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  • VGTV Oct. 16

    VGTV Oct. 16

    Thank you for watching the Virginia Gazette.

  • Rain expected to return Monday before streak of sunny days

    Rain expected to return Monday before streak of sunny days

    The rain is likely to return Monday, but forecasters think the return will be brief. The National Weather Service reports there is a 60 percent chance for rain in the morning before 11 a.m. It will also be windy, with gusts reaching 13 mph. Monday’s high will be 67. Skies should clear up by the...

  • WJCC to decide redistricting criteria

    WJCC to decide redistricting criteria

    At their Oct. 17 meeting, members of the Williamsburg-James City County school board will decide the most important criteria they'll pass on to the people drawing new district maps. In July, board members unanimously voted to hire California-based firm Cooperative Strategies to redraw boundaries...

  • Teacher, engineer vying for school board spot come November

    Teacher, engineer vying for school board spot come November

    Two candidates with very different backgrounds are running for the Jamestown district spot on the Williamsburg-James City County School Board. Jim Kelly, who has been on the board since 2010, is running for re-election. He manages the industrial cranes at Newport News Shipbuilding. Danon Middleton...

  • W&M shifting protocols in response to September protest

    W&M shifting protocols in response to September protest

      Staff at the College of William and Mary plan to handle campus events differently after a Sept. 27 student protest resulted in the premature cancellation of a guest speaker. Students from a Black Lives Matter chapter at the College of William and Mary interrupted Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, executive...

  • Reiss: Colonial Williamsburg fence is still an option

    Reiss: Colonial Williamsburg fence is still an option

    Mitchell Reiss is still considering how to enclose Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area from the non-paying public. Access to the Historic Area should be limited to paying visitors as a matter of safety for the employees and guests, the organization’s president and CEO said during a Tuesday interview...

  • VGTV: October 13

    VGTV: October 13

    VGTV: October 13 - Williamsburg City Council discusses plans for the Williamsburg Shopping Center. Also, Coldwell Banker Traditions Real Estate held a fundraiser for the Heritage Humane Society at the Virginia Beer Company. 

  • 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...

  • York runs past Jamestown, 32-6

    York runs past Jamestown, 32-6

    A goal line turnover followed by York’s end-to-end scoring drive was enough to sap any momentum Jamestown had been building as the Falcons pulled away for a 32-6 win Thursday at Wanner Stadium. Early in the second quarter, the Eagles’ Oliver Herczeg broke a 60-yard run down the left sideline to...

  • Police: Pedestrian struck by car, killed in York County

    Police: Pedestrian struck by car, killed in York County

    A man was struck by a car and killed Thursday evening, according to the Virginia State Police. Woohyun Yun, 71, of Yorktown, was struck by a 2015 Audi Q3 that was traveling in the right lane going northbound on Kiln Creek Parkway, north of Royal Colvin Drive, around 7:10 p.m., Virginia State Police...

  • James City supervisors candidates participate in forum

    James City supervisors candidates participate in forum

    The four Board of Supervisor candidates discussed a wide range of topics during a forum Thursday night hosted by the League of Women Voters. The board is comprised of five members. This year, two seats will be on the Nov. 7 ballot. Elections are nonpartisan, although several candidates have aligned...

  • Williamsburg Shopping Center redevelopment gets go-ahead

    Williamsburg Shopping Center redevelopment gets go-ahead

    Some of the city’s tallest buildings, bustling student housing, and a boutique hotel could be coming to the Williamsburg Shopping Center in coming years. Williamburg City Council members agreed to grant Broad Street Realty a special-use permit that the developer plan to use to turn the center into...

  • Jamestown golf finishes in fourth place at state championships

    Jamestown golf finishes in fourth place at state championships

    Jamestown golf finished in fourth place at the state championships on Tuesday and Wednesday in Abingdon. Bobby Dudeck led the team with a score of 76 and 75 in the two day tournament. Jack DeVore finished in second with a score of 80 and 77. Jamestown finished in fourth against other 4A competition...

  • Yorktown Day trolley route schedule, street closures announced

    Yorktown Day trolley route schedule, street closures announced

    Only residents and their guests will be allowed to drive on historic Yorktown streets during Yorktown Day events from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 19, according to York County public information officer Gail Whittaker. The Yorktown Trolley will also adjust its normal route on Yorktown Day. The following...

  • Update: Jamestown-Scotland Ferry back at full capacity

    Update: Jamestown-Scotland Ferry back at full capacity

    The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry had been running at a reduced capacity Thursday morning, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation, but was fully operational again by 12 p.m. The Surry ferry boat, which has a 50-car capacity, was out of service due to a mechanical issue, according to...

  • VGTV: Oct. 12

    VGTV: Oct. 12

    In this edition, we look at a James City County Board of Supervisors decision and the Jamestown Yorktown Foundation.

  • Williamsburg restaurant, Fat Canary, makes Trip Advisor's list of best fine dining spots in the U.S.

    Williamsburg restaurant, Fat Canary, makes Trip Advisor's list of best fine dining spots in the U.S.

    Williamsburg restaurant, Fat Canary, ranked 11th in the 2017 Trip Advisor list of the Best Fine Dining Restaurants in the United States. The ranking was determined by an algorithm that looks at the quantity and quality of reviews over a 12-month period across all restaurants on Trip Advisor's site,...

  • Officials looking for dog that bit person in Williamsburg

    Officials looking for dog that bit person in Williamsburg

    Officials from the Peninsula Health District are searching for a 30-pound dog that bit a person in Williamsburg last Friday, according to a news release. If the dog is not found, the person who was bit may have to receive shots to prevent rabies, officials said. The dog is described as white...

  • Last Word on W&M protest, Oct. 14

    Last Word on W&M protest, Oct. 14

    W&M protests There is no recognized Black Lives Matter student organization at the College of William and Mary, and members of the local Black Lives Matter group have not pursued the “student organization” designation. Therefore, Mr. Reveley should have had the campus police eject those who were...

  • VGTV: Oct. 11

    VGTV: Oct. 11

    In this edition of VGTV: Monday's City Council work session included talk of financing the repairs of police and fire stations in Williamsburg. The Williamsburg Art Gallery debuted its latest exhibit.

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  • Dental center gives back with Day of Smiles

    Dental center gives back with Day of Smiles

    Going to the dentist is so routine for many it’s easy to take its significance for granted. For many in the community, the cost of dental work and a lack of resources make even a regular checkup nearly impossible. The Williamsburg Center for Dental Health on Monticello Avenue hopes to alleviate...

      • VSO's latest concert promises epic journey with Wagner

        VSO's latest concert promises epic journey with Wagner

        Long before “Game of Thrones,” “Lord of the Rings” and “Harry Potter” captured imaginations, German composer Richard Wagner inspired fantastic visions through his music. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra aims to pay homage to the 19th-century visionary with a concert of selections from his epic masterpiece,...

          • Ford's Colony Dance Band Halloween concert swings at Williamsburg Library

            Ford's Colony Dance Band Halloween concert swings at Williamsburg Library

            The Ford's Colony Dance Band hopes to once again relive the swinging big band music of the 20th century with its latest concert, a Halloween-themed shindig at the Williamsburg Regional Library Wednesday. “I grew up listening to it,” said Larry Stowe, the band’s founder, who lauded the genre’s beautiful...

              • Kimball concert celebrates '70s favorites

                Kimball concert celebrates '70s favorites

                From Led Zeppelin to Stevie Wonder, the 1970s offered a revolutionary and eclectic array of music unlike anything before or since. A tribute concert, CultureFix’s What’s Goin’ On, pays homage to that era at the Kimball Theatre Saturday night, featuring the Michael Clark Band, Jonny Waters and Co.,...

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                  • Kelly understands the fullness of education

                    Having worked with James Kelly during the past five years, I fully endorse him for re-election to the W-JCC School Board. Two years ago, several sports teams advanced to “states” in Lynchburg on graduation weekend. Jim arranged to conduct a ceremony for seniors who would miss their own. On Friday...

                      • Icenhour will help manage growth responsibly

                        Four years ago, I had a meltdown over a Republican postcard that showed up in my mailbox. It asserted that Jim Icenhour had voted for a “ boondoggle,” Bldg. D, an overpriced county facility they called a “Taj Mahal.” Bldg. D was the old W-JCC school administration building that was reconfigured...

                          • Articles don't reflect current CW spending

                            In a recent story on Colonial Williamsburg, The Virginia Gazette shed light on important issues about the Foundation’s financial challenges, but in a few cases, presented misleading or out-of-date information. While it’s easy to sensationalize executive pay and benefits, especially during challenging...

                              • Online checkbook high on list for Swanenberg

                                We need Joe Swanenburg for Powhatan supervisor, a strong advocate for transparency and low taxes. Good government requires transparency. Transparency requires fidelity and fiduciary responsibility. Transparency can easily be achieved with an online checkbook, which would itemize where taxpayers’...

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