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Another heat advisory in effect for Monday

If Sunday felt too hot, get used to it: the National Weather Service has issued another heat advisory for Monday. The advisory, which covers southeastern Virginia, starts at noon and runs through 8 p.m., according to the weather service’s Wakefield office. Forecasters are expecting a high of 97...

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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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                                  • Bavarian official says attacker who injured several was denied asylum

                                    A man who blew himself up and injured 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival was a 27-year-old Syrian who had been denied asylum, Bavaria's top security official said early Monday. "We don't know if this man planned on suicide or if he had the intention of killing others,"...

                                      • California wildfires destroy 18 homes; 1 body found

                                        California wildfires destroy 18 homes; 1 body found

                                        Flames raced down a steep hillside "like a freight train," leaving smoldering remains of homes and forcing thousands to flee the wildfire churning through tinder-dry canyons in Southern California, authorities said Sunday. The fire that has destroyed at least 18 homes in northern Los Angeles County...

                                      • 28 injured in crash involving bus, Jeep and tractor-trailer

                                        More than two dozen people have been injured in a crash involving a bus, a Jeep and a tractor-trailer. It happened Sunday evening in Yeadon, just outside of Philadelphia. Officials say the Jeep pulled out of a driveway and onto the road and crashed into the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation...

                                          • Man kills woman, wounds 2 others with machete in Germany

                                            A Syrian man killed a woman with a machete and wounded two others Sunday outside a bus station in the southwestern German city of Reutlingen before being arrested. Police said there were no indications pointing to terrorism. Police spokesman Bjoern Reusch told The Associated Press that witnesses...

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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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