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Planning Commission to consider permit, zoning change for Precarious Beer

The Williamsburg Planning Commission is expected to hold two public hearings regarding zoning and special-use permit requests from Precarious Beer Project representatives at its meeting on Sept. 19. The 9,700-square-foot brewery and restaurant is expected to open in the Henry Street Shops near...

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  • Panthers wiped out in fight against Falcons, 56-6

    Panthers wiped out in fight against Falcons, 56-6

    On Thursday, short-handed Bruton suffered a 56-6 loss to York at Bailey Field. The Falcons started fast and never let up. The Panthers’ squad stood at 22 players, but only about 18 of them suited up against York’s 43-man roster. Panthers coach Tim Smith said the team looked forward to their next...

      • Patriot's triathlon set to bring road delays

        Patriot's triathlon set to bring road delays

        A series of triathlons will bring traffic and road delays as athletes take to the roads in James City County. The Patriot’s triathlons will close parts of James City County roads in the mornings of Sept. 8 and Sept. 9 between 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., according to a James City County news release....

          • Bob Molinaro's Weekly Briefing: Mother Nature, Kaepernick, Serena, Monday Night Football

            During its coverage of Hurricane Florence, The Weather Channel has talked a lot about the scary Cone of Uncertainty. Whatever the weather, don’t we all live every day in a cone of uncertainty? Not that I’m certain of that. Quick hit: It’s obvious, isn’t it? Mother Nature has a problem with college...

              • Wednesday's regional sports roundup: Richmond, VMI alter football plans because of Florence; CNU game won't be made up

                COLLEGES: Football: Two games involving state FCS teams were moved up as Hurricane Florence headed toward the East Coast. Richmond, instead of playing at home Saturday, will play at 5 p.m. Thursday at St. Francis in Loretto, Pa. VMI will stay home for its game but moved it up a day to 2:30 p.m....


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                  • Junior Woman's Club, Alewerks bring back Brews that Benefit

                    Junior Woman's Club, Alewerks bring back Brews that Benefit

                    Brews that Benefit returns Sept. 30 for its third year of beer-filled bellies and family-friendly fun. But for co-chairwoman Erica Hammett, it’s differenct than other beer events that fill the area’s calendar. “We really hope that people think about where their money is going,” said Hammett, also...

                      • Peninsula's first food truck fest races into York County

                        Peninsula's first food truck fest races into York County

                        The wheels are spinning for the Peninsula’s first-ever food truck-themed festival. Lux Events’ Great Food Truck Festival combines a variety of foods from the area and beyond at Waters Edge Church in York County on Saturday. The lineup of 15 trucks includes Toano-based Matchsticks BBQ, Bali Bali...

                          • CW art museums offer one-week free admission

                            CW art museums offer one-week free admission

                            As Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day returns for a 14th year Saturday, Colonial Williamsburg will celebrate with a week of free admission to its art museums through Sept. 29. That includes the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, which features exhibits such as “Upholstery CSI,” showcasing the...

                              • CW acquires pre-Revolutionary War silver teapot

                                CW acquires pre-Revolutionary War silver teapot

                                The royal teapot of Virginia’s last royal governor is coming home, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation announced Monday. The silver artifact belonged to John Murray, a Scottish nobleman and the fourth earl of Dunmore; now it belongs to Colonial Williamsburg. “This remarkable teapot owned by Virginia’s...


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                                  • Restrictive gun laws don't work

                                    Having just moved from Massachusetts, I must refute D. Burke Sr.'s assertion (The Virginia Gazette, Sept. 15) that New England states have lower rates of gun deaths because of strict gun laws. Massachusetts has such a low rate of gun deaths not because it has a low rate of violent crime, but because...

                                      • 'Operation Finale' makes Eichmann almost real again

                                        Nanci Bond and Ellen Jaronczyk, of Williamsburg, suggested my wife and I should accompany them to see the movie “Operation Finale.” The movie is a thriller that recreates the abduction of Adolf Eichmann, a former SS-Obergruppenfuhrer (lieutenant-general), and architect of the “final solution,”...

                                          • Safer vehicles needed for Virginia

                                            Problem: Recent reports indicate between 25 and 50 percent of Virginia licensed vehicles with current Virginia State Police inspection stickers are not safe. This is because the current Virginia inspection requirements do not address National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Open Recall items....

                                              • Some hurricane damage is self-inflicted

                                                Beyond the widely-reported, devastating impacts of Hurricane Florence on the Carolinas, there is one more of the self-inflicted variety. North Carolina is home to thousands of factory farms that raise millions of pigs, chickens and other animals for our dinner tables. Their feces are stored in...

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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...