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  • Golden performance for Kingsmill resident, 75, in national veterans games

    Golden performance for Kingsmill resident, 75, in national veterans games

    Flipping through one of his three loaded scrapbooks, Charles Wynder paused briefly, pointed out a 2007 newspaper clipping, and casually said, “That’s when I threw out the first pitch at a Houston Astros game,” before promptly turning the page without a thorough explanation. With three scrapbooks...

      • Founder hopes Jamestown High Fishing Club start of something bigger

        Founder hopes Jamestown High Fishing Club start of something bigger

        Exactly where it will lead, founders and organizers aren't yet sure, but the groundwork has been laid for Jamestown High Fishing Club. The club was officially approved by the school in May. Rising Jamestown senior Ashby Walls led the charge, starting simply by telling a friend, "Let's start a fishing...

          • William and Mary picked to finished second in CAA football behind Richmond

            William and Mary picked to finished second in CAA football behind Richmond

            William and Mary was picked to finished second in the league and the Tribe put five on the preseason all-conference football team at Colonial Athletic Association Media Day Tuesday in Baltimore. William and Mary got one first-place vote and Richmond was picked to win the CAA with 19 first-place...

              • 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...

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                  • Bad follow-up from vet's office

                    I just wanted to vent about an experience I had at a veterinary hospital located in the Five Forks area of Williamsburg. A dear friend of mine passed away suddenly approximately two years ago. I was given custody of her dog at the time. When I called the vet my friend had used to inform them of...

                      • Thank you hard-working fire crew

                        Thank you to the fire departments that responded to the fire in Claiborne of Historic Williamsburg on Thursday evening, July 14. Williamsburg Fire Department was joined by James City and York counties. The evening was hot and they all worked quickly and thoroughly to stop the fire caused by careless...

                          • A great first night in Clinton camp

                            Last Thursday evening at least a hundred people, an incredibly diverse mixture by age, ethnicity, you-name-it, gathered in Williamsburg under one roof -- and spilled out from under it -- to show their enthusiasm and optimism about personally working for and shaping a better America. What was this...

                              • 'Snapshots of Genocide,' a history lesson

                                Before he retired, Tilford Bartman of Williamsburg spent 30 years doing forensic social work for the State of Massachusetts. This was a vocation he highly esteemed. But ultimately, research into genocide and creating multiple website memorials to the 400 years of Jewish history and culture in the...

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                                  • Now that she's made history, Hillary Clinton must build trust

                                    Now that she's made history, Hillary Clinton must build trust

                                    Hillary Clinton’s formal acceptance of the Democratic nomination for president came with a nod to her decades at the center of American politics — and to the introduction she still needs to make if she is to win in November. One of the best-known women in the world since the 1990s, Clinton is betting...

                                  • Officer dead, another seriously wounded in San Diego gunbattle

                                    Officer dead, another seriously wounded in San Diego gunbattle

                                    A traffic stop led to a gunbattle that killed an anti-gang police officer and seriously wounded another, authorities said Friday. A suspect was shot and taken into custody while authorities searched for others who may have been involved. The slain officer, a husband and father of two children,...

                                      • California coastline wildfire is big and getting bigger

                                        California coastline wildfire is big and getting bigger

                                        A wildfire burning along California's Big Sur coastline keeps growing a week after it broke out, and looks to be a problem for the scenic region for weeks to come. Anxious residents driven from their homes awaited word on their properties and popular parks and trails closed at the height of tourist...

                                      • Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp

                                        Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp

                                        It's a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois until it disappeared from many states a half-century ago. Persecuted by anglers and deprived of places to spawn,...

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                                          • Last Word on 'progress,' July 23

                                            Last Word on 'progress,' July 23

                                            Making 'progress' In response to an article, "Crowd welcomes new Harris Teeter in Lightfoot." The store is fine, but Mike Hipple's comment that he's liking it taking the place of where the Outlet was and he remembers when it used to be a corn field, calling it "making progress." Off hand, I think...

                                              • 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...

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