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The Ghost Fleet

During my visit to Fort Boykin, I saw that there was a grouping of ships just floating in the middle of the James River.  They looked rusty and old, and for the hours I spent there I never once saw them move.  268 more words


Fort Boykin

While  many of the sights in Virginia focus just on the Civil War, Fort Boykin has truly stood that test of time.  Since 1623 the fort, then known as “The Castle” was used to protect the colonists from the Native Americans and Spaniards.  239 more words


Historic Fort Huger

Named after General Benjamin Huger, Fort Huger was built by the Confederate to stop the impending entrance into the Capitol in Richmond by both land and the James River.  120 more words


Bria Kelly Wins Another Round

Mary Anne Martin and Lina Edwards celebrate Tuesday evening after Smithfield native Bria Kelly moved on to the next round of “The Voice.” Supporters gathered at the Gatling Pointe Yacht Club Tuesday evening for a viewing party to show their support for the Smithfield native.

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Food, Inc.: Truth About Food

Prepare to lose your appetite because the film you’re about to see will undoubtedly change the way you look at a grocery store. How our food gets from the farm to the pantry is a mystery, which some people would prefer stay that way, because the truth isn’t pretty. 550 more words


TOMORROW 2 pm & Friday 11th 2 pm

Fleet Street walk – 2 pm Tuesday 8th April

Monuments to Murder – 2 pm Friday 11th April

Meet at the City Information Centre & come along with me to discover the history of the “Streets of Ink” & also discover the gruesome history of the Smithfield area. 7 more words