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Sunny, mild Monday ahead

Enjoy Monday while you can - it's the only day of the week that has a high in the 70s. The high during the day will be around 74 degrees with sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service.  Nighttime will be much cooler, with a low of 47 degrees and mostly clear skies. The low will likely...

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  • Poquoson takes advantage of four bad punt snaps, two fumbles to beat Bruton 44-0

    Poquoson takes advantage of four bad punt snaps, two fumbles to beat Bruton 44-0

    YORK —    It was homecoming at Bruton High on Friday, but you can excuse the Poquoson Islanders if they confused it with Christmas. Gifted five first-half turnovers, the Islanders cashed in on every one during a 44-point second quarter en route to a 44-0 Bay Rivers District victory. Poquoson running...

  • New Kent pulls away from Warhill, 42-28

    JAMES CITY – New Kent let an early 14-0 advantage slip away Friday at Wanner Stadium and trailed 28-20 entering the fourth quarter before scoring 22 unanswered points to down Warhill 42-28 and keep its 3A postseason hopes alive. New Kent running back Evan Branch had 193 rushing yards on 28 carries...

      • Cross country notes: Steck vs. Owens rivalry continues

        Cross country notes: Steck vs. Owens rivalry continues

        — The hottest day of the month wasn't necessarily conducive to low marks Wednesday at Eastern State Hospital as the Lafayette, Warhill and Bruton cross country teams competed in Bay Rivers District tri-meets with postseason approaching. Lafayette hosted Grafton, Smithfield and Tabb while Warhill...

          • Bjornsson nets 50th in Walsingham's regular-season finale

            Bjornsson nets 50th in Walsingham's regular-season finale

            Walsingham Academy's boys soccer team closed its regular season with a 5-0 win over Veritas Thursday led by four goals from Solvi Bjornsson on Albert-Daly Field at Martin Family Stadium. Bjornsson's final scoring tally was his 50th of the season. Sam Weber scored the other for the Trojans and had...


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              • A challenging, satisfying night of Chamber Music

                For its second offering of the season, the Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg, Tuesday, brought a blue-ribbon ensemble to the Library Theatre. The Johannes Quartet was formed 18 years ago from associations at the Marlboro Music Festival. Under the guidance of the esteemed Guarneri String Quartet,...

                  • Staying safe this Halloween

                    Staying safe this Halloween

                    Trick-or-treat hours set for Greater Williamsburg

                      • Choose your words carefully

                        What are buzzwords? When it comes to resumes and interviews, a buzzword is a word or abbreviation that has meaning to you, but may not have meaning to the reader. In those cases, the hiring manager may have no idea what you're talking about. Some buzzwords have industry or functional definitions...

                          • "Rigoletto" to open Opera in Williamsburg season

                            "Rigoletto" to open Opera in Williamsburg season

                            The production comes to Kimball Theatre Oct. 21 and 23


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                              • How to help a drowning man

                                I first wrote a piece similar to this 17 years ago, and it was so much fun that I have decided to update it, rewrite it, and publish it again. Since the political world has not changed very much in the interim, it is probably healthy for us to take deep breath and be willing to laugh at ourselves...

                                  • GOP problems start at the top

                                    To Republican leaders: Donald Trump is not a perfect candidate, wasn't my first choice, but he's my choice now. He is where he is because of your actions. He, not you, is all that stands between a complete breakdown and collapse of what's left of America. He's not a saint but neither are any of...

                                      • Brown has right heart for Congress

                                        As soon as you meet Shaun Brown your heart melts. I've never met a more down-to-earth person. She didn't know me back in May, at the delegate convention, but she offered me a ride home. That's the type of person she is: endearing, caring and respectful. When I have a concern about my city or ideas,...

                                          • Vote: it's your duty as an American

                                            Throughout our history millions of people — citizens and non-citizens — have given their lives to defend American democracy and our responsibility to choose our elected officials. Quotations like, "Every society has the government it deserves" and Churchill's "Democracy is the worst form of government...

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                                              • Last Word on Shakespeare, Oct. 19

                                                Last Word on Shakespeare, Oct. 19

                                                Shakespeare fest How incredibly sad that the Virginia Shakespeare Festival is ending after 38 glorious years, and that the citizens of a supposed intellectual arts mecca like Williamsburg didn't rally to support it. Enjoy your Kardashians and cat videos, folks; the Bard is dead in the Burg. Book...

                                              • Last Word for Sept. 12: zoning changes

                                                Last Word for Sept. 12: zoning changes

                                                Busy bird feeders I have several bird feeders. Until recently, 3 or 4 (of 10) stations were occupied at any time (sparrow, goldfinch, chickadee, etc.). Recently, 8 to 10 stations have constantly been occupied. Why? I know severe dry heat in midsummer devastated many farm grain fields. Were wild/...

                                              • Last Word on school redistricting, Oct. 8

                                                Last Word on school redistricting, Oct. 8

                                                Redistricting Please stop with the redistricting based on free lunches. Kids need to go to the school that is closest to their home and with the kids in their neighborhood. There will be protest if the school board tries to bus kids across town. People buy homes based on school districts and could...

                                                • Last Word on zoning changes, Oct. 5

                                                  Last Word on zoning changes, Oct. 5

                                                  Zoning change Riverview Plantation homeowners, be aware of a significant zoning change request that is proposed for our neighborhood. The JCC County Community Development and Planning Commission sent out a letter Sept. 23 to select homes in the community. Some residents are unaware that the planners...