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Weather: Increasingly clear, sunny skies expected Wednesday

Showers and cloudy skies are expected to continue into early Wednesday morning, says the National Weather Service. By Wednesday afternoon, it will be sunny and clear. Highs will reach 67 degrees, and wind will blow between 10 and 13 mph.  Temperatures should drop to 43 degrees at night, and wind...

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  • Church to hold thank you concert

    Church to hold thank you concert

    Just to thank Angelo Maker for his good deeds, the Wellspring United Methodist Church is hosting a concert Friday night at Kimball Theatre. The free performance isn't a fundraiser, but an awareness effort, said Gail Scullion, the church's music director. Maker, a Sudanese refugee sponsored by the...

      • Broadway performer headlining symphony fundraising concert

        Broadway performer headlining symphony fundraising concert

        Local Tiffany Haas will headline symphony fundraising concert

          • Top 10 events for March 30-April 1

            Benjamin Franklin's Glass Armonica: Hear the music and stories of Benjamin Franklin's glass armonica performed by Dean Shostak. This rare glass instrument was a sensation in America and Europe from 1760-1830. Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Kimball Theatre, 428 W. Duke of Gloucester St., $5. 'Botticelli...

              • After Dark, March 29-April 2

                Wednesday Cogan's: MJ's, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Doctor Tom, 6-9 p.m. Waypoint: LCV Project Performance, 6-9 p.m. Thursday Triangle: Dissonance/Dissent, 8 p.m. Friday Cogan's: Jacob Vanko Band, 8-11 p.m. Daddyo's Tavern: Dejavoodoo, 8-11:30 p.m. Triangle: Ball & Chain, 7-10 p.m. Water Street Grille: Billy Joe...

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                  • Schools needs to get back to teaching basics

                    Saturday's article in the Gazette about parent's concern over Dana Levy's writing workshops at all nine elementary schools omits a critical part of the discussion. Yes, Ms. Levy writes children's books about families with same-sex parents and that was well covered in the article. What the article...

                      • Health care is not partisan issue

                        Remember high school typing class? Complete this sentence: Now is the time for all good men.… Now is the time for a select committee (similar to 9/11) to be formed with the given goal of universal Health Care for the U.S.A. Quit making this a partisan issue. Phil Merrick James City County

                          • New book emphasizes life's surprising connections

                            You toss a pebble into a pond and you never know how far the ripples will spread This happened when Nancy Smith, a writer based in Dallas contacted me and asked for help finding a publisher who will do justice to her new book, "Churchill on the Rivirea: Winston Churchill, Wendy Reves and the House...

                              • Blaming others may hide real problem

                                During the last presidential campaign, we had a candidate who was busy telling the public what a sad state of affairs we are in. The loss of jobs, the loss of homes, and the growing national debt: a sorry state of affairs for the general public. Who caused the housing bubble to burst? What caused...

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                                  • Last Word on practice time, March 22

                                    Last Word on practice time, March 22

                                    Practice time Can someone please help me understand how it is OK for high school athletic coaches to have their own middle school children practice with the varsity and JV teams? We, as parents of high school athletes, had to pay an athletic fee. These middle school children did not have to pay...

                                  • Last Word on the Days Inn dorm, March 18

                                    Last Word on the Days Inn dorm, March 18

                                    Days Inn dorm In regard to the Days Inn controversy: Why not make use of the old Dillard complex, by the baseball and soccer stadiums? The two dorms there could be torn down or refurbished, and the smaller buildings currently used for administrative staffs could be done away with, making room for...

                                  • Last word on empty retail space, March 15

                                    Last word on empty retail space, March 15

                                    Retail space There is one new closure in New Town. The Mole Hole has re-located to Richmond Road at the old Daily Donut location. The rent and lack of traffic in New Town seems to be the culprit. I see Middleburg Bank is also leaving New Town and closing their Williamsburg location. The amount...

                                  • Last Word on fire departments, March 11

                                    Last Word on fire departments, March 11

                                    Power lines If you really want to put power lines over the river, take a few minutes to drive up Route 5 about two miles past Charles City Courthouse, to the Turner Lewis Jr. Park. There are two electric towers over the water there. Take a look at it because that's what you'll get, except that...

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