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

  • Grove Garden makes online debut despite threat of bullies

    Grove Garden makes online debut despite threat of bullies

    Facebook — it's a way to gain an audience, spread a message or spew vitriol from behind a digital barrier. The cyber-bullying is why Rob Till, the life behind Grove Community Garden, resisted the social media platform for years. That lure of a wider reach is why he finally launched an online page...

  • Former GOP chairman guilty of child porn to be sentenced Monday

    Former GOP chairman guilty of child porn to be sentenced Monday

    A former James City County Republican Party leader who spent nearly two decades watching child pornography will be sentenced Monday. Charles Young, 69, could spend much of the next 20 years in prison. He pleaded guilty in federal court Jan. 31 to one felony count of receiving child pornography,...

  • Couple files allegations in second civil suit against W-JCC Schools

    Couple files allegations in second civil suit against W-JCC Schools

    A James City County family has modified a few of their allegations in their second round suing the Williamsburg-James City County School Board. John and Sandra Magda feel Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School teachers and staff responded poorly — and illegally — to their daughter’s claims of being...

  • Williamsburg-based charity website sued over hate group labels on nonprofits

    Williamsburg-based charity website sued over hate group labels on nonprofits

    Williamsburg-based charity website GuideStar USA Inc. is being sued after adding — and later removing — "hate group" labels to more than four dozen nonprofits. Earlier this year, the website flagged 46 nonprofits as having been identified as "hate groups" by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Banners...

  • Local leaders hopeful for Colonial Williamsburg despite loss of Kimball

    Local leaders hopeful for Colonial Williamsburg despite loss of Kimball

    The Williamsburg community responded with sadness, disappointment and some hope after learning Colonial Williamsburg has been losing money for years, that people will be laid off and the Kimball Theater will close in the coming week. "I think it's a big change that hopefully will lead to some good...

  • AHCA Medicaid cuts hurt schools, Kaine says

    AHCA Medicaid cuts hurt schools, Kaine says

    Schools around the country are watching as the Senate moves toward a vote on the highly controversial health care bill proposed by Senate Republicans Thursday. The bill, similar to the House-approved American Health Care Act and in line with President Donald Trump's proposed budget, calls for cutting...

  • Is (AP) Latin dead in W-JCC?

    Is (AP) Latin dead in W-JCC?

    Written into its mission, Williamsburg-James City County Schools arm students for 21st-century success, including achieving a "global awareness." With that comes a commitment to world languages, according to the division's strategic plan. Speaking at a School Board meeting June 20, 14-year-old...

  • School board picks firm for Lafayette auxiliary gym

    School board picks firm for Lafayette auxiliary gym

    The auxiliary gym at Lafayette High School is one step closer to fruition. With a unanimous vote Tuesday evening, the Williamsburg-James City County School Board agreed to pay Virtexco Corp., a Norfolk general contracting firm, $2.2 million to build the free-standing structure during the next year....

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