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  • W&M track and field athletes shine in postseason meets

    W&M track and field athletes shine in postseason meets

    Although they didn’t win any conference team titles this year, the William and Mary men’s and women’s track teams excelled in winning individual honors, as announced by the Colonial Athletic Association this week, following a vote of the league’s coaches. Senior Leia Mistowski, perhaps the most...

      • 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,...

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                  • Funhouse Fest returns with Alison Krauss, two-day structure, more

                    Funhouse Fest returns with Alison Krauss, two-day structure, more

                    Since its 2016 debut, Funhouse Fest has become a pillar of summertime in Williamsburg, spearheaded by native son Bruce Hornsby. As the music festival returns for its third year on the lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg Friday and Saturday, it continues the trend of bringing A-list...

                      • Freedom Park performer to share tales of freedom

                        Freedom Park performer to share tales of freedom

                        JAMES CITY COUNTY — Songs and tales of liberty will soon fill the woods of Freedom Park. Freedom Park will host Williamsburg storyteller Dylan Pritchett at its fifth Freedom Stories event from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 23. The free program will feature stories about freedom, as well as historical...

                          • Tandem bike enthusiasts ride into town

                            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...

                              • Latest WCAC show celebrates community talent

                                Latest WCAC show celebrates community talent

                                The Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center welcomed the return of its annual juried members’ show with a reception Thursday evening. The exhibit, which runs through July 20, highlights 71 unique pieces created by local artists across two-dimensional and three-dimensional media. “Everything blended...

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                                  • Breaking down the daily demands on teachers

                                    In reply to the person who wrote, “If you take teacher’s annual pay and divide it by the days actually worked, you will find they’re paid comparable to the private sector.” I taught elementary school for more than 35 years. My typical days, Monday-Friday, began between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. (required...

                                      • Washington's disdain for truth is frightening

                                        What is happening to truth? “We have to break up families,” Trump claimed, because of “bad laws that the Democrats gave us,” reported CNN. Trump knows in reality there is no such requirement, and with his party in the majority, even if there was, they could quickly change the law or the president...

                                          • U.S. needs to remember its own origins

                                            As Americans, we have truly lost our way. The values we once held dear have been kicked to the curb. We now allow a group of xenophobic, narrow-minded aristocrats to run the nation. The concept of separating children from their parents is so reviling to me that I can scarcely comprehend it. We...

                                              • How to make a living will

                                                Dear Savvy Senior, What’s the best way to go about making a living will? I recently retired and would like to start getting my affairs in order, just in case. Approaching 70 Dear Approaching, Preparing a living will now is a smart decision that gives you a say in how you want to be treated at the...

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