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Area teams beat storm but fall on gridiron - Smithfield Times

High school football games were moved up a day or two to beat Hurricane Ian, but area teams were unable to beat their opponents. Smithfield High lost 20-7 to Poquoson at home on Thursday, Sept. 29. The Packers fell to 2-3 overall, 1-2 in Bay Rivers District play. Poquoson improved to 4-1 overall, 3-1 in […]

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Area avoids major flooding from Ian - Smithfield Times

The region dodged a bullet Monday, Oct. 3, when remnants of Hurricane Ian failed to bring historic flooding that forecasters had predicted. High tide topped out at 5.21 feet Monday afternoon at Sewell’s Point at Norfolk Naval Station, some 2 feet lower than National Weather Service meteorologists had predicted just 24 hours earlier. The projected […]

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Isle of Wight County Schools closed Monday - Smithfield Times

Isle of Wight County Schools announced on social media Sunday evening, Oct. 2, that it would be closed Monday, Oct. 3. On its Facebook page, IWCS stated that it has been in close communication with local officials regarding weather conditions for Monday. “Significant tidal flooding and high winds are forecast throughout the region making road […]

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Tornado watch issued as Hurricane Ian approaches - Smithfield Times

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Isle of Wight County and the region as Hurricane Ian approaches its second landfall in South Carolina today. The tornado watch remains in effect until 10 p.m. Friday evening for Suffolk, along with 22 counties and eight cities in eastern Virginia and nine counties in […]

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Smithfield Town Council Election 2022: Steve Bowman - Smithfield Times

Steve Bowman is one of five candidates running for four available seats on Smithfield’s Town Council in the Nov. 8 election. The Smithfield Times asked each candidate to answer seven questions. 1. Can you briefly summarize why you decided to run for office? I truly love this town that I have called home since 1982. […]

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Bacon Fest canceled as hurricane remnants head this way - Smithfield Times

Saturday’s Bacon & Bourbon Fest has been canceled due to the projected local impacts from Hurricane Ian. Smithfield VA Events, the festival’s organizer, announced via its Facebook page around 9 a.m. Sept. 29 that “out of concern for the safety of our volunteers, attendees and vendors, the Town of Smithfield has closed the venue site […]

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Local impacts from Ian likely this weekend - Smithfield Times

Smithfield, Surry and surrounding areas are well outside Hurricane Ian’s projected path up the East Coast, but could still see impacts, according to the National Weather Service. “We’re looking at a multi-day impact from Friday to early next week,” said NWS Meteorologist Eswar Iyer. Ian made landfall Wednesday morning on Florida’s Gulf Coast with reported […]

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Smithfield Town Council Election 2022: Wayne Hall - Smithfield Times

Anthony “Wayne” Hall is one of five candidates running for four available seats on Smithfield’s Town Council in the Nov. 8 election. The Smithfield Times asked each candidate to answer seven questions. 1. Can you briefly summarize why you decided to run for office? I decided to run for reelection to the Town Council because […]

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Planners OK 'salvage service' at Isle of Wight Industrial Park - Smithfield Times

A nationwide automotive auction business eyeing the Isle of Wight Industrial Park for its seventh Virginia branch has received a unanimous favorable recommendation from the county’s Planning Commission. Advanced Construction Development LLC has applied for a zoning amendment to create a “scrap and salvage service” on two parcels totaling 75 acres. The application is on […]

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Smithfield Town Council Election 2022: Valerie Butler - Smithfield Times

Valerie Butler is one of five candidates running for four available seats on Smithfield’s Town Council in the Nov. 8 election. The Smithfield Times asked each candidate to answer seven questions. 1. Can you briefly summarize why you decided to run for office? I am running for reelection. When I ran my first term, people […]