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Authorities investigating 'large volume' of vehicle break-ins in Isle of Wight

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Authorities are investigating a “large volume” of early morning vehicle break-ins reported in Isle of Wight County.

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The martyrdom of John Forest (1538)

On this day in 1538, the Franciscan Friar John Forest was burned at the stake in Smithfield for refusing to take an oath acknowledging the King – Henry VIII – as the Supreme Head of the Church in England (it is said that fuel for the fire was provided by a statue of St Derfel from the pilgrimage site of Llandderfel in North Wales, which it had been prophesied would “one day set a forest on fire”).   104 more words

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Feds say Smithfield man shot, ran over bald eagle with ATV

SMITHFIELD, Va. (WAVY) — A Smithfield man is facing a federal misdemeanor charge for allegedly shooting a bald eagle on his Swamp Mill Road property, and then running it over with an all terrain vehicle “until it was dead,” according to a federal criminal information sheet. 241 more words


Smithfield man accused of shooting, fatally running over bald eagle

SMITHFIELD, Va.- An Isle of Wight man is accused of shooting and running over a bald eagle a few weeks ago.

Allen Thacker allegedly killed the eagle on or about March 13, according to court documents. 100 more words


Dance With Ya...All Night!

Hello my country music loving friends! It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything, which is unfortunate that I’ve been slacking because since the last post I’ve heard some amazing debut albums and even spent a glorious 6 days in Nashville! 1,208 more words


April - St John, Smithfield

I am embarrassed to admit that I have recently become that guy on the tube who reads the most pretentiously titled book he can find in Waterstones. 597 more words

Fine Dining

Gypsy moth infestation creating an itchy situation for RIers

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WPRI) — It’s no secret gypsy moths can have devastating effects on trees. Now, the insects are causing some people who come in contact with them to break out in rashes. 259 more words