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Smithfield High School JROTC Drill Team wins regional competition for second consecutive year  WTKR News 3

SMITHFIELD, Va. – They're bringing home the gold – again! The Smithfield High School JROTC Drill Team posing with their trophy (Photo: Isle of Wight County ...

Munden, Thomas (Tom) Carlton  Winston-Salem Journal

WINSTON-SALEM Jan. 21, 1922 - Dec. 14, 2018 Thomas (Tom) Carlton Munden Sr., passed away on December 14, 2018. Mr. Munden was born January 21, ...

Smithfield High School student charged with making social media threats; semi-automatic rifle confiscated at home  WTKR News 3

SMITHFIELD, Va. - Authorities arrested a Smithfield High School student Tuesday after a social media threat directed toward students placed the school on ...

Parents say student with special needs found outside of Smithfield High School  WAVY-TV

Isle of White County Schools is investigating an incident where parents say a student with a developmental disorder was allegedly seen outside the school ...

Mom of student charged with threat to Smithfield High School says he was bullied relentlessly  WTKR News 3

An 18-year-old Smithfield High School student accused of making a social media threat against the school made his first court appearance on Wednesday.

Smithfield student's threats to shoot others had 'disturbing racial undertones,' deputies say  WAVY-TV

SMITHFIELD, Va. (WAVY) -- A Smithfield High School student is in custody after a threat made online Tuesday prompted lockdowns at both the middle and high ...

Smithfield High School students lobby for proposed bill that gives human trafficking victims a voice  WTKR News 3

Students at Smithfield High School say the law aims to give sex trafficking victims a second chance at life.

New JROTC facility at Smithfield High School thanks to a donation WVEC

SMITHFIELD, Va. (WVEC) — Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Isle of Wight County Schools unveiled a new JROTC fieldhouse for Smithfield High Schools ...

Smithfield Class of 2018 lays last piece in high school puzzle  Daily Press

Hot weather and a bright morning sun did not dim the spirits of the 316 members of the Smithfield High School Class of 2018 at their graduation Saturday.

Mother's complaint about 'very explicit' links prompts IOW schools to change website  WAVY-TV

SMITHFIELD, Va. (WAVY) -- The mother of a freshman at Smithfield High School says she was shocked and surprised last week by what she found on the ...

Isle of Wight students protest former art teacher's termination  WAVY-TV

The teacher's firing came just hours after a dozen of her students fought for her to keep her position.

Students in Smithfield draft bill to help victims of human trafficking  WAVY-TV

Students at Smithfield High work to draft and lobby for bill to help victims of human trafficking.

Smithfield HS student arrested for threatening social media post  WAVY-TV

A Smithfield High School student has been arrested for posting a threatening statements on social media.

Student charged after accused of making threat on social media toward Smithfield High School WVEC

The 18-year-old student was taken into custody, and charged with two counts of communicating a threat via electronic means.

Liberty to open in Smithfield - The Suffolk News-Herald  Suffolk News-Herald

Smithfield residents will be invited to worship with members of Liberty Baptist Church when the latest branch of the church starts holding services in the first ...

Isle of Wight County Schools announces administrative changes - The Tidewater News  Tidewater News

SMITHFIELD Isle of Wight County Schools announced administrative changes last Sunday in preparation for the 2018-2019 school year. Zachary Haney ...

Smithfield High School students use technology, art to stop human trafficking  WAVY-TV

A group of local students is tackling one of the biggest challenges facing society today: Human trafficking.

Smithfield, local couple featured on HGTV’s ‘House Hunters’  WTKR News 3

Isle of Wight County, where Smithfield is located, sent out a post on Facebook as well about the show being in the area.

Smithfield High students tackle Human Trafficking; working to create bill

Students at Smithfield High School are tackling human trafficking head-on.

Smithfield High School Class of 2017  Daily Press

Smithfield High School Salutatorian Alexander Culver used striking poetic images to inspire his peers to enjoy life and all that lies ahead.

