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  • Walsingham storms from behind to edge Christ Chapel, 53-52

    Walsingham storms from behind to edge Christ Chapel, 53-52

    WILLIAMSBURG – Following an impressive 76-64 win Thursday at Atlantic Shores Christian, Walsingham Academy boys basketball coach Billy Barnes warned his team of a letdown ahead of Saturday afternoon’s contest at home with Christ Chapel Academy of Woodbridge. It happened anyway. His Trojans (9-5)...

  • Saturday night UPDATE: WCA defeats Bayside in Bishop Sullivan showcase

    Cle’von Greene had 22 points, 10 rebounds and six assists to boost Williamsburg Christian Academy (13-5) to a 77-71 victory over Bayside (6-7) in Bishop Sullivan’s showcase. Chester Makoi had 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Eagles, the top-ranked team in Virginia Independent Schools Division...

      • Standout Avanell Scales shines in cylocross

        Standout Avanell Scales shines in cylocross

        On Sunday, Williamsburg BikeBeat manager Avanell Scales will sit-in on piano at KirkWood Presbyterian Church of Yorktown. Scales serves as the church's backup pianist, but on most Sundays, the reigning Cyclocross National Championship winner for her 30-34 age group is mastering her cycling craft...

          • Jefferson's 32 points lead Lafayette ahead of Smithfield showdown

            Jefferson's 32 points lead Lafayette ahead of Smithfield showdown

            JAMES CITY – It wasn’t quite the total performance the Lafayette boys basketball coaching staff has been pressing its team for, but the Rams overcame a sluggish start Thursday at home to top Warhill 71-58. Junior point guard Keyshawn Jefferson scored a game-high 32 points for the Rams (7-3 Bay...


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          • Inaugural karaoke is just the thing

            So, A-List entertainers don't want to perform at the Trump inauguration. Most of the Rockettes won't even lift a leg for him. But since Trump is riding a populist wave, karaoke can fill in. Kellyanne Conway will start off with Lynn Anderson: "I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden,...

              • What the plan for keeping power on?

                Many thanks to Jim Zinn of the Save The James Alliance for his comforting promise that Peninsula residents need not fear rolling blackouts this summer. However, his promise is one the Alliance, which owns no power plants and which lacks regulatory authority to approve continued operation of the...

                  • In 2017, resolve to make better health a top priority

                    At the start of this new year, the Williamsburg Health Foundation wants to issue a challenge: As you make your New Year's resolutions, consider working to improve not only your own health but also the health of the entire community. When your neighbors have opportunities to be healthy, everyone...

                      • Action needed to stop gun violence

                        This is in response to a recent Last Word submission "Deaths in Chicago" asking for a response from a Democrat about the high number of deaths in Chicago, and asking what the Democrats and our outgoing president have done to help the situation. I have the answer to the question, but not the solution...

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                          • 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...

                          • Last Word on crape myrtles, Dec. 31

                            Last Word on crape myrtles, Dec. 31

                            Thank you Another Christmas season has come and gone and Sidecar Santa would like to thank all of his behind the scene elves that make what I do possible. In particular, I would like to thank the wonderful ladies at Artfully Yours art studio, who became my primary collection point for beanies....

                            • Last Word has some recommendations, Dec. 28

                              Last Word has some recommendations, Dec. 28

                              Looking for ... Anyone looking for fall cleanup, leaf removal, small tree removal, trimming or pruning, call Warren at 757-327-6497. Thank you. Found: Car key fob at corner of Colonies Crossing and Powhatan Secondary. Turned in to James City County Law Enforcement Center. The correct email address...

                              • Living with 'Future Shock'

                                A few month back, my cell phone rang and there was a text message from a friend 700 miles away, saying that Linda had died. For years, she was our picnic table companion during the summer months at the John Brown Farm, a New York State Historic Site, in the town of North Elba. The news saddened...