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WJCC superintendent search deadline approaches

School Board Chairwoman Kyra Cook hopes to announce the Williamsburg-James City County School Division's new superintendent on Feb. 7, but the time line is tight. Applications for the position closed on Wednesday. A group of four to six recommended candidates compiled by the search firm, BWP, will...

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  • Jamestown, Lafayette, Warhill wrestlers start Ram Rumble after Wednesday's tri-meet

    Jamestown, Lafayette, Warhill wrestlers start Ram Rumble after Wednesday's tri-meet

    — Ahead of the two-day annual Ram Rumble that will conclude Saturday, Rumble host Lafayette scored two wins over W-JCC rivals Warhill and Jamestown on Wednesday at Jamestown. Lafayette downed Warhill 46-28 Wednesday, Warhill defeated Jamestown 51-24 and the Rams closed out the night with a 40-18...

      • Bruton girls edge Tabb, led by Lucas and Johnson

        Mychaela Lucas scored 11 points and Makayla Johnson 10 to help Bruton edge Tabb 40-36 Thursday in a Bay Rivers District game. Brianna Harper led the Tigers with nine points. ... Rachel Lia scored 38 points to lead Lafayette to a 67-48 victory against York. ... Te'Daizhua Jones scored 23 points and...

          • Growing Williamsburg Boat Club Juniors in dire need of new trailer

            Growing Williamsburg Boat Club Juniors in dire need of new trailer

            The Williamsburg Boat Club Juniors program is about three years ahead of where coach Tom Rooks expected it would be when it was founded two years ago. Since 2015, the club has grown from 13 high school rowers to 65 with representatives from each W-JCC public high school along with Bruton High,...

              • Bench lifts Tribe to tight win over rival James Madison

                Bench lifts Tribe to tight win over rival James Madison

                — An early second half substitution, reminiscent of a Dean Smith classic, provided a spark that helped lift William and Mary Thursday over James Madison. The Tribe prevailed 73-72 courtesy of a Daniel Dixon free throw with seven seconds remaining before a would-be winner at the buzzer for the...

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                  • Climate change believers are growing

                    A couple of weeks ago Dan Cristol, a revered biology professor at William and Mary, wrote an article in the Gazette that alerted readers that birds are suffering the effects of man-made climate change. The argument was carefully crafted so that everyone should have understood why the "greenhouse...

                      • Education, literacy determine your longterm health

                        New Year's resolutions are often attempts at self-improvement. Determined, well-intentioned people try to exercise and eat better, choose a book over tv, sign up for a class. Everyone has habits they want to break or hobbies they want to pick up. Resolutions are usually about changing yourself,...

                          • Not so fast on Yorktown power plant

                            Ronnie Chappell took to the Gazette's editorial pages again in the Jan. 14 edition, to point out that Save the James Alliance has no ownership and lacks the regulatory authority to extend operations of Dominion Power's Yorktown power station. Like a broken clock, which is right twice a day, Mr....

                              • Most-effective form of health insurance

                                With the Republican Congress bent on depriving 22 million Americans of medical insurance, this is a great time to provide our own, totally free and totally effective health insurance: a plant-based diet. A study with 131,000 participants in last year's Internal Medicine, found that consumption...

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                                  • Last Word, Jan 18

                                    Last Word, Jan 18

                                    Looking for ... A licensed eyebrow guru to shape my brows. Please leave a message in the Last Word. Thank you. Someone in town to develop some film for me. I have an old-timey camera that uses 24 mm film. I've been to my regular drug stores, and they don't develop any more. So, if you know someone...

                                  • Last Word on the snowstorm, Jan. 14

                                    Last Word on the snowstorm, Jan. 14

                                    Snow stories Kudos to my wonderful neighbors in Winston Terrace, John and Rick, who shoveled out our driveway and wrapped the water faucet in the backyard! Thank you so much. You are great guys! My newspaper was delivered every day, even Sunday, although it was understandably late. UPS delivered...

                                    • Last Word on supervisors meetings, Jan 11

                                      Last Word on supervisors meetings, Jan 11

                                      Alternative education With the update in the Gazette regarding the New Year and the additional middle school for James City County, I certainly hope that the School Board and administrators add facilities for a separate all-inclusive alternative school environment at the new school that will provide...

                                    • Last Word on Citizens Police Academy, Jan. 7

                                      Last Word on Citizens Police Academy, Jan. 7

                                      Looking for ... I would love to buy just a few clementines, not a whole box. Anyone know of a local store who sells them loose? It's just me and I'd never eat 5 pounds. Williamsburg Charity Group is in need of a refrigerator in good condition for donation. Call 757-506-4274. To the person looking...

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