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

  • Multiple charges dismissed against men accused in Crust shooting

    Multiple charges dismissed against men accused in Crust shooting

    Of the seven men originally charged in an August shooting at Williamsburg’s Crust Cafe, two still have charges pending against them after a Thursday court hearing. All seven were slated to appear in James City County General District Court Thursday at 1 p.m. for a preliminary hearing. The Aug....

  • Williamsburg early education program receives accreditation

    Williamsburg early education program receives accreditation

    A Williamsburg school gained accreditation through the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation this week. La Petite Academy, which sits on Lake Powell Road off of Route 199, was recognized for its quality and commitment to young children, according to a news release from the school. “This...

  • Former School Board chair named to Governor's board

    Former School Board chair named to Governor's board

    Virginia's Governor has named former Williamsburg-James City County School Board chair to his administration. Jim Kelly will join Governor Terry McAuliffe's Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects. Kelly served as WJCC School...

  • Matoaka PTA tackles childhood obesity with books

    Instead of a dozen cupcakes or goody bags to celebrate a birthday at school, Matoaka Elementary School's Parent Teach Association wants parents to donate a book in honor of their child. "Basically we started it in an effort to reduce the amount of sugary sweets that were brought to a school," said...

  • NWS: Williamsburg is snowfall epicenter

    NWS: Williamsburg is snowfall epicenter

    A foot of snow in Williamsburg is unusual, but not unheard of. Between the first flakes Friday night to late afternoon Saturday, 12.5 inches of snow blanketed Williamsburg — the largest amount recorded throughout Virginia — after a winter storm swept through large portions of the state. The storm's...

  • Jan. 9 marks Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

    Jan. 9 marks Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

    Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is an annual celebration each January that encourages citizens to voice their support of police officers and organizations around the country.  On Monday, people are encouraged to reach out to officers, bring departments food donations or thank you cards, and promote...

  • Officials warn of icy roads, low temps Sunday

    Officials warn of icy roads, low temps Sunday

    Update 7:15 p.m. Sunday: State police final totals for storm related crashes across Hampton Roads total 162, while there have been 520 disabled vehicles.  National Weather Service totals put Williamsburg, with 12.5 inches, on top for collecting the most snow Friday and Saturday. Richmond saw 7...

  • Changing course options for middle, high school students

    Changing course options for middle, high school students

    Students at area schools will have new options when course registration rolls around this year, and Liz Parker hopes they'll be more informed about those opportunities too. Parker is Williamsburg-James City County's Coordinator of School Counseling Programs and at the School Board's Tuesday meeting,...

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