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Caution urged on Chickahominy water treatment plant proposal

A James City County proposal to build a water treatment plant on the Chickahominy River was met with a cautious reception by citizens and environmental groups at a public meeting on Monday. James City Service Authority plans to build its facility at Chickahominy Riverfront Park with a water intake...

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  • Lafayette's Brender A Brandis, Tyler set for leap to D1 track and field

    Lafayette's Brender A Brandis, Tyler set for leap to D1 track and field

    The 2016 Virginia Gazette boys and girls outdoor track and field athletes of the year share at least one crucial characteristic that Lafayette competitors often do: versatility. The outdoor seasons for this year's winners, Lafayette's Michael Tyler and Alexis Brender A Brandis, were characterized...

      • Bell's steady showing in '15 bodes well for rising Jamestown senior golfer next season

        Bell's steady showing in '15 bodes well for rising Jamestown senior golfer next season

        Some prospective college athletes can be coy about their next-level intentions. Not rising Jamestown senior William Bell, the 2016 Virginia Gazette golfer of the Year. He wants to play for what he called the "greatest golf school of all-time," Oklahoma State, and is not shy about it. "… A long shot...

          • Part-time rivals Floyd and Mason forge friendship on diamond with Post 39

            Part-time rivals Floyd and Mason forge friendship on diamond with Post 39

            POQUOSON – Tyler Floyd never doubted whether he would play for the Williamsburg Post 39 American Legion baseball team this summer. The former Bruton standout, a rising sophomore for Virginia Wesleyan, called being part of the group “addicting.” It’s a little more than just baseball for the Post...

              • Vacationing teen wins Virginia Regional Ballet 5K at First Colony

                One of the mainstays of the Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix series is the neighborhood run. Usually starting and finishing at a neighborhood clubhouse or swimming pool, these 5K runs traverse some of the most scenic residential areas of Williamsburg. Some have been held annually since 1993, when...

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                  • A brush with history on Hatteras Island, 1941

                    My first lesson in resourcefulness occurred when my father was mistaken for the Governor of North Carolina. It happened many years ago in the summer of 1941. My family was attending "The Lost Colony" on Roanoke Island. The locals were buzzing about an impending event of some weight. Word was that...

                      • Mail reflects divide of public opinion

                        A dip into the mailbag today: This arrived a few months back attached to a Last Word comment: "Dear Tribune censor please try to print this without your usual partisan editing.I understand you must support conservative points of view, but at least try to be a little bit fair." It followed this...

                          • Recalling Smith's voice, generosity

                              Kate Smith was called "The Songbird of the South" and "The First Lady of Radio." She was born almost 100 years ago, in Greenville, Va. By her rendering of Irving Berlin's classic song "God Bless America," she became a symbol of American patriotism during the Second World War. Her inspiring rendition...

                              • An hasty decision for which Democrats will pay

                                Republicans in the Virginia General Assembly are doing the right thing in challenging Gov. Terry McAuliffe's decision to restore the citizenship rights of an estimated 206,000 convicted felons who have, according to press accounts, "served their time." McAuliffe's move is unprecedented. Legal counsel...

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                                  • Last Word from Salvation Army, July 20

                                    Last Word from Salvation Army, July 20

                                    Looking for ... The Salvation Army would greatly appreciate donations of paper grocery bags, bottled water, jams and jellies, juices, Jello and pudding mixes, and canned tomatoes and potatoes. The Salvation Army has families in need of back to school clothing and shoes. For more information call...

                                  • Last Word on choosing a new superintendent, July 16

                                    Last Word on choosing a new superintendent, July 16

                                    Thank you I want to thank Dr. Bruce Mayer for taking the time to help me obtain a very expensive medicine to help prolong my life. My health insurance refused to pay for this new medicine. The health insurance company was Tri-Care. So much for spending 25 years in the service. The medicine was...

                                  • Last Word is thank you, July 9

                                    Last Word is thank you, July 9

                                    Thank you I want to thank the person that returned my blue coupon pouch on Friday, July 1, at Harris Teeter to the customer service counter. My coupon pouch had lots of coupons in it, and I'm on a very tight budget so I use these coupons faithfully. It is so awesome to know that there are honest...

                                  • Last Word on recent shootings, July 13

                                    Last Word on recent shootings, July 13

                                    Shootings Two young black men shot and killed needlessly. The young lady having the presence of mind to show the world with her cell phone camera telling the story of how her loved one was shot. Then her little, just precious daughter tried to comfort her when she finally starting crying, saying,...

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