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Weather: Thursday to become increasingly sunny

Thursday will start off cloudy, but sunny skies are expected by the end of the day, according to the National Weather Service.  Highs will hit 71 degrees, with a breeze between 6 and 8 mph.  Lows will drop to 54 degrees at night.  To check the forecast for your neighborhood, visit the National...

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  • Bruton boys march on to state quarterfinals

    Bruton boys march on to state quarterfinals

    YORK – By the time Bruton got a full scouting report on Stuarts Draft, the Panthers had only about a day to prepare for the Cougars’ run-and-gun system most recently popularized by Division III Grinnell College in Iowa. Stuarts Draft pressed nonstop Tuesday in the Group 2A East Region boys basketball...

  • Pair of Bay Rivers boys soccer players commit

    Pair of Bay Rivers boys soccer players commit

    Lafayette's Justin Wilson and Bruton's Chuckie Tenbusch each recently committed to play collegiate soccer. Wilson committed to Christopher Newport University and Tenbusch to Mount Ida College in Massachusetts. Wilson was an all-4A East Region midfielder last season and Tenbusch earned 2A all-state...

      • Pickleball tourney slated for March 18 at Quarterpath

        Pickleball tourney slated for March 18 at Quarterpath

        The Williamsburg Parks and Recreation will host the Pickleball Palooza Tournament for players 17-and-up on March 18 at the Quarterpath Recreation Center. Pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, and can be played on both indoor and outdoor courts. Quarterpath has six indoor...

          • Wednesday 10:50 p.m. UPDATE: High school basketball tournament results, pairings

            Boys basketball Group 6A SOUTH REGION Quarterfinals: Franklin County 54, Woodbridge 45 Landstown 49, Oscar Smith 47 Western Branch 76, Kellam 68 C.D. Hylton 62, Thomas Dale 41 Semifinals (Wednesday):Landstown 66, Franklin County 59 Western Branch 68, C.D. Hylton 61 Third-place game (Friday): Franklin...


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            • William and Mary Global Film Festival kicks off on Thursday

              William and Mary Global Film Festival kicks off on Thursday

              William and Mary's Global Film Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary with four days of films, special guests and workshops on Feb. 23-26. The line-up includes five Virginia film premieres. There will also be a diverse list of other films from or about Cuba, Pakistan, Russia, Belgium, the...

              • Virginia Opera's latest simpty tried too hard

                The hype leading up to the Virginia Opera's production of Carl Maria von Weber's "Der Freischutz ('The Magic Marksman')," seen in Richmond's Carpenter Theatre Sunday, has been considerable. Much of it has focused on the fact that it's rarely been done in the states, the Metropolitan Opera last...

                  • Child Development Resources to hold annual fundraiser auction

                    The auction raised just under $200,000 last year

                      • Limelight, Feb. 22

                        10 Winter High Tea Series: The series continues from with Tony Williams discussing George Washington and Alexander Hamilton. 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Carrot Tree Kitchens, 1303 Jamestown Road, Suite 135. 9 Confidential Compartments: On a guided tour, learn about secret spaces sometimes constructed...


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                          • Saudi prince, visiting W&M, shared vision for peace

                            When Prince Turki Al Faisal of Saudi Arabia, head of Saudi Arabia's General Intelligence Directorate for 23 years, visited the College of William and Mary in 2014, he spoke at an open forum, reflecting on his vision of reshaping the Middle East. His vision — in light of President Trump's emerging...

                              • WHRO is firmly on the STEM bandwagon

                                While I usually show up in the Virginia Gazette covering our many excellent performing arts events in the Soundings column, I want to detour from that to Troy Jefferson's recent article in the newspaper on the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics studies as seen through...

                                  • Choosing a college in challenging times

                                    We are at that time of the year when high school seniors are making decisions about where to spend their college years (and their family's hard earned money). This choice has never been more difficult. Rising costs only complicate the flood of marketing messages from higher education and our recent...

                                      • He 'followed the money' and learned

                                        As per a suggestion by Rufus Schriber in his letter to the editor of Feb. 11, I "followed the money." Had he also mentioned some of the big Democratic donors such as George Soros I might not have given it a second thought. But, Mr. Schriber committed the mistake of only telling one side of the...

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                                          • Last Word on first impressions, Feb. 18

                                            Last Word on first impressions, Feb. 18

                                            First impressions Getting off the Parkway onto Parkway Drive heading towards Capitol Landing is not the view that this town would want visitors to see. There is a motel on the left where a lot of people are living full time. They are throwing their trash over the hill. So as you approach Capitol...

                                          • Last Word on real threats, Feb. 15

                                            Last Word on real threats, Feb. 15

                                            Information, please I have been getting mixed messages about the disposal of televisions. Some people say they won't take them at the landfill; others say they do, and I really don't know what to do with my old television. I'd be willing to have somebody come by and pick it up and dispose of it...

                                          • Last Word on Williamsburg Shopping Center, Feb. 11

                                            Last Word on Williamsburg Shopping Center, Feb. 11

                                            City redevelopment So Williamsburg Shopping Center has been sold. The city hopes that it can be reimagined as a more "urban" center with possible stores and apartment above, and perhaps a parking deck. They want it more walkable because they say there are lots of people within walking distance....

                                          • Last Word on Longhill Road, Feb. 8

                                            Last Word on Longhill Road, Feb. 8

                                            Williamsburg Inn The Williamsburg Inn is not just another outstanding luxury hotel. It is an historic American treasure, a beautiful guest house. Change is not always improvement. Please leave this charming building alone. Just like the Augusta National Golf Club/Resort, it stands above change...