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Local beer industry reacts to effects of aluminum tariffs

Canning beer has gotten more costly for local breweries, which have felt the sting of the Trump administration’s tariffs on aluminum. The United States implemented a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports in March. The tariffs affect economic rival China...

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  • August 2nd Sundays showcases local culture

    August 2nd Sundays showcases local culture

    Locals, musicians, visitors and vendors filled the streets near Colonial Williamsburg during the sixth 2nd Sunday Art and Music Festival of 2018. The August edition of the local street festival featured dozens of vendors lining the sidewalks in white tents and almost 10 performers, including musicians,...

  • Fire on Rockingham Drive

    Fire on Rockingham Drive

    At 1:30 a.m. this morning, the James City County Fire Department dispatched crews to control a fire on the 5300 block of Rockingham Drive in the Scott's Pond subdivision, according to a news release from the County. The crews arrived six minutes later to fire showing on the first and second floors...

  • Last Word on changes downtown, Aug. 11

    Changes downtown I totally agree with the reader’s comment in the July 14 issue concerning changes downtown. I’ve been saying the exact same thing for a long time. Visitors came to see our charming town, to get away from the hubbub. What’s the draw to our town now? More grocery stores, tire stores,...

  • James City Board of Supervisors to appoint new county administrator

    James City Board of Supervisors to appoint new county administrator

    The Board of Supervisors is expected to appoint a new county administrator at its meeting Tuesday. Eight months since the departure of former County Administrator Bryan Hill in January, the county is poised to have a new face assume the county’s top administrative post. Hill left James City to...

  • Prepare for delay: construction to start on Greater Williamsburg portion of I-64 widening

    Prepare for delay: construction to start on Greater Williamsburg portion of I-64 widening

    The final section of the Interstate 64 widening project is set to begin construction Sunday. Weather-permitting, construction on the $178.3 million project will start 1.15 miles west of exit 234 in Lightfoot and continue to 1.05 miles west of the Humelsine Parkway, exit 242, in York County, according...

  • W&M Board of Visitors rescinds Bill Cosby's honorary degree

    W&M Board of Visitors rescinds Bill Cosby's honorary degree

    The College of William and Mary broke with tradition Friday morning when the Board of Visitors voted unanimously to revoke comedian Bill Cosby’s honorary degree. It is the first time the university has rescinded an honorary degree. The board’s decision follows an April trial where Cosby was convicted...

  • WM drug bust cases sent to higher court

    WM drug bust cases sent to higher court

    After eight separate hearings, six people charged in connection with an alleged drug possession and distribution bust at the College of William and Mary will see their cases go before a grand jury on Sept. 19. The cases of Biloliddin Tulamirza, Nicolas Manuel, Timothy Pryor, Devin Moore, Daniel...

  • Five takeaways from the W&M Board of Visitors sessions

    Five takeaways from the W&M Board of Visitors sessions

    The College of William and Mary’s Board of Visitors met this Thursday and Friday for two days of presentations and discussion. Discussions largely focused on the university’s financial state approaching the end of the For the Bold campaign, along with separate presentations on university rankings,...

  • Four years after Ferguson, Williamsburg police keep focus on community policing

    Four years after Ferguson, Williamsburg police keep focus on community policing

    Four years to the day after an unarmed black man was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., the Williamsburg Police Department held a training session for officers to learn how to patrol with compassion. On Aug. 9, about 30 Williamsburg, James City County and Suffolk police...

  • Kaine tours Williamsburg Anheuser-Busch brewery

    Kaine tours Williamsburg Anheuser-Busch brewery

    Sporting a Budweiser ball cap and safety glasses, Sen. Tim Kaine made his way through the Anheuser-Busch Williamsburg brewery’s production line, where its 600 employees brew more than 40 different brands of beer every day. He toured the James City County facility Tuesday and held a town hall for...

  • Thomas Nelson summer course gives students a Jump Start on college

    Thomas Nelson summer course gives students a Jump Start on college

    In 2016, Josh Colonna graduated high school and was about to become the first person in his family to attend college. He followed the advice of a Thomas Nelson Community College advisor and took the required college prep course over the summer rather than wait until the fall. According to Colonna,...

  • Riverside addition will add third operating room

    Riverside addition will add third operating room

    Riverside representatives celebrated hitting a milestone on a new construction project at its Williamsburg hospital with a ceremonial beam-raising Tuesday. Construction is underway at Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg on a new two-story addition, according to a news release. The addition...

  • EDA approves site layout project for James River Commerce Center building

    EDA approves site layout project for James River Commerce Center building

    The James City Economic Development Authority approved a contract to create conceptual site layouts for a new building in the James River Commerce Center Thursday. The unanimous decision by the authority tasks Vanasse Hangen Brustlin with coming up with three potential layouts for the building:...

  • WPD charge Washington DC man with grand larceny

    WPD charge Washington DC man with grand larceny

    A Washington, D.C., man has been charged with grand larceny after police say he used stolen credit cards at a Williamsburg pharmacy. Tony Donnel Butler, 26, has been charged with grand larceny and identity fraud after police say he used stolen credit cards at a CVS pharmacy in the 1600 block of...

  • City Council discusses survey results, approves fire engine purchase and tax relief for veterans

    City Council discusses survey results, approves fire engine purchase and tax relief for veterans

    At Thursday’s monthly City Council meeting, the body began its biennial goal-setting initiative with the presentation of results from a citizen survey. When compared with results from the survey’s last implementation in 2016, a higher percentage of respondents use public transportation, and either...

