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W-JCC school board tables high school redistricting

High school redistricting is off the table, and trailers for Jamestown High School are on it. The same majority of the Williamsburg-James City County school board who had previously indicated its opposition to redistricting reiterated that stance at the board’s Tuesday work session — vice chair...

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  • Prep roundup: William and Mary hosts state championship football

    William and Mary’s Zable Stadium hosted two VHSL state championship football games Sunday, one day later than scheduled after a Friday evening storm dumped close to an inch of snow on Williamsburg. In Class 4, senior De’Angelo Ramsey ran for 262 yards, including a 79-yard touchdown, as the Salem...

      • Prep roundup: State football championship games postponed

        Prep roundup: State football championship games postponed

        The VHSL moved its state championship football games — four of which are on the Peninsula — back one day because of inclement weather. The VHSL championships will now be Sunday, with two games each at Hampton University and the College of William and Mary. HU hosts the Class 6 and 5 title games,...

          • Huge comeback propels Grafton boys past Jamestown in basketball

            The Grafton High boys basketball team trailed by eight points with little more than two minutes remaining against Jamestown on Wednesday night. Yet the Clippers walked off the Eagles’ home floor with a 68-63 victory. An aggressive full-court press sparked the 13-point swing. “It’s in the bag of...

          • Young runners dominate Christmas Town Dash 8k

            With one notable exception, the eighth annual Christmas Town Dash 8K Run, held Sunday morning at Busch Gardens, was dominated by young runners with local ties, either with the College of William and Mary, or high school runners just finishing their cross country season. There were 2,499 official...


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              • Women's Chorus sings-in Christmas season

                Nothing quite represents the joy of the Christmas season than singing and the Williamsburg Women’s Chorus did its job in helping spread cheer in its “Song in the Air” winter program Saturday in the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. Under the capable baton of Rebecca Davy and ably supported by talented...

                  • Limelight, Dec. 13-17

                    Caroling at the Coffeehouse: Gather on the porch to sing along with holiday favorites in Colonial Williamsburg. 6-6:45 p.m. Thursday and Sunday at Charlton’s Coffeehouse, 429 E. Duke of Gloucester St. Free. ‘Christmas Dreams’: The Institute for Dance presents the story of a Williamsburg woman transported...

                      • Compassionate Friends group commemorates lost loved ones

                        Compassionate Friends group commemorates lost loved ones

                        The holiday season emphasizes merriment enjoyed alongside family. But for those who have lost a young child, grandchild or sibling, this time of year might instead conjure up painful memories. Members of the Compassionate Friends of Williamsburg hope to remind such individuals that they are not...

                          • VSO plans holiday concerts

                            VSO plans holiday concerts

                            The Virginia Symphony Orchestra is celebrating the energy and warmth of the holidays with a pair of concerts, one grandiose and one more intimate. “Holiday Pops” heads to the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News Friday, and “Holiday Brass” rings Dec. 15 at St. Bede Catholic Church. “They’re...


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                              • Reiss, CW board happy with changes, direction

                                The Richmond Times Dispatch described Thomas Farrell, Dominion Energy chairman and CEO, this way: “When a powerful group of Virginia lawmakers in charge of the state budget sat down for dinner in the University of Virginia’s Rotunda in late June, its first course arrived with greetings from Thomas...

                                  • Generous support made homes tour a success

                                    They came from near and far, from California to New York and from Alaska to Florida. The crowds responded with great enthusiasm and appreciation for the 58th annual Christmas Homes Tour on Saturday, which featured three homes in Colonial Williamsburg and three in the Walnut Hills area of the city....

                                      • Gun violence is a moral, not gun issue

                                        Over the last few weeks, there have been comments about gun sales in Virginia. To offer the idea that a person can just back up a truck, load up on guns with out a background check is a lie, likely from a person who has never ventured into a gun show. Fact: All licensed gun dealers operating at...

                                          • Operation Share was a successful for all

                                            On Nov. 18, the Williamsburg-James City County Sheriff’s Office held the 18th annual Operation Share at James City County Fire Station No. 1. We first held this event 17 years ago so members of our sheriff’s office and our local police departments could share a meal and friendship with some of...

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                                              • Last Word on making friends, Dec. 6

                                                Last Word on making friends, Dec. 6

                                                Making friends I live on Country Club Drive off Longhill Road and just recently acquired a rescue dog with a ferocious bark. At 7 p.m. Wednesday night, a UPS delivery person delivered a package and rang the doorbell. Naturally, our dog barked and ran to the door. When I retrieved the package from...

                                                  • Last Word, Dec. 2

                                                    Last Word, Dec. 2

                                                    Christmas tree The date for the lighting of the Christmas tree at CW has traditionally been on Christmas Eve, but apparently this year that has changed. What is the date for the lighting this season, and does anyone know the reason for the change? Editor’s note: According to Colonial Williamsburg’s...

                                                      • Last Word on a wish list, Nov. 29

                                                        Last Word on a wish list, Nov. 29

                                                        Santa list I was thinking I should give my grandson a DVD of the wonderful play, “1776.” Then I thought it would be better to give it to his school. But then, that school is in another state, so what if people see a Santa list from their neighborhood schools and everyone who wishes can give a Christmas...

                                                          • Last Word on school conferences, Nov. 18

                                                            Last Word on school conferences, Nov. 18

                                                            School conferences I left the first day of parent teacher conferences at my elementary school feeling very disheartened. I prepared your child's report card to share with you. I collected writing samples and reading assignments your child has completed. I wanted to show you how much your child...