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At William and Mary, plants an inspiration for green energy

For inorganic chemist William McNamara, the glowing yellow test tube is filled with potential. It represents a novel form of solar energy that one day could produce boundless green fuel on the cheap using three of the most abundant resources on the planet: water, iron and sunlight. His inspiration?...

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  • Defense, effort pivotal in postseason run for Jamestown boys soccer

    Defense, effort pivotal in postseason run for Jamestown boys soccer

    The culprit has often been intangible when the Jamestown boys soccer team has failed to earn wins this season. Coach Bobby O'Brien and his players have pointed to a lack of intensity in those defeats or draws. The Eagles followed their last loss, a 1-0 defeat to York to end the regular season,...

      • Splendid season for Lafayette girls soccer ended in C-18 semifinals by Jamestown

        Splendid season for Lafayette girls soccer ended in C-18 semifinals by Jamestown

        After Lafayette was eliminated by Jamestown in the Group 4A Conference 18 girls soccer semifinals on Wednesday, Rams senior Troy Mitchell hugged coach Kellie Ernst and said, "Thank you for being the best coach ever." Seniors with four years of varsity experience at Lafayette had five coaches in...

          • Jamestown girls extend unbeaten streak en route to conference title

            Jamestown girls extend unbeaten streak en route to conference title

            No Bay Rivers District or Conference 18 opponent has been able to knock the Jamestown girls soccer team off for each of the past two seasons. Losing its starting goalkeeper Thursday to a red card in the 22nd minute all but ensured Smithfield would continue that trend in the Conference 18 championship...

              • Tribe baseball eliminated in extra innings at CAAs

                William and Mary's season was ended by College of Charleston Friday in the Colonial Athletic Association Baseball Championship in Wilmington, N.C. Junior Joey Mundy doubled and scored on Dupree Hart's sacrifice fly in the 11th inning as fifth-seeded Charleston rallied for a 7-6 victory over No....

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                  • New memory care facility engages residents

                    New memory care facility engages residents

                    Residents paint mural for at-home touch

                      • Historic trades on display at Jamestown Settlement

                        Jamestown Settlement second 'Historic Trades Fair' is set to showcase handcraft trades of the past on June 3. The Southeast Virginia Primitive Skills Group skill-set will be on display as they demonstrate flint-knapping, native coil pottery, broom-weaving, leather-working and fire-starting, according...

                          • Contemporary Art Center launches fresh exhibit in new location

                            Contemporary Art Center launches fresh exhibit in new location

                            The recently reimagined Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center is celebrating its member artists with the 2017 iteration of its annual members' show. The exhibit, which runs through June 30, features the works of 70 artists inside the center's new Arts District location. It launched Monday night with...

                              • County to host Jamestown Jams concert series

                                James City County's Jamestown Beach Event Park concert series is back under a new name. Jamestown Jams begins July 7 with a performance by Affirmative Groove. Each of the four performances features music from a different decade. Affirmative Groove plays '70s music. •Aug. 4: 80s night featuring The...

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                                  • Liberation Day

                                    Editor's note: This essay was written in May 2014. On Memorial Day weekend I was heartened by the patriotic display of the red white and blue at church. Even Gloria, a Navy WAVE during World War II, wore a scarf emblazoned with the stars and stripes. The number of veterans who stood to be honored...

                                      • ACHA, Trump hurt regular citizens

                                        In response to Mr. Kirby's letter of May 20 regarding "Trumpcare" (the American Health Care Act), President Trump as well as Congressman Wittman have been shown to be not very honest with the facts. During Trump's campaign he said "We will save Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security without cuts."...

                                          • Jefferson, changed through time

                                            Some of America's most revered historical figures have been subjected to some rather harsh judgements lately, and so I thought I would try a thought experiment. Will you join me on a flight of fancy? Travel with me on a journey through time, back 200 years to 1817, where we find Thomas Jefferson...

                                              • City should slow down on tax increases

                                                Editor's note: This letters was sent to Williamsburg's Mayor Paul Freiling and members of City Council. The recent proposal to increase the Meal Tax and impose a new Admissions Tax to support a new Tourism Development Fund certainly has captured my attention. At an estimated annual inflow of $4.4...

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