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W&M Board of Visitors rescinds Bill Cosby's honorary degree

The College of William and Mary broke with tradition Friday morning when the Board of Visitors voted unanimously to revoke comedian Bill Cosby’s honorary degree. It is the first time the university has rescinded an honorary degree. The board’s decision follows an April trial where Cosby was convicted...

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  • WM Men's soccer misses top 25 national ranking, looks ahead to fall season

    WM Men's soccer misses top 25 national ranking, looks ahead to fall season

    After the College of William and Mary men’s soccer team’s stellar 2017 season, the team did not make the top 25 of national rankings in 2018. The men’s soccer team received two votes for national ranking in the 2018 United Soccer Coaches Division I Preseason National Rankings released Aug. 7, according...

      • WM soccer player Antonio Bustamante nominated for Hermann Trophy for second year

        WM soccer player Antonio Bustamante nominated for Hermann Trophy for second year

        For two years in a row, College of William and Mary men’s soccer player Antonio Bustamante has earned a nomination for a Hermann Trophy, according to a Tribe Athletics news release. Bustamante, a rising senior, was nominated on Aug. 9 for the Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy. He was named...

          • New WISC 5K course delivers good times

            Jason Miller inaugurated a new course for the WISC Mad Dash 5K last Saturday with his first Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix race win, while Emily Honeycutt and Sorenna Jean continued their fierce but friendly competition for the women’s title. Starting in 2004, the 5K run on the Warhill Nature...

              • Colonial Disc Golf Club passes sport on to new generation

                Colonial Disc Golf Club passes sport on to new generation

                Sixteen area kids were at Waller Mill Park bright and early Saturday morning for the Passport to Disc Golf Youth Clinic, facilitated by the Colonial Disc Golf Club. At the event, club members guided participants through the basics of the sport as they tried their hands at long, medium and short-range...

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                  • Virginia Regional Ballet preps adaptive dance classes

                    Virginia Regional Ballet preps adaptive dance classes

                    The Virginia Regional Ballet is working to become more inclusive with its latest endeavor. The school’s new adaptive dance classes, designed for kids with special needs including autism and physical disabilities, launch Sept. 10. “I’m so excited about this program,” said Adelle Carpenter, VRB’s...

                      • WSO 35th season tickets, subscriptions on sale

                        WSO 35th season tickets, subscriptions on sale

                        Subscriptions and single ticket sales are underway for the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra’s 35th year and music director Janna Hymes’ final season with ensemble. The season debuts with a masterworks concert at the Kimball Theatre Sept. 10-11 and runs through May. The season opener includes Mozart’s...

                          • Howl-O-Scream celebrates 20 years of scares

                            Howl-O-Scream celebrates 20 years of scares

                            It’s almost scary how much Howl-O-Scream has grown. Every year it’s more haunted houses. More monsters. More scares. The first Howl-O-Scream featured a single haunted house, a few actors scaring guests in the event’s one scare zone and a laser light show with a Halloween theme. Fast forward 20...

                              • WCAC accepting juried show applications

                                WCAC accepting juried show applications

                                Ahead of the Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center’s annual juried regional show returning for its second year in October, the gallery is accepting applications from artists interested in competing. The show is open to WCAC members and all artists in Virginia. Applicants can submit up to three digital...

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                                  • Local politics leaves two questions unanswered

                                    As I read Virginia Gazette’s lengthy article, “City Council briefed on plans for Tourism Development Fund,” in the Aug 8 issue, I developed a mild case of heartburn. Interim City Manager Andrew Trivette and Economic Development Director Michele DeWitt presented the Williamsburg city staff’s revised...

                                      • We have better things to do than build a wall

                                        Our president wants Congress to appropriate $21 billion to build a wall to keep illegal immigrants out of our country. He announced that he would shut down our government if Congress did not appropriate the funds he wants for this project. I am appalled by this. This is a bully talking. “Give me...

                                          • Race offers chance to fight against cancer

                                            The 10th annual Karene O’Hare Ovarian Cancer Memorial Run/Walk will be held at New Quarter Park Sept. 8. Since 2009, we have raised and donated $133,000 to help underwrite the ovarian cancer programs offered by the Lackey Free Clinic and the Olde Towne Medical & Dental Center to screen, treat and...

                                              • Keep America's freedom in your sights

                                                Who is our enemy? According to President Trump, it is us, the citizens of the United States. I, for one, will fight against whoever would make such a treasonous statement. Americans are true patriots and always have been. In recent correspondence from Colonial Williamsburg, I quote Felicia Middleton:...

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                                                  • Last Word on sales tax increase, Feb. 28

                                                    Last Word on sales tax increase, Feb. 28

                                                    Sales tax increase I don’t appreciate the sneaky way this tax hike is being motored through to support tourism and another-named slush fund. Please list the names and phone numbers of who we can call in Richmond for York, James City and Williamsburg to let our voices be heard. Thank you. Editor’s...

                                                      • Last Word on sales tax, Feb. 24

                                                        Last Word on sales tax, Feb. 24

                                                        Sales tax increase Instead of a 1 percent sales tax increase to feed the tourism oligarchs, how about an increase to promote affordable housing for the people who do the work that runs the tourism industry in the area? Seems like the Chamber of Commerce, JCC Supervisors and the Williamsburg City...

                                                          • Last Word on Florida shootings, Feb. 21

                                                            Last Word on Florida shootings, Feb. 21

                                                            Florida shootings A question for Congress: Why is the possession of assault weapons more important than school children's lives? Don't those children have a right, under the Constitution, to live full lives, in liberty and in the pursuit of happiness? I’m in high school and I’m scared to go to...

                                                              • Last Word, Feb. 17

                                                                Last Word, Feb. 17

                                                                Shooting in Florida To all those who write in demanding rights to carry in schools, churches and other public places: do you also demand similar rights for convicted criminals, the mentally ill and those with restraining orders? Should they be allowed to build up arsenals of assault weapons? Anyone...

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