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House panel says Dominion can charge customers for nuke upgrades

The multibillion-dollar cost of extending the life of Dominion Virginia Power's nuclear plants is on track to be part of the bills consumers pay, after a key House of Delegates committee voted to recommend it. Under current state law, it isn't absolutely clear if the cost of improvements needed...

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  • Growing Williamsburg Boat Club Juniors in dire need of new trailer

    Growing Williamsburg Boat Club Juniors in dire need of new trailer

    The Williamsburg Boat Club Juniors program is about three years ahead of where coach Tom Rooks expected it would be when it was founded two years ago. Since 2015, the club has grown from 13 high school rowers to 65 with representatives from each W-JCC public high school along with Bruton High,...

      • Lafayette breaks through with Virginia Duals win over Hanover

        Lafayette breaks through with Virginia Duals win over Hanover

        The Virginia Duals, held for the 37th time Friday and Saturday in Hampton Coliseum, is a double-elimination wrestling tournament. But often, teams that start 0-2 are awarded another match, extending their stay in the esteemed event. Lafayette, competing in the event for the fourth consecutive season,...

          • Team effort paces Eagles in Hampton Roads Winter Classic win over Grassfield

            The Wang twins, Evan and Mason, are a good foundation for a high school basketball team looking to make a lengthy postseason run. They were good as usual shooting the ball from the outside Monday, combining for 26 points and six 3-pointers in Jamestown's 80-65 win over Grassfield in the second...

              • 11:59 p.m. Tuesday UPDATE: Multi-sport high school results and summaries

                Boys basketball Bethel 75, Hampton 48 Phoebus 71, Kecoughtan 67, OT Warwick 58, Menchville 57 Woodside 83, Denbigh 65 King’s Fork 69, Great Bridge 64 New Kent 68, Bruton 45 Mathews 57, Charles City 39 Bishop Sullivan 67, Hampton Roads Ac. 64 Walsingham Ac. 67, Norfolk Christian 55 Norfolk Collegiate...


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                • Most-effective form of health insurance

                  With the Republican Congress bent on depriving 22 million Americans of medical insurance, this is a great time to provide our own, totally free and totally effective health insurance: a plant-based diet. A study with 131,000 participants in last year's Internal Medicine, found that consumption...

                    • New insight into pre-Nazi Germany

                      I recently received an email from Felix de Taillez, a German scholar of European history. My connection with Felix de Taillez started when he contacted the Gazette, saying that, on the Internet, he found some of my columns describing the relationship between Fritz Thyssen, the head of Germany's...

                        • People are cause of gun violence

                          Ann Hunt in a letter to the editor suggested an answer to the gun deaths in Chicago. She put the blame solely on the Republican Congress which has bowed to the will of the NRA and the Republican-led General Assembly. Her answer appears overly simplistic to me. She ignores the fact that the Democrats...

                            • Letter: CW focused on wrong thing

                              After reading an article on the DeWitt-Wallace Museum expansion I have never in my life felt as deceived as I do now. While we cannot contribute a lot, my wife and I do contribute to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and get the regular annual pass renewals. Seeing the "Williamsburg needs you"...

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                                • Last Word on the snowstorm, Jan. 14

                                  Last Word on the snowstorm, Jan. 14

                                  Snow stories Kudos to my wonderful neighbors in Winston Terrace, John and Rick, who shoveled out our driveway and wrapped the water faucet in the backyard! Thank you so much. You are great guys! My newspaper was delivered every day, even Sunday, although it was understandably late. UPS delivered...

                                  • Last Word on supervisors meetings, Jan 11

                                    Last Word on supervisors meetings, Jan 11

                                    Alternative education With the update in the Gazette regarding the New Year and the additional middle school for James City County, I certainly hope that the School Board and administrators add facilities for a separate all-inclusive alternative school environment at the new school that will provide...

                                  • Last Word on Citizens Police Academy, Jan. 7

                                    Last Word on Citizens Police Academy, Jan. 7

                                    Looking for ... I would love to buy just a few clementines, not a whole box. Anyone know of a local store who sells them loose? It's just me and I'd never eat 5 pounds. Williamsburg Charity Group is in need of a refrigerator in good condition for donation. Call 757-506-4274. To the person looking...

                                  • Last Word on crape myrtles, Dec. 31

                                    Last Word on crape myrtles, Dec. 31

                                    Thank you Another Christmas season has come and gone and Sidecar Santa would like to thank all of his behind the scene elves that make what I do possible. In particular, I would like to thank the wonderful ladies at Artfully Yours art studio, who became my primary collection point for beanies....