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21 miles of construction on I-64 closer to reality

A plan to expand Interstate 64 through the Peninsula now rests in the hands of state transportation leaders. Regional transportation officials are awaiting word regarding its application with the Commonwealth Transportation Board requesting nearly $290 million to continue widening Interstate 64...

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  • Girls basketball roundup: Boger nets 23 to lead Williamsburg Christian

    Kaylee Boger scored 23 points to lead Williamsburg Christian Academy to a 65-21 girls basketball win Monday over Denbigh Baptist. WCA (3-1) scoring: T. Jones 10, A. Jones 11, Boger 23, Franklin 11. Lafayette 53, Denbigh 38: Rachel Lia scored a game-high 19 points and Kenya Holiday added 12 to lead...

      • Boys basketball roundup: Lafayette wins opener

        A 3-pointer by Timmy Woollum propelled Lafayette to a 54-52 home victory against Denbigh in the season opener for both teams. The guard scored six of his team-high 16 points in the fourth quarter for the Rams. Eric Heard hit two free throws to put the Patriots ahead 51-49, but Woollum gave Lafayette...

          • Tribe block party strikes again in playoff win

            Tribe block party strikes again in playoff win

            WILLIAMSBURG – In a football game William and Mary trailed 14-0 and ultimately won 52-49 – one that featured 1,020 combined yards of offense – it’s hard to pinpoint exactly when the turning point came for the Tribe. Or if there was one, exactly. After giving up 28 unanswered points in 17 minutes...

              • W&M survives Duquesne 52-49 to advance to rematch vs. Richmond

                W&M survives Duquesne 52-49 to advance to rematch vs. Richmond

                WILLIAMSBURG — In the playoffs, strange things tend to happen. William and Mary coach Jimmye Laycock has seen plenty, which is why he's putting Saturday's 52-49 win over Duquesne in its proper perspective. Yes, the Tribe had four turnovers. Yes, the defense allowed 540 total yards and its highest...


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              • Williamsburg readies for CW Grand Illumination

                Williamsburg readies for CW Grand Illumination

                One of Grand Illumination’s magical moments lies not in the spectacle of fireworks igniting the sky over Colonial Williamsburg. Rather, it’s in the stiller, quieter moment on Duke of Gloucester Street as folks head home, ears ringing, and some choose to linger by the fires. “There’s that magical...

                  • Limelight events for Dec. 2

                    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band – The holiday concerts are among the band's most popular performances. 7 p.m., Friday. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road. Free. Lighted Boat Parade – A magnificent parade of lights among motorboats, sailboats and more in competition for...

                      • After Dark for Dec. 2

                        Wednesday Cogan's Deli & Sports Pub — Acoustic Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. Thursday Aromas — Open Mic Night, 7:30-9 p.m. Friday Center Street Grill — Kevin Bleakley, 9 p.m. Williamsburg Lodge — Timeline Jazz Quartet, 8-11 p.m. Cogan's Deli & Sports Pub — Old Play, 8-11 p.m. Comedy Club of Williamsburg — Noah...

                          • Annual Christmas Parade turns 50

                            On Dec. 5, "Our Golden Christmas" will tie in elements from parades past.


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                              • Deportation claims don't hold up

                                There's a line in one of the Texas Trilogy Plays (The Oldest Living Graduate) that is a spot on description of Donald Trump: "If [BS] were music, he'd be a brass band." A prime example is his claim that he would deport all 11 million people believed to be in the United States illegally, and, in...

                                  • Agencies' FOIA compliance is appalling

                                    The recent press survey of governmental compliance to Freedom of Information Act requests by local public entities is nothing but appalling. Forty years is way to long for public officials to get used to complying with the law. There appears to be no disincentive to ignoring the law. So the solution...

                                      • Charter on Human Rights and refugees

                                        In response to Ms. Warren's wiseletter"Standing on the side of love" concerningSyrian refuges,I would only add to itarticle 14 of the U.N. Charter of Human Rights which says. "Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylumfrom persecution." This holiday season let us celebrate...

                                          • W&M forums a big step forward

                                            I am in my second year at James Madison University, but I am originally from Williamsburg. I read the article "W&M forum on racial climate for undergrads 7 P.M. tonight" and I found it to be very pleasing. I believe it is a great step forward to focus on racial barriers and situations at colleges,...

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                                              • Making it easy to help with the Last Word, Nov. 25

                                                Making it easy to help with the Last Word, Nov. 25

                                                Do you need ... I'd like to donate a mattress and box spring—it's queen size— to anyone that's in need, for free. My number is 757-565-1730. Thank you. Poor behavior Recently, my daughter came home from school and said the principal came into her classroom and fussed at the teacher with them sitting...

                                                  • Middle school sports, flying the flag and waiting on the ferry: Last Word, Nov. 21

                                                    Middle school sports, flying the flag and waiting on the ferry: Last Word, Nov. 21

                                                    Flying the flag To all businesses that fly the American flag: When the American flag is flying at half staff, as it is now for the attacks in Paris, it should be flying by itself. No state flag, no corporate flag, nothing else. The other flagstaffs around it should be empty. And after dark, the...

                                                      • Last word Nov. 18: Thanks from a veteran

                                                        Last word Nov. 18: Thanks from a veteran

                                                        From a vet I'm a Vietnam veteran. And people familiar with the Vietnam conflict will remember veterans weren't treated too nice when they returned home. I have Vietnam personalized sticker on my vehicle. The people from Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Newport News, surrounding areas...

                                                          • Tax bills, Stryker building and a water solution: Last Word, Nov.14

                                                            Tax bills, Stryker building and a water solution: Last Word, Nov.14

                                                            Stryker building For those who are complaining about the new city hall in Williamsburg, take heart. This futuristic building would be fine if it were off in a field somewhere by itself. What the architects and the people who approved the plans ignored was the principle of context. All good architects...