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Financial column: Spring clean your finances

For many of us, spring also signals a time to clean out our closets, junk drawers, sheds and other repositories of our “stuff.” Spring is also a great time for financial cleaning of sorts. From home and auto insurance to your wills and trusts, a quick dust off of your documents and files may lead...

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'Affluenza' and Its Deadly Consequences

Your goals and objectives will be better served by creating a trust that rewards your children for achieving results rather than using the money to control every aspect of their lives. Wealth can be difficult to amass but easy to squander - especially by those who did not earn it. Many parents...

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  • Food Find | Grab a Greek gyro in York County at Jimmy da Greek’s Deli

    Food Find | Grab a Greek gyro in York County at Jimmy da Greek’s Deli

    Tasty discovery: Chicken gyro. Price: $8.59. Destination: Jimmy da Greek’s Deli, 1215 George Washington Memorial Highway, York County. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Sunday. More info: jimmydagreeks.com or 757-595-1787. Jimmy da Greek’s Deli is a locally-owned restaurant in York County that serves...

  • Billsburg Brewery hosts festival focused on local products

    Billsburg Brewery hosts festival focused on local products

    The owners of Billsburg Brewery always try to keep it local with everything they pursue. The Williamsburg-area brewery hosts its first Good Times Beer and Boogie Fest, which will feature local food, music and its own brews, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Owner Dave Baum said promoting local brands...

  • Williamsburg restaurant employee wins regional steak master competition

    Williamsburg restaurant employee wins regional steak master competition

    A local LongHorn Steakhouse employee was crowned the regional champion of the brand’s Steak Master Series, a national competition featuring the restaurant’s top-performing grilling experts from across the country. Barry Neff, a Toano resident and five-year LongHorn Steakhouse employee, became one...

  • Food Find | Young York County entrepreneur makes homemade potato chips

    Food Find | Young York County entrepreneur makes homemade potato chips

    Tasty Discovery: Some Thins (gourmet potato chips). Price: $1-$5. Destination: Peninsula-area farmers markets. More info: Instagram @Some_Thins. Tyler Clark is a young, York County-based entrepreneur who is single-handedly running a gourmet potato chip business at local farmers markets across the...

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  • 'Seussical' musical brings Dr. Seuss to life

    'Seussical' musical brings Dr. Seuss to life

    For close to a century, Dr. Seuss has inspired children and adults to live and love through his whimsical writing and vivid illustrations. His near limitless imagination also inspired a Broadway musical — “Seussical” — which Centerstage Academy is bringing to the James-York Playhouse Friday through...

  • Kiln Creek opens renovated Nest restaurant to public

    Kiln Creek opens renovated Nest restaurant to public

    Folks who haven’t been to Kiln Creek in the Newport News area recently may be surprised to find a newly renovated modern restaurant serving craft beer and an “all-scratch” menu. “Our focus on the restaurant was to do something nobody else could do,” Kiln Creek Golf Club and Resort Chief Operating...

  • Incoming Virginia Tech class most diverse in school history

    Incoming Virginia Tech class most diverse in school history

    The incoming freshman class at Virginia Tech will be the most diverse in the school's history. The Roanoke Times reports that 34 percent of the Blacksburg school's 6,400 first-year students are classified as either as first-generation, low-income or minority students. The school's goal is to reach...

  • HRBooks review: Dig into the 'Lost Colony' with 'Secret Token'

    HRBooks review: Dig into the 'Lost Colony' with 'Secret Token'

    This book is a must-read for Virginia and North Carolina history buffs and nonfiction mystery enthusiasts. These days, almost anything written about Sir Walter Raleigh’s “Lost Colony” is a popular read. But Andrew Lawler’s compelling, sweeping account is special. Lawler has aptly brought together...

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  • Target offering teachers discount on classroom supplies

    Target offering teachers discount on classroom supplies

    As part of its "Teacher Prep Event,"‎ Target is offering 15 percent off on select classroom supplies for teachers from July 15 to July 21. Teachers can visit target.com/teacherprep to enter their teacher ID and get the coupon.  

  • W&M receives $1.5 million donation, announces fall convocation speaker

    W&M receives $1.5 million donation, announces fall convocation speaker

    The College of William and Mary’s new president already is making a fiscal impact on the university. In honor of Katherine A. Rowe serving as the university’s 28th president — and first woman — an anonymous alumna has donated $1.5 million to establish a President’s Strategic Investment Fund. That...

  • Hampton City Schools hires slate of leaders

    Hampton City Schools hires slate of leaders

    The Hampton School Board hired a slate of new leaders for the division during a meeting Wednesday night. A new director of special education, chief operations officer and executive director of student support will begin in the coming weeks before school starts. Kimberly Judge comes to Hampton as...

  • Lawmakers hear advice on how to make Virginia schools safer

    Lawmakers hear advice on how to make Virginia schools safer

    Though seen by many as a national model, Virginia’s school safety plans have room for improvement, lawmakers were told Wednesday. More mental health counselors, better threat assessments and increased collaboration with law enforcement are practices in other states that Virginia could learn from,...

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