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  • Bjornsson's spectacular season highlighted successful fall for Walsingham

    Bjornsson's spectacular season highlighted successful fall for Walsingham

    Walsingham Academy finished the fall sports season with its boys soccer and volleyball teams each reaching the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association state quarterfinals. The Trojans' cross country program also had another successful season with the girls' team winning state Catholic...

      • Front eight fuels dangerous Lafayette defense

        Front eight fuels dangerous Lafayette defense

        — For more seasons than any of its current players have been alive, the wing-T offense has been synonymous with Lafayette High football. When Andy Linn took over six seasons ago as head coach, that trend continued, as the Rams carved out what has become a more consistent defensive identity under...

      • Greene's 42 points, 11 boards lead WCA to 2-0 start

        Greene's 42 points, 11 boards lead WCA to 2-0 start

        Cle'von Greene scored 42 points Thursday in Williamsburg Christian Academy's 84-69 boys basketball win at home over Nansemond-Suffolk Academy of Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools. Greene hit a trio of 3-pointers, was 16-for-19 at the free throw and had 11 rebounds.  It was the best offensive...

          • W&M women earn fifth win in a row, over Dartmouth

            William and Mary defeated Dartmouth 63-50 in women's basketball Thursday at Kaplan Arena. Marlena Tremba scored 16 points and Alexandra Masaquel netted 14 as the Tribe (5-1) beat the Big Green (2-4). Tremba was 4-of-6 from 3-point range, part of W&M's 8-of-16 shooting from beyond the arc. W&M, which...


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              • Don't overlook obvious superintendent candidates

                This week, in a meeting with the consultants and in emails to members of the Williamsburg-James City County School Board, Citizens for Education has asked the School Board to consider the following suggestions as we search for a Superintendent of Schools: (1) Please do not consider only "superstars"...

                  • Make America greater than it already is

                    I want people to know what our new president is inheriting as he takes office with the promise to make America Great Again. An America with an unemployment rate below 5%. That rate is measured by the same parameters used since 1960. I cannot argue with idiocy when some folks claim the "actual"...

                      • Slight adjustment improves Electoral College

                        It amazes me how many people do not understand how the Electoral College works or why it was implemented. People fail to realize that the U.S. is a Democratic Republic made up of individual states. It is not a true democracy in the sense that France, Italy, and Greece are. Those countries are autonomous...

                          • Sandy Young should resign from school board

                            By the time you're reading this, Sandy Young may have decided to resign her seat on the Williamsburg James City County School Board. That would be a good thing. On Thursday, board president Jim Kelly asked her to give up the seat representing the Berkeley District that she's held for about a year....

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                              • Last Word on a noisy world, Nov. 30

                                Last Word on a noisy world, Nov. 30

                                Too much noise Every day I hike Freedom Park with my dog. Lately all I hear is the sound of very nearby construction destroying the serenity of the park. James City County should have bought the land surrounding the park either for expanding the trails or at least as a buffer. Did we really need...

                              • Last Word on alcohol sales, Nov. 26

                                Last Word on alcohol sales, Nov. 26

                                Green lights A green outdoor light to honor veterans. Our True Value had green bulbs on sale for Veterans Day, and I noticed several neighbors had put them on their porch lights. Now I have mine on, also. Just wanted to share this information, a nice gesture. School bus safety Regarding school...

                              • Last Word on saying 'thank you,' Nov. 23

                                Last Word on saying 'thank you,' Nov. 23

                                Thank you At Thanksgiving, let us be thankful for those on-duty police officers, fire personnel, EMTs, ER and hospital staff that make our holiday safe and secure. A very special thanks to the fire department in Toano. I called them about my smoke detectors and asked if they could install two new...

                                  • Last Word on empty shelves, Nov. 19

                                    Last Word on empty shelves, Nov. 19

                                    Health insurance To the persons who responded to the comments about people who get free health care, the reality is that some still do, but many more get highly subsidized (yes, by the government) retired medical plans including federal employees. The person who thinks $300-400 per month is the...