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Sun expected to come out Thursday

Thursday should be sunny, says the National Weather Service.  Highs are expected to reach 86 degrees, and wind will gust between 9 and 14 mph, sometimes as high as 22 mph.  There's a chance for showers and storms at night, and lows will drop to 68 degrees. South wind will blow about 11 mph.  To...

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  • Dozens gather locally to protest science funding cuts

    Dozens gather locally to protest science funding cuts

    The pause in Saturday’s rainfall came at a good time for the two-dozen marchers who descended upon Merchant’s Square that afternoon.  For many adults, the March for Science was a protest of President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to scientific study by departments within the government. For the...

  • Storms, showers likely throughout weekend

    Storms, showers likely throughout weekend

    Showers and storms are possible throughout the weekend, says the National Weather Service.  In a hazardous weather outlook, the National Weather Service warned of "pontential for locally heavy rain across the region" until Monday.  On Saturday, highs will reach 64 degrees. There's a 50 percent...

  • Kids' Night gives parents time off

    For four hours on Saturday, more than 100 kids will have a night to themselves at Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex — while parents and caregivers get a night off at home. One Child Center for Autism hosts Kids' Night once a month to give special needs children a way to unwind and have fun playing...

  • Last Word on the spring musical, April 22

    Last Word on the spring musical, April 22

    A great show Fiddler on the Roof, Lafayette High School drama department's latest and most impressive production, truly reaches deeply into the core of the observer. The honed skills of a huge cast in song and dance accompanied by the outstanding school orchestra combined to present a most memorable...

  • What it takes to change W-JCC schools

    What it takes to change W-JCC schools

    Editor's Note: An earlier version of this snapshot misstated the capacity of all elementary schools together, it has been updated below. Opinions abound and emotions run hot when school redistricting comes up in conversation. With James Blair Middle School opening in 2018, the Williamsburg-James...

  • Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library spring book sale returns

    Friends of the Williamsburg Regional Library is once again celebrating spring with its annual book sale this weekend. More than 200 boxes filled with books, DVDs and CDs for children and adults will be available for purchase. "A lot of hard work goes into selecting and storing the pristine books...

  • Police Blotter

    Police Blotter

    York County •Juvenile, Boy, 17, April 10, petit larceny. •Jermaine L. Raynor, 37, April 10, driving under the influence of alcohol, eluding police, no driver's license, unsafe lane change, headlights — fail to illuminate at night. •Orlando A. Harris, 36, April 11, possess, transport firearms by...

  • VDOT announces Historic Triangle area road closures for next week

    VDOT announces Historic Triangle area road closures for next week

    The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced its weekly road closures.  I-64 Widening Project, Newport News/York County: Segment I: I-64 east: Single-lane closure from Fort Eustis Boulevard (exit 250) to Route 143 Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) April 24-27, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. the...

  • VGTV: April 21

    VGTV: April 21

    In this edition of VGTV: William and Mary begins the search for a new leader, and the Williamsburg Planning Commission signs off on a new housing project.

  • Region to see storms, rain throughout weekend starting Friday

    Region to see storms, rain throughout weekend starting Friday

    Heavy rain is expected throughout the weekend starting Friday, according to the National Weather Service.  A hazardous weather warning is in place until Wednesday.  Showers and thunderstorms should start after 2 p.m. Friday, and wind will gust as high as 21 mph. Highs will reach 86 degrees during...

  • Williamsburg Community Foundation gives thousands in spring grants

    Williamsburg Community Foundation gives thousands in spring grants

    Nine nonprofits walked away from Williamsburg Community Foundation’s grant luncheon Wednesday with fatter pockets. It was the foundation’s first grant-giving event of the year, handing out $31,500 over lunch at the Ford’s Colony Country Club. Grants are given twice each year to organizations or...

