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Dogs affected by Hurricane Irma arrive in Williamsburg for adoption

Humans weren’t the only ones to suffer as a result of Hurricane Imra. Dogs affected by the storm now look for new homes in Williamsburg. Local nonprofits Homes Fur Hounds and the Heritage Humane Society have coordinated with Miami-Dade Animal Shelter in Florida to bring at least 15 small-breed...

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  • VGTV Sept. 18

    VGTV Sept. 18

    In this edition of VGTV, we look at Day of Caring hosted by the United Way and an area blood drive.

  • Anheuser-Busch serves up open house

    Anheuser-Busch serves up open house

    Jim Dooley lingered over the Anheuser-Busch timeline on display during the Williamsburg plant’s open house Saturday. He reminisced over the 20 years he worked at the plant — two of those years as a tour manager in 1990 and 1991 — when it was still intertwined with Busch Gardens amusement park. ...

  • Official: Smoke, fire damage to James City County mobile home, no one injured

    Official: Smoke, fire damage to James City County mobile home, no one injured

    A mobile home in the Heritage Mobile Home Park at 8817 Pocahontas Trail sustained smoke and fire damage Saturday, but no one was injured, according to a James City County Fire Department news release. The James City County Fire Department were dispatched to the fire around 5:15 p.m. and arrived...

  • Plenty of clouds in store Sunday

    Plenty of clouds in store Sunday

    Expect a slight chance of rain Sunday. Skies should be mostly cloudy throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service. There’s a 20 percent chance of rain after 11 a.m. Highs will reach 81 degrees during the day, and dip to 69 degrees at night. Showers are in the forecast Monday and...

  • Grafton girls finish second in 59th William and Mary XC Invitational

    Grafton girls finish second in 59th William and Mary XC Invitational

    Grafton’s girls cross country team put together a strong showing at the 59th William and Mary Invitational Saturday, taking second overall in the top varsity race of the day. Led by a fifth place overall finish from Kira Freedman (19:38), the Clippers’ girls finished second in the Varsity A race...

  • Late newspaper delivery

    Due to problems at the printing plant overnight, delivery of the Saturday morning Daily Press and Virginia Gazette could be delayed for as much as 90 minutes. Papers in the Northern Neck will be delivered Sunday. We appreciate your patience; thank you for reading.

  • Harry Dean Stanton, character actor in 'Twin Peaks,' 'Big Love' and 'Cool Hand Luke,' dies at 91

    Harry Dean Stanton, character actor in 'Twin Peaks,' 'Big Love' and 'Cool Hand Luke,' dies at 91

    Harry Dean Stanton, a prolific character actor who brought a soulful, hangdog presence to such varied films as “Alien,” “Paris, Texas,” “Repo Man” and “Pretty in Pink,” becoming a favorite of film fans and directors alike, died on Friday at age 91. Stanton died at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles...

  • New Colonial Williamsburg barber shop opens Sunday

    New Colonial Williamsburg barber shop opens Sunday

    Colonial Williamsburg’s newest historical site aims to improve upon the telling of the African American experience in the Revolutionary city, according to Ted Maris-Wolf, foundation vice president of education, research and historical interpretation. Hope’s Barber Shop, accessible to those with...

  • Police Blotter for Sept. 16

    Police Blotter for Sept. 16

    York County Myron T. Babler, 49, Sept. 3, firearm violation — subject to protective order. Brianna M. Smith, 36, Sept. 3, contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Katie N. Smith, 34, Sept. 3, contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Jeffrey P. Kiddwell, 37, Sept. 3, violation of stalking...

  • W&M presidential search moving into next phase

    W&M presidential search moving into next phase

    H. Thomas Watkins believes the College of William and Mary’s Presidential Search Committee members need to keep talking — to anyone willing to listen — about what members are doing. The group’s chairman told members to keep meeting with local and national groups to keep them informed about the...

  • James City Ruritans reach 100th blood drive milestone

    When Cleve Wright began donating blood, he had to overcome his fear of needles. And though after 100 blood drives and 22 years later he still hasn’t overcome that fear, Wright has found a way to not only give blood during 91 of those drives, but to coordinate the drives on behalf of the James City...

  • Last Word on Williamsburg Shopping Center, Sept. 20

    Last Word on Williamsburg Shopping Center, Sept. 20

    Shopping center The initial conceptual ideas being proposed by Broad Street Realty for the Williamsburg Shopping Center are exciting, even more so with the possible future acquisition of the Monticello Shopping Center across the street. Regardless of whether or not the latter happens, a terrific...

  • WJCC board to hear redistricting comments Sept. 19

    WJCC board to hear redistricting comments Sept. 19

    The public will have a chance to speak directly to Williamsburg-James City County School Board members about redistricting in the upcoming week. At their Sept. 19 meeting, board members will hold a public hearing on the topic and use the feedback to form redistricting criteria they’ll pass along...

  • Vietnam Revisited: Display opens to public

    Vietnam Revisited: Display opens to public

    With speeches, flags and a few tears, organizers kicked off a weekend commemoration of the Vietnam War’s 50th anniversary that includes The Moving Wall, a sprawling replica of Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. The wall will be on display near the Virginia War Museum in Huntington Park through...

  • Business Notes: Sept. 16

    Business Notes: Sept. 16

    A new spot for fresh fruit drinks is opening in James City County. JuiceFix Juicery held a grand opening ceremony Sept. 9. The new business offers cold pressed juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls and wellness shots. JuiceFix Juicery also offers juice subscriptions, which are available for weekly...

  • Williamsburg City Council raises room tax once more for Tourism Development Fund

    Williamsburg City Council raises room tax once more for Tourism Development Fund

    The final piece of the city’s Tourism Development Fund, first publicly broached in January, fell into place this week. At their Sept. 14 meeting, board members voted to raise the city’s room tax from 7 percent to 8 percent. Increasing the tax rate for the city’s hotels and motels was a formality...

