Smithfield Times is being sold


The Smithfield Times, first published in 1920, will have new owners as it enters its 101st year of service to the community.

An agreement in principle has been reached between John and Anne Edwards, who have owned the paper since 1986, and veteran Virginia newspaper publisher Steve Stewart, principal owner of Smithfield Newsmedia LLC, a new Virginia entity, for Stewart to purchase the paper. Legal paperwork will be completed and signed in the coming weeks and the transaction is expected to close no later than Nov. 1.

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