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Memorial Day 2016 events and closings

Memorial Day Commemorative Events Memorial Day is a federal holiday for honoring those who died while serving their country in the armed forces. Originally known as Decoration Day for the tradition of decorating soldiers' graves, it is commemorated on the last Monday in May. Colonial Williamsburg,...

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  • William and Mary wins twice Friday to reach CAA baseball championship game

    William and Mary wins twice Friday to reach CAA baseball championship game

    William and Mary will meet UNC Wilmington 1 p.m. Saturday (weather permitting) in Charleston, S.C. for the Colonial Athletic Association baseball championship and an NCAA tourney berth on the line for the Tribe. Second-seeded William and Mary (27-29) won twice Friday, 5-1 against Northeastern,...

      • Lafayette's Grimsley commits to Hokies

        Lafayette's Grimsley commits to Hokies

        Lafayette junior Hezekiah Grimsley verbally committed Thursday to play football for Virginia Tech and new head coach Justin Fuente. Grimsley had 38 catches for 1,065 yards and 13 touchdowns for Lafayette as a junior last fall.Other schools in on the 6-foot-1, 180-pound receiver include Old Dominion,...

          • Warhill, Walsingham add more Class of '16 college recruits

            Warhill, Walsingham add more Class of '16 college recruits

            Walsingham Academy senior baseball player Beau LeJeune signed Wednesday to play for Division II University of Tampa.  Tampa has won seven national titles and produced 71 MLB Draft selections, according to tampaspartans.com. Warhill had three players this week celebrate signing to play in college....

              • Jamestown boys tennis' team season ends in rare fashion

                Jamestown boys tennis' team season ends in rare fashion

                JAMES CITY - The overall team match tied with Hanover at 4 and a state tournament berth on the line Thursday afternoon, it came down to the No. 3 doubles match for Jamestown, which trailed 5-1 in the third set of the 4A East regional semifinal. Then it all came down to Jamestown No. 6 singles player...

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                  • After-prom party makes a big comeback

                    On April 2, The Virginia Gazette published a story on the waning interest in safe, alcohol-free after-prom events sponsored by high school Parent Teacher Student Associations.. After debate, the Jamestown PTSA Executive Board committed to holding our annual event. In spite of our late start requesting...

                      • Standing tall on Memorial Day

                        For 30 years I have stood at The Wall. Not every day or every month, but I have been there at least once each year. More often, multiple times. I've taken tour groups, family members and gathered with veterans of my Vietnam regiment. But mostly I visited alone. I've seen it the morning sun and...

                          • When turnabout is fair play

                              The unofficial dean of public comment in James City County, Ed Oyer, had the tables turned on him at Tuesday's Board of Supervisor's meeting when those on the dais took a few moments to acknowledge him and his many pertinent comments and questions posed at the close to 600 county meetings he...

                              • Community Gardens: a work in progress

                                Good news for community gardeners: the proposed community garden near Warhill High School is progressing well. The article in the Gazette on 5/18 titled "Staffing switch-up delays garden" may have missed a little context -- there hasn't really been a delay, these things just don't move quickly....

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