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  • Willie Drew stars as Smithfield holds off Warhill 48-36 in a wild game

    Willie Drew stars as Smithfield holds off Warhill 48-36 in a wild game

    JAMES CITY — The Smithfield-Warhill football game proved worth the extra day's wait because it turned out to be the most entertaining of the Bay Rivers District season. The marquee entertainer was Smithfield quarterback Willie Drew, but Packers linebacker Robert Johnson stole a little bit of his...

  • No. 8 Tribe upset by Elon in CAA opener

    No. 8 Tribe upset by Elon in CAA opener

    WILLIAMSBURG – No. 8 William and Mary opened Colonial Athletic Association football play Saturday night with a 27-10 loss to Elon. In the second contest at newly renovated Zable Stadium, it was the first loss in three meetings for William and Mary (2-2, 0-1 CAA) against Elon (2-2, 1-0) and snapped...

  • Hero's welcome for Halko

    Hero's welcome for Halko

    Alexa Halko departed her first Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro last Saturday night after a successful debut that included two silver medals and a bronze. The hardware solidified the status of Halko, 16, as a rising star in American adaptive sports. On Monday, her first day of school, the youngest...

      • Rams click on both sides of ball in 63-7 win over Jamestown

        JAMES CITY – Lafayette piled up 503 yards of total offense Friday in a 63-7 football rout of rival Jamestown at Wanner Stadium to stay perfect in the Bay Rivers District. The Lafayette backfield duo of Caleb Kraegenbrink and Kyle Johnson combined for 227 rushing yards and receiver Hezekiah Grimsley...


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          • Parks are a gift for residents, worth celebration

            America is a beautiful thought and a beautiful place. If you've been paying attention, you've likely read some commemoration of the Centennial of the National Park Service. A hundred years is nothing to take for granted, so on Thursday I went for a drive along the Colonial Parkway, the 23-mile...

              • Butterfly Festival a huge success

                It was a great pleasure for the Williamsburg Botanical Garden to welcome about 3,000 visitors to the Second Annual WBG Butterfly Festival earlier this month. Our visitors were able to listen to speakers and programs on butterflies and the plants they love, visit tents with more than 300 butterflies...

                  • Test schedule must change for SOL scores to improve

                    The stagnant results for the Williamsburg-James City County schools SOL tests reported in the Aug. 17 Virginia Gazette were particularly disheartening because I know that our teachers invested major time and energy last year revising instruction, implementing test-taking practice for all students,...

                      • Reasonable laws on guns are needed

                        This letter is in response to Bill Church's "Clinton's court could affect guns," letter of Sept. 14. To counter the first assertion made in this letter, that the National Rifle Association does not support universal background checks, several national surveys, not conducted by the NRA, show that...

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