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Locals, tourists react to Colonial Williamsburg fence idea

On Saturday, reactions varied about whether visitors should pay for admission to Colonial Williamsburg. “We would’ve paid to look at everything,”  said Don Ricketts, who was touring Duke of Gloucester street for the first time. The Ricketts, who are from Las Vegas, paid for admission tickets and...

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  • Lafayette grad Lipcius continues Tennessee tear

    Lafayette grad Lipcius continues Tennessee tear

    Former Lafayette High baseball star Andre Lipcius has reached base safely in each of his first 20 games for Tennessee. The Vols' freshman infielder extended the streak Saturday at Mississippi State with a fourth-inning single. Entering Saturday's contest, Lipcius was tied for fourth on the team...

      • W&M baseball 'learning how to win' entering CAA play

        W&M baseball 'learning how to win' entering CAA play

        Senior right-handed pitcher Daniel Powers' gem against VMI Wednesday typifies the pitching depth that can help make William and Mary a dangerous team during this year's Colonial Athletic Association season, which began Friday. Powers, who earned second team All-CAA honors last season, flourished...

      • Roundup: Glisan steps down as Jamestown girls basketball coach

        Roundup: Glisan steps down as Jamestown girls basketball coach

        Mary Glisan resigned as Jamestown girls basketball head coach earlier this month after six seasons with the Eagles. Glisan, who joined the Jamestown basketball staff as an assistant coach in 2006, led the Eagles to the Conference 18 tournament title and a Group 4A East Region tournament berth last...

          • Skinner's last-minute goal gives Smithfield a 1-0 victory over Bruton

            YORK — Because Smithfield High's spring break is later than all but one of the other 10 Bay Rivers District schools', its boys soccer match at Bruton was moved from April 11 to Thursday. That meant the district slate would open with a marquee matchup. Smithfield entered as a defending district...


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          • Episcopal Church leader hosting First Baptist Church sermon

            Episcopal Church leader hosting First Baptist Church sermon

            The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, Michael Curry, will lead a sermon at Williamsburg's First Baptist Church Sunday morning. "It's very, very rare for an Episcopal bishop to come to a Baptist church." First Baptist Pastor Reginald Davis said. Bishop Curry was scheduled to ring the church's...

              • Equal to or better than

                As you develop your job search strategy, there's one concept that you need to understand. When most companies are replacing someone, they want to find candidates that are equal to or better than the person they are replacing. Why? Because they now have the opportunity to increase the performance...

                  • Classical guitarist to perform at Williamsburg Library

                    Classical guitarist to perform at Williamsburg Library

                    The fluttering strings of a Grammy-winning classical guitarist and composer will illuminate the Williamsburg Regional Library's theatre Thursday night. Grammy winner Andrew York is journeying from his Los Angeles home for a concert comprised mostly of his own compositions. He will also be tuning...

                      • VSO's thoughtful, reverential 'Requiem'

                        The Virginia Symphony's programming of Verdi's monumental "Requiem" was a much anticipated event. Certainly one of the most often played such works, the "Requiem" is a blend of opera and things liturgical. A musical setting of the Roman Catholic funeral mass, the "Requiem" is the operatic Verdi...


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                          • Keep conversation on abortion objective

                            In the Gazette's March 11 issue, a letter from Wayne A. Moyer, Ph.D. disparaged Dr. Martin Thiel, who is a stranger to me, stating that: "... for the first trimester, the embryo is largely an undifferentiated mass of growing and dividing cells...." In fact, although in early pregnancy there are...

                              • Russian tactics used to help Trump

                                Kompromat is a Russian term; it means the production of compromising materials about another politician or public officer to create negative publicity. The materials – documents, pictures, videos, accusations – are frequently falsely created to accomplish this. They use it so much they created...

                                  • Business leaders need to take on risk

                                    The headline in a recent Daily Press stated "Job No. 1 at airport: Restoring trust." Sounds like a good start. Mr. Wanner indicated that Elite Airways has to wait until "the dust settles." That, to me, sounds like waiting for the public to "forget" about the $5 million that taxpayers lost on People...

                                      • CW should offer 'window shopping' pass

                                        As a relatively new resident of Williamsburg, I have a thought about the dilemma that Colonial Williamsburg has with regard to people strolling around Colonial Williamsburg without having paid admittance. How about offering a minimal fee "Window Shopping" ticket? This would be purchased by people...

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                                          • Last Word on practice time, March 22

                                            Last Word on practice time, March 22

                                            Practice time Can someone please help me understand how it is OK for high school athletic coaches to have their own middle school children practice with the varsity and JV teams? We, as parents of high school athletes, had to pay an athletic fee. These middle school children did not have to pay...

                                          • Last Word on the Days Inn dorm, March 18

                                            Last Word on the Days Inn dorm, March 18

                                            Days Inn dorm In regard to the Days Inn controversy: Why not make use of the old Dillard complex, by the baseball and soccer stadiums? The two dorms there could be torn down or refurbished, and the smaller buildings currently used for administrative staffs could be done away with, making room for...

                                          • Last word on empty retail space, March 15

                                            Last word on empty retail space, March 15

                                            Retail space There is one new closure in New Town. The Mole Hole has re-located to Richmond Road at the old Daily Donut location. The rent and lack of traffic in New Town seems to be the culprit. I see Middleburg Bank is also leaving New Town and closing their Williamsburg location. The amount...

                                          • Last Word on fire departments, March 11

                                            Last Word on fire departments, March 11

                                            Power lines If you really want to put power lines over the river, take a few minutes to drive up Route 5 about two miles past Charles City Courthouse, to the Turner Lewis Jr. Park. There are two electric towers over the water there. Take a look at it because that's what you'll get, except that...