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New scares for Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens debuted its latest scares in store for visitors Friday to Howl-O-Scream during a passholders event at the park. Frostbite is a new, scary cool haunted house contained in the Curse of DarKastle building. Busch Gardens also added a new escape room, Case of the Haunted Hotel, to go...

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  • Warhill baseball players follow athletic sisters to college

    Warhill baseball players follow athletic sisters to college

    Sam Rochard’s older sister is Keely Rochard, the Virginia Tech freshman considered the Peninsula area’s best-ever high school softball player for her exploits in leading Warhill High to the past two Group 3A state titles. Reece Koon’s older sister is Alex Koon, a Wichita State sophomore among the...

    • Early bye week not bad timing for W&M

      Early bye week not bad timing for W&M

      College football coaches have minimal control over when their bye week falls. Most would prefer the middle of October, when bodies are bruised and the stretch run is looming. After three games, William and Mary’s open date is already here. But Tribe coach Jimmye Laycock isn’t complaining. With...

    • Jamestown volleyball defeats Warhill

      Jamestown volleyball defeats Warhill

      In a matchup of Bay Rivers District heavyweights, Jamestown defeated Warhill in straight sets, 25-12, 25-21, 25-23 on Thursday night. “It’s always tough to play at Warhill. We graduated six players and they lost some seniors,” Jamestown coach Thomas Stephenson said. “It’s a huge win, Warhill and...

        • Prep roundup: Walsingham boys, girls sweep cross country invitational

          Walsingham Academy’s boys and girls cross country teams took first place at Thursday’s Walsingham Invitational held at Eastern State. The girls took seven of the top 10 places, including first, second and third, scoring 17 points and defeating second place Nansemond Suffolk Academy with 56 points...

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            • Literacy for Life partners with Matthew Whaley for new program

              Literacy for Life partners with Matthew Whaley for new program

              Parenting is a daunting task for anyone, as is navigating the complexities of ensuring a child gets a quality education. Local nonprofit Literacy for Life is preparing a new program to make things a little easier for those in the community who most need help; a $50,000 grant courtesy of Impact...

                • Cabaret show celebrates local "Leading Ladies"

                  Cabaret show celebrates local "Leading Ladies"

                  The Williamsburg Players are mixing up their repertoire with “Leading Ladies,” a cabaret show celebrating Broadway’s most memorable tunes and the dynamic divas behind them. The collaborative effort aims to highlight local talent. “I tried to choose a diverse group of vocalists,” said director Jeffrey...

                    • VSO's 97th season reaches for the stars

                      VSO's 97th season reaches for the stars

                      Although the Virginia Symphony Orchestra is approaching its 100th birthday, its latest season kicks off with a celebration of a much older body: the galaxy itself. The orchestra opens its 97th season with a trio of performances throughout Hampton Roads Friday through Sunday. “Every year, of course,...

                        • After dark, Sept. 20-24

                          Thursday Berret’s: Tom Vinick, 6-9 p.m. Aroma’s: Open Mic Night, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Boxwave, 7-10 p.m. Friday Aroma’s: Willie Tintype, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Billie Joe Trio, 8-11 p.m. Yorktown Pub: Johnny Cardigan, 9:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday Aroma’s: Mark Rogers, 7-9 p.m. Sunday Berret’s: Caleb Folks,...

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                            • Enjoying my time in community of walkers

                              Community: a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. — Dictionary As a daily walker, I feel as though I belong to a very special community; however, no one knows my name and I don't know theirs. Between 8 and 9 a.m. most mornings, we hit...

                                • Consumers need to demand needed change

                                  Watching everyone scramble to protect themselves from fraud after the Equifax hack, it’s become clear to me that we consumers need to force change in the current system. Why is a victim considered responsible for spending time and money to repair a compromised credit history? Shouldn’t all businesses...

                                    • Cordasco concerned with local issues

                                      As a voter in the 93rd District of Virginia, I always try to do my homework on the candidates. Reading through the web pages of the candidates for the House of Delegates, Heather Cordasco and Mike Mullin, I see some striking differences. Ms. Cordasco’s issue’s page is district oriented. She speaks...

                                        • W&M is looking for a superhero — or heroine — for its next president

                                          The College of William and Mary’s Presidential Search Committee met again on Sept. 15, this time to review their recently published Leadership Profile (the rubric for hiring the next president) and to discuss with the search firm how their recruitment is coming along. The Leadership Profile — www.wm.edu/presidentialsearch/profil...

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                                            • Last Word on affordable housing, Sept. 16

                                              Last Word on affordable housing, Sept. 16

                                              Affordable housing Yet again, the conversation turns to "affordable" housing. Perhaps the workers employed in the local service economy should be consulted. They certainly do not consider "the low $200,000s" to be "affordable." I think you would find they would be elated to have access to smaller...

                                                • Last Word recommendations, Sept. 13

                                                  Last Word recommendations, Sept. 13

                                                  Recommended If you haven’t been to Johnstown Jewelers on Jamestown Road, you have missed out. They have beautiful jewelry and also do watch repair. Try them. You will like them. Tell one, tell all: If you are considering a new vehicle you must give the folks at Patriot GMC on Second Street, Williamsburg,...

                                                    • Last Word on hurricane help, Sept. 9

                                                      Last Word on hurricane help, Sept. 9

                                                      Hurricane help Does anyone know what churches are collecting for the people of Texas, or any place that you could bring donations of clothes? Since Republican lawmakers are most likely going to demand offsets in the federal budget to pay for rebuilding South Texas, the first place they can start...

                                                        • Last Word on bicycle safety, Sept. 6

                                                          Last Word on bicycle safety, Sept. 6

                                                          Bicycle safety I am distressed by the number of bare-headed bike riders I encounter on the Virginia Capital Trail. As the survivor of a low-speed spill on a quiet country road that cracked my helmet and left me unconscious for more than an hour, I can testify that neither speed nor the presence...

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