Smithfield Police Department releases lip sync video  WTKR News 3

Smithfield Police chose to cover Whitney Houston's 1987 hit "I Wanna Dance With Somebody."

Smithfield cop charged with taking advantage of teenage girl found not guilty  WTKR News 3

ISLE OF WIGHT Co., Va. – The Smithfield Police officer who was charged with sex crimes against a teenage girl in 2017 was found not guilty Thursday.

Threatening message found at Kempsville High School  WTKR News 3

Virginia Beach Schools confirm a threatening message was found written in graffiti discovered on a bathroom wall.

Authorities: Suspects steal computers from Smithfield High School  WAVY-TV

Authorities say three suspects stole numerous laptops and computers from Smithfield High School over the weekend.

Smithfield High School, Middle School placed on brief on lock down due to nearby shooting

SMITHFIELD, Va. – Smithfield High School and Smithfield Middle School were briefly placed on a modified lock down Thursday due to a police situation in a ...

Virginia Beach psychologist weighs in on recent high school threats  WTKR News 3

Mental health officials say some kids may be feeling disconnected with their lives and they're angry about it.

Smithfield Foods responds to reports of employee allegedly urinating on production line  WTKR News 3

Smithfield Foods, Inc. released a statement Tuesday in response to reports of an employee allegedly urinating at his station at the company's processing facility.

Isle of Wight Schools gets its largest donation ever: $3 million from Smithfield Foods  Virginian-Pilot

Smithfield Foods on Thursday announced its Legacy Project, a $3 million donation to Smithfield High School that will fund 3 major construction projects.

Travel agent who scammed Smithfield High students ordered to pay back nearly 10K

The man operated Grade A Travel in Lorton, Virginia and had been in contact with more than a dozen students from Smithfield High School's Spanish program ...

Smithfield Food Lion closes after electrical issue  WTKR News 3

As a result of the incident, there is no working grocery store in Smithfield.

Sounds of the Season: Smithfield High School

SMITHFIELD, Va. - Thanks to Smithfield High School for these great holiday performances. In the video above, the school's jazz band performs White Christmas.

Smithfield Wine & Brew Fest plans to donate $40,000-plus to community  Daily Press

The 2018 Smithfield VA Wine & Brew Fest is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Windsor Castle Park. The festival is sold out as of April 8. There were 3200 tickets ...

Counterfeit money being used in Smithfield  WTKR News 3

The Smithfield Police Department has taken several reports of citizens using fake money around town. The counterfeit cash reads "Motion Picture Purposes" on ...

Windsor Castle Park is bursting with color  WTKR News 3

SMITHFIELD, Va. -Windsor Castle Park in Smithfield is bursting with color. This is the first year the park has had 12 acres of sunflowers and our WTKR Weather ...

Parents: Smithfield high school students’ trip canceled because of travel agent

That's what Kristie Lanford has to say to the travel agent who she says scammed her, her daughter, and more than a dozen students from Smithfield high ...

Smithfield police officer resigns after being charged with sex crimes with minor  WTKR News 3

A former Smithfield police officer has been charged with sex crimes with a minor.

Deputies still working to recover laptops stolen from Smithfield High  WAVY-TV

Officers continue to track down every lead and now, they are seeing the stolen goods pop up around the country.

One Tank Trip: Smithfield  WTKR News 3

The third adventure on our “One Tank Trip” takes us about 30 miles northwest of Norfolk to Smithfield, known as the small town with southern charm.

Smithfield High School robbery  Daily Press

Three suspects of a burglary at Smithfield High School during the weekend of April 29 and 30, 2017.

Band of the Week: Smithfield High School  WAVY-TV

The Smithfield High School band is the Friday Night Flights Band of the Week.

Smithfield High School students arrested for possession of fire bomb materials

Two Smithfield High School students, ages 14 and 15, were arrested Wednesday on a number of charges, including the possession of fire bomb materials.

