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  • Virginia coach, teacher remains upbeat despite cancer

    Virginia coach, teacher remains upbeat despite cancer

    Edgar Randall has coached basketball the past 36 winters. He’s coached on the collegiate level with Division II West Virginia State University’s men and women, at Williamsburg Christian Academy and Bruton High and, most recently, on the middle school boys and girls level. Good health always was...

  • Prep roundup: William and Mary hosts state championship football

    William and Mary’s Zable Stadium hosted two VHSL state championship football games Sunday, one day later than scheduled after a Friday evening storm dumped close to an inch of snow on Williamsburg. In Class 4, senior De’Angelo Ramsey ran for 262 yards, including a 79-yard touchdown, as the Salem...

      • Prep roundup: State football championship games postponed

        Prep roundup: State football championship games postponed

        The VHSL moved its state championship football games — four of which are on the Peninsula — back one day because of inclement weather. The VHSL championships will now be Sunday, with two games each at Hampton University and the College of William and Mary. HU hosts the Class 6 and 5 title games,...

          • Huge comeback propels Grafton boys past Jamestown in basketball

            The Grafton High boys basketball team trailed by eight points with little more than two minutes remaining against Jamestown on Wednesday night. Yet the Clippers walked off the Eagles’ home floor with a 68-63 victory. An aggressive full-court press sparked the 13-point swing. “It’s in the bag of...

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          • Limelight, Dec. 13-17

            Caroling at the Coffeehouse: Gather on the porch to sing along with holiday favorites in Colonial Williamsburg. 6-6:45 p.m. Thursday and Sunday at Charlton’s Coffeehouse, 429 E. Duke of Gloucester St. Free. ‘Christmas Dreams’: The Institute for Dance presents the story of a Williamsburg woman transported...

              • Food program offers Christmas meals

                Food program offers Christmas meals

                Another community organization is hoping to ensure this Christmas is a merry one. The WJCC Community Action Agency’s Christmas Food Program returns Wednesday for its 39th year of giving food to those in need. “Every year, we find more and more people that need the support,” said Amy Holman, the...

                  • Compassionate Friends group commemorates lost loved ones

                    Compassionate Friends group commemorates lost loved ones

                    The holiday season emphasizes merriment enjoyed alongside family. But for those who have lost a young child, grandchild or sibling, this time of year might instead conjure up painful memories. Members of the Compassionate Friends of Williamsburg hope to remind such individuals that they are not...

                      • A tale of two Dickens events

                        A tale of two Dickens events

                        Charles Dickens gave us perennial classics such as “A Tale of Two Cities” and “Oliver Twist,” but he’s perhaps best known for “A Christmas Carol.” The quintessential holiday tale of redemption inspired the James City County Library and the Williamsburg Players to host two Dickensian events leading...

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                          • Last Word on safe walking, Dec. 13

                            Last Word on safe walking, Dec. 13

                            Safe walking Please refrain from blowing leaves in the street where people walk and ride bicycles. Hickory nuts, gum balls, acorns and sticks can be hidden and cause a bad fall. Leaves can be blown into the woods, bagged, recycled, shredded or vacuumed. W&M opportunity Since William and Mary students...

                              • Reiss, CW board happy with changes, direction

                                The Richmond Times Dispatch described Thomas Farrell, Dominion Energy chairman and CEO, this way: “When a powerful group of Virginia lawmakers in charge of the state budget sat down for dinner in the University of Virginia’s Rotunda in late June, its first course arrived with greetings from Thomas...

                                  • Generous support made homes tour a success

                                    They came from near and far, from California to New York and from Alaska to Florida. The crowds responded with great enthusiasm and appreciation for the 58th annual Christmas Homes Tour on Saturday, which featured three homes in Colonial Williamsburg and three in the Walnut Hills area of the city....

                                      • Gun violence is a moral, not gun issue

                                        Over the last few weeks, there have been comments about gun sales in Virginia. To offer the idea that a person can just back up a truck, load up on guns with out a background check is a lie, likely from a person who has never ventured into a gun show. Fact: All licensed gun dealers operating at...

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