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Last Word on some much-needed help, Oct. 20

A big save On Sept. 13, 2017, Social Security notified me I owed them $128,753 and that unless this was settled in about 60 days, future benefits were going to be stopped. An in-person visit and numerous phone calls to Social Security were frustrating because one person tells me I owe the money,...

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  • WCAC juried show returns for second year

    WCAC juried show returns for second year

    The Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center launched its second annual juried show with a reception Thursday evening, celebrating the latest offerings from talented area artists. The exhibition runs through Nov. 16. “We got a really nice selection of entries, “ said Karen Schwartz, program co-chair...

      • W&M Youth Film Institute fosters future filmmakers

        The College of William and Mary’s Youth Film Institute returns for its seventh year Oct. 27-28, offering middle and high school students the opportunity to learn about the art of filmmaking through hands-on experiences. The program tasks students with collaborating in small groups to create short...

          • Williamsburg Players unleash 'Hair'

            Williamsburg Players unleash "Hair"

            The Williamsburg Players’ latest production, “Hair,” tells a tale of the peace, love, drugs and draft protests quintessential to its 1960s setting. But as director Dana Margulies Cauthen works to fine tune the musical in time for its run at the James-York Playhouse Nov. 2-17, she said it’s also...

              • Limelight, Oct. 17-21

                Limelight, Oct. 17-21

                Homecoming concert: The William and Mary Choir sings Benjamin Britten's “Rejoice in the Lamb” and more. 8 p.m. Saturday at Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Road. Free. Williamsburg Music Club concert: Pianist Adam Scott Clifford performs Haydn's “Keyboard Sonata in D Major,”...

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                  • Fast response may have saved lives

                    Last Thursday evening when Tropical Storm Michael caused a power outage, our whole-house generator came on to our relief. However, Friday as we went to bed, our carbon monoxide detector started blaring. We called the Kingsmill police who contacted the JCC Fire Department. Within minutes, the Kingsmill...

                      • Mission accomplished: Honor flight makes final trip

                        On Saturday Oct. 20 — today — the 20th and final mission of the local chapter of the Honor Flight Network will depart from Colonial Heritage taking World War II, Korean and Vietnam veterans to see their memorials in Washington D.C. Our local Honor Flight chapter supports all of southern Virginia...

                          • Full identification? Often, it's up to you

                            The original purpose of the Social Security number was to enable the Social Security Board to maintain accurate records of the earnings of individuals who worked in jobs covered under Social Security. Even though its use has expanded, the only legal requirements to give your SSN are for government...

                              • The remarkable life and disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

                                Prince Turki Al Faisal of Saudi Arabia, who was the head of Saudi Arabia’s General Intelligence Directorate for 23 years, the equivalent of the CIA, and later was Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to London and Washington, visited the College of William and Mary in 2014. He spoke at an open forum and reflected...

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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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