IOW sheriff candidates debate - The Tidewater News  Tidewater News

WINDSOR On Monday evening, Interim Sheriff James Clarke, one of two candidates running for Isle of Wight County Sheriff, faced off against challenger Lt.

Smithfield Town Council candidates vie for four seats  Daily Press

One incumbent and five newcomers are running for four seats on Smithfield Town Council.

Charges certified for Smithfield cop charged with taking advantage of a teenage girl  WTKR News 3

ISLE OF WIGHT, Va. - Charges filed against a Smithfield police officer have been certified to a Grand Jury after a judge found probable cause during testimony ...

Voter Guide: Four seats up for grabs on Smithfield Town Council  Daily Press

Four of the Smithfield Town Council's seven seats are up for grabs for a field of five newcomers and one incumbent. The candidates tout a variety of public ...

Isle of Wight Co. elementary school to reopen September 6 after emergency A/C repairs  WTKR News 3

ISLE OF WIGHT CO., Va. - After being closed for the first two days of the new school year due to issues with the building's air conditioning, Westside Elementary ...

Former Smithfield officer sentenced to one year in prison for embezzlement  WTKR News 3

A former Smithfield officer charged with embezzlement in 2017 was sentenced to one year in prison last week.

Peninsula marches held in solidarity with national March For Our Lives, advocate for more gun control  Daily Press

On the day of the national March For Our Lives to advocate for gun law reforms following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, sibling ...

Stand up and be heard, Smithfield High valedictorian tells Class of 2015  Daily Press

Hundreds of friends and family braved the sun, heat and humidity at Packers Stadium Saturday morning to cheer on the graduates of Smithfield High School's ...

Four charged in Smithfield armed robbery that resulted in 18-year-old man’s death  WTKR News 3

The Smithfield Police Department announced Thursday that four people have been charged for their involvement in an armed robbery that resulted in the death ...

Hitting the right notes  Valley Breeze

North Smithfield High School chorus director Regina McAdam leads students through a breathing exercise during a recent class. According to McAdam, the ...

Police: Man dressed in women’s clothing robs bank in Isle of Wight  WTKR News 3

Investigators responded to the scene of a bank robbery on Carrollton Boulevard in Isle of Wight County Friday.

Woman facing 13 additional charges in connection to homicide of Isle of Wight mother, son  WTKR News 3

Officials with the Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that a woman is facing additional charges in connection to the double homicide of a mother ...

Three men in custody following reports of shootout in Isle of Wight County neighborhood  WTKR News 3

The Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office says three men were taken into custody following reports they were shooting at each other on a neighborhood street.

Student arrested after threatening graffiti found at Tallwood HS  WAVY-TV

I do ask that you please share with your child that this behavior is unacceptable and will lead to disciplinary action at the school as well as possible criminal ...

Isle of Wight Co. Schools’ Land Lab welcomes five newborn baby goats  WTKR News 3

ISLE OF WIGHT Co., Va. – Students in the Isle of Wight County Schools' Agriculture program were in for quite the surprise when they got to class Wednesday ...

Singing together is fun for Smithfield's Dempsey sisters  Daily Press

Dempsey sisters from Smithfield have worked on songs with Nashville songwriters and producers.

Student arrested after graffiti threats found on bathroom walls of Virginia Beach high school  WTKR News 3

Students reported seeing graffiti containing threatening language on the bathroom walls of Ocean Lakes High School, a school spokesperson told News 3 ...

More than a dozen students arrested amid reported school threats  WAVY-TV

A Va. Beach middle schooler was arrested Thursday and police are investigating a threat made toward Woodside High School in Newport News.

UPDATE: Smithfield High resource officer arrested, charged with sexual assault after student complaint

An Isle of Wight County Sheriff's deputy working as a school resource officer (SRO) has been suspended following a complaint made by a student.

