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  • No. 8 Tribe upset by Elon in CAA opener

    WILLIAMSBURG – No. 8 William and Mary opened Colonial Athletic Association football play Saturday night with a 27-10 loss to Elon. In the second contest at newly renovated Zable Stadium, it was the first loss in three meetings for William and Mary (2-2, 0-1 CAA) against Elon (2-2, 1-0) and snapped...

  • Hero's welcome for Halko

    Hero's welcome for Halko

    Alexa Halko departed her first Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro last Saturday night after a successful debut that included two silver medals and a bronze. The hardware solidified the status of Halko, 16, as a rising star in American adaptive sports. On Monday, her first day of school, the youngest...

      • Rams click on both sides of ball in 63-7 win over Jamestown

        JAMES CITY – Lafayette piled up 503 yards of total offense Friday in a 63-7 football rout of rival Jamestown at Wanner Stadium to stay perfect in the Bay Rivers District. The Lafayette backfield duo of Caleb Kraegenbrink and Kyle Johnson combined for 227 rushing yards and receiver Hezekiah Grimsley...

          • Top-ranked Trojans open TCIS play with win

            Top-ranked Trojans open TCIS play with win

            Solvi Bjornsson continued his scorching start Thursday in Walsingham Academy's 7-0 boys soccer win over Peninsula Catholic to open TCIS play. Bjornsson scored five goals, bringing his season tally to 33, as the Trojans improved to 9-0-3. Johannes Frohlich scored the other two for Walsingham, the...


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          • Rita Mae Brown says trust yourself first

            Rita Mae Brown says trust yourself first

            The New York Times-bestselling author visits Williamsburg next week.

              • Captivating season-operning performance from Trio Solisti

                Captivating season-operning performance from Trio Solisti

                The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg kicked off the current music season Tuesday in the Williamsburg Library Theatre, with an exceptionally fine program by the exceptionally fine piano trio, Trio Solisti, an ensemble that has previously appeared here. Formed in 2001, Trio Solisti quickly moved...

                • Howl-O-Scream returns with haunted houses, new scare escape rooms

                  Howl-O-Scream returns with haunted houses, new scare escape rooms

                  It takes a lot to scare Phil Raybourn. The senior manager of consumer event production at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg is the mastermind behind the park's annual Howl-O-Scream events. "It's nice when a startle does happen because usually it won't," Raybourn said. "If they can get me, they win...

                • What's your value?

                  If you don't understand your value in the organization, function or marketplace, you're just diminishing your potential. Not knowing where you stand and what your options are, limits your opportunities, success and ultimately your financial status. Some professionals make a job move every one to...


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                    • Parks are a gift for residents, worth celebration

                      America is a beautiful thought and a beautiful place. If you've been paying attention, you've likely read some commemoration of the Centennial of the National Park Service. A hundred years is nothing to take for granted, so on Thursday I went for a drive along the Colonial Parkway, the 23-mile...

                        • Butterfly Festival a huge success

                          It was a great pleasure for the Williamsburg Botanical Garden to welcome about 3,000 visitors to the Second Annual WBG Butterfly Festival earlier this month. Our visitors were able to listen to speakers and programs on butterflies and the plants they love, visit tents with more than 300 butterflies...

                            • Test schedule must change for SOL scores to improve

                              The stagnant results for the Williamsburg-James City County schools SOL tests reported in the Aug. 17 Virginia Gazette were particularly disheartening because I know that our teachers invested major time and energy last year revising instruction, implementing test-taking practice for all students,...

                                • Reasonable laws on guns are needed

                                  This letter is in response to Bill Church's "Clinton's court could affect guns," letter of Sept. 14. To counter the first assertion made in this letter, that the National Rifle Association does not support universal background checks, several national surveys, not conducted by the NRA, show that...

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                                    • Last Word on snow cones, Sept. 21

                                      Last Word on snow cones, Sept. 21

                                      Historical marker It's nice that the state historical society placed a marker on Route 60 for the Norge station. It's a shame they put in behind the bushes at the Sentara lab there so you can't see it. Teacher pay An additional comment on teacher pay: Remember, a teaching job is not a nine to five,...

                                    • Last Word on a Pottery memory, Sept. 17

                                      Last Word on a Pottery memory, Sept. 17

                                      Pottery pleasure I remember bus trips to the old Pottery warehouse buildings many years ago and have recently returned to visit the area. Wow, what an improvement! Great selection of unique gifts and household items, as well as garden supplies. Was able to do Christmas shopping last year and returned...

                                    • Last Word on Zable upgrades, Sept. 14

                                      Last Word on Zable upgrades, Sept. 14

                                      Looking for ... To the person who wants to transfer their old '50s and '60s movie film to DVDs: Tom Bigford can handle that for you along with 35mm slides, videotape and photos. Email or call him at 757-645-7004. He makes free house calls. He can also send you a link to a demo...

                                    • Last Word on teachers' work and pay, Sept. 15

                                      Last Word on teachers' work and pay, Sept. 15

                                      Teacher pay A year has 365 days. Most full time jobs require working 5 days a week so take away 104 days for the two days off leaving 261 working days. Now let's take away an average two weeks paid vacation, 10 days, so now you're working 251. Let's also take away most federal holidays, another...