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  • Prep roundup: Jamestown golf finishes in fourth place at state championships

    Jamestown’s golf team finished in fourth place at the Group 4A state championships, held Tuesday and Wednesday in Abingdon. Bobby Dudeck led the team with scores of 76 and 75 in the tournament. Jack DeVore finished in second with rounds of 80 and 77. Jamestown finished in fourth with a team score...

      • Drew's big night leads Smithfield to 34-7 win over Warhill

        Drew's big night leads Smithfield to 34-7 win over Warhill

        Smithfield High senior Willie Drew could’ve been forgiven had he been distracted a bit in the Bay Rivers District game Friday against Warhill. Not only was it homecoming for the Packers, but Drew publicly announced his commitment to play at James Madison University 15 minutes before kickoff. Instead,...

      • Lafayette shines, routs York 45-6

        Lafayette shines, routs York 45-6

        Lafayette High extended its Bay Rivers District-record winning streak to 47 games Thursday with a 45-6 win over York at Bailey Field. Other than possibly establishing a more dubious school record, for penalties and penalty yardage, the Rams were dominant in every phase in winning their fifth...

      • Prep roundup

        Jamestown shut out Bruton 24-0 on Friday during homecoming, improving its record to 2-4 overall and 2-3 in the Bay Rivers District. The Panthers fell to 1-5 overall and are 0-5 in the Bay Rivers, having lost five straight after winning their opening game. The Eagles defense shut out an opponent...

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          • Sounding: VSO delights with Respighi’s “Botticelli Triptych”

            In one of the last hurrah performance moments in the soon-to-be-closed and renovated Phi Beta Kappa Hall, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra started turning out the lights in what still is the finest “performing arts” facility in town, with a colorful and diverse program Thursday. With JoAnn Falletta...

              • Williamsburg Health Foundation announces 2017 award

                Williamsburg Health Foundation announces 2017 award

                The Williamsburg Health Foundation recognized the Colonial Area Crisis Intervention Team for its mental health advocacy on Thursday. The team comprises all law enforcement agencies from Williamsburg, James City County, York County and Poquoson, alongside mental health professionals from Eastern...

                  • Arts council calendar brings local art into local homes

                    Arts council calendar brings local art into local homes

                    Works of art adorning the walls of your home can inspire creativity, generate dialogue and make space feel more alive. The Williamsburg Art Council hopes to offer that while commemorating local artists with its 2018 calendar, featuring a collection of paintings, photographs and other works crafted...

                      • Williamsburg Art Gallery exhibit highlights religious iconography

                        Williamsburg Art Gallery exhibit highlights religious iconography

                        Steeped in tradition yet a wholly unique collection of art, the Williamsburg Art Gallery’s latest exhibition celebrates the religious iconography crafted at the hands of one Greek Orthodox nun — although she’s quick to redirect creative credit to a higher power. “It’s sacred art. It speaks directly...

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                          • Kelly's dedication will work well for school board

                            Jim Kelly has served our community for more than 25 years. He served as a member of the HOA board, helping our community become organized. He helped to start many wonderful programs for our residents in those earlier years, such as the pool and swimming programs in Powhatan secondary. Jim has multiple...

                              • Cordasco capable, ready for General Assembly seat

                                The American condition has come to a state where, too often, the best, most capable among us do not present themselves for elective office, and American voters willfully elect some of the worst who do. We can do better. Heather Cordasco seeks the 93rd District seat in the state House of Delegates....

                                  • Freedom of speech without all the shouting

                                    Freedom of speech used to seem so reasonable. Not easy, but reasonable. Freedom of speech meant everyone got their say. You didn’t have to agree with it — you didn’t even have to listen. But people got to speak. During the past 20 or so years, we’ve moved from participating in conversation and...

                                      • On public forums, guns and women's rights

                                        So many issues on my mind. I must get them down on paper. I take issue with the letter from David Higginbotham that Cordasco and Pogge are right to skip debating their opponents thru the League of Women voters. His adjective-laden diatribe only proves that neither of the women are capable of speaking...

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