Travel agent receives suspended sentence, must pay back Smithfield families  WAVY-TV

A travel agent accused of booking a bogus trip with several Smithfield High School students received a 50-year suspended sentence.

Great Bridge breaks through, outlasts Smithfield for region field hockey title  Virginian-Pilot

Great Bridge and Smithfield battled to an early standstill in the Class 4 Region A field hockey championship game Thursday at the Regional Training Center .

Bond denied for Isle of Wight man charged with bomb-making  WTKR News 3

Paul Longoria was arrested last Tuesday after deputies found the materials inside his home.

Group that fights human trafficking raises money, awareness with "Sweet Taste of Freedom" event  Roanoke Times

RICHMOND — Attendees at Saturday's fundraiser and recognition event for the Prevention Project, which curbs human trafficking through education, heard from ...

Mourners hold candlelight vigil for Smithfield shooting victim  WTKR News 3

Mourners gathered outside the Dollar General Friday to honor the memory of 18-year-old Dakota Gordon.

York County school placed on lockdown while deputies investigated nearby  WTKR News 3

YORK Co., Va. – Magruder Elementary School was on a modified lockdown on Monday due to a police investigation in the vicinity of the school. Classroom ...

Police, FBI working situation in Carrollton neighborhood  WTKR News 3

Police and FBI agents are working a situation in the Grayston subdivision in Carrollton Tuesday.

Man arrested on bomb making charges after Isle of Wight FBI search  WTKR News 3

Paul Longoria has been arrested by Isle of Wight Deputies for Manufacture, possession, use, etc., of fire bombs or explosive materials or devices.

Isle of Wight boy creates backyard ‘haunted’ trail to benefit homeless animals  WTKR News 3

Ten-year-old Dan is a supporter, volunteer and foster for the Isle of Wight County Animal Shelter who loves the spirit of Halloween and "all the tricks and treats" ...

Newport News school janitor arrested in child pornography investigation  WTKR News 3

The Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office announced Friday that it had arrested a Newport News school janitor after a month-long investigation into the solicitation ...

Landstown High School student arrested for alleged threatening comments  WTKR News 3

A Landstown High School student was arrested Friday after allegedly making threatening comments towards the school.

Man gets two life sentences for murder of elderly Isle of Wight woman, son  WTKR News 3

ISLE OF WIGHT, Va. – A man pleaded guilty and was sentenced Wednesday for the murder of an elderly woman and her son. Kareem Jamar Mitchell will serve ...

McGinnis, Kate Lee Cobb  The Daily Progress

Kate Lee Cobb McGinnis passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. A native of Isle of ...

Woodside High School to ramp up security checks after social media threat  WTKR News 3

A spokesperson with Newport News Public Schools said Thursday that full-scale security protocols will be in place Friday morning after a social media threat ...

Isle of Wight leads the region in complaints about special education  Daily Press

ISLE OF WIGHT — On a recent Sunday morning, John Leitch reached through a back-seat window of his wife's van to say goodbye to his 9-year-old daughter, ...

Virginia Beach student in police custody after threat forces partial evacuation  WTKR News 3

Virginia Beach Police investigated a threat made by a Landstown High School student.

Deputies investigating social media threat made to Southampton County High School  WTKR News 3

The Southampton County Sheriff's Department is investigating Sunday evening after a threat was made to Southampton County High School on social media.

Bail granted in attempted robbery  Smithfield Times

Staff writer. The only adult charged in an attempted armed robbery that resulted in the death of a Smithfield High School student stood before a judge this week ...

Meet the top graduates in Suffolk's schools  Virginian-Pilot

A graduation tribute to the area's best and brightest.

Isle of Wight County Sheriff announces retirement  WTKR News 3

Isle of Wight County Sheriff Mark Marshall is retiring after serving as the county's sheriff for six years, he announced Wednesday.

Suspect accused in murder of elderly Isle of Wight woman, son will plead guilty to all charges  WTKR News 3

Kareem Mitchell, 29, waived his hearing and will enter a guilty plea to all charges in exchange of being charged with capital murder.