  • Connecting community and police at Williamsburg's National Night Out

    Connecting community and police at Williamsburg's National Night Out

    More of a block party than anything, Williamsburg’s National Night Out festivities brought the Greater Williamsburg community and first responders out in droves. Williamsburg’s fifth annual National Night Out at the Williamsburg Community Building focused on creating links between the community...

  • YPSO needs public's help to identify two men who allegedly used stolen credit cards

    YPSO needs public's help to identify two men who allegedly used stolen credit cards

    The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance to identify two men police say used stolen credit cards to purchase items in York County, according to a York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office Facebook post. The men allegedly used the stolen credit cards at Best Buy in the Marquis...

  • Greater Williamsburg under heat advisory

    Greater Williamsburg under heat advisory

    Wednesday’s going to be a hot one. Williamsburg, James City and York counties are under a National Weather Service heat advisory until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, according to a National Weather Service news release. Areas east of Interstate 95 including all of Tidewater can expect maximum temperatures...

  • Jamestown, Matoaka PTAs honored as National PTA Schools of Excellence

    Jamestown High School’s and Matoaka Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Student Associations were honored as 2018-2020 National PTA Schools of Excellence. Laura Johnson, president of the Jamestown group, said the school began the application process at the start of last school year. They sent out...

  • Last Word on the sales tax, Aug. 8

    Tourism sales tax Gazette readers are still complaining about the deplorable Tommy Tax, and some plan to avoid it by doing most of their shopping outside the Historic Triangle. That will hurt local merchants, and they might want to consider offering a 1 percent discount to locals until we can get...

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  • WM women's tennis loses two coaches in one week

    WM women's tennis loses two coaches in one week

    After six seasons at William and Mary, both women’s tennis coaches, Tyler Thomson and Jesse Medvene-Collins, have resigned. Thomson, the head coach, resigned on Aug. 16, and Medvene-Collins, associate head coach, resigned earlier in the week, according to Tribe Athletics sports information director...

      • The number to match was 25 at SuperHero 5K

        Twenty five was the magic number last Saturday at the CDR SuperHero 5K at The Vineyards at Jockey’s Neck. It was the 25th year that a charity 5K race has been held at The Vineyards, although the 11th as a benefit for Child Development Resources. It also was the 25th consecutive Colonial Road Runners...

          • WM and Bustamante named favorites for CAA championship

            WM and Bustamante named favorites for CAA championship

            The reigning champions have been picked as favorites for the title again. William and Mary’s men’s soccer team is the preseason favorite to win the Colonial Athletic Association championship title for a second straight year. Despite a daunting schedule including games against Atlantic Coast Conference...

            • CDR 5k celebrates local superheroes

              CDR 5k celebrates local superheroes

              Were you at the Vineyards at Jockey’s Neck Saturday morning? If so, you would have seen neighbors waking up to start the weekend and hundreds of people dressed as superheroes running on the street on a cloudy August day. Child Development Resources, a nonprofit that serves at-risk or disabled children...

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                • Williamsburg Arts Council scholarship helps photographer attend VCU

                  Williamsburg Arts Council scholarship helps photographer attend VCU

                  A veteran is pursuing her passion for photography thanks to the Williamsburg Arts Council, which awarded its first scholarship in August. Lisa Sadler, a Yorktown native and Thomas Nelson Community College graduate, is using the $3,000 award to study photography at Virginia Commonwealth University....

                    • Area musicians remember Aretha Franklin

                      Area musicians remember Aretha Franklin

                      After decades helping define the direction of American music with songs like “Respect” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” Aretha Franklin died Aug. 16 surrounded by family and friends in Detroit. She was 76. Area musicians took the opportunity to reflect on the Queen of Soul’s reign...

                        • A love letter, 50 years in the making

                          August 2018 My Dearest Barbara, Wow! Fifty years together. According to Google, only 6 percent of all married couples have made it past 50 years. I know I’m not the easiest person to live with, so before anything else, I want to thank you for putting up with me and all my faults for all these years....

                            • Panglossian takes aim at 'Necessary Targets'

                              Panglossian takes aim at 'Necessary Targets'

                              For its latest show, the creative minds at Panglossian Productions have set their sights on “Necessary Targets,” a drama about refugees in the aftermath of the Bosnian War. The play runs Friday through Aug. 26 at the Williamsburg Library Theatre. “It’s going to be one of those shows where everyone...

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                                • This 'enemy of the people' works in your interest

                                  The Virginia Gazette has been in publication since 1736. It has inspired debate over government practices since the days of King George II of Great Britain. One king, a revolution and 45 presidents of the United States later, The Virginia Gazette still stands for the ideals of reasoned debate among...

                                    • How Medicare covers diabetes

                                      Dear Savvy Senior, How well does Medicare cover diabetes? I’m 66 years old and was recently told by my doctor that I have pre-diabetes. If it progresses to full-fledged diabetes, what can I expect from Medicare? Recently Retired Dear Recently, Medicare actually provides a wide range of coverage...

                                        • Socialism expands the 'basic needs' list

                                          I read Wednesday’s “Last Word” on Democratic Socialism and noted with interest that the writer provided a “progressive’s idealized list” of basic subsistence essentials. Wiki differentiates “Traditional Basic Needs” as defined by the International Labor Organization World Employment Conference...

                                            • Williamsburg needs our attention as much as it ever did

                                              My first visit to Williamsburg was in August 1958. I was 12 and we lived in St. Augustine, Fla. Our family vacations were visits to our relatives or visits to an historic site or some combination thereof. It was a long trip to Williamsburg as there was no interstate and it would be another year...

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