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Council briefed on helping hands event

City Council was briefed Monday on an upcoming annual event aimed at helping the community's less fortunate members. Natalie Miller-Moore, representing the LEAD class of 2013, told Council about the fourth annual "Hands Together Historic Triangle" project, scheduled for March 7, from 10 a.m.-3...

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      • Tribe's Prewitt shares weekly CAA honor with JMU's Curry

        William and Mary junior Omar Prewitt was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week in men's basketball after averaging 24.5 points per game last week. It was the second CAA Player of the Week for the Tribe after Terry Tarpey's honor last month. Prewitt, sharing the award with James...

          • Lafayette girls edge Bruton; Jamestown downs Grafton

            Lafayette defeated Bruton 57-54 Monday in girls basketball to improve to 10-8 overall and 9-8 in the Bay Rivers District. The Rams, moving up to fifth in the district standings, were led by Rachel Lia's 16 points and Destiny Rivera had 14 points including four 3-pointers. Naya Samuels led Bruton...

              • Led by Greene's 18 points, WCA boys win 20th

                Williamsburg Christian Academy improved to 20-5 Monday in boys basketball with a 62-44 win at home over Life Christian Academy. Cle'von Greene led WCA with 18 points, Ra'Shawn Cook had 16 and Xavier Green 15. WCA visits Broadwater Academy Tuesday.


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                  • Post-modernist ideas tough to swallow

                    The political landscape of this strange new world baffles the baby boomers and those who consider themselves traditionalists. How can this political climate be explained? Many sense the America they grew up in has transformed and they no longer get it. Over the past decade, I have studied Organizational...

                      • More environmental study needed

                        Thank you for continuing to cover the controversy around Dominion Power's proposal to build 17 transmission towers across the James River within view of Jamestown Settlement, Historic Jamestowne, the Colonial Parkway, and the Colonial National Historical Park. We were aware from your reporting...

                          • Time for a commuter bill of rights?

                            What we need is a "Commuters Bill of Rights" because Virginia commuters have no rights. Case in point: I recently was stuck in traffic on Interstate 64 westbound at Queens Creek bridge in James City County, before Exit 238, for over two hours. As I set there I watched the incident on VDOT's 511...

                              • Comment misrepresented company's sale

                                A comment included in the Jan. 23 "Last Word" severely mischaracterized the 2013 sale of Smithfield Foods and the role the company's now-retired CEO Larry Pope played in that process. The facts are that in early 2013, Shuanghui International Holdings—now called WH Group—made an unsolicited offer...

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                                  • Last Word on plant-based dining options, Feb. 3

                                    Last Word on plant-based dining options, Feb. 3

                                    What happens at home The roots of violence are not exposure to toys or an occasional movie or video game but certainly are based upon the child's upbringing by their parents and expanded family. As a child growing up, there was not a boy in the neighborhood that did not have his own personal arsenal...

                                    • The Last Word on winter storm Jonas, Jan. 30

                                      The Last Word on winter storm Jonas, Jan. 30

                                      Snow storm response I want to thank my paper carrier, David Jacobo, for delivering my paper and on time during and after the blizzard. It is Saturday, Jan. 23rd after the snow. Thank Heaven we didn't get the snow like they're getting in D.C. and New York, but I really wanted to thank Richard and...

                                      • Last Word for Jan. 27: Please drive better in the snow

                                        Last Word for Jan. 27: Please drive better in the snow

                                        Priorities Williamsburg's building a new $50,000 building on Armistead Avenue and now is going to buy Super 8 Motel for 2.45 million and can't even put a fence up around Harriet Tubman Drive. I think it's in poor taste. Tough arrangements When I talk with my friend, who lives in an assisted living...

                                          • Last Word in fun: Cribbage, Jan. 23

                                            Last Word in fun: Cribbage, Jan. 23

                                            Great game It was good to see the recent article about the cribbage tournament in Williamsburg. I was impressed with both the number of people participating and the distances that they travel in order to compete. In a few weeks, the new catalog of classes sponsored by WALT (Williamsburg Area Learning...