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

  • Del. Mullin holds rally over proposed cuts to Chesapeake Bay cleanup

    Del. Mullin holds rally over proposed cuts to Chesapeake Bay cleanup

    Del. Mike Mullin was not thrilled to see how low a clean Chesapeake Bay was on the new president’s priority list. Federal funding toward cleanup efforts, about $73 million each year, were eliminated entirely in President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget presented last week. Mullin,...

  • W-JCC superintendent releases transition plan

    W-JCC superintendent releases transition plan

    Just listen. That is one of Olwen Herron's first moves as leader of Williamsburg-James City County Schools. Not only is listening the first bullet point under phase one of her official transition plan, it's what she's been doing for years. "Everybody that talks about her says she's soft spoken...

  • Joint budget meeting leaves little hope for extra school funding

    Joint budget meeting leaves little hope for extra school funding

    Walking into a joint meeting with city and county leaders Friday, School Board Chairwoman Kyra Cook knew the discussion might not provide much hope for more school funding next year. It seems she was right, though a final budget won't be available until May. Williamsburg-James City County Schools'...

  • Heritage Humane to host low-cost veterinary clinic Friday

    Heritage Humane to host low-cost veterinary clinic Friday

    The Neuter Scooter will be rolling through Williamsburg again on Friday, offering an array of low-cost veterinary services. The Virginia Beach SPCA takes the mobile clinic across Hampton Roads, including stops at Heritage Humane Society in upper York County. The bus will set up shop at Heritage...

  • City, County, School Board to meet Friday

    City, County, School Board to meet Friday

    For two hours Friday morning, the top decision makers for James City County, Williamsburg and the school division will be packed into a back room at the School Board Central Office complex. Members of City Council, Board of Supervisors and the Williamsburg-James City County School Board are holding...

  • Sweet Briar offers girls chance to dive into computer science

    Sweet Briar offers girls chance to dive into computer science

    Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article misstated that Wilbert Wallace was an associate principal at Bruton Heights High School. He was an assistant principal at Bruton High School.  Sweet Briar College is adding a third weekend exploration camp targeting high school girls and the fields...

  • Ownby files for reelection to W-JCC School Board

    Ownby files for reelection to W-JCC School Board

    Election is Nov. 7

  • W-JCC School Board makes cuts, still faces $800k gap

    W-JCC School Board makes cuts, still faces $800k gap

    Williamsburg-James City County Schools employees may see a change in benefits next year due to the School Board’s efforts to prevent a budget shortfall for fiscal year 2018. The $132.7 million budget first presented at the board's Feb. 21 meeting includes a $5 million increase over the previous...

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