Amanda Williams

Writer

Amanda is the education reporter at the Virginia Gazette. She was previously the evening breaking news reporter at the Daily Press. She is a 2016 graduate of William & Mary and spends most of her time hanging out with her dog, Chaco.

Recent Articles

  • Hipple hosts community budget meeting

    Hipple hosts community budget meeting

    A collection of James City County residents shuffled into a community room in the county Rec Center Monday night, prepared to discuss the county’s fiscal year 2018 budget. It was the fourth of five public meetings, hosted by each county Board of Supervisors member. Monday night was Powhatan representative...

  • VDOE says some SOLs to be shorter this year

    Technological advances will make this year's SOL tests less taxing for some students. The Virginia Department of Education is in its third of a four-year transition to computer-adaptive testing for grades three through eight, according to a VDOE news release. Williamsburg-James City County students...

  • Perriello talks wages, free college at William and Mary town hall

    Perriello talks wages, free college at William and Mary town hall

    It's college tour season, and a gubernatorial candidate is getting in on the action. Tom Perriello courted Virginia's student vote this week, ending his five-day campus tour at the College of William and Mary Friday. More than 50 students and community members filled the seats in a second-floor...

  • School Board redistricting talks include middle, high schools

    School Board redistricting talks include middle, high schools

    Following a lengthy discussion Tuesday night, the Williamsburg-James City County School Board won't pick up redistricting talks again until May. The board set a February 2018 goal to redraw attendance zones ahead of James Blair Middle School's September 2018 opening. Board members must tackle the...

  • Baby bluebirds hatch on live cam at Bruton High

    Baby bluebirds hatch on live cam at Bruton High

    On Tuesday afternoon, Amy Lockwood’s science class watched in awe as little beaks started breaking through two light blue eggs. The bluebird babies were finally here. Earlier this spring, Lockwood installed a bluebird nest box outside Bruton High School in upper York County with a small camera...

  • Service helps families find homes for good

    Service helps families find homes for good

    Standing in his kitchen, tossing French fries in glistening oil, Joe Perez is at home. He moved into this apartment last week with his wife, Theresa, and their four kids. A couch sits in the living room, and toys are scattered about. He cooks dinner every night on a full stove in the kitchen. Cooking...

  • Riverside brings back caregiver seminar series

    Caring for aging populations is hard, but it's a task many people take on as parents and family members grow older. A weekly seminar series from Riverside's Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health aims to help caregivers address their own needs in addition to those they care for. "Each...

  • WJCC School Board talks redistricting middle, high schools

    WJCC School Board talks redistricting middle, high schools

    Tuesday night’s School Board meeting was the first in what will be months of redistricting talks in anticipation of the new middle school opening next year. At least middle school attendance zones must be redrawn to accommodate James Blair’s September 2018 open date, but Williamsburg-James City...

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