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

  • VSO announces POPS 2017-18 season

    VSO announces POPS 2017-18 season

    The Virginia Symphony Orchestra revealed the five shows that will make up its 2017-18 POPS season. The season, with each show offered in Norfolk and Newport News, runs from September through March. VSO's resident conductor Benjamin Rous will take the lead in three of the five performances under...

  • W-JCC schools budget looking 'tight' this year

    W-JCC schools budget looking 'tight' this year

    As Williamsburg-James City County's new superintendent sits down with school division administrators to draft next fiscal year's budget, they're looking at a sizable deficit. Although enrollment continues to rise, the state's portion of W-JCC's $130 million budget hasn't kept pace. The division...

  • William and Mary professor jailed again on harassment charges

    William and Mary professor jailed again on harassment charges

    A College of William and Mary professor who was arrested last February and charged after allegedly harassing a colleague via email, is facing two new charges of harassment by computer, according to Williamsburg-James City County General District Court Documents.  Around this time last year, 61-year-old...

  • Botticelli exhibit opens Saturday, shows visitors ‘arc of his career’

    Botticelli exhibit opens Saturday, shows visitors ‘arc of his career’

    The Muscarelle Museum of Art is expecting visitors to pour out of the elevator into the second floor gallery on Saturday. It’s the opening day of the next major international loan to the museum, which will debut some of famed Italian renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli’s work for the first time...

  • $25,000 civil suit against W-JCC schools continued

    $25,000 civil suit against W-JCC schools continued

    The civil suit filed against the Williamsburg-James City County School Board by two parents of a former Clara Byrd Baker student was continued to April. Sandra and John Magda filed the suit in James City County General District Court Jan. 3, and their first hearing was Monday. The suit claims the...

  • Good food, beautiful music set an authentic Italian mood

    Good food, beautiful music set an authentic Italian mood

    Sixteen pieces from Sandro Botticelli, the latest international exhibit to have its American debut at the Muscarelle Museum at the College of William and Mary, opens Saturday. Botticelli was a contemporary of Michelangelo as well as Leonardo da Vinci, whose work was the focus of another Muscarelle...

  • Olwen Herron named W-JCC Superintendent

    Olwen Herron named W-JCC Superintendent

    After a five month search for their next leader, the Williamsburg-James City County School Board appointed from within, naming Olwen Herron as the division’s next superintendent Tuesday night. Herron has served as acting superintendent since Steve Constantino resigned from the position in August....

  • Ivor Noël Hume, famed archaeologist, dies at 89

    Ivor Noël Hume, famed archaeologist, dies at 89

    Famed archaeologist Ivor Noël Hume, who established historical archaeology within the discipline, passed away at his home Saturday surrounded by family. He was 89 years old. Noël Hume will be remembered for his contributions to archaeology, but his family wants to make sure no one forgets the impact...

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