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Police: Barricaded man at 2nd Street auto shop in custody

Update 1:00 p.m.:  York-Poquoson Sheriff J.D. Diggs identified the barricaded man as Michael Sean Taylor, a 40-year-old Hampton resident.  Diggs said Taylor, who had been barricaded inside Ebby's since around 9 a.m., was taken into custody without incident after noon using gas and a taser. “For...

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  • Elite softball teams welcome challenge at NSA world series

    Elite softball teams welcome challenge at NSA world series

    Kiwanis and Quarterpath parks welcome teams from 10 states

  • Diving into VPSU's Division 3

    Diving into VPSU's Division 3

    The Edgehill Eels' Virginia Peninsula Swim Union team features only one 3-year-old this summer, one that started the season clinging to a kickboard. Now, she is braving the full 25 yards by herself. These sort of accounts, rather than which division their team resides in, matter most to Edgehill...

      • Tribe men's soccer adds former Maury High standout

        Tribe men's soccer adds former Maury High standout

        William and Mary coach Chris Norris announced the addition of transfer Lee Hogge, a former Maury High and Beach FC star who played two seasons for South Carolina teams that reached the NCAA tournament's second round. Hogge was the state Group 5A Player of the Year in 2015. William and Mary, which...

          • Post 39 reaches American Legion baseball combined-district final

            Post 39 reaches American Legion baseball combined-district final

            A late-season twist gave the Williamsburg Post 39 American Legion baseball team a tougher path to the state tournament than it expected. Post 39 advanced to the district championship anyway, albeit in a double-elimination tournament combining teams from districts 2 and 3. Post 39 only had to win...

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              • Celtic rockers ready for reunion

                Another event once in limbo as a result of the Kimball Theatre's closure is moving forward. Coyote Run, a Celtic rock band from Williamsburg that disbanded in 2012, is performing one more show for hometown fans at the Crosswalk Church on Richmond Road Saturday. "Word started getting out and it...

                  • Centerstage Academy prepping ambitious "Hunchback" musical

                    Centerstage Academy prepping ambitious "Hunchback" musical

                    "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" means different things to different people. For some, it brings back youthful memories of singing along with the '90s Disney film. For others, Victor Hugo's darker 19th century novel comes to mind. The cast and crew of Centerstage Academy, which introduces kids of...

                      • Scares That Care combines horror, heart

                        Scares That Care combines horror, heart

                        The combination of blood, brains and a good cause might at first seem unnatural. But Scares That Care, a charity horror convention, offers a unique twist on helping those in need. It conjures up scares, games and celebrity appearances for its fourth year Friday through Sunday. During his tenure...

                          • Limelight, July 19-23

                            The Comedy Club Williamsburg presents Reno Collier with Roger Keiss: Collier, a former P.E. teacher from West Virginia, garnered fans performing alongside Larry the Cable Guy and with TV appearances on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," and "The Martin Short Show." 8 p.m. on Saturday at the DoubleTree...

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                              • CW needs long-term plan out of crisis

                                As a longtime visitor to Colonial Williamsburg, it is disappointing to read the recent announcement of continued annual deficits along with a $300 million debt. As we know, CW is an important national landmark offering millions of peongople a window into our social history and core democratic values....

                                  • Lifelong search to find meaning beyond ourselves

                                    How difficult it is to face the reality of our own mortality. Mostly, we choose not to think about it. However, as I close in on the mid-point of my own seventh decade, I find it hard to avoid recalling the words of the poet, "When I have fears that I will cease to be." (Keats, 1818) I have heard...

                                      • Children's theatre celebrates milestone

                                        StageLights, Williamsburg's Theatre for Children, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer. A non-profit organization, StageLights was the first children's theatre in our community. We would like to thank the many organizations that have helped us reach this milestone. StageLights is grateful...

                                          • CW's path forward is a difficult, but necessary one

                                            It has been said that Henry Ford would test his potential new hires by simply taking them out for lunch or dinner. He would watch the potential new hire closely to see when the person would season their food. If the person seasoned the food before tasting it, it signaled that they would likely...

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