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Jamestown student wins William and Mary Model U.N. award

More than 2,000 students participated in the latest College of William and Mary High School Model United Nations competition, which returned for its 31st year Friday through Sunday. A Jamestown High School senior, Susanna Maize, took home the event’s Best Delegate award. “I’ve been traveling for...

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  • Limelight, Nov. 8-12

    Impressionist Paintings and Gardens: The Williamsburg Regional Library’s Talks@2 series continues as the library’s Ann Marie Weissert discusses Impressionist painters and how they used new techniques of light and color to paint beautiful gardens. 2 p.m. Monday at the Stryker Center, 412 N. Boundary...

      • VSO season continues with Beethoven, Barber

        VSO season continues with Beethoven, Barber

        The Virginia Symphony Orchestra plans to honor Ludwig van Beethoven and Samuel Barber with its latest effort Nov. 9 and 11 in Williamsburg and Virginia Beach. The performance features Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 2,” written between 1801 and 1802 when the composer’s deafness worsened. The four-piece...

          • Dream Catchers center lassos latest fundraiser

            Dream Catchers center lassos latest fundraiser

            For supporters of Dream Catchers, it’s time to don a pair of cowboy boots and swing into action. The nonprofit organization, which offers therapeutic horse-riding services to children and adults with special needs, is bringing back its rodeo-themed Cowboys Uncorked fundraiser for a sixth year Nov....

              • Salvation Army combines teddy bears, tea for charity

                Salvation Army combines teddy bears, tea for charity

                For more than a decade, the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of Williamsburg has teddy bears, tea and other treats alongside a fundraiser to support its ongoing mission. The latest iteration filled Bruton Parish Hall Thursday afternoon. “It’s about reaching out to those in need, offering a glimmer...

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                  • Prep roundup

                    Track and cross country standout Thorin Jean was honored Monday at Jamestown’s fall sports banquet as the Virginia state winner of the Wendy’s High School Heisman award and a $1,000 scholarship. Jamestown’s Alexa Halko also took the U.S. Paralympic Female Track Athlete of the Year and was recognized...

                      • Warhill 8K rewrites the record books

                        Warhill 8K rewrites the record books

                        It was all about the Grand Prix points at last Saturday’s Warhill 8K Run. That the race was even held was because of its Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix status, and two thirds of the entrants were regulars on the 2017 CRR Grand Prix circuit. Many were still vying for important points that would...

                          • Richmond regains Capital Cup with win over W&M

                            Richmond's Cortrelle Simpson ran a slant pattern and caught the ball near midfield. Simpson shook off one William and Mary tackler and escaped another with a stiff-arm on the way to a 74-yard touchdown reception. Spiders tailback Xavier Goodall ran over the right side, cut left and sprinted past...

                              • Grafton girls upend Jamestown in Class 4 volleyball state semifinal

                                Grafton girls upend Jamestown in Class 4 volleyball state semifinal

                                The Grafton High girls volleyball team waited until the spotlight shone brightest to claim its first win against rival Jamestown this season. The Clippers took a 3-2 victory (25-21, 25-23, 21-25, 24-26, 15-8) against the Eagles in their VHSL Class 4 state semifinal Tuesday night. Grafton had been...

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                              • Ellie lived a rich, full life until she couldn't any longer

                                I think my siblings and I all imagine the scene: Ellie making her way to the car that morning slowly, unsteadily, joking with a neighbor about her destination: “Going to see the vampires!” before adding, “Unless you want to take me?” That was it, the moment when she put the acknowledgment of her...

                                  • A great dinner for an even better cause

                                    Kingsmill Resort & Spa, in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg, recently hosted a sold-out dinner for 400 guests who enjoyed fresh Maine lobster as part of a three-course event, joining in a world-wide effort to eradicate maternal neonatal tetanus. Primary table sponsors included...

                                      • Lions grateful for strong community support

                                        The Williamsburg Lions Club would like to give a special thanks to the many local businesses that generously donated items for the recent auction held by the Lions Charity Foundation of 24 D. Contributing businesses included: Aberdeen Barn, Ace Peninsula Hardware, Bikes Unlimited, Blue Talon Bistro,...

                                          • Does Virginia have its own ancient pyramid?

                                            While watching a television program about the Beal Treasure on the American Hero Channel recently, I noticed during the last 10 minutes of the program, as images of mountains in Virginia were being shown, that one particular image was of a perfectly inverted ‘V’ or pyramid shape. I could not discern...

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