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Shots fired on William and Mary campus; five people detained

The Williamsburg Police Department detained five people after gunshots were fired on the William and Mary campus early Sunday morning. City police alerted the William and Mary police department to about four shots heard around 1:40 a.m. near Stadium Drive. No property damage or injuries have been...

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  • Carter Kale and Colin Wright win again, helping Tribe to CAA swimming title

    Carter Kale and Colin Wright win again, helping Tribe to CAA swimming title

    William and Mary's women overtook James Madison on the final day to win the Colonial Athletic Association meet championship in Christiansburg, and the Tribe men maintained their lead to take their third CAA title in a row. W&M's men never gave up the lead over the four-day meet, outscoring runner-up...

      • Dixon scores 32 as Tribe holds off late Towson rally

        Dixon scores 32 as Tribe holds off late Towson rally

        Playing without either of its two primary post players for the last two and a half minutes, William and Mary staved off a late Towson rally Saturday afternoon to win 83-79 and regain some momentum entering next week's Colonial Athletic Association tournament. Daniel Dixon led the Tribe (16-13,...

      • Hornsby nets 13 in D-League shootout

        Hornsby nets 13 in D-League shootout

        Williamsburg's Keith Hornsby had his best NBA Development League showing Saturday for the Texas Legends, a Dallas Mavericks affiliate. The former LSU standout tallied 13 points and four rebounds in a 145-129 win over the Sioux Falls Skyforce, a Miami Heat affiliate. Check out the highlights.  Hornsby...

          • 5 takes from Jamestown-Smithfield region final

            5 takes from Jamestown-Smithfield region final

            Jamestown defeated Smithfield for the fourth time this season on Friday to win the Group 4A East boys basketball championship. Five takes from the Eagles’ win that earned them the top East seed in next week’s state tournament in Salem: ‘Kind of like the Warriors’ Jamestown’s twin backcourt duo...

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          • Trump needs time to fix the nation

            I am so fed up with uninformed, unthinking people writing into the Last Word about President Trump and alleged chaos and lack of progress. He has done more in a little over a month to return the country to sanity than anybody in living memory. These people forget that it is the Congress that makes...

              • U.S. needs a full circle of welcome

                It is time we pondered this, as we contemplate a wall. Why do we have a Statue of Liberty facing eastward to white Europe, but nothing facing South or West ? We can change our minds and build a welcoming statue to our Latin brethren. Sam Royall Williamsburg

                  • Listen to women concerning abortion rights

                    Belated thanks for the excellent, well-written commentary on the need for Planned Parenthood written by Taylor Medley in the Jan. 28 Gazette. In the same issue, I read the article regarding a local church's trip to Washington for an anti-abortion rally. I have three questions: Did you see the difference...

                      • Keep a watchful eye on the oysters

                        When the protected status of oyster sanctuaries is threatened by hostile legislation, the health of our entire Chesapeake Bay is threatened. I therefore urge the people of Virginia to remain vigilant towards oyster- and Bay-related issues. As an individual who has spent a large amount of time with...

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                          • Last Word on the Jefferson statue, Feb. 22

                            Last Word on the Jefferson statue, Feb. 22

                            Jefferson statue Whoever decided that a deliberate attack on the statue is called for is wrong. That statue reflects on one great American who made many significant contributions to this country. Using today's values against his have no place today. Hopefully, the party will be caught soon, publicly...

                          • Last Word on first impressions, Feb. 18

                            Last Word on first impressions, Feb. 18

                            First impressions Getting off the Parkway onto Parkway Drive heading towards Capitol Landing is not the view that this town would want visitors to see. There is a motel on the left where a lot of people are living full time. They are throwing their trash over the hill. So as you approach Capitol...

                          • Last Word on real threats, Feb. 15

                            Last Word on real threats, Feb. 15

                            Information, please I have been getting mixed messages about the disposal of televisions. Some people say they won't take them at the landfill; others say they do, and I really don't know what to do with my old television. I'd be willing to have somebody come by and pick it up and dispose of it...

                          • Last Word on Williamsburg Shopping Center, Feb. 11

                            Last Word on Williamsburg Shopping Center, Feb. 11

                            City redevelopment So Williamsburg Shopping Center has been sold. The city hopes that it can be reimagined as a more "urban" center with possible stores and apartment above, and perhaps a parking deck. They want it more walkable because they say there are lots of people within walking distance....

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