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Sunny, clear skies on tap for Thursday

Skies should be sunny and clear Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.  Highs will reach 45 degrees, with a north breeze between 7 and 10 mph. Temperatures will dip to 34 at night, and winds will calm to about 4 mph.  To check the forecast for your neighborhood, visit the National...

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  • Police blotter: March 18

    Police blotter: March 18

      •Melissa M. Schornak, 30, March 5, drunk in public, profane language. •Dale M. Schornak, 34, March 5, drunk in public, profane language. •Jack D. Bridges, 18, March 5, driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of marijuana. •Nathalie N. Anderson, 32, March 5, assault and battery of a...

  • Making Greater Williamsburg a 'fun' place to be

    Making Greater Williamsburg a 'fun' place to be

    It's hard to miss the bold, electronic billboards along Interstate 64 on the Peninsula. Among the rotating advertisements is one for Busch Gardens that encapsulates the theme for the 2017 tourism season: Fun Starts March 25. The theme is one the Greater Williamsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and...

  • Transit authority fears funding cuts

    Transit authority fears funding cuts

    State considers system that prioritizes transit projects

  • County will pay to bury Longhill Road power lines

    County will pay to bury Longhill Road power lines

    Motorists won't see power lines hanging over a stretch of Longhill Road once a projected $19.8 million project is completed in 2018. The Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday evening to spend $2.4 million to bury power lines on Longhill Road as part of the upcoming widening project. "Underground...

  • Joint budget meeting leaves little hope for extra school funding

    Joint budget meeting leaves little hope for extra school funding

    Walking into a joint meeting with city and county leaders Friday, School Board Chairwoman Kyra Cook knew the discussion might not provide much hope for more school funding next year. It seems she was right, though a final budget won't be available until May. Williamsburg-James City County Schools'...

  • W-JCC superintendent releases transition plan

    W-JCC superintendent releases transition plan

    Just listen. That is one of Olwen Herron's first moves as leader of Williamsburg-James City County Schools. Not only is listening the first bullet point under phase one of her official transition plan, it's what she's been doing for years. "Everybody that talks about her says she's soft spoken...

  • W&M holding discussion on President Trump

    W&M holding discussion on President Trump

    Government professor, popular columnist featured

  • Last Word on the Days Inn dorm, March 18

    Last Word on the Days Inn dorm, March 18

    Days Inn dorm In regard to the Days Inn controversy: Why not make use of the old Dillard complex, by the baseball and soccer stadiums? The two dorms there could be torn down or refurbished, and the smaller buildings currently used for administrative staffs could be done away with, making room for...

  • Marquis plans still in place, but are moving slowly

    Marquis plans still in place, but are moving slowly

    Pieces are in place for the Marquis Shopping Center in northern York County to see some development after nearly 10 years of remaining mostly unchanged, but when those pieces fall into place is still up in the air. Plans for the area, off Route 199 and next to Water Country USA, include a Sam's...

  • Cold weather kept Yorktown coal units running

    Cold weather kept Yorktown coal units running

    With a month to go before it has to pull the plug on the two coal-burning units at its Yorktown plant, Dominion Virginia Power was under orders this week to run them to make sure that its Peninsula high voltage lines weren't at risk of the kind of failure that could spark widespread blackouts. ...

  • Showers predicted throughout weekend

    Showers predicted throughout weekend

    Showers and temperatures in the mid-50s are predicted for this weekend, says the National Weather Service.  Saturday should be cloudy, with highs near 55 degrees. There's a 50 percent chance of precipitation.  At night, temperatures will drop to 41 degrees. Rain is expected to continue into the...

  • Official: Man wanted in deadly shooting in York County turns himself in

    Official: Man wanted in deadly shooting in York County turns himself in

    Updated 5 p.m.: A York County man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting Thursday night has turned himself in to the Sheriff's Office, officials said. Ryan Atwan Lyon is now in custody, officials said.  Warrants were previously obtained for second-degree murder, aggravated malicious wounding,...

  • State budget writer Norment also William and Mary's best paid adjunct

    State budget writer Norment also William and Mary's best paid adjunct

    Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. "Tommy" Norment is the highest paid adjunct professor at the College of William and Mary by a wide margin. An attorney who has been in the Virginia Senate since 1992, Norment also makes more than double what any adjunct professor at the University of Virginia School...

  • Trump administration rolls back protections for people in default on student loans

    Trump administration rolls back protections for people in default on student loans

    Days after a report on federal student loans revealed a double-digit rise in defaults, President Trump's administration revoked federal guidance Thursday that barred student debt collectors from charging high fees on past-due loans. The Education Department is ordering guarantee agencies that collect...

  • Official: Man arrested, another wanted in deadly shooting in York County Thursday night

    Official: Man arrested, another wanted in deadly shooting in York County Thursday night

    One man was arrested and another is wanted in connection with a deadly shooting in York County Thursday night, an official said. York-Poquoson Sheriff's deputies and medics responded just after 7 p.m. to the 100 block of Walnut Drive where they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to his...

  • VGTV: March 17

    VGTV: March 17

    Great Wolf Lodge held a media tour on Thursday to debut its Spring-a-Palooza. The top decision makers for James City County, Williamsburg and the school division will meet Friday morning at the School Board Central Office Complex.

  • Friends gather for vigil of Newport News woman killed in car crash

    Friends gather for vigil of Newport News woman killed in car crash

    Savannah Anderson doesn't like public speaking. She doesn't even really like people.  But the death of her friend, Briana Werth, compelled Anderson to speak in front of dozens who gathered to remember Werth Thursday night.  Werth, 21, of Newport News, died in a car crash in York County Wednesday...

  • William and Mary sexual assault case goes to grand jury

    William and Mary sexual assault case goes to grand jury

    WILLIAMSBURG – A James City County man accused of raping a female College of William and Mary student had the charge certified Thursday to the grand jury following tearful testimony from the woman, but it came following a contentious start to the preliminary hearing in Williamsburg-James City County...

  • Colonial Williamsburg: Virginia residents pay for a day, get unlimited visits in 2017

    Colonial Williamsburg: Virginia residents pay for a day, get unlimited visits in 2017

    Virginia residents can receive a year's access to Colonial Williamsburg for the cost of a single day's worth of admission. The "Salute to Virginia" deal begins Friday and will last until May 31. Included in the pass is unlimited admission into the Revolutionary City, its exhibition sites and Historic...

  • State Police: Woman dies in York County crash

    State Police: Woman dies in York County crash

    A Newport News woman died late Wednesday evening in a single-car accident on Hampton Highway and Big Bethel Road in York County, Virginia State Police said. Briana Raven Werth, 21, of the 400 block of Youngs Mill Lane, was driving a 2013 Kia Optima southbound on Hampton Highway just after 11 p.m....

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  • Classical guitarist to perform at Williamsburg Library

    Classical guitarist to perform at Williamsburg Library

    The fluttering strings of a Grammy-winning classical guitarist and composer will illuminate the Williamsburg Regional Library's theatre Thursday night. Grammy winner Andrew York is journeying from his Los Angeles home for a concert comprised mostly of his own compositions. He will also be tuning...

      • VSO's thoughtful, reverential 'Requiem'

        The Virginia Symphony's programming of Verdi's monumental "Requiem" was a much anticipated event. Certainly one of the most often played such works, the "Requiem" is a blend of opera and things liturgical. A musical setting of the Roman Catholic funeral mass, the "Requiem" is the operatic Verdi...

          • Top 10 things to do this weekend

            10 Bird Walk: Co-sponsored by the Williamsburg Bird Club and New Quarter Park, the two-hour walk is guided, although aviary aficionados can peel off if they'd like. 7 a.m. Saturday, New Quarter Park, 1000 Lakeshead Drive. Free. 9 Winter High Tea Series: Guest will be with nature photographer Ken...

              • Workshop brings bikers out of hibernation

                Those of us who might be guilty of neglecting our bikes will soon have a chance at redemption. Williamsburg Area Bicyclists and James City County Parks and Recreation are uniting for Bikes out of Hibernation, which promises the opportunity to dust off the chains after a long winter for riders of...

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                  • Town Hall topics were all important

                    We read with interest the article March 11 by Troy Jefferson concerning the Town Hall meeting with Del. Mike Mullin and Sen. Monty Mason. We attended that Town Hall meeting. One thing we were surprised at being absent from Jefferson's article was the audience reaction to an audience member question...

                      • Some reflections on life, abortion

                        Considering the uncertain world in which we live, I normally grant letters to the editor wide latitude. A recent one, however, deserves a response. Dr. Moyer makes several interesting medicolegal points regarding abortion. I would like to offer a few personal reflections. To start, I am not a lawyer...

                          • Thank you for the gifts of a generous life

                            Upon his passing on March 20, 2017, let us take a moment to reflect on the life and accomplishments of David Rockefeller. He and his family have selflessly given so much to our nation. Anyone who has ever strolled down Duke of Gloucester Street, visited the restored buildings of Colonial Williamsburg...

                              • City, college can live together peaceably

                                Is it possible for a prominent, historic Virginia town and a nationally honored university campus to coexist amicably? This local resident and alumnus understands both sides of a campus issue, like the surrounding crosswalks and bicycle riders. But help is needed. Our original campus brick walls,...

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