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Curtis withdraws proposal for NK tactical range

Curtis Security Consulting Inc. has withdrawn its conditional-use permit application to build a tactical facility after Sen. Tommy Norment sent the New Kent Board Supervisors a letter opposing the plan. A letter dated Friday from R. Edward Railey III, attorney for Curtis Security Consulting Inc.,...

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  • Successful fall sports seasons start in the summer

    Successful fall sports seasons start in the summer

    As the sun hangs low every weekday morning, high school student-athletes put in the work to be ready for the fall sports season. For Jamestown and Warhill high school cross country runners, that means running together by 7 a.m. to beat the heat. “If a kid has some talent and they show up Aug. 1,...

      • York High alums shine at Independence Day 8K

        Last year a York High grad dominated the competition in the Yorktown Independence Day 8K Run, with Jack Little, 23, of York High School class of 2012 winning by 1 ½ minutes with a time of 27:36. This year, two recent York High grads dominated the race, as Dawson Connell, 22, of Yorktown (class...

          • Weekend race features debut cause and course

            Both a race course and a charitable beneficiary had very successful debuts last Saturday morning at the inaugural WISC Gymnastics Flipping 5K run/walk, along with a one-mile color fun run/walk, held from the Billsburg Brewery/James City County Marina. Most new Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix events...

              • WCA summer basketball camp focuses on skills

                WCA summer basketball camp focuses on skills

                Williamsburg Christian Academy’s basketball program has enjoyed success over several seasons, including a state championship for the boys varsity team in 2017, and this week the school is hosting its 25th annual Flying Eagle Basketball Camp for local youths. “I focus on basic fundamentals,” said...


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                  • "WHRO Voice" connects those unable to read with newspapers, more

                    "WHRO Voice" connects those unable to read with newspapers, more

                    For many, reading the newspaper is a daily ritual, a way to stay informed and connected. For individuals dealing with blindness or disabilities that prevent normal reading, the activity becomes impossible. “At some point, they were able to read the newspaper and now they can’t. What happens is...

                      • Whistle Belly brings brews, more back to Merchants Square

                        Whistle Belly brings brews, more back to Merchants Square

                        The Whistle Belly festival returns to Colonial Williamsburg Aug. 4 with dozens of beers from across the U.S. alongside sweet and savory creations from local restaurants, all for a cause. The Junior Woman’s Club of Williamsburg and DoG Street Pub will team up once again to bring the biggest Whistle...

                          • After dark, July 10-14

                            Thursday Triangle: Robert Hodge, 7-10 p.m. Friday Charly’s Airport Restaurant: Felicia Hoyos, 5-9 p.m. Chowning’s: Sunset Serenade, 6-9 p.m. Virginia Beer Company: Jamie Slate and Reverend Rich, 6-9 p.m. Cogan’s: Blind and Dirty, 8-11 p.m. Saturday Aromas: In the Light, 7-9 p.m. Comedy Club: Moody...

                              • Limelight, July 10-14

                                Limelight, July 10-14

                                Ferns, Mosses and Forest Plants: Helen Hamilton of the Virginia Plant Society guides an exploration of greenery through one of Freedom Park’s trails. 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Freedom Park, 5537 Centerville Road. Free, call 564-4494 for more info. Evening Talks: Drive-in America: WRL explores America’s...


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                                  • Exiled by Soviets, Lozansky supports Trump-Putin talks

                                    Dr. Edward Lozansky is the founder and president of the American University in Moscow and the Russia House Association in Washington, D.C. He is also a professor at Moscow State and National Research Nuclear Universities. But before all this, Lozansky, a nuclear physicist, was a dissident in the...

                                      • Nation's bad laws replaced over time

                                        I wonder if I am the only non-Trumper in this country who grows weary of his follower’s defense of his “policies.” I keep hearing and seeing the low-information crowd referring to the law and the crimes of folks seeking asylum. The Law. Wow! I hope those folks know it was at one time against the...

                                          • Proposed tactical facility doesn't belong in New Kent

                                            I would like to respond to the Curtis Security Consulting Letter to the Editor of July 11 regarding their conditional-use application to install a simulated war zone in Barhamsville, New Kent County. You need only read the first page of the New Kent Comprehensive County Plan to immediately understand...

                                              • Free speech doesn't endorse being uncivil

                                                The story covering the Fox & Friends broadcast from Colonial Williamsburg, published in the July 4 edition of The Virginia Gazette, was an interesting read but left out what Paul Harvey would call “the rest of the story.” Colonial Williamsburg sent an email to some of its volunteers letting them...

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                                                  • Last Word on sales tax increase, Feb. 28

                                                    Last Word on sales tax increase, Feb. 28

                                                    Sales tax increase I don’t appreciate the sneaky way this tax hike is being motored through to support tourism and another-named slush fund. Please list the names and phone numbers of who we can call in Richmond for York, James City and Williamsburg to let our voices be heard. Thank you. Editor’s...

                                                      • Last Word on sales tax, Feb. 24

                                                        Last Word on sales tax, Feb. 24

                                                        Sales tax increase Instead of a 1 percent sales tax increase to feed the tourism oligarchs, how about an increase to promote affordable housing for the people who do the work that runs the tourism industry in the area? Seems like the Chamber of Commerce, JCC Supervisors and the Williamsburg City...

                                                          • Last Word on Florida shootings, Feb. 21

                                                            Last Word on Florida shootings, Feb. 21

                                                            Florida shootings A question for Congress: Why is the possession of assault weapons more important than school children's lives? Don't those children have a right, under the Constitution, to live full lives, in liberty and in the pursuit of happiness? I’m in high school and I’m scared to go to...

                                                              • Last Word, Feb. 17

                                                                Last Word, Feb. 17

                                                                Shooting in Florida To all those who write in demanding rights to carry in schools, churches and other public places: do you also demand similar rights for convicted criminals, the mentally ill and those with restraining orders? Should they be allowed to build up arsenals of assault weapons? Anyone...