffolk, graduated May 6 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business marketing management with minors in international business and strategic communications from Virginia Tech. Chloe graduated magna cum laude and was recognized for making the Dean’s List each of her eight semesters. She is an alumna of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. […]

Hardy water gets costlier - Smithfield Times

Isle of Wight County’s plan to buy water from Smithfield to supply the planned replacement Hardy Elementary School just got costlier. Last fall, county officials had budgeted roughly $27 million for the replacement Hardy when borrowing upwards of $34 million to fund the new school and other capital needs. About a month after holding a […]

Route 17 study moves forward - Smithfield Times

As part of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s ongoing efforts to enhance safety, improve mobility and reduce congestion on Route 17 between Brewers Neck Boulevard and the James River Bridge, the department is seeking additional public feedback for the next phase of the STARS (Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions) Study along this corridor. STARS Studies […]

Farmers Bank provides learning resources to area schools - Smithfield Times

Farmers Bank stepped up to make partial or full remote learning in the wake of COVID-19 easier. A press release stated that thanks to Farmers Bank’s sponsorship, more than 1,380 students and teachers at 16 schools in Virginia will have free access to Banzai, an award-winning online financial literacy program and content library of articles, […]

Limit Thornton’s pay raise to 2% - Smithfield Times

Editor, The Smithfield Times: The June 10 Isle of Wight County School Board agenda has items for discussion of Dr. James Thornton’s evaluation, performance, amendment to contract and salary. At the Jan. 15, 2020, board meeting, Chair Jacqueline Carr and Vicky Hulick told everyone that in Dr. Thornton’s contract he would be getting a 2% […]