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Williamsburg couple reported missing in California

A Williamsburg couple has been reported missing in California. On June 13, U.S. Bureau of Land Management Officials alerted San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dispatch of an apparently abandoned vehicle in the Amboy Crater Trailhead parking lot that had been sitting there for approximately 10 days....

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  • W&M track and field athletes shine in postseason meets

    W&M track and field athletes shine in postseason meets

    Although they didn’t win any conference team titles this year, the William and Mary men’s and women’s track teams excelled in winning individual honors, as announced by the Colonial Athletic Association this week, following a vote of the league’s coaches. Senior Leia Mistowski, perhaps the most...

      • Jamestown baseball standout E.A. Woolwine named first team all-state

        Jamestown baseball standout E.A. Woolwine named first team all-state

        Jamestown’s E.A. Woolwine was named first team all-state among Class 4 baseball players. Woolwine, who helped lead the Eagles to the state championship game before Salem beat them on a walkoff hit, was the lone Williamsburg-area player to be named either first or second team. Bay Rivers District...

          • Jamestown places two on All-Class 4 girls soccer first team

            Jamestown places two on All-Class 4 girls soccer first team

            Two players from Jamestown’s state quarterfinal girls soccer team have been named as first team all-state selections. The Eagles’ Brianna Behm, a South Carolina commit, and Summer Haag, were first team selections for Class 4, as was Madelyn Bauman of Smithfield, which beat the Eagles for the Region...

              • Baseball UPDATE: How players from Hampton Roads are faring in the majors and minors

                (Statistics are through Thursday in most cases): Player, Level, Team, Org., Pos., Avg., G, AB, R, H, HR, RBI, OPS; *Jake Cave, MLB, Minnesota, Twins, OF/DH, .211, 7, 19, 4, 4, 2, 5, .789; PJ Higgins, advanced A, Myrtle Beach (S.C.), Cubs, C, .275, 49, 171, 19, 47, 2, 24, .751; Ryan Hissey, AA,...


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                  • Arc of Greater Williamsburg celebrates new ways to help clients

                    Arc of Greater Williamsburg celebrates new ways to help clients

                    The Arc of Greater Williamsburg celebrated major milestones at an event outside the nonprofit organization’s Strawberry Plains office Monday, as grant funding allowed the purchase of two new vans while the transportation coordinator celebrated 25 years on the job. The custom, handicap-accessible...

                      • Skate Jam shreds into county skate park

                        Skate Jam shreds into county skate park

                        For those seeking a more athletic alternative to this weekend’s Funhouse Fest, Skate Jam might scratch that itch at the James City County Skate Park Friday night. Sarah O’Reilly, recreation program coordinator for the county’s Parks and Recreation Department, said the event brings together the...

                          • After dark, June 20-24

                            Thursday Triangle: Joe Duggan and Friends, 6-9 p.m. Friday Virginia Beer Co.: The Jason Cale Band, 6-9 p.m. Triangle: Lovecats, 7-10 p.m. Cogan’s: Po’ Boys, 8-11 p.m. Saturday Aromas: Mykal, 7-9 p.m. Comedy Club: Dusty Slay, 8-9:30 p.m. Cogan’s: Michael Clark Band, 8-11 p.m. Sunday Cogan’s: Audio...

                              • Limelight, June 20-24

                                Limelight, June 20-24

                                Baroque Flute and Harpsichord Recital: Williamsburg native and flutist Aidan Feldman performs inside Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. 8 p.m. Tuesday at 201. W. Duke of Gloucester St. Free. Mysterious Moonlight Canoe Tour: Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Taskinas Creek at night. One experienced...


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                                  • Breaking down the daily demands on teachers

                                    In reply to the person who wrote, “If you take teacher’s annual pay and divide it by the days actually worked, you will find they’re paid comparable to the private sector.” I taught elementary school for more than 35 years. My typical days, Monday-Friday, began between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. (required...

                                      • Washington's disdain for truth is frightening

                                        What is happening to truth? “We have to break up families,” Trump claimed, because of “bad laws that the Democrats gave us,” reported CNN. Trump knows in reality there is no such requirement, and with his party in the majority, even if there was, they could quickly change the law or the president...

                                          • U.S. needs to remember its own origins

                                            As Americans, we have truly lost our way. The values we once held dear have been kicked to the curb. We now allow a group of xenophobic, narrow-minded aristocrats to run the nation. The concept of separating children from their parents is so reviling to me that I can scarcely comprehend it. We...

                                              • How to make a living will

                                                Dear Savvy Senior, What’s the best way to go about making a living will? I recently retired and would like to start getting my affairs in order, just in case. Approaching 70 Dear Approaching, Preparing a living will now is a smart decision that gives you a say in how you want to be treated at the...

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                                                  • Last Word on sales tax increase, Feb. 28

                                                    Last Word on sales tax increase, Feb. 28

                                                    Sales tax increase I don’t appreciate the sneaky way this tax hike is being motored through to support tourism and another-named slush fund. Please list the names and phone numbers of who we can call in Richmond for York, James City and Williamsburg to let our voices be heard. Thank you. Editor’s...

                                                      • Last Word on sales tax, Feb. 24

                                                        Last Word on sales tax, Feb. 24

                                                        Sales tax increase Instead of a 1 percent sales tax increase to feed the tourism oligarchs, how about an increase to promote affordable housing for the people who do the work that runs the tourism industry in the area? Seems like the Chamber of Commerce, JCC Supervisors and the Williamsburg City...

                                                          • Last Word on Florida shootings, Feb. 21

                                                            Last Word on Florida shootings, Feb. 21

                                                            Florida shootings A question for Congress: Why is the possession of assault weapons more important than school children's lives? Don't those children have a right, under the Constitution, to live full lives, in liberty and in the pursuit of happiness? I’m in high school and I’m scared to go to...

                                                              • Last Word, Feb. 17

                                                                Last Word, Feb. 17

                                                                Shooting in Florida To all those who write in demanding rights to carry in schools, churches and other public places: do you also demand similar rights for convicted criminals, the mentally ill and those with restraining orders? Should they be allowed to build up arsenals of assault weapons? Anyone...