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Warhill High School teacher to appear on 'Jeopardy!'

Just for the moment, Nicole Throckmorton is a local celebrity. Throckmorton, who has been teaching at Warhill High School in James City County since it opened in 2007, will appear on Tuesday as a contestant in the syndicated TV game show "Jeopardy!" And recently she has been getting a reminder...

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  • Peninsula organizations host workshop on grantmaking process

    For nonprofit organizations, the grant application process is often familiar. But what happens on the other end of the process? NetworkPeninsula and Impact 100 Greater Peninsula will co-host "Impactful Grantmaking," a workshop for those faced with deciding the distribution of grant funds to local...

      • Art show returns to York River waterfront

        Art show returns to York River waterfront

        Third annual Art at the River will occur May 8

          • RavenCon comes to Williamsburg

            RavenCon comes to Williamsburg

            The sci-fi, fantasy and horror convention fills the DoubleTree April 29-May 1

              • Virginia Tech emojis available for smartphones

                Virginia Tech emojis available for smartphones

                Virginia Tech fans can show their Hokie spirit in a new way, with emojis on their smartphones, according to Virginia Tech.  The expressive characters were designed by two sophomores at the university in Blacksburg. There are 88 Hokie-themed images available. Read more at the Virginia Tech news...

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                  • Good candidates, civility make good election

                    Another election cycle is coming to a close and this one reminds me of democracy at its best. I am referring to the campaigns to elect three members of Williamsburg's City Council; voting is Tuesday. There are five people running for three open seats, so there is no lack of interest. Two things...

                      • Freiling known for sound reasoning

                        I urge you to vote for Paul Freiling for City Council on May 3. Paul has shown during his 12 years on the Council that he cares deeply about this community. Paul has demonstrated the ability to approach complex issues facing the city using sound reasoning and creative problem solving. In solving...

                          • Girl Scout recognition dearly needed

                            A recent letter regarding volunteerism was spot-on but it also got my attention for another reason: My granddaughter recently received her Gold Award from the Girl Scouts. It was handed to her with no ceremony or fanfare. A leader made the comment, "Just once, I would like to hear someone say,...

                              • Granger wants all citizens involved

                                Greg Granger is the most perfect candidate to be voted onto the Williamsburg City Council. His stance that "all" residents be included in local governmental decisions through boards and commissions with emphasis on having more city folk at the council meetings is one more compelling reason to vote...

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                                  • Cruz fights for survival in Indiana as Trump eyes knockout

                                    Cruz fights for survival in Indiana as Trump eyes knockout

                                    Ted Cruz's conservative crusade for the presidency fought for new life Monday ahead of an Indiana vote that could effectively end the GOP's primary season. The fiery Texas senator hinted at an exit strategy, even as he vowed to compete to the end against surging Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

                                      • 3 planets orbiting dwarf star prime spots to search for life

                                        3 planets orbiting dwarf star prime spots to search for life

                                        Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star. A Belgian-led team reported Monday that it's discovered three Earth-sized planets orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star less than 40 light-years away. It's the first time planets have...

                                          • Leicester City, with 5,000-1 preseason odds, wins Premier League title

                                            Leicester City, with 5,000-1 preseason odds, wins Premier League title

                                            Leicester City secured an incredible first Premier League title without playing on Monday after second-place Tottenham drew 2-2 at Chelsea. Leicester was playing in the second tier only two years ago, came close to be relegated again last year and started this season as 5,000-1 outsiders for the...

                                              • First U.S. cruise in decades arrives in Cuba

                                                First U.S. cruise in decades arrives in Cuba

                                                Greeted with rum drinks and salsa dancers, the first passengers to cruise from the U.S. to Cuba in nearly 40 years streamed Monday into a crowd cheering the rebirth of commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility. Many watching the festive arrival...

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                                                • Last Word for April 27

                                                  Last Word for April 27

                                                  Thank you Mother had her 97th birthday on April 12 ,2016. She had a bad infection in March and was not expected to live. But with the help and skill of a special nurse, Susan Webb of Grace Hospice of Williamsburg, she pulled through. Thank you, Susan . I also wish to thank Iva Copeland of Home...

                                                  • Last Word: He has your drone, April 23

                                                    Last Word: He has your drone, April 23

                                                    Lose a drone? If anybody has lost a drone in the Indigo Park area, near Richards Road and Crews Road, please contact 757-784-3645 to identify the drone and the pictures on the drone. Looking for … Could someone recommend an insulator—a crawl space insulator? Thank you. I'm looking for a recommendation...

                                                      • Last Word on being one of the guys, April 20

                                                        Last Word on being one of the guys, April 20

                                                        Eye protection Help! I just learned from my optician that the transition glasses I wear do not protect eyes from damaging UVA and the other damaging rays, despite the fact that they darken! Who knew? I only realized my eyes were still bothered by glare and finally asked the question. So the only...

                                                        • Last Word on the grammar police, April 16

                                                          Last Word on the grammar police, April 16

                                                          Lawn bowling While I am very sympathetic to the lawn bowlers who are now without a green, let us not overlook the fact that they have had the privilege of using a green for 50 years with exactly zero responsibility for the cost of maintaining that green. The lawn bowlers did not pay rent, for the...

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