Amanda Williams

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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

  • Former VA attorney general talks education, religion at school fundraiser

    Former VA attorney general talks education, religion at school fundraiser

    Speaking at a benefit dinner Friday night, former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli hit on range of topics from education to abortion, the political left to natural law. The dinner was to benefit Veritas Preparatory School, a Christian classical school on McLaws Circle in James City County....

  • Reading assistance expanding to third grade, thanks to Title 1

    Reading assistance expanding to third grade, thanks to Title 1

    First grader Sonialyz Rodriguez spends 30 minutes each day apart from her classmates at D.J. Montague Elementary working on her reading skills with her reading recovery teacher, Cherie Lee. Sonialyz uses a white board and magnetic letters to spell out words suggested by Lee. "You made 'had,' now...

  • School Board to choose superintendent Tuesday

    School Board to choose superintendent Tuesday

    The Williamsburg-James City County School Board is expected to announce the division's new superintendent Tuesday night, four days before the state mandated deadline. The seven board members spent Thursday evening in a closed meeting, hashing out the details of the new hire's contract. Chairwoman...

  • WJCC School Board to discuss superintendent

    WJCC School Board to discuss superintendent

    Members of the Williamsburg-James City County School Board will meet in closed session Thursday to work out a contract with the division's potential new superintendent. The meeting will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at the School Board and Central Office building on Ironbound Road. The closed meeting comes...

  • Flu widespread in Virginia

    Flu widespread in Virginia

    If you have had a fever and cough or sore throat lately, you might be one of the many Virginians starting off 2017 with the flu. Virginia is one of 46 states that started the year with a widespread incidence of flu, a denotation it earned earlier than last flu season, according to the Virginia...

  • Former JCC GOP chairman pleads guilty to receiving child pornography

    Former JCC GOP chairman pleads guilty to receiving child pornography

    A former James City County Republican Committee chairman faces as long as 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to receiving child pornography. Charles Young, 69, was arrested by the FBI Nov. 16 at his home in James City County, and charged with 10 felony counts of...

  • Williamsburg Police find 11-year-old missing from Berkeley Middle School

    Williamsburg Police find 11-year-old missing from Berkeley Middle School

    An 11-year-old Berkeley Middle School student walked out of school Tuesday morning and into the woods nearby, triggering a four-hour search by multiple police agencies. Backpack in hand, Chazmin Crew walked out at 8:20 a.m., about 15 minutes after school started for the day, Williamsburg-James...

  • Local residents head to D.C. for pro-life march

    James City County's Saint Bede Catholic Church piled around 100 people onto three buses early Friday morning, setting a course for Washington, D.C. The group spent the day in the nation's capital protesting, similar to the Women's March on Washington last weekend, but against a single issue: abortion....

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