  • Hundreds of volunteers help during United Way's Day of Caring

    Hundreds of volunteers help during United Way's Day of Caring

    With tools in hand and smiles on their faces, hundreds of volunteers gathered at the Jamestown 4-H educational center Friday ready to help as part of the United Way of Williamsburg’s annual Day of Caring. After an early morning breakfast, 660 volunteers broke into 45 volunteer groups and departed...

  • Bay Rivers Pick 5 High School Football Predictions

    Bay Rivers Pick 5 High School Football Predictions

    Daily Press Sports Reporter Marty O'Brien with the Bay Rivers Pick 5 High School Football predicitons. This week, Marty visits the Rams at Lafayette High School.

  • Hundreds expected to participate in third annual Great Williamsburg Adventure Race

    Hundreds expected to participate in third annual Great Williamsburg Adventure Race

    Hundreds will gather in Williamsburg this weekend to solve riddles and puzzles as they navigate the city during the third annual Great Williamsburg Adventure Race. The event involves teams working together on scavenger-type challenges for prizes and a winning title. Richmond-based AVAdventure Productions...

  • Gillespie unveils transportation plan

    Gillespie unveils transportation plan

    GOP gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie, who seemed to be leaning no on support for the transportation funding reform that former Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell pushed through in 2013, unveiled the transportation program he would push as governor, including a promise to “oppose any effort to rollback...

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  • Warhill baseball players follow athletic sisters to college

    Warhill baseball players follow athletic sisters to college

    Sam Rochard’s older sister is Keely Rochard, the Virginia Tech freshman considered the Peninsula area’s best-ever high school softball player for her exploits in leading Warhill High to the past two Group 3A state titles. Reece Koon’s older sister is Alex Koon, a Wichita State sophomore among the...

    • Early bye week not bad timing for W&M

      Early bye week not bad timing for W&M

      College football coaches have minimal control over when their bye week falls. Most would prefer the middle of October, when bodies are bruised and the stretch run is looming. After three games, William and Mary’s open date is already here. But Tribe coach Jimmye Laycock isn’t complaining. With...

    • Jamestown volleyball defeats Warhill

      Jamestown volleyball defeats Warhill

      In a matchup of Bay Rivers District heavyweights, Jamestown defeated Warhill in straight sets, 25-12, 25-21, 25-23 on Thursday night. “It’s always tough to play at Warhill. We graduated six players and they lost some seniors,” Jamestown coach Thomas Stephenson said. “It’s a huge win, Warhill and...

        • Prep roundup: Walsingham boys, girls sweep cross country invitational

          Walsingham Academy’s boys and girls cross country teams took first place at Thursday’s Walsingham Invitational held at Eastern State. The girls took seven of the top 10 places, including first, second and third, scoring 17 points and defeating second place Nansemond Suffolk Academy with 56 points...

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            • Literacy for Life partners with Matthew Whaley for new program

              Literacy for Life partners with Matthew Whaley for new program

              Parenting is a daunting task for anyone, as is navigating the complexities of ensuring a child gets a quality education. Local nonprofit Literacy for Life is preparing a new program to make things a little easier for those in the community who most need help; a $50,000 grant courtesy of Impact...

                • Cabaret show celebrates local "Leading Ladies"

                  Cabaret show celebrates local "Leading Ladies"

                  The Williamsburg Players are mixing up their repertoire with “Leading Ladies,” a cabaret show celebrating Broadway’s most memorable tunes and the dynamic divas behind them. The collaborative effort aims to highlight local talent. “I tried to choose a diverse group of vocalists,” said director Jeffrey...

                    • VSO's 97th season reaches for the stars

                      VSO's 97th season reaches for the stars

                      Although the Virginia Symphony Orchestra is approaching its 100th birthday, its latest season kicks off with a celebration of a much older body: the galaxy itself. The orchestra opens its 97th season with a trio of performances throughout Hampton Roads Friday through Sunday. “Every year, of course,...

                        • After dark, Sept. 20-24

                          Thursday Berret’s: Tom Vinick, 6-9 p.m. Aroma’s: Open Mic Night, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Boxwave, 7-10 p.m. Friday Aroma’s: Willie Tintype, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Billie Joe Trio, 8-11 p.m. Yorktown Pub: Johnny Cardigan, 9:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday Aroma’s: Mark Rogers, 7-9 p.m. Sunday Berret’s: Caleb Folks,...

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                            • Enjoying my time in community of walkers

                              Community: a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. — Dictionary As a daily walker, I feel as though I belong to a very special community; however, no one knows my name and I don't know theirs. Between 8 and 9 a.m. most mornings, we hit...

                                • Consumers need to demand needed change

                                  Watching everyone scramble to protect themselves from fraud after the Equifax hack, it’s become clear to me that we consumers need to force change in the current system. Why is a victim considered responsible for spending time and money to repair a compromised credit history? Shouldn’t all businesses...

                                    • Cordasco concerned with local issues

                                      As a voter in the 93rd District of Virginia, I always try to do my homework on the candidates. Reading through the web pages of the candidates for the House of Delegates, Heather Cordasco and Mike Mullin, I see some striking differences. Ms. Cordasco’s issue’s page is district oriented. She speaks...

                                        • W&M is looking for a superhero — or heroine — for its next president

                                          The College of William and Mary’s Presidential Search Committee met again on Sept. 15, this time to review their recently published Leadership Profile (the rubric for hiring the next president) and to discuss with the search firm how their recruitment is coming along. The Leadership Profile — www.wm.edu/presidentialsearch/profil...

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