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High school football state championships are coming to HU, W&M

The road to the state championship will become shorter for many local football teams starting next school year.The Virginia High School League’s Executive Committee on Thursday approved moving the Group 6A and 5A title games to Hampton University and the Group 4A and 3A games to William and Mary...

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  • Jamestown-Warhill baseball and softball matchups moved to Monday

    Jamestown-Warhill baseball and softball matchups moved to Monday

    Thursday was mostly a complete washout for the local schedule including the Jamestown-Warhill baseball and softball games. Jamestown will now visit Warhill in baseball and softball 4:30 p.m. Monday. Jamestown was up 4-2 in girls tennis at Grafton Thursday before their match was suspended because...

      • Public invited to lawn bowling swan song at Williamsburg Inn

        Public invited to lawn bowling swan song at Williamsburg Inn

        The Williamsburg Lawn Bowling Club has one tournament left at Williamsburg Inn, on the green it has called home for 50 years. The club will host a tournament Saturday before it closes on Sunday and is inviting the public to watch and give the sport a try following the conclusion of competition....

        • Berkeley baseball books spot in Bay Rivers final

          Berkeley baseball books spot in Bay Rivers final

          Berkeley Middle advanced to the Bay Rivers baseball championship game with an 8-2 win over Hornsby on Monday. Matters looked grim early on for the Bulldogs when the Hawks started the game with back-to-back hits to take a quick 1-0 lead. The Bulldog bats were also quiet as Hornsby retired the first...

            • Walsingham girls top field, boys third in VISAA track invitational

              Walsingham girls top field, boys third in VISAA track invitational

              The Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II track and field meet Walsingham Academy hosted Saturday may not have been 100 percent telling of the Trojans girls team’s chances at a repeat state title, but it did show coach Richard Higgins they are at least close to as strong...

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            • Thank you for a great campaign

              Although I do not know the outcome of the election for Williamsburg City Council as I write this, I wish to express my thanks to the many people who participated in this year's election. I thank my family and my friends, both old and new, who supported my candidacy and assisted my campaign in so...

                • Dominion needs to build power lines

                  Mr. Siegel's cartoon in the April 23 Gazette opines that Dominion Power overestimated energy demand forecasts to justify building power lines across the James. Phooey! Dominion does not lie to waste capital on a project that will not soon produce profit. They ain't "dumb." If I were running Dominion,...

                    • Rename school for Samuel Harris

                      I am not an African-American and cannot attempt to understand the feelings of African-Americans, but I am a local historian and know some aspects of history. I do know that Rawls Byrd Elementary School opened in 1965, a year after School Superintendent Rawls Byrd retired after 36 years as head...

                        • U.S. needs true multi-party system

                          Being away from the U.S. news and the fight to become President was very refreshing. Listening now again to all the shouting and attacking makes me think. Twenty people started to run to become the new President - a moderate, independent, liberal, conservative, socialist, criminal etc . Strange,...

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                            • A hole in the fence gets the Last Word, April 30

                              A hole in the fence gets the Last Word, April 30

                              Fixing the hole I'm wondering who is responsible for and when the hole in the iron fence adjacent to Peppertree Condominiums is going to be fixed. The hole has been there for months and months and that section of 199 right before the Jamestown Road intersection is viewed by thousands of people...

                                • Last Word for April 27

                                  Last Word for April 27

                                  Thank you Mother had her 97th birthday on April 12 ,2016. She had a bad infection in March and was not expected to live. But with the help and skill of a special nurse, Susan Webb of Grace Hospice of Williamsburg, she pulled through. Thank you, Susan . I also wish to thank Iva Copeland of Home...

                                  • Last Word: He has your drone, April 23

                                    Last Word: He has your drone, April 23

                                    Lose a drone? If anybody has lost a drone in the Indigo Park area, near Richards Road and Crews Road, please contact 757-784-3645 to identify the drone and the pictures on the drone. Looking for … Could someone recommend an insulator—a crawl space insulator? Thank you. I'm looking for a recommendation...

                                      • Last Word on being one of the guys, April 20

                                        Last Word on being one of the guys, April 20

                                        Eye protection Help! I just learned from my optician that the transition glasses I wear do not protect eyes from damaging UVA and the other damaging rays, despite the fact that they darken! Who knew? I only realized my eyes were still bothered by glare and finally asked the question. So the only...

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