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  • Police: William and Mary student sexually assaulted

    Police: William and Mary student sexually assaulted

    Williamsburg Police charged a James City County man with rape. Jerome White, 50, was arrested Saturday after an interview with police, according to police reports.  Around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, a Williamsburg Police officer saw a woman who appeared to be upset walking with an older man on the 700...

  • Williamsburg city council to discuss legislative agenda

    Williamsburg city council to discuss legislative agenda

    City council has a work session Tuesday and a city council meeting on Thursday. They'll discuss some of the larger issues facing the city, but also will find time to touch on some smaller happenings as well.The council will recognize Williamsburg police chief Dave Sloggie on Thursday for his four...

  • Williamsburg Police investigating Shell gas station robbery

    Williamsburg Police investigating Shell gas station robbery

    The Shell station on Richmond Road was robbed Sunday evening

  • On cold night, Grand Illumination warms hearts of onlookers

    On cold night, Grand Illumination warms hearts of onlookers

    Grand illuminations marked important events centuries ago in Williamsburg. On Sunday evening, it marked the start of the holiday season for families in downtown Williamsburg.Thousands came to Duke of Gloucester on Sunday evening for the city's grand illumination."We came from Fredericksburg," said...

  • Army Corps of Engineers blocks route of Dakota Access oil pipeline

    Army Corps of Engineers blocks route of Dakota Access oil pipeline

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten the tribe's water source and cultural sites. North...

  • Business notes: Dec. 3

    Business notes: Dec. 3

    Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center added three new heart specialists to its team this week. "The cardiologists bring a wealth of experience," said Ashford Denman, regional director for operations at Sentara. "Each provider has 10-plus years of experience, They also are familiar in working...

  • William and Mary obtains letters from James Monroe to cabinet member

    William and Mary obtains letters from James Monroe to cabinet member

    University already has collection of letters from, to, and about Monroe

  • Pantries ask for unique items during holiday season

    Pantries ask for unique items during holiday season

    Pantries need items you many not consider

  • VDOT seeking public input to improve Longhill Road

    VDOT is seeking public input for its proposal to widen Longhill Road to four lanes between Route 199 and Old Towne Road in James City County. The proposal also includes a raised median, a roundabout and a shared-use path. The improvements to the road would cost $19.8 million and would be financed...

  • VDOE officials visit Warhill's Pathways Program

    VDOE officials visit Warhill's Pathways Program

    Just three months into the first year of Warhill High School's Pathways Project, officials from the Virginia Department of Education stopped by to check in on its progress. Virginia's Secretary of Education Dietra Trent and Deputy Secretary of Education Holly Coy joined the Superintendent of Public...

  • Christmas in Williamsburg: The weekend shortlist

    Christmas in Williamsburg: The weekend shortlist

    Don't forget about these traditions and new additions

  • Last Word on weekday church services, Dec. 3

    Last Word on weekday church services, Dec. 3

    Weekday services I'm calling to respond to the person looking for a church that has services on weekdays. Williamsburg United Methodist Church on Jamestown Road has every second Tuesday a free dinner and church and activities for children and every Wednesday, from 5:30 to 6:30, there's a dinner...

  • Consultants hold public forums for input on next superintendent

    Consultants hold public forums for input on next superintendent

    The two consultants leading the search for Williamsburg-James City County's next superintendent spent part of this week holding meetings and forums as part of the community input phase of the search. Wayne Harris and Kevin Castner, consultants hired in November to run the search, have until early...

  • Candidates for governor search for answers to state's economic woes

    Candidates for governor search for answers to state's economic woes

    Republican and democratic candidates for governor had different views on how to fix the state's economy but one thing they agreed on: Virginia's economy needs to be fixed. "Do we have room for improvement? Absolutely," said Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. and democratic candidate for governor. Northam,...

  • WJCC School Board chairman asks Sandra Young to step down

    WJCC School Board chairman asks Sandra Young to step down

    Williamsburg-James City County School Board Chairman Jim Kelly has asked board member Sandra Young to step down, two weeks after her husband was arrested and charged with federal child pornography charges. Investigators found more than 22,000 images of child pornography on 40 electronic devices...

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  • The long road from Malta to Virginia Beach

    By all indications, Maria Zammit, past president of the Greater Hampton Roads World Affairs Council, and Vice Chairman, as well as Secretary of the national organization, turned into a foreign policy expert by osmosis. "Both my parents are from Malta, so I started out with an international perspective,"...

      • Birding column takes political turn

        Mr. Cristol's column needs to move to the editorial page. Increasingly, his columns are more political than just birding. The most recent one deals with "climate change" and uses birds to disguise his rant. He starts out by blaming the Republican Party for the dim future of many birds. If Mr. Cristol...

          • Deer lead full, sometime violent, lives

            In reference to the recent Last word comment about the peaceful beauty of deer: Deer do fight. Territorial mother does will run off bucks. Territorial bucks fight with other bucks during the mating season. Although infrequent, a buck may attack a person during the mating season. Sometimes Bucks...

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                FISH's angels care for more than the hungry

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