Western Branch schools placed on lockdown after sighting of masked person  WTKR News 3

A sighting of a masked person on campus prompted four Western Branch schools to be placed on lockdown Tuesday morning.

Isle of Wight Co. Animal Services under investigation after dog mistakenly put up for adoption while owner hospitalized

ISLE OF WIGHT, Co., Va. – A dog has been reunited with his family after a scary situation. The Sheriff's Office said on May 23 animal control officers with the Isle ...

Fatal industrial accident reported in Benn’s Grant area of Smithfield  WTKR News 3

Authorities are responding to an industrial accident in Isle of Wight County.

Two Norview Middle students arrested for school threats  WAVY-TV

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- An investigation into recent school threats around the area has led to two more arrests of students, this time at Norview Middle School.

Man arrested after month-long child pornography investigation in Isle of Wight  WTKR News 3

He was arrested and charged multiple counts of Distribution of Child Pornography and Production of Child Pornography.

Mathews County high school closed for the day after receiving threat  WTKR News 3

Mathews High School is closed after a threat was made Tuesday morning, according to the Mathews County Schools Superintendent's Office.

Fugitive wanted in connection with area bank robberies caught in Portsmouth  WTKR News 3

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Police from Chesapeake and Portsmouth closed streets and put two schools on modified lockdown Wednesday while they worked to ...

County schools announce new division, school administrators - The Tidewater News  Tidewater News

Isle of Wight County Schools announces several leadership changes in preparation for the upcoming school year. Superintendent Dr. Jim Thornton and the ...

Former Smithfield Lt. charged with embezzlement was previously suspended for ‘off-duty incident’

SMITHFIELD, Va. - A former police lieutenant with the Smithfield Police Department has found himself on the opposite side of the law. According to court records, ...

York Co. principal follows through with promise to skydive after students reach fundraising goal  WTKR News 3

York High School principal Shannon Butler followed through on her promise to students to go skydiving at Skydive Suffolk after they raised more than $20000 ...

Deputy video: Virginia State University women’s basketball player arrested in Isle of Wight County  WTKR News 3

VSU Athletics told CBS 6 they did not have a comment on the matter.

Authorities searching for Isle of Wight robbery suspect  WTKR News 3

The Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office and the Smithfield Police Department, along with US Marshals, are asking for the public's assistance in locating a ...

Smithfield double homicide victims identified; Deputies still looking for missing vehicles

Deputies are investigating after two people were found dead at a home in the 4000 block of Ennisdale Drive.

Sightings of dangerous Giant Hogweed plant reported in Virginia  WTKR News 3

"Giant hogweed poses a serious human health hazard because it exudes a clear watery sap containing photosensitizing agents. Skin contact with the sap, ...

Tragedy's terrible toll  Daily Press

Editorial: It's been 11 years since the Virginia Tech massacre. It is a milestone we can use to draw inspiration from how two victims chose to live their lives, and ...

Isle of Wight County, Smithfield, plan to add land to town soon  Daily Press

Isle of Wight County and Smithfield agreed Thursday to meet again within the next two months to work out a resolution that would incorporate Scott Farm,

Renelle Roberts, voice-over actress | First person | Inside Business First Person Features  Virginian-Pilot

RENELLE ROBERTS IS USED TO BEING THE ONE ASKING the questions and learning about others. So, it was a bit odd for the 35 year old former reporter ...

VFW members keep Memorial Day tradition alive  Valley Breeze

North Smithfield VFW members Farrell McMillan, Ernest Frappier and Dave Thibault stand in front of the veterans' monument at Town Hall that will be the site of ...

Smithfield Foods donation brings new indoor archery facility to Victory Junction

RANDLEMAN, N.C. – A $500,000 gift from Smithfield Foods to Victory Junction will help the organization build a new indoor archery facility at its camp.

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