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Gloucester man arrested in Williamsburg explosion

Update: Williamsburg Police arrested a Gloucester man Friday and charged him with possession and using of an explosive device and committing an act of terrorism following the detonation of an improvised explosive device, according to police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley. Stephen Powers, 30, of Gloucester,...

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  • Rotary clubs award grant to Arc of Greater Williamsburg

    The Arc of Greater Williamsburg, which serves adults in the area with developmental disabilities who have aged out of special education programs, recently received some help with its mission. The Rotary Club of the Historic Triangle, alongside the Williamsburg and James City County rotary clubs,...

      • Dental center gives back with Day of Smiles

        Dental center gives back with Day of Smiles

        Going to the dentist is so routine for many it’s easy to take its significance for granted. For many in the community, the cost of dental work and a lack of resources make even a regular checkup nearly impossible. The Williamsburg Center for Dental Health on Monticello Avenue hopes to alleviate...

          • VSO's latest concert promises epic journey with Wagner

            VSO's latest concert promises epic journey with Wagner

            Long before “Game of Thrones,” “Lord of the Rings” and “Harry Potter” captured imaginations, German composer Richard Wagner inspired fantastic visions through his music. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra aims to pay homage to the 19th-century visionary with a concert of selections from his epic masterpiece,...

              • Ford's Colony Dance Band Halloween concert swings at Williamsburg Library

                Ford's Colony Dance Band Halloween concert swings at Williamsburg Library

                The Ford's Colony Dance Band hopes to once again relive the swinging big band music of the 20th century with its latest concert, a Halloween-themed shindig at the Williamsburg Regional Library Wednesday. “I grew up listening to it,” said Larry Stowe, the band’s founder, who lauded the genre’s beautiful...


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                  • Kelly understands the fullness of education

                    Having worked with James Kelly during the past five years, I fully endorse him for re-election to the W-JCC School Board. Two years ago, several sports teams advanced to “states” in Lynchburg on graduation weekend. Jim arranged to conduct a ceremony for seniors who would miss their own. On Friday...

                      • Icenhour will help manage growth responsibly

                        Four years ago, I had a meltdown over a Republican postcard that showed up in my mailbox. It asserted that Jim Icenhour had voted for a “ boondoggle,” Bldg. D, an overpriced county facility they called a “Taj Mahal.” Bldg. D was the old W-JCC school administration building that was reconfigured...

                          • Articles don't reflect current CW spending

                            In a recent story on Colonial Williamsburg, The Virginia Gazette shed light on important issues about the Foundation’s financial challenges, but in a few cases, presented misleading or out-of-date information. While it’s easy to sensationalize executive pay and benefits, especially during challenging...

                              • Online checkbook high on list for Swanenberg

                                We need Joe Swanenburg for Powhatan supervisor, a strong advocate for transparency and low taxes. Good government requires transparency. Transparency requires fidelity and fiduciary responsibility. Transparency can easily be achieved with an online checkbook, which would itemize where taxpayers’...

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                                  • Last Word on W&M protest, Oct. 14

                                    Last Word on W&M protest, Oct. 14

                                    W&M protests There is no recognized Black Lives Matter student organization at the College of William and Mary, and members of the local Black Lives Matter group have not pursued the “student organization” designation. Therefore, Mr. Reveley should have had the campus police eject those who were...

                                      • Last Word on guns, Oct. 11

                                        Last Word on guns, Oct. 11

                                        Gun control If it isn't the right time, as Republicans are saying about discussing some limits on guns in the U.S., then when is the right time? We discuss changes in laws after a drunk driver kills someone. We discuss sprinklers in buildings after a fatal fire. So why not discuss protecting innocent...

                                          • Last Word on outstanding work, Oct. 7

                                            Last Word on outstanding work, Oct. 7

                                            Way to go! Congratulations to Stonehouse Elementary School for being among seven Virginia schools recognized as a “2017 National Blue Ribbon School” by the U.S. Secretary of Education. What an honor to them and all involved with the school and surrounding community. Their hard work and dedication...

                                              • Last Word local campaigns, Oct. 4

                                                Last Word local campaigns, Oct. 4

                                                Candidate forums Delegate Pogge: You have represented us well. However, now we find you unwilling to participate in the League of Women Voters debate. Why? Are you so comfortable in your position that you feel you can become detached from your voters? Please remember Eric Cantor's major defeat...