  • JCC police arrest man in attempted carjackings

    JCC police arrest man in attempted carjackings

    James City County police arrested a man Saturday who allegedly attempted to carjack three different vehicles following a hit-and-run accident at the intersection of John Tyler Highway and Greensprings Plantation Road, according to police spokesperson Stephanie Williams. Paul Scott Salsman, 21,...

  • York County Sheriff's Office looking for suspect in theft of Apple TV, Roku products

    York County Sheriff's Office looking for suspect in theft of Apple TV, Roku products

    The York County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man suspected of stealing a Rubbermaid tote filled with Apple TV and Roku products, according to a news release on social media.  The theft happened April 8 at the Target in the 200 block of Marquis Parkway in the Marquis Shopping Center, with the...

  • Lidl plans for Lightfoot receives review from planning subcommittee

    Lidl plans for Lightfoot receives review from planning subcommittee

    JAMES CITY - A proposed grocery store in Lightfoot received its first public review by county planning officials Wednesday, with concerns focusing primarily on traffic impacts and providing a buffer to a nearby neighborhood. The store is not expected to open until sometime in 2018, pending approvals....

  • Police: Third suspect identified in Williamsburg hotel robbery

    Police: Third suspect identified in Williamsburg hotel robbery

    WILLIAMSBURG - Williamsburg Police have identified a third suspect in the April 11 robbery of the Quarterpath Inn on York Street, according to police spokesperson Maj. Greg Riley in a news release.  The suspect is a juvenile from Hampton, and petitions have been obtained charging the person with...

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  • Pirates plunder Yorktown this weekend

    Pirates plunder Yorktown this weekend

    The air surrounding Yorktown's Riverwalk Landing will fill with the sounds of cannon fire and singing pirates this weekend when York County presents Pirates Invade Yorktown. "Kids love pirates. People love pirates," York County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Event Planner Kevin Ritchie said. "It's...

      • Bike Month races toward Williamsburg

        Bike Month races toward Williamsburg

        With April showers mostly out of the way, May heralds blooming flowers and the arrival of Bike Month. BikeWalk Williamsburg is organizing the month-long affair, which features bike rides scheduled almost every day and various special events, ensuring options for people of all ages and skill levels....

          • 'Figaro' group's best effort yet

            Opera in Williamsburg ventured into new territory with its presentation of "Marriage of Figaro," Friday in the Kimball Theater. Moving away from its established tradition of using a salon-styled ensemble on stage, OiW used a small orchestra of top notch, polished professional musicians. Positioned...

              • Limelight for April 26-30

                Williamsburg Youth Harp Society Ensemble: This local non-profit, which educates children on the art of the harp, puts on its first public recital. 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Williamsburg Library. Free; donations are encouraged. Joe Duggan and Tracy Hill: Two members of Joe's Day Off perform a Sunday...

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                  • Book revisits tragedy of Americans in Soviet Russia

                    Robert Ochsenhirt of Williamsburg was flying recently from Richmond to Kansas City, reading the book, "The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin's Russia," written by Tim Tzouliadis, a British documentary filmmaker and television journalist. "It was one of the most fascinating, yet troubling...

                      • Everyone has role in preserving history

                        May I impose on your columns to write as President of the Williamsburg Historic Records Association to ask local families, institutions, businesses and organizations to consider whether they might have documents worthy of preservation? WHRA helps Swem Library's Special Collections Research Center...

                          • Lafayette's 'Fiddler' was superb

                            Last week Broadway came to Williamsburg. A flawless performance of "Fiddler on the Roof" was presented by Lafayette High School last Wednesday through Saturday. From the cast to the crew to the musicians and the many supporting people, it was difficult to believe we were in James City Country and...

                              • Snowden waived speaking fee for W&M talk

                                While the April 19 Virginia Gazette story on Edward Snowden's appearance at William and Mary covered the content of the session and contained a brief description of how the event was arranged, your reporter failed to ask the question that most interested me. Was Mr. Snowden paid to appear at this...

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