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  • Local coach and trainer aims to open his outdoor obstacle course to public

    Local coach and trainer aims to open his outdoor obstacle course to public

    JAMES CITY – Asked what he considered the most challenging obstacle on his mile-and-quarter-long training course, Williamsburg's Mike Scruggs turned around and pointed to what he called the "giant's ladder," off in the distance. The massively oversized ladder looks a bit like it sounds and it's...

      • Jamestown boys tennis celebrates 100 straight district wins as regular season winds down

        The week's rain means Jamestown's boys tennis team will have to wait until next week to finish off a bid for another Bay Rivers District championship. At least the Eagles got to celebrate a major milestone Wednesday: 100 consecutive district wins following a 9-0 victory at Smithfield. The last time...

          • Bruton runner inks with Bethany College

            Bruton runner inks with Bethany College

            Bruton senior Curtis Ivanoff signed a letter of intent to compete in cross country and track and field at NAIA Bethany College in Kansas. Ivanoff, who received a 50 percent scholarship, recently ran 4:47 in the 1600, 10:28 in the 3200 and in cross country, posted a 17:04 5K time.

              • Jamestown-Warhill baseball and softball matchups moved to Monday

                Jamestown-Warhill baseball and softball matchups moved to Monday

                Thursday was mostly a complete washout for the local schedule including the Jamestown-Warhill baseball and softball games. Jamestown will now visit Warhill in baseball and softball 4:30 p.m. Monday. Jamestown was up 4-2 in girls tennis at Grafton Thursday before their match was suspended because...


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                  • All animals have mothers

                    This Mother's Day, many of us will celebrate the powerful bond between mother and child. Tragically, one of the world-wide symbols of motherhood -- dairy cows -- never get to see or nurture their babies. Newborn calves are torn from their mothers at birth, so we can seize and drink the milk that...

                      • Thanks for vote of confidence

                        I want to thank the people of Williamsburg for their support in last Tuesday's city council election. I truly enjoyed running for office, visiting so many neighborhoods, and meeting so many voters. Most voters I met love this city as much as I do and want to preserve our great quality of life....

                          • Lawn bowlers look to the future

                            Colonial Williamsburg has decided to remove the lawn bowling green behind the Williamsburg Inn as part of the renovation of the Golden Horseshoe Golf Course and its practice areas. Now in its 50th year, the green has served the local lawn bowling community well and has hosted tournaments for players...

                              • Please keep your trash to yourself

                                Back in April, members of the Virginia Capital Trail Ambassadors, Williamsburg Area Bicyclists and other cycling and walking enthusiasts from as far away as Richmond gathered to pick up trash along the Virginia Capital Trail. The Trail is a 52 mile paved, off-road path that stretches from Jamestown...

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                                  • Last Word for May 4

                                    Last Word for May 4

                                    Looking for ... Moving: Are there charity groups who take clean but used mattresses and box springs? 757-229-4210. I am a senior lady, a transplant from Missouri, and am fairly new to Williamsburg. I am looking for someone to go with me to hear R&B and rock & roll music (not opera or symphony)....

                                    • A hole in the fence gets the Last Word, April 30

                                      A hole in the fence gets the Last Word, April 30

                                      Fixing the hole I'm wondering who is responsible for and when the hole in the iron fence adjacent to Peppertree Condominiums is going to be fixed. The hole has been there for months and months and that section of 199 right before the Jamestown Road intersection is viewed by thousands of people...

                                        • Last Word for April 27

                                          Last Word for April 27

                                          Thank you Mother had her 97th birthday on April 12 ,2016. She had a bad infection in March and was not expected to live. But with the help and skill of a special nurse, Susan Webb of Grace Hospice of Williamsburg, she pulled through. Thank you, Susan . I also wish to thank Iva Copeland of Home...

                                          • Last Word: He has your drone, April 23

                                            Last Word: He has your drone, April 23

                                            Lose a drone? If anybody has lost a drone in the Indigo Park area, near Richards Road and Crews Road, please contact 757-784-3645 to identify the drone and the pictures on the drone. Looking for … Could someone recommend an insulator—a crawl space insulator? Thank you. I'm looking for a recommendation...