Smithfield Times

Edwards wins Mims Award for editorial leadership

John B. Edwards, editor and publisher of The Smithfield Times, was named Saturday as the winner of the Virginia Press Association’s D. Lathan Mims Award for Editorial Leadership in the Community, the fifth time he has been so honored.

The award was announced at the association’s annual meeting in Roanoke.

John B. Edwards, editor and publisher of The Smithfield Times, wins VPA's Mims Award

John B. Edwards, editor and publisher of The Smithfield Times, was named Saturday as the winner of the Virginia Press Association’s D. Lathan Mims Award for Editorial Leadership in the Community, the fifth time he has been so honored.

The award was announced at the association’s annual meeting in Roanoke.

Veteran advertising manager at Smithfield Times dies

Lona M. Ellis, who after graduating high school began a nearly 40-year career in advertising at The Smithfield Times, died Nov. 11 at the age of 60.