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Dozens of W-JCC school buses missing required safety feature

More than three-dozen Williamsburg-James City County school buses are missing a state-mandated safety device that prevents the vehicle’s parking brake from accidentally disengaging. All 132 school divisions were notified their buses may not be up to snuff with Virginia Department of Education standards,...

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  • Local Memorial Day events remember America's fallen

    Local Memorial Day events remember America's fallen

    In the midst of our busy lives and daily problems, sometimes it's necessary to take a moment and reflect on a grander scale. Memorial Day provides such an opportunity, when people can set aside drama and disagreements to honor those who gave all for their fellow citizens. Living in the Historic...

      • Limelight, May 24-28

        Thursday Film Series at WRL: May's theme of musicals showcasing male singers concludes with a screening of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." 2 p.m. Thursday at Williamsburg Regional Library. Free. River Seining at York River State Park: Rangers will guide guests using seine and dip nets to explore...

          • An evening of living, breathing dance

            Lula Washington Dance Theatre has graced the roster of the Virginia Arts Festival several times over its 21 seasons, offering impressive, creative dance. Its return appearance in this year's Festival, Friday, in the Peebles Theatre of the Ferguson Center for the Arts, was met with joyful anticipation....

              • Passionate evening of symphonic music from WSO

                Violinist Elena Urioste is an extraordinarily talented youthful performer. Hovering around 30 years old, Urioste has already performed with many of the world's major-league orchestras, conductors, soloists and ensembles. Her calendar is jam packed with appearances everywhere. Having her find time...

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                  • Program addressed end of life issues

                    A public program discussing end of life issues was held last week at King of Glory Church. More than 100 came to discuss the topic of death preparations at "The Sensitive Journey," and to hear speakers from 12 businesses. Many thanks to all the volunteers who spent their morning with us and to...

                      • Dominion not a responsible steward

                        My wife I drove down from Little Valley in Bath County to participate in the rally for our environment outside of the recent Dominion shareholders meeting. Dominion's attempt to screen us from the view of shareholders by placing curtains around the convention center and walkway leading to it reminded...

                          • Ad feeds election conspiracy theories

                            Well, it has taken long enough, but the May 13 issue of the Virginia Gazette, page 12A has finally put into print identities of some of those accused by conspiracy letter writers in today's Daily Press and Washington Post. The left side of the Gazette ad contains 16 names – 15 of whom could be...

                              • Friends of W&M, in more ways than one

                                The College of William and Mary could not have chosen more fitting recipients for its 2017 Prentis Award than Tom and Mary Ellen Power. The Powers are the founders and owners, together with their three children Tom Power, Jr., Mary Ellen Power and Cathy Power, of the iconic Cheese Shop and the...

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