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Author highlights the accomplishments of African queen in new book

Linda Heywood is spreading the awareness of the strength of women historically specifically the strength of African women. As part of African American history month, Heywood did a presentation on Njinga of Angola, a 17th century queen, which she wrote a book on. The presentation was hosted by the...

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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...

  • Pair of Bay Rivers boys soccer players commit

    Pair of Bay Rivers boys soccer players commit

    Lafayette's Justin Wilson and Bruton's Chuckie Tenbusch each recently committed to play collegiate soccer. Wilson committed to Christopher Newport University and Tenbusch to Mount Ida College in Massachusetts. Wilson was an all-4A East Region midfielder last season and Tenbusch earned 2A all-state...

      • Pickleball tourney slated for March 18 at Quarterpath

        Pickleball tourney slated for March 18 at Quarterpath

        The Williamsburg Parks and Recreation will host the Pickleball Palooza Tournament for players 17-and-up on March 18 at the Quarterpath Recreation Center. Pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, and can be played on both indoor and outdoor courts. Quarterpath has six indoor...

          • Thursday 11:59 p.m. UPDATE: High school basketball tournament results, pairings

            Boys basketball Group 6A SOUTH REGION Quarterfinals: Franklin County 54, Woodbridge 45 Landstown 49, Oscar Smith 47 Western Branch 76, Kellam 68 C.D. Hylton 62, Thomas Dale 41 Semifinals:Landstown 66, Franklin County 59 Western Branch 68, C.D. Hylton 61 Third-place game (Friday): Franklin County...


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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...

                • 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...

                    • 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...

                        • 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 first impressions, Feb. 18

                              Last Word on first impressions, Feb. 18

                              First impressions Getting off the Parkway onto Parkway Drive heading towards Capitol Landing is not the view that this town would want visitors to see. There is a motel on the left where a lot of people are living full time. They are throwing their trash over the hill. So as you approach Capitol...

                            • 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...