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Official: Woman charged with second-degree murder in York County homicide

A 24-year-old woman was arrested Thursday in connection with a homicide in York County last summer,  an official said.  Austin G. Baxley, 18, of Portsmouth, was found just after midnight July 1, 2016 on the side of an overpass that crosses Crawford Road in the historic Yorktown Battlefield area,...

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  • Williamsburg Boat Club Juniors winning on and off the water

    Williamsburg Boat Club Juniors winning on and off the water

    JAMES CITY — As Tom Rooks made his way toward the Chickahominy Riverfront Park staging area in the latter portion of Sunday’s regatta, the Williamsburg Boat Club Juniors coach said the boat he was headed for would make him cry. Amid the bustling activity of WBC hosting its first Eastern Virginia...

  • WYBL celebrates opening 65th season with guest Bryan Randall

    WYBL celebrates opening 65th season with guest Bryan Randall

    — The colorful carnival-like atmosphere that is Williamsburg Youth Baseball League Opening Day had a special twist for its 65th anniversary Saturday at Warhill Sports Complex. The opening ceremony, which followed an early-morning home run derby, included an address by former Bruton High and Virginia...

      • Williamsburg Youth Baseball League Opening Day

        Williamsburg Youth Baseball League Opening Day

        The Williamsburg Youth Baseball League celebrated its 65th anniversary Saturday at Warhill Sports Complex. After an early-morning home run derby, former Bruton High and Virginia Tech star quarterback Bryan Randall threw out the ceremonial Opening Day first pitch (right on the money) after sharing...

          • W&M notches another CAA women's tennis title; Tribe picks up women's basketball transfer

            W&M notches another CAA women's tennis title; Tribe picks up women's basketball transfer

            William and Mary has dominated CAA women's tennis for the past three decades. Nobody appreciates that more than Tribe coach Tyler Thomson, who knows what it's like to be on the other side. From 2002-12, Thomson was the head coach at Minnesota, a solid program that couldn't get past Northwestern....

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              • Pirates plunder Yorktown this weekend

                Pirates plunder Yorktown this weekend

                The air surrounding Yorktown's Riverwalk Landing will fill with the sounds of cannon fire and singing pirates this weekend when York County presents Pirates Invade Yorktown. "Kids love pirates. People love pirates," York County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Event Planner Kevin Ritchie said. "It's...

                  • Bike Month races toward Williamsburg

                    Bike Month races toward Williamsburg

                    With April showers mostly out of the way, May heralds blooming flowers and the arrival of Bike Month. BikeWalk Williamsburg is organizing the month-long affair, which features bike rides scheduled almost every day and various special events, ensuring options for people of all ages and skill levels....

                      • 'Figaro' group's best effort yet

                        Opera in Williamsburg ventured into new territory with its presentation of "Marriage of Figaro," Friday in the Kimball Theater. Moving away from its established tradition of using a salon-styled ensemble on stage, OiW used a small orchestra of top notch, polished professional musicians. Positioned...

                          • Virginia Symphony honors Goodes' work in the arts

                            Virginia Symphony honors Goodes' work in the arts

                            On the banks of the James River, Two Rivers Country Club was full of music fans Saturday night for The Virginia Symphony Society of Greater Williamsburg's annual gala benefiting the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. David and Susan Goode were the stars of the evening, honored for their love of the arts....

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                              • Book revisits tragedy of Americans in Soviet Russia

                                Robert Ochsenhirt of Williamsburg was flying recently from Richmond to Kansas City, reading the book, "The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin's Russia," written by Tim Tzouliadis, a British documentary filmmaker and television journalist. "It was one of the most fascinating, yet troubling...

                                  • Everyone has role in preserving history

                                    May I impose on your columns to write as President of the Williamsburg Historic Records Association to ask local families, institutions, businesses and organizations to consider whether they might have documents worthy of preservation? WHRA helps Swem Library's Special Collections Research Center...

                                      • Lafayette's 'Fiddler' was superb

                                        Last week Broadway came to Williamsburg. A flawless performance of "Fiddler on the Roof" was presented by Lafayette High School last Wednesday through Saturday. From the cast to the crew to the musicians and the many supporting people, it was difficult to believe we were in James City Country and...

                                          • Snowden waived speaking fee for W&M talk

                                            While the April 19 Virginia Gazette story on Edward Snowden's appearance at William and Mary covered the content of the session and contained a brief description of how the event was arranged, your reporter failed to ask the question that most interested me. Was Mr. Snowden paid to appear at this...

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                                              • Last Word on the spring musical, April 22

                                                Last Word on the spring musical, April 22

                                                A great show Fiddler on the Roof, Lafayette High School drama department's latest and most impressive production, truly reaches deeply into the core of the observer. The honed skills of a huge cast in song and dance accompanied by the outstanding school orchestra combined to present a most memorable...

                                                  • Last Word on assistance dogs, April 19

                                                    Last Word on assistance dogs, April 19

                                                    Looking for ... I know everyone is doing their spring cleaning. I'm looking for a used, but in good condition, lawn table and chairs with umbrella that someone is throwing out or looking to replace. Please call me 804-413-1622. I would like to donate several canes, walkers, etc. and cannot locate...

                                                    • Last Word on campus growth, April 15

                                                      Last Word on campus growth, April 15

                                                      Campus growth In reading the Gazette about William and Mary President Reveley's retirement, we were struck by the line, "he still plans on pushing growth in and around campus." Watching houses come down on Jamestown Road and hotels converted to dorms on Richmond Road, we are very concerned that...

                                                      • Last word on school buildings, April 10

                                                        Last word on school buildings, April 10

                                                        'Falling apart' Reference the recent third round of funding increases to the school system and the quote attributed to the JCC Administrator Bryan Hill in the April 5 Gazette: "No one wants to see schools falling apart." Really? The roofs are leaking, the walls are coming down? This is a platitude...

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