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W&M wins CAA swimming title

William and Mary won the Colonial Athletic Association swim meet championship for the fourth consecutive season, amassing 900 points at the four-day meet in Christiansburg. The Tribe was the first team in CAA history to win all five of the meet’s relays, and W&M had 25 individual podium finishes....

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  • Reckless driving charge against James City County firefighter dismissed

    Reckless driving charge against James City County firefighter dismissed

    A reckless driving charge against a James City County firefighter in a New Year’s Eve accident involving a fire truck and a septic truck was dismissed Friday in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court. Christopher D’Annibale was the driver of a fire truck responding to a structure...

  • VDOT: Pair of accidents on I-64 west cleared

    VDOT: Pair of accidents on I-64 west cleared

    A pair of accidents Friday morning on Interstate 64 west backed up traffic for several miles, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation, but have now been cleared. The first accident took place around 6:10 a.m. on I-64 west past Busch Gardens around exit 243 in York County, according...

  • Williamsburg-area firm joins health care communications powerhouse

    Williamsburg-area firm joins health care communications powerhouse

    The Snow Companies in upper York County near Williamsburg started about 17 years ago in its founder’s attic. Now, the direct-to-patient communications firm is part of one of the largest health care marketing and communications groups in the world. The local agency recently was acquired by Omnicom...

  • Robert Gates offers insight on today's political hot topics at W&M

    Robert Gates offers insight on today's political hot topics at W&M

    Robert Gates, a former secretary of defense and College of William and Mary chancellor, spoke on current political events ranging from de-nuclearization of North Korea to how climate change could become a national security risk at a public forum Thursday evening. Gates was joined on stage by university...

  • NWS: Slightly warmer, sunny weather in Friday's forecast

    NWS: Slightly warmer, sunny weather in Friday's forecast

    We'll have slightly warmer and sunny weather on the Virginia Peninsula Friday. The National Weather Service forecast calls for a high temperature about 51 degrees and sunny skies. Temperatures will drop to a low about 42 degrees overnight with a slight chance for showers. The chance for rain will...

  • Police: Suspect in single-car accident turns herself in

    Police: Suspect in single-car accident turns herself in

    A woman wanted in connection to a single-car accident on Monticello Avenue turned herself into the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, according to city police. Rebecca Anna Lynn “Ginger” Bruhwell has been charged with driving with a suspended license and felony hit and run...

  • Broad Street Realty announces organic grocer for Midtown Row

    Broad Street Realty announces organic grocer for Midtown Row

    Broad Street Realty announced an organic grocer that will soon come to the Midtown Row development. Earth Fare, a specialty organic and natural foods grocery store, will open this summer, according to a news release from Broad Street Realty. “We are very excited to welcome Earth Fare as one our...

  • City council approves next step of Midtown Row project, beautification fund

    City council approves next step of Midtown Row project, beautification fund

    Council approved two proposals at its Thursday afternoon meeting. One was a proposal for a design change by Broad Street Realty to the Williamsburg and Monticello Shopping Centers, and another a fund aimed at making the city more aesthetically pleasing. Broad Street Realty updated design plan for...

  • Police: Man hit by train in Williamsburg dies

    Police: Man hit by train in Williamsburg dies

    A man died after being struck by a CSX coal train Thursday, according to city police. The train struck the man in the 700 block of York Street around 2:30 p.m., according to Williamsburg Police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley. The man was found by police lying on the tracks, Riley said. Medics took him...

  • Williamsburg man pleads guilty to passport fraud, making false statements

    Williamsburg man pleads guilty to passport fraud, making false statements

    A Williamsburg man who told authorities he wanted to commit jihad and expressed sympathy for ISIS and multiple terrorist attacks pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to passport fraud and making false statements in applications to join the U.S. military. Shivam Patel, 28, faces up to 15 years...

  • Williamsburg Regional Lirbary announces young adult author panel

    A pair of young adult fiction authors will discuss their work and the creative process during a question-and-answer panel Feb. 17 at Williamsburg Regional Library. The panel includes science fiction author Will McIntosh, a Williamsburg resident and adjunct professor at the College of William and...

  • Busch Gardens, Water Country launch new membership plans

    Busch Gardens, Water Country launch new membership plans

    Busch Gardens and Water Country USA are offering three new membership plans ahead of Busch Gardens' March 24 opening, according to a news release. The plans include access to Busch Gardens, Water County USA and Busch Gardens Christmas Town. Each plan also includes exclusive parking benefits, guest...

  • Suspect in IED blast found competent to stand trial

    Suspect in IED blast found competent to stand trial

    Stephen Powers, the Gloucester man accused of planting a bomb in a parking lot outside a downtown Williamsburg restaurant, was found competent to stand trial Thursday. Williamsburg-James City County General District Court Judge Colleen Killilea heard testimony from court-appointed psychologist...

  • Planning commission shelves Norge apartments application

    Planning commission shelves Norge apartments application

    The county planning commission delayed a decision Wednesday on a developer's application to rezone agricultural land which would have allowed the company to build an apartment complex near Norge. Connelly Development LLC, the applicant, requested the commission delay its vote on the application...

  • VDOT public meeting to gather feedback on Skiffes Creek Connector alternatives

    VDOT public meeting to gather feedback on Skiffes Creek Connector alternatives

    Residents will have a chance to weigh in on preliminary options for the location of the Skiffes Creek connector road between Route 60 and Route 143 at a public meeting Feb. 15. The project to connect Route 60 (Pocahontas Trail) and Route 143 (Merrimac Trail) with a road near the Walmart Distribution...

  • Police: Newport News woman charged in Williamsburg hit-and-run

    Police: Newport News woman charged in Williamsburg hit-and-run

    Update: Rebecca Anna Lynn “Ginger” Bruhwell, of Newport News, turned herself in to custody Thursday at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail, according to police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley. She is charged with driving while suspended and felony hit and run. Previously, Feb. 7, 2018 City police are...

  • School Board approves new middle school redistricting map

    School Board approves new middle school redistricting map

    At the Williamsburg James City County School Board work session on Feb. 6, the board approved of adopting redistricting map option four. Options two and four were the last two maps being considered by the School Board. The main difference between the two options was four had better socioeconomic...

  • York supervisors show interest in reimagined regional economic development

    York supervisors show interest in reimagined regional economic development

    York County’s administrator and director of economic development pitched a new approach to regional economic development that’s focused on projects and lets localities choose to partner to share costs and revenue of a project. The idea sparked a lengthy conversation at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors...

  • House panel rejects suicide prevention resolution

    RICHMOND – A resolution urging Virginia schools to increase their suicide prevention efforts has failed as Republicans on a House Rules subcommittee defeated the proposal in a 3-4 vote. HJ 138, introduced by Del. Danica Roem, D-Prince William, would have asked all school boards to offer every employee...

  • Sheriff's Office trying to identify suspect in theft at Williamsburg Wawa

    Sheriff's Office trying to identify suspect in theft at Williamsburg Wawa

    The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office is asking for help identifying someone accused in a theft at a Williamsburg Wawa store late last month. The incident happened Jan. 21 at the Wawa at 842 Merrimac Trail, according to a post on the office’s Facebook page. The person, photographed on store surveillance,...

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  • Tribe roundup: W&M's comeback effort falls short in loss at Hofstra

    Tribe roundup: W&M's comeback effort falls short in loss at Hofstra

    Justin Pierce compiled 24 points and 14 rebounds for William and Mary, but the Tribe lost 90-84 at Hofstra on Thursday in Hempstead, N.Y. Eli Pemberton had a team-high 26 points, Rokas Gustys added 22 points and 21 rebounds, Justin Wright-Foreman totaled 19 points and seven assists and Jalen Ray...

      • Who should earn Runner of the Year honors?

        Golf and tennis have their players-of-the-year honors. Baseball, football, basketball and ice hockey have most valuable player awards at the end of their pro seasons. So who would be the runner-of-the-year for the 2017 area road racing season, if that honor was added to the numerous awards (108...

          • Jamestown and York chasing VHSL state swim championships

            Jamestown and York chasing VHSL state swim championships

            Jamestown is expected to contend for both girls and boys team titles this weekend at the Virginia High School League state championships. Jamestown’s girls, in Class 4, will enter the state meet as four-time defending champions. But mounting pressure to repeat and new competition in former 3A champion...

              • Williamsburg Christian players hit scoring milestones

                Williamsburg Christian players hit scoring milestones

                The scoring milestones are nice, but for a trio of Williamsburg Christian Academy seniors, another state championship would be even better. Cle’von Greene, along with twins Da’Shawn and Ra’Shawn Cook, were all honored before the Eagles 89-49 rout of Broadwater Academy Monday on Senior Night. It...

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                  • Birding: A Philadelphian looking for owls

                    I was the only Philadelphian on the Minneapolis-bound flight who was not planning on attending the Super Bowl. When I told them I was going to see owls, these Eagles fans were even more confused. I did watch the big game, but I was in a Birder’s Bed & Breakfast in the tiny town of Meadowlands in...

                      • "Metamorphoses" explores human experience

                        "Metamorphoses" explores human experience

                        “Metamorphoses,” the College of William and Mary’s latest theatrical production, combines timeless Roman stories updated for the modern era with a distinctly physical form of storytelling and eight tons of onstage water. The play runs Feb. 22-25 at Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall. “It’s a contemporary...

                          • Limelight Feb. 14-19

                            Hula Hoop Party: Hula hoop experts and novices can experience dancing, hula hooping and the challenge of an obstacle course. Ages 6 and older. 11 a.m. Monday at the James City County Library. Free, registration required by calling 259-7770. Swing Dance: Enjoy swing dancing regardless of experience...

                              • 'Sleeping Beauty' was simply tremendous

                                When it comes to fairy tale ballets, one of the most popular, maybe even the most, is “Sleeping Beauty,” choreographed by Marius Petipa back in 1890 and set to a lush score by Tchaikovsky, widely considered his best endeavor for its sophistication and maturity. While many declare “Nutcracker” and...

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                                  • WJCC World Language classes are important

                                    As a former longtime world language teacher with Williamsburg-James City County Schools, I was dismayed and disheartened by the one-sided and inaccurate report presented to the School Board regarding the supposed expansion of world languages in the upcoming year. This proposal is so important that...

                                      • Comey should not teach at W&M

                                        I agree with Charles Misak’s letter on Feb. 14 asking the president of the College of William and Mary, Taylor Reveley, to withdraw his invitation to former FBI Director James Comey to provide lectures on ethics at the college. As Misak mentioned, Comey made a highly questionable decision in giving...

                                          • Wittman voted wrong way on gun measure

                                            I applaud Chris Mayfield’s column “Rep. Wittman must answer for votes” in The Virginia Gazette, Feb. 10, and would like to add another example of one of Congressman Wittman’s votes that demonstrates his failure to represent the interest and safety of the constituents in his district. Wittman voted...

                                              • Large farms a thing from JCC's past

                                                The desire of some in James City County to keep a substantial portion of open farmland is sentimentally attractive — but how realistic and practical is that? Open land is simply the most obvious part of the agriculture/dairy industry. In James City, where does one now buy or get repairs for a large...

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