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

  • W-JCC School Board requests court dismiss $25,000 civil suit

    W-JCC School Board requests court dismiss $25,000 civil suit

    The Williamsburg-James City County School Board is requesting a judge drop a civil case brought against the school district by parents of a former student. Lawyers with the firm representing W-JCC filed the motion to dismiss in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court Tuesday. It claims...

  • WJCC, York schools ahead of new law mandating tests for lead in water

    WJCC, York schools ahead of new law mandating tests for lead in water

    When word spread that an entire city was drinking lead-contaminated water, many people started wondering about their own health. Officials in Flint, Mich. acknowledged its lead problem in 2015 and the two years since have been marked by water safety regulations around the country. "Honestly, with...

  • School Board: High school boundaries may be changing for 2018

    School Board: High school boundaries may be changing for 2018

    Usually when citizens speak up at School Board meetings they address the board. To support her point, Kathy Woollum enlisted the audience. "Many people here tonight are here to support high school redistricting, … perhaps it would be helpful if those who would like to see high school redistricting...

  • New memory care facility hosting 'Wellness Wednesdays' series

    New memory care facility hosting 'Wellness Wednesdays' series

    For the next three installments of its Wellness Wednesdays series, Berkeley Oaks memory care facility is taking a more hands-on approach. Scrapbooking, dancing and gardening are the activities central to the facility's upcoming community workshops for families with loved ones with memory impairments....

  • William and Mary accidentally sends active shooter alert

    William and Mary accidentally sends active shooter alert

    A College of William and Mary active shooter alert sent just before noon Thursday was a false alarm, according to the university's website.   The first alert sent at 11:58 a.m. said gun shots had been reported and police were responding. Three minutes later another message said: "False Alarm. There...

  • Regional Ballet offers summer fitness scholarships

    The Virginia Regional Ballet is aiming to get more teens active this summer with dance camp scholarships. Funded in part by the Williamsburg Health Foundation, the scholarships will enable participants to join week-long fitness camps at the ballet's Williamsburg studio. Based in dance but not restricted...

  • W-JCC School Board opts to redistrict middle, high schools

    W-JCC School Board opts to redistrict middle, high schools

    The Williamsburg-James City County School Board members heard an earful from residents about changing school boundaries Tuesday night. Fourteen residents from the county and city advocated for the board to redraw boundaries for high schools in addition to middle schools. The board listened. In...

  • Judge considered downward departure during Young's child pornography sentence

    Judge considered downward departure during Young's child pornography sentence

    In the minutes leading up to 11 a.m., Charles Young shuffled down the hallway, guided by two officers. A clink echoed with each step as the shackles between his ankles clanged against one another. Young is 69 years old. He’ll be 75 by the time he’s released from prison. In January, he admitted...

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