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  • Bruton boys march on to state quarterfinals

    Bruton boys march on to state quarterfinals

    YORK – By the time Bruton got a full scouting report on Stuarts Draft, the Panthers had only about a day to prepare for the Cougars’ run-and-gun system most recently popularized by Division III Grinnell College in Iowa. Stuarts Draft pressed nonstop Tuesday in the Group 2A East Region boys basketball...

  • Hofstra guard Powers eager for hometown finale at W&M

    Hofstra guard Powers eager for hometown finale at W&M

    Former Williamsburg Christian Academy star Deron Powers opened his collegiate career as a freshman starter for Hampton University in a loss at William and Mary in 2012. On Thursday, Powers will get one more go inside Kaplan Arena, wearing a slightly different shade of blue this time. Powers sat...

      • Lafayette's Lia named C-18 Girls Basketball POY

        Lafayette senior Rachel Lia, who averaged 24.5 points per game this season, has been named the Ironclad Conference 18 Girls Basketball Player of the Year. Lanica Tallon, who guided Heritage to the conference tournament title, was selected Coach of the Year for the team listed below. Conference 18...

          • Colonial Road Runners names top men's age-category award recipients

            The final Colonial Road Runners awards categories at the club's recent annual banquet was the men's age-category awards and the volunteer awards. After the overall, age-graded, Hall of Fame, Hampton Roads Super Grand Prix, and women's age-group awards were all distributed, there were a grand total...

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              • William and Mary Global Film Festival kicks off on Thursday

                William and Mary's Global Film Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary with four days of films, special guests and workshops on Feb. 23-26. The line-up includes five Virginia film premieres. There will also be a diverse list of other films from or about Cuba, Pakistan, Russia, Belgium, the...

                  • Virginia Opera's latest simpty tried too hard

                    The hype leading up to the Virginia Opera's production of Carl Maria von Weber's "Der Freischutz ('The Magic Marksman')," seen in Richmond's Carpenter Theatre Sunday, has been considerable. Much of it has focused on the fact that it's rarely been done in the states, the Metropolitan Opera last...

                      • Child Development Resources to hold annual fundraiser auction

                        The auction raised just under $200,000 last year

                          • Limelight, Feb. 22

                            10 Winter High Tea Series: The series continues from with Tony Williams discussing George Washington and Alexander Hamilton. 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Carrot Tree Kitchens, 1303 Jamestown Road, Suite 135. 9 Confidential Compartments: On a guided tour, learn about secret spaces sometimes constructed...

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                              • Saudi prince, visiting W&M, shared vision for peace

                                When Prince Turki Al Faisal of Saudi Arabia, head of Saudi Arabia's General Intelligence Directorate for 23 years, visited the College of William and Mary in 2014, he spoke at an open forum, reflecting on his vision of reshaping the Middle East. His vision — in light of President Trump's emerging...

                                  • WHRO is firmly on the STEM bandwagon

                                    While I usually show up in the Virginia Gazette covering our many excellent performing arts events in the Soundings column, I want to detour from that to Troy Jefferson's recent article in the newspaper on the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics studies as seen through...

                                      • Choosing a college in challenging times

                                        We are at that time of the year when high school seniors are making decisions about where to spend their college years (and their family's hard earned money). This choice has never been more difficult. Rising costs only complicate the flood of marketing messages from higher education and our recent...

                                          • He 'followed the money' and learned

                                            As per a suggestion by Rufus Schriber in his letter to the editor of Feb. 11, I "followed the money." Had he also mentioned some of the big Democratic donors such as George Soros I might not have given it a second thought. But, Mr. Schriber committed the mistake of only telling one side of the...

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                                              • Last Word on real threats, Feb. 15

                                                Last Word on real threats, Feb. 15

                                                Information, please I have been getting mixed messages about the disposal of televisions. Some people say they won't take them at the landfill; others say they do, and I really don't know what to do with my old television. I'd be willing to have somebody come by and pick it up and dispose of it...

                                              • Last Word on Williamsburg Shopping Center, Feb. 11

                                                Last Word on Williamsburg Shopping Center, Feb. 11

                                                City redevelopment So Williamsburg Shopping Center has been sold. The city hopes that it can be reimagined as a more "urban" center with possible stores and apartment above, and perhaps a parking deck. They want it more walkable because they say there are lots of people within walking distance....

                                              • Last Word on Longhill Road, Feb. 8

                                                Last Word on Longhill Road, Feb. 8

                                                Williamsburg Inn The Williamsburg Inn is not just another outstanding luxury hotel. It is an historic American treasure, a beautiful guest house. Change is not always improvement. Please leave this charming building alone. Just like the Augusta National Golf Club/Resort, it stands above change...

                                              • Last Word on great pancakes, Feb. 4

                                                Last Word on great pancakes, Feb. 4

                                                Pancake supper Thursday, I was driving on Richmond Road when I saw a sign that read "Pancake Supper Tonight" in front of Astronomical Pancake House. As I like pancakes and am new to the area, I thought I would give it a try. It turns out there was a women's organization called Soroptimist that...

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