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  1. Isle of Wight citizens ask court to halt water line extensionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    A group of Isle of Wight County residents filed a petition in Isle of Wight Circuit Court Tuesday asking the court to halt action on the county's plan to extend water lines to the Gatling Pointe area. The citizens contend that the extension is illegal based on the constraints of the existing comprehensive plan.

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  2. Smithfield wins second Bay Rivers softball title in three seasonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Smithfield High won its second Bay Rivers District softball title in three seasons in impressive fashion, beating preseason favorite and defending champion York 9-2 on Friday. The Packers got their usual stellar pitching performance from Sydney Gay, who struck out 14, but it was the 13-hit attack that impressed Coach Cathy Riddick.

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  3. Gay leads Smithfield back to top of Bay Rivers District softball standingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Like most teenagers, Sydney Gay reserves her sense of humor for her peers. So the antics that earned her recognition as Smithfield High's "Senior Class Clown" aren't usually on display on softball game days.

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  4. Isle of Wight church stormwater fee suit put on holdRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Calvary Baptist Church in Smithfield filed suit to stop the county from collecting stormwater fee from churches. A pastor with the church said they are waiting on help from a national Christian legal aid group and will refi A Smithfield church withdrew its challenge of the Isle of Wight County stormwater fees that church leaders say are being unconstitutionally levied on houses of worship on Tuesday, but plans to resubmit the lawsuit soon.

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  5. Deadrise seafood restaurant now open on Fort Monroe in HamptonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    From left, Joe Illes, Sean Pepe and Gary McIntyre are co-owners of The Deadrise, a new restaurant that plans to open at Fort Monroe in the spring. The restaurant will be located on the second floor of the Old Point Comfort Marina building.

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  6. Chavis absorbed knowledge quickly en route to becoming head football coach at SmithfieldRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 30 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Magna Vista's Tra Redd, right, runs through the tackle of Lafayette's Derrick Harris during Saturday's 3A state championship game at Williams Stadium on the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg. Magna Vista's Tra Redd, right, runs through the tackle of Lafayette's Derrick Harris during Saturday's 3A state championship game at Williams Stadium on the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg.

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  7. Newport News man gets 35 years for 2012 Smithfield murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    A Newport News man was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday for a botched robbery that resulted in the shooting death of a Smithfield man in 2012. According to police records, Shymeek Laron Stanfield of Newport News attempted to rob 36-year-old Travis Newby at his Jersey Park apartment in Smithfield on Dec. 19, 2012.

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  8. It's in Isle of Wight's Budget: $340,562 for sheriff's office fleet costsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    More than $101,000 is budgeted for repairs. $141,000 is slated for fuel over the course of next year.

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  9. Isle of Wight investigators have person of interest in Hampton woman's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Floyd Taybron, 23, of Hampton, was found guilty April 24, 2015 of killing Barry Eugene Richardson, 16, of Newport News, and Keon Otis Flemming, 15, of Smithfield, on Dec. 30, 2008. Floyd Taybron, 23, of Hampton, was found guilty April 24, 2015 of killing Barry Eugene Richardson, 16, of Newport News, and Keon Otis Flemming, 15, of Smithfield, on Dec. 30, 2008.

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  10. Influx of freshmen moves former doormat Smithfield to the top...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    It was one of those times Alex Uzdavinis, a midfielder on the Smithfield High girls soccer team, wanted to cry - she just didn't know if she was supposed to or not. She had no experience with the mixture of surprise and elation she was feeling.

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  11. Grafton uses hot bats and stellar defensive plays to beat Smithfield...Read the original story

    Apr 13, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Because both starters in the Grafton-Smithfield baseball game on Monday are Division I bound and pitched well prior to spring break, a pitcher's duel was naturally expected. What ensued instead was a contest played out in three high-scoring parts.

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  12. Home and garden briefs for March 26: Guided walking tours,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    The Isle of Wight County Museum is offering a series of guided walking tours of Smithfield. The next tours take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 5 and Saturday, May 2. Local historians and museum staff lead the tours which offer an "in-depth look and a hands-on experience" of the county.

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  13. Smithfield firefighters put out blaze near packing plantRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    The Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department put out a fire near Smithfield Foods' packing plant Tuesday afternoon, a local spokesman said. Firefighters received a report of a fire in the area about 2:30 p.m., said Isle of Wight County spokesman Don Robertson.

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  14. Isle of Wight citizens pack board meeting, response to development plan mixedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    More than 100 citizens packed the Board of Supervisors' meeting Thursday night to speak on a proposed development plan that aims to focus growth in more dense development in Carrollton. Up for vote Thursday were two big steps to codify the county's controversial proposed growth plan, dubbed ISLE 2040, which would alter Isle of Wight's comprehensive plan and change zoning ordinances.

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  15. Missing boater's body found in SmithfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    The body of missing boater was found on a waterfront property Wednesday afternoon in the Burwells Bay area of Smithfield. A Virginia Marine Resources Commission spokeswoman said a medical examiner has confirmed the body belong to William Johnson and his family has been notified.

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  16. Hampton Roads Philharmonic brings its love of music to the communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Young and old, working and retired, military and civilian. The Hampton Roads Philharmonic is a mixed bag of musicians with a common bond: the music they love to play.

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  17. Hampton Roads, Dominion's nuclear power plant pass 'hostile event' testRead the original story

    Feb 13, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Annual Emergency Response Exercises, one was held today at the Smithfield fire station. Emergency responders from many jurisdictions are taking part in an emergency drill involving the Surry Power Station.

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  18. Smithfield races past Bay Rivers District rival York 76-53Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Smithfield High, the Bay Rivers District's hottest boys basketball team, was smoking again on Wednesday. Stoking the furnace in the Packers' 76-53 win at York was sophomore guard Ryan Jones, who scored 23 of his game-high 25 points in the first half.

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  19. Ebola-fighting troops head homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    All but 100 of the remaining 1,300 U.S. troops who deployed to West Africa in response to the Ebola outbreak will be home by April 30, the president announced Wednesday. That includes a group of about 60 soldiers from the 53rd Transportation Movement Control Battalion, who left Fort Eustis in October.

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  20. Dozens decry Smithfield expansion at public hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    A controversial map that includes possible boundary expansions drew more than 60 people to pack the Smithfield Planning Commission meeting Tuesday night at the Smithfield Center. Planning Commission chairman Bill Davidson made a point during the meeting that if you added up all the people who had attended commission meetings in his seven years with the group, it wouldn't match up to the crowd assembled Tuesday at Smithfield Center.

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