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  • Warhill baseball players follow athletic sisters to college

    Warhill baseball players follow athletic sisters to college

    Sam Rochard’s older sister is Keely Rochard, the Virginia Tech freshman considered the Peninsula area’s best-ever high school softball player for her exploits in leading Warhill High to the past two Group 3A state titles. Reece Koon’s older sister is Alex Koon, a Wichita State sophomore among the...

    • Early bye week not bad timing for W&M

      Early bye week not bad timing for W&M

      College football coaches have minimal control over when their bye week falls. Most would prefer the middle of October, when bodies are bruised and the stretch run is looming. After three games, William and Mary’s open date is already here. But Tribe coach Jimmye Laycock isn’t complaining. With...

    • Jamestown volleyball defeats Warhill

      Jamestown volleyball defeats Warhill

      In a matchup of Bay Rivers District heavyweights, Jamestown defeated Warhill in straight sets, 25-12, 25-21, 25-23 on Thursday night. “It’s always tough to play at Warhill. We graduated six players and they lost some seniors,” Jamestown coach Thomas Stephenson said. “It’s a huge win, Warhill and...

        • Prep roundup: Walsingham boys, girls sweep cross country invitational

          Walsingham Academy’s boys and girls cross country teams took first place at Thursday’s Walsingham Invitational held at Eastern State. The girls took seven of the top 10 places, including first, second and third, scoring 17 points and defeating second place Nansemond Suffolk Academy with 56 points...

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            • VSO's 97th season reaches for the stars

              VSO's 97th season reaches for the stars

              Although the Virginia Symphony Orchestra is approaching its 100th birthday, its latest season kicks off with a celebration of a much older body: the galaxy itself. The orchestra opens its 97th season with a trio of performances throughout Hampton Roads Friday through Sunday. “Every year, of course,...

                • After dark, Sept. 20-24

                  Thursday Berret’s: Tom Vinick, 6-9 p.m. Aroma’s: Open Mic Night, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Boxwave, 7-10 p.m. Friday Aroma’s: Willie Tintype, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Billie Joe Trio, 8-11 p.m. Yorktown Pub: Johnny Cardigan, 9:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday Aroma’s: Mark Rogers, 7-9 p.m. Sunday Berret’s: Caleb Folks,...

                    • Limelight, Sept. 20-24

                      Canoeing with the Stars: Escape the chaos of the city for a night under the stars. One experienced canoeist per canoe required. 7-10 p.m. Friday at York River State Park. Reservations required; call 566-3036. Canoes $13 per person or $8 per person for families of four or more. Williamsburg Music...

                        • Williamsburg Art Gallery exhibit showcases student creativity

                          Williamsburg Art Gallery exhibit showcases student creativity

                          It’s a major milestone for the art students attending Hampton Roads Academy. The Williamsburg Art Gallery is hosting an exhibit featuring works from the academy’s Upper School, spanning ninth through 12th grade. Christine Contakes, a teacher at the academy, had one goal in mind for her students...

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                            • Last word on empty storefronts, Sept. 23

                              Last word on empty storefronts, Sept. 23

                              Empty storefronts In response to “Empty storefronts:” The caller should be reminded that once the building is built, the city and county don’t care whether it’s occupied, just as long as the taxes are paid on it. So empty buildings equal income, not poor planning. To the person that’s counted the...

                                • Enjoying my time in community of walkers

                                  Community: a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. — Dictionary As a daily walker, I feel as though I belong to a very special community; however, no one knows my name and I don't know theirs. Between 8 and 9 a.m. most mornings, we hit...

                                    • Consumers need to demand needed change

                                      Watching everyone scramble to protect themselves from fraud after the Equifax hack, it’s become clear to me that we consumers need to force change in the current system. Why is a victim considered responsible for spending time and money to repair a compromised credit history? Shouldn’t all businesses...

                                        • Cordasco concerned with local issues

                                          As a voter in the 93rd District of Virginia, I always try to do my homework on the candidates. Reading through the web pages of the candidates for the House of Delegates, Heather Cordasco and Mike Mullin, I see some striking differences. Ms. Cordasco’s issue’s page is district oriented. She speaks...

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