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Surry schools to offer hybrid learning while awaiting mask town hall - Smithfield Times

Surry County Public Schools has announced this week will be a hybrid instruction week while the district awaits a Thursday town hall meeting on masks. Superintendent Dr. Serbrenia Sims posted on Facebook Sunday that parents can choose to send their children to school or allow them access to instruction virtually at home. “Please do not […]

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Schools announce plans for Monday - Smithfield Times

Local school divisions have announced their plans for Monday.

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Car strikes Cary Street home - Smithfield Times

A car collided with a house on Cary Street Jan. 19, destroying its fence and front porch and injuring the car’s driver. According to Isle of Wight County’s dispatch office, the crash occurred in the 100 block around 3:30 p.m. A neighbor, Rob Bebermeyer, was inside his home at the time. He didn’t see what […]

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Carrollton woman charged with murder - Smithfield Times

A Carrollton woman has been charged with the murder of her grandchildren’s father. Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 12000 block of Smiths Neck Road the evening of Jan. 20 to investigate a reported stabbing. There they found 54-year-old Maurice Doctor with a stab wound to his back. Doctor was […]

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IW schools leave mask mandate in place - Smithfield Times

Isle of Wight County’s School Board on Thursday voted 4-1 to continue its mask mandate — becoming the latest Virginia school system to defy Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive order making masks optional. Youngkin had signed the order on Jan. 15, his first day in office. It repeals Virginia’s universal K-12 mask mandate and requires that […]

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Feast for the eyes and ears - Smithfield Times

Concerts offer classical music, practice for student musicians in beautiful sanctuary Three days after Thanksgiving 2021, a brass quintet took up their instruments, an organist laid her fingers on the keys, and the six began their rendition of “Nun Danket Alle Gott.” The title of the 1730 hymn by the legendary composer Johann Sebastian Bach […]

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Clary family lights up the night - Smithfield Times

For Carrollton’s Clary family, there’s no such thing as “too early” for setting up Christmas lights. They’ve been at it for 10 months, synchronizing 20,000-plus lights to blink and change color to music. The show, which went live Nov. 26, is 30 minutes long and features 10 songs. Visitors can hear the music by pressing […]

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More snow on the way tonight - Smithfield Times

Thursday night’s snow was little more than a dusting, but the snow arriving Friday afternoon and evening promises to be more significant. “We’re looking for some light snow to move back into the area this afternoon, around 3 or 4 o’clock,” said Mike Montefusco, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Wakefield. “The majority of […]

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IW schools close ahead of snow - Smithfield Times

All Isle of Wight County public schools and offices will be closed Friday, Jan. 21, in anticipation of the winter storm expected to enter the area mid-day. The school division announced the closure just after 4 p.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service’s Wakefield station has issued a winter weather advisory for Isle of Wight and […]

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Two solar farm public hearings next week - Smithfield Times

Two proposed solar farms — one in Isle of Wight County and one in Surry County — will be put to public hearings next week. The Surry hearing, which will be held during the county Planning Commission meeting on Jan. 24, concerns Surry Solar Center LLC’s proposed 20-megawatt facility that would be located on a […]