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  • New Lafayette AD Linn: Timing right for transition from football

    New Lafayette AD Linn: Timing right for transition from football

    JAMES CITY — Outgoing Lafayette Athletic Director Dan Barner said Andy Linn, who was named Barner's successor Tuesday by the Williamsburg-James City County School Board, was in his office every day of his 19 year-tenure as the school's AD, often more than once. Both are Pennsylvania natives that...

      • Post 39 opens season eager to preserve Legion Baseball tradition

        Post 39 opens season eager to preserve Legion Baseball tradition

        JAMES CITY – One of new Williamsburg Post 39 manager Doug Mitchell's assistant coaches recently expressed concern about the American Legion baseball team's cohesion with the season freshly underway. An ensemble of ballplayers representing multiple area high schools and colleges annually comprises...

          • Agee reaches Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame

            Joe Agee, William and Mary Class of 1952, will be inducted into the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame this fall as part of a six-member class. The induction banquet will take place at Norfolk's Scope Arena on Oct. 24, where Agee will be joined by 2013 MLB National League batting champion Michael...

              • After big year in 3A, growing Warhill will bump up to 4A in 2017-18

                Two Bay Rivers District schools that experienced significant athletic success on the Group 3A level this past school year will move out of that Virginia High School League classification beginning with the 2017-18 school year. According to the VHSL Proposed Alignment plan for the 2017-18 and '18-19...

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                  • Many options to care for your pets

                    This is in response to a comment in the Last Word about being able to afford to spay/neuter a pet. The primary reason it is important for everyone to spay and neuter their personal pets is that more animals are born every year than there are new homes for them. From the end of April until the end...

                      • Supreme Court should free McDonnell

                        When the Supreme Court on Monday, as expected, overturns the convictions of Gov. Bob McDonnell for 11 counts of honest services wire fraud, extortion, and conspiracy, I will be among those rejoicing. That federal prosecutors chose to pursue our former governor, a graduate of Notre Dame and Regent...

                          • Parties not willing to compromise

                            Everyone wants safety and reasonable regulations when it comes to gun control, right? Action in the U.S. Senate Monday night seems to say something different. The horrendous crime committed by a terrorist in the Orlando night club has re-ignited the demand for more regulations, rightfully so. First,...

                              • Put down your phone and look up!

                                The other day I was standing in a line somewhere and as I looked at the other people waiting, I noticed that every one of them was either talking on a phone or staring intently at the small screen they were holding in their hands. None of them was interacting with the people around them. Recently...

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