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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 — bit.ly/2xLRv...

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  • Last Word recommendations, Sept. 13

    Last Word recommendations, Sept. 13

    Recommended If you haven’t been to Johnstown Jewelers on Jamestown Road, you have missed out. They have beautiful jewelry and also do watch repair. Try them. You will like them. Tell one, tell all: If you are considering a new vehicle you must give the folks at Patriot GMC on Second Street, Williamsburg,...

      • Last Word on hurricane help, Sept. 9

        Last Word on hurricane help, Sept. 9

        Hurricane help Does anyone know what churches are collecting for the people of Texas, or any place that you could bring donations of clothes? Since Republican lawmakers are most likely going to demand offsets in the federal budget to pay for rebuilding South Texas, the first place they can start...

          • Last Word on bicycle safety, Sept. 6

            Last Word on bicycle safety, Sept. 6

            Bicycle safety I am distressed by the number of bare-headed bike riders I encounter on the Virginia Capital Trail. As the survivor of a low-speed spill on a quiet country road that cracked my helmet and left me unconscious for more than an hour, I can testify that neither speed nor the presence...

              • Last Word on recommendations, Sept. 2

                Last Word on recommendations, Sept. 2

                Recommended I used John Stetzer and Sons to do several repairs at our home. He was efficient and didn't overcharge me. Reach him at 757-592-1903. If you are looking for an amazing handyman in the Williamsburg area, his name is Jeff Keirn and the number is 757-870-3868. He and his crew can pretty...

                  • Last Word on food trucks, Aug. 30

                    Last Word on food trucks, Aug. 30

                    Food trucks To the Williamsburg City Council: Approve a liberal policy for food trucks to include historic areas. Restraint of trade and protectionism never works. Customer demand is not being met and all you'll do is drive customers to other areas outside the city. Redistricting I have two questions...

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                      • Broad Street Realty details student housing, retail plans

                        Broad Street Realty details student housing, retail plans

                          The Williamsburg Shopping Center’s new owners want to revitalize a section of the city that has been under-utilized in recent years. Student housing is paramount to their plans, which have changed some in recent weeks after feedback from city staff. They will take those updated plans to the city’s...

                          • Grove Community Garden awarded funds for new fence and roof

                            Grove Community Garden awarded funds for new fence and roof

                            Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation awarded $2,500 to the Grove Community Garden during the county board of supervisors meeting on Tuesday. The money will be used to build a roof shelter with a guttering system to capture rain water for use in the garden and to build a fence around the garden....

                              • William and Mary Digest: Sept. 20

                                William and Mary Digest: Sept. 20

                                Transgender advocate gives class lecture Class visitor Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, a hijra transgender activist from India, gave a lecture Sept. 13 to widen students’ knowledge of the larger world. She visited the campus from Sept. 9-15. All students take the lecture where she spoke, COLL 300, which...

                                  • Police seek tire slashing suspects

                                    Police seek tire slashing suspects

                                    Williamