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Virginia Gazette News Minute: Sept. 27

A York woman has been arrested in the death of her husband, artists filled the street over the weekend and First Baptist Church's beloved bell returned to Williamsburg after a big weekend in DC: A quick look at the news of Williamsburg, James City and York counties. 

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  • Flights to remember

    Honor Flight Historic Triangle Virginia transports veterans to the monuments that memorialized their wars

  • Last Word on snow cones, Sept. 21

    Last Word on snow cones, Sept. 21

    Historical marker It's nice that the state historical society placed a marker on Route 60 for the Norge station. It's a shame they put in behind the bushes at the Sentara lab there so you can't see it. Teacher pay An additional comment on teacher pay: Remember, a teaching job is not a nine to five,...


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  • No. 8 Tribe upset by Elon in CAA opener

    No. 8 Tribe upset by Elon in CAA opener

    WILLIAMSBURG – No. 8 William and Mary opened Colonial Athletic Association football play Saturday night with a 27-10 loss to Elon. In the second contest at newly renovated Zable Stadium, it was the first loss in three meetings for William and Mary (2-2, 0-1 CAA) against Elon (2-2, 1-0) and snapped...

  • Rams click on both sides of ball in 63-7 win over Jamestown

    JAMES CITY – Lafayette piled up 503 yards of total offense Friday in a 63-7 football rout of rival Jamestown at Wanner Stadium to stay perfect in the Bay Rivers District. The Lafayette backfield duo of Caleb Kraegenbrink and Kyle Johnson combined for 227 rushing yards and receiver Hezekiah Grimsley...

      • Top-ranked Trojans open TCIS play with win

        Top-ranked Trojans open TCIS play with win

        Solvi Bjornsson continued his scorching start Thursday in Walsingham Academy's 7-0 boys soccer win over Peninsula Catholic to open TCIS play. Bjornsson scored five goals, bringing his season tally to 33, as the Trojans improved to 9-0-3. Johannes Frohlich scored the other two for Walsingham, the...

      • William and Mary Hall renamed Kaplan Arena

        William and Mary Hall renamed Kaplan Arena William and Mary Hall will take the name of two of the most generous benefactors of the university, Jane Thompson Kaplan (Class of 1956) and Jim Kaplan (’57). The Board of Visitors approved a measure Friday to change the building’s name to Kaplan Arena....


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          • Parks are a gift for residents, worth celebration

            America is a beautiful thought and a beautiful place. If you've been paying attention, you've likely read some commemoration of the Centennial of the National Park Service. A hundred years is nothing to take for granted, so on Thursday I went for a drive along the Colonial Parkway, the 23-mile...

              • Butterfly Festival a huge success

                It was a great pleasure for the Williamsburg Botanical Garden to welcome about 3,000 visitors to the Second Annual WBG Butterfly Festival earlier this month. Our visitors were able to listen to speakers and programs on butterflies and the plants they love, visit tents with more than 300 butterflies...

                  • Test schedule must change for SOL scores to improve

                    The stagnant results for the Williamsburg-James City County schools SOL tests reported in the Aug. 17 Virginia Gazette were particularly disheartening because I know that our teachers invested major time and energy last year revising instruction, implementing test-taking practice for all students,...

                      • Reasonable laws on guns are needed

                        This letter is in response to Bill Church's "Clinton's court could affect guns," letter of Sept. 14. To counter the first assertion made in this letter, that the National Rifle Association does not support universal background checks, several national surveys, not conducted by the NRA, show that...

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