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WJCC Board votes to "begin the process" of renaming Rawls Byrd Elementary

WILLIAMSBURG- In a 6 to nothing vote, the Williamsburg-James City County School Board voted to “begin the process” of changing the name of Rawls Byrd Elementary School on Tuesday night. The school is named for the former superintendent who oversaw the merger of the county and city school systems...

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  • Don't give ISIS legitimacy of a state

    Whether it calls itself ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) or ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), it is not a State. World political leaders, security experts and the press should not be referring to the entity as either ISIS or ISIL or use the word "State". Referring to them as a...

      • Airbnb is out of place in Lakewood

        My wife and I have lived in Lakewood since 1979; we live next door to 100 Lake Drive, whose current occupants have requested James City County to allow them to rent up to three rooms on a short-time basis (a few days at a time, they indicate). The Planning Commission turned down their request,...

          • Sponsors made fundraiser a success

            The Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center would like to thank those who helped make our 22nd Annual Golf Classic on May 19 a success. We had 18 foursomes out at Kiskiack Golf Club and we raised just over $10,000 to support our summer camp and retreat hosting ministry. In particular, we would like...

              • The devil is always in the details

                The front page article in the May 21 Gazette suggested to me that perhaps Superintendent Constantino doesn't understand his responsibilities. I learned early in my professional life that, as one of my superiors was fond of saying, "The devil is in the details." It's all well and good that he's...

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