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Tandem bike enthusiasts ride into town

You might notice an influx of tandem bicyclists throughout Williamsburg, as the Eastern Tandem Rally returned to the area Friday for the first time in 25 years. The volunteer group, which celebrates the two-seat style of bicycles, rides across various routes through Sunday. Reed Nester, who organized...

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  • WSO unveils 2018-19 season repertoire

    WSO unveils 2018-19 season repertoire

    The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra announced the repertoire for its 2018-19 season, which marks the organization’s 35th anniversary and Janna Hymes’ final year as its music director. The season debuts in September and runs through May 2019. In October 2017, Hymes encouraged WSO fans to vote for...

      • Limelight, May 30-June 3

        Limelight, May 30-June 3

        10 Saturday Sing Along: Colonial Williamsburg’s Playbooth Theatre celebrates the music of the 18th century South with a presentation that’s both toe-tapping and educational. 4 p.m. Saturday at 214 Palace Green St. Included with Colonial Williamsburg admission. 9 National Trails Day: Celebrate the...

          • After dark, May 30-June 3

            Thursday Revolution Golf and Grille: ‘80s and ‘90s Hip Hop, 8-11 p.m. Friday Aromas: Jack Enea, 7-9 p.m. Cogan’s: Blind and Dirty, 8-11 p.m. Revolution Golf and Grille: Brian Carmona, 8-11 p.m. Triangle: Zack Salsberry Trio, 8-11 p.m. Saturday Aromas: Chris Titchner, 7-9 p.m. Comedy Club: Tony...

              • American Revolution Museum will showcase artillery in special exhibition

                American Revolution Museum will showcase artillery in special exhibition

                Visitors can get a closer look at American, French and British artillery used during the American Revolution at a special exhibition at the American Revolution Museum. “Blast from the Past” opens June 10 and provides more than just a battery of cannons for visitors to glance over. The exhibition...


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                  • Jamestown baseball standout E.A. Woolwine named first team all-state

                    Jamestown baseball standout E.A. Woolwine named first team all-state

                    Jamestown’s E.A. Woolwine was named first team all-state among Class 4 baseball players. Woolwine, who helped lead the Eagles to the state championship game before Salem beat them on a walkoff hit, was the lone Williamsburg-area player to be named either first or second team. Bay Rivers District...

                      • Jamestown places two on All-Class 4 girls soccer first team

                        Jamestown places two on All-Class 4 girls soccer first team

                        Two players from Jamestown’s state quarterfinal girls soccer team have been named as first team all-state selections. The Eagles’ Brianna Behm, a South Carolina commit, and Summer Haag, were first team selections for Class 4, as was Madelyn Bauman of Smithfield, which beat the Eagles for the Region...

                          • Baseball UPDATE: How players from Hampton Roads are faring in the majors and minors

                            (Statistics are through Thursday in most cases): Player, Level, Team, Org., Pos., Avg., G, AB, R, H, HR, RBI, OPS; *Jake Cave, MLB, Minnesota, Twins, OF/DH, .211, 7, 19, 4, 4, 2, 5, .789; PJ Higgins, advanced A, Myrtle Beach (S.C.), Cubs, C, .275, 49, 171, 19, 47, 2, 24, .751; Ryan Hissey, AA,...

                              • Julian Boatner returns home to W&M as an assistant coach

                                Julian Boatner returns home to W&M as an assistant coach

                                His coaches tried talking him out of it, however tongue-in-cheek. But Julian Boatner was stubborn, and as a result, he’s ahead of schedule in his career path. Boatner, who made 161 3-pointers for William and Mary from 2011-14, is now three weeks on the job as the Tribe’s newest assistant basketball...


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                                  • Midtown Row needs timeless design

                                    I am glad to see the Architectural Review Board has decided to reject the bright “golden arches” color that was proposed for Midtown Row. Many people have been concerned about this project for a number of reasons, but I must applaud the board for not allowing a jarring color to be applied to such...

                                      • Sales tax increase still doesn't sit right

                                        The Virginia Constitution says, “That all power is vested in, and consequently derived from, the people, that magistrates are their trustees and servants, and at all times amenable to them.” P.T. Barnum reportedly famously said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” What woke Tommy Norment up in...

                                          • We must continue push toward renewable fuels

                                            Recently, President Trump directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take steps to keep coal-fired and nuclear power plants open that had been scheduled to retire. These steps would include exempting power plants from obeying many environmental laws, as well as investing billions of dollars to keep...

                                              • Where is the outrage over FBI report?

                                                I feel compelled to offer a few observations. I find it curious the James Comey lovers are suddenly very silent. Is perhaps their staunch support for this person in doubt in recent days and weeks? I’m sure there will be some who vociferously respond, but the silence is deafening these days. It...

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