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Mullin and Mason to host post General Assembly town hall

Delegate Mike Mullin (D-Newport News) and State Senator Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg) are giving residents a platform to discuss legislation. Mullin and Mason are hosting a post General Assembly town hall at 6 p.m. on March 8 at the Stryker Building, located at 412 N. Boundary St.  Mullin passed...

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  • VGTV: Feb. 24

    VGTV: Feb. 24

    In this edition of VGTV,  we look at Bruton basketball and Williamsburg City Council.

  • Author highlights the accomplishments of African queen in new book

    Author highlights the accomplishments of African queen in new book

    Linda Heywood is spreading the awareness of the strength of women historically specifically the strength of African women. As part of African American history month, Heywood did a presentation on Njinga of Angola, a 17th century queen, which she wrote a book on. The presentation was hosted by the...

  • Police looking for suspect in Grafton Wawa theft

    Police looking for suspect in Grafton Wawa theft

    YORK COUNTY - The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who it says stole several items from a Grafton-area Wawa around 5:15 p.m. Feb. 11, according to a news release. The man got into a late model Ford F-150 pickup truck and drove away on Wolf Trap Road, the release states. Anyone...

  • Virginia Gazette News Minute: Feb. 23, 2017

    Virginia Gazette News Minute: Feb. 23, 2017

    Tuesday night, the Williamsburg-James City County School Board decided to rename Rawls Byrd to Laurel Lane Elementary School. Busch Gardens showed off the construction of its new roller coaster, Invadr, on Wednesday. 

  • Williamsburg Regional Library names new director

    Williamsburg Regional Library names new director

    Betsy Fowler, who was formerly the director of library and research services for the city of Chesapeake, will be the new director of the Williamsburg Regional Library.“Betsy Fowler will be an excellent director for the library, and brings a range of experiences that will ensure the WRL continues...

  • Busch Gardens shows off new wooden roller coaster

    Busch Gardens shows off new wooden roller coaster

    Busch Garden's newest roller coaster, the Invadr is in the final phases of construction and is ready to entertain families with its twists and turns this spring. “The anticipation with this attraction is really palpable ,” said David Cromell, Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA president....

  • Community Emergency Response Team training available

    Community Emergency Response Team training available

    WILLIAMSBURG – Community Emergency Response Team training is available this spring to anyone who lives in Williamsburg and is at least 18-years old. Classes tentatively begin Tuesday, March 14 from 6-9 p.m., and will run every Tuesday and Thursday evening until March 30, as well as Saturday mornings...

  • Police say two men ask woman to pray before stealing credit card

    Police say two men ask woman to pray before stealing credit card

    A female in the 5000 block of Victory Boulevard was approached by two unknown males who asked her to pray with them before stealing and attempting to use the victim’s Visa’s card Jan. 21, according to a York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office news release. The males asked to pray with the victim, saying...

  • Scam reported at Tabb Wells Fargo

    Scam reported at Tabb Wells Fargo

    York-Poquoson Sheriff Office investigators want to identify a man who scammed a teller at the Wells Fargo bank branch in Tabb Feb. 11, a sheriff’s office news release stated. The man approached the teller asking to break larger bills into smaller bills, and then confused the teller by asking to...

  • York County armed robbery reported

    York County armed robbery reported

    A man was the victim of an armed robbery Monday in the 2000 block of Piccadilly Loop, according to a York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office news release. At about 7:30 p.m., the victim reported being approached by a light-skinned black male, described as being about 5 feet, 11 inches and 200 pounds, carrying...

  • Virginia Gazette News Minute Feb. 22

    Virginia Gazette News Minute Feb. 22

    Here's a recap of some of the videos the Virginia Gazette did this week, including an event from the weekend in Colonial Williamsburg.

  • William and Mary Digest: Feb. 22

    William and Mary Digest: Feb. 22

    Law professor pushes students to outdo themselves in court Jeffrey Breit is a veteran of hundreds of trials, and in his Trial Advocacy class, he's teaching budding lawyers about the nuances of battling a case in court. Any of the law students who walk in the door, Breit said, can be molded. "I have...

  • McAuliffe vetoes 2 concealed weapons bills

    RICHMOND – Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed two bills Monday relating to concealed weapons – one involving handgun permits and the other pertaining to switchblade knives. The first bill, HB 1582, would have allowed members of the military over the age of 18 to apply for concealed handgun permits if they...

  • McAuliffe vetoes legislation to defund Planned Parenthood

    RICHMOND – Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed legislation Tuesday that sought to remove state and federal funding for women's health providers such as Planned Parenthood and any other groups that perform abortions in Virginia. In this veto statement, McAuliffe said the bill, HB 2264, "would harm tens of...

  • Pipeline project has significant impact

    I have been reviewing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's 2,376 page Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. In order to read the entire document in the 97 days from issuance to the end of the comment period on April 5th, we would have to average 25 pages per...

  • All bills targeting student debt fail this session

    RICHMOND – Six out of 10 Virginia college students graduate with debt, owing an average of about $28,000 each. More than 1 million Virginia residents owe a combined $30 billion in college loans, state officials say. Against that backdrop, college students and recent graduates had high hopes that...

  • Murder trial in Farm Fresh shooting moves to May

    Murder trial in Farm Fresh shooting moves to May

    The trial of a Northern Virginia man on charges of first-degree murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony was continued this morning in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court until May. Brian Alexander Hicks, 56, charged in the death of Providence Forge resident Gabriel...

  • Last Word on the Jefferson statue, Feb. 22

    Last Word on the Jefferson statue, Feb. 22

    Jefferson statue Whoever decided that a deliberate attack on the statue is called for is wrong. That statue reflects on one great American who made many significant contributions to this country. Using today's values against his have no place today. Hopefully, the party will be caught soon, publicly...

  • Rep. Scott Taylor faces tough town hall crowd in York County

    Rep. Scott Taylor faces tough town hall crowd in York County

    YORK COUNTY - For the second night in a row, U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor, R-Virginia Beach, faced an crowd of supporters, angry protestors and constituents' questions during a town hall in York County Tuesday evening. Despite boos and snarky comments from protestors, the freshman Congressman was able...

  • Showers expected on Peninsula Wednesday

    Showers expected on Peninsula Wednesday

    There's a chance of rain Wednesday, says the National Weather Service.  It will be mostly cloudy, with highs near 67 degrees. Calm wind is expected throughout the day, with a 30 percent chance of showers.  There's a 20 percent chance of showers before 9 p.m., and lows will drop to 53 degrees at...

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  • Carter Kale and Colin Wright win again, helping Tribe to CAA swimming title

    Carter Kale and Colin Wright win again, helping Tribe to CAA swimming title

    William and Mary's women overtook James Madison on the final day to win the Colonial Athletic Association meet championship in Christiansburg, and the Tribe men maintained their lead to take their third CAA title in a row. W&M's men never gave up the lead over the four-day meet, outscoring runner-up...

      • Dixon scores 32 as Tribe holds off late Towson rally

        Dixon scores 32 as Tribe holds off late Towson rally

        Playing without either of its two primary post players for the last two and a half minutes, William and Mary staved off a late Towson rally Saturday afternoon to win 83-79 and regain some momentum entering next week's Colonial Athletic Association tournament. Daniel Dixon led the Tribe (16-13,...

      • Hornsby nets 13 in D-League shootout

        Hornsby nets 13 in D-League shootout

        Williamsburg's Keith Hornsby had his best NBA Development League showing Saturday for the Texas Legends, a Dallas Mavericks affiliate. The former LSU standout tallied 13 points and four rebounds in a 145-129 win over the Sioux Falls Skyforce, a Miami Heat affiliate. Check out the highlights.  Hornsby...

          • 5 takes from Jamestown-Smithfield region final

            5 takes from Jamestown-Smithfield region final

            Jamestown defeated Smithfield for the fourth time this season on Friday to win the Group 4A East boys basketball championship. Five takes from the Eagles’ win that earned them the top East seed in next week’s state tournament in Salem: ‘Kind of like the Warriors’ Jamestown’s twin backcourt duo...

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          • Trump needs time to fix the nation

            I am so fed up with uninformed, unthinking people writing into the Last Word about President Trump and alleged chaos and lack of progress. He has done more in a little over a month to return the country to sanity than anybody in living memory. These people forget that it is the Congress that makes...

              • U.S. needs a full circle of welcome

                It is time we pondered this, as we contemplate a wall. Why do we have a Statue of Liberty facing eastward to white Europe, but nothing facing South or West ? We can change our minds and build a welcoming statue to our Latin brethren. Sam Royall Williamsburg

                  • Keep a watchful eye on the oysters

                    When the protected status of oyster sanctuaries is threatened by hostile legislation, the health of our entire Chesapeake Bay is threatened. I therefore urge the people of Virginia to remain vigilant towards oyster- and Bay-related issues. As an individual who has spent a large amount of time with...

                      • Listen to women concerning abortion rights

                        Belated thanks for the excellent, well-written commentary on the need for Planned Parenthood written by Taylor Medley in the Jan. 28 Gazette. In the same issue, I read the article regarding a local church's trip to Washington for an anti-abortion rally. I have three questions: Did you see the difference...

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