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Weekend to kick off with high temperatures, humidity

Friday might be a good day to head to the beach. Another hot day is in store.  A heat advisory will be in effect from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., says the National Weather Service. Heat index values will range from 105 to 109 degrees. The afternoon will have peak weather, but some coastal locations might...

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  • William and Mary men's basketball great dies at 86

    William and Mary men's basketball great dies at 86

    William and Mary Hall of Famer Bill Chambers died at age 86 July 11 in Alabama. Chambers was an All-American basketball player for the Tribe and was the coach from 1957-66. Chambers, who was inducted into the Tribe Athletics Hall of Fame in 1973, was a two-time All-Southern Conference selection...

      • Legacy 76 clinches playoff date in Connecticut for NPSL region semis

        Legacy 76 clinches playoff date in Connecticut for NPSL region semis

        Former William and Mary men’s soccer player Ryan Flesch netted the go-ahead goal late in extra time as Legacy 76 captured the National Premier Soccer League Mid-Atlantic Conference playoff championship Saturday with a 3-1 victory over Frederick FC at Hood College in Frederick, Md.Legacy 76 began...

          • Youth softball world series comes to Kiwanis, Quarterpath

            Youth softball world series comes to Kiwanis, Quarterpath

            Greater Williamsburg is set hosting one of the most significant youth softball tournaments to hit the area in recent years from July 17-21 when the National Softball Association Class A Eastern World Series descends on Kiwanis and Quarterpath Parks. More than 85 teams and 1,400 athletes from 10...

              • WYBL 14s open state tournament play in Emporia

                WYBL 14s open state tournament play in Emporia

                The Williamsburg Youth Baseball League 14-and-under all-star team lost its Babe Ruth state tournament opener Thursday 9-5 against Augusta in Emporia. Williamsburg grabbed an early 2-1 lead in the second inning when Travoz Harrold, Jack Salamy and Ethan Trahant all put base hits into the outfield....


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                  • Scares That Care combines horror, heart

                    Scares That Care combines horror, heart

                    The combination of blood, brains and a good cause might at first seem unnatural. But Scares That Care, a charity horror convention, offers a unique twist on helping those in need. It conjures up scares, games and celebrity appearances for its fourth year Friday through Sunday. During his tenure...

                      • Limelight, July 19-23

                        The Comedy Club Williamsburg presents Reno Collier with Roger Keiss: Collier, a former P.E. teacher from West Virginia, garnered fans performing alongside Larry the Cable Guy and with TV appearances on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," and "The Martin Short Show." 8 p.m. on Saturday at the DoubleTree...

                          • After dark, July 19-23

                            Thursday Berret's: The Dearhearts, 6-9 p.m. Aroma's: Open Mic Night, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Joe Heilman, 7-10 p.m. Friday Aroma's: Willie Tintype, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Hebret Musica, 8-11 p.m. Water Street Grille: Wampler Brothers, 8-11 p.m. Saturday Aroma's: Chloe, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos,...

                              • Muscarelle curator identifies Cézanne painting

                                Muscarelle curator identifies Cézanne painting

                                The Muscarelle Museum's chief curator, John Spike, believes he has identified a painting by 19th century French artist Paul Cézanne. The work, part of the museum's "Art and Science of Connoisseurship" exhibit that runs through Aug. 13, is a practice replia by Cézanne of Jacopo "Tintoretto" Robusti's...


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                                  • City, county should take over Kimball

                                    A community the size of the Williamsburg and James City County would normally have a publicly owned performance hall We already jointly fund popular libraries, good recreation centers, parks and schools. These are all expected public facilities in any vibrant community Luckily, thanks to the long...

                                      • Let's bring back the Fairness Doctrine

                                        Is it finally time to become civil? Has our political discourse become toxic enough? How would it be if we still had the Fairness Doctrine? Wikipedia recalls, "The Fairness Doctrine was a policy of the United States Federal Communications Commission, introduced in 1949, that required the holders...

                                          • Bees play vital role in food chain

                                            We recently wrapped up National Pollinator Week, a week dedicated to celebrating bees and other pollinators that make our foods, farms and flowers possible. And we need to do more to protect these pollinators. Environment Virginia and our national network launched the Bee Friendly Food Alliance...

                                              • William Holden's safari lodge

                                                Ellen Jaronczyk of Williamsburg shared with me a series of exquisite wildlife photos shot by her brother-in-law, Dr. Joe Sack, a retired psychiatrist. He, and his wife, Diana, have just returned from a photo safari in Africa, where they have stayed at a famous safari lodge. Jaronczyk asked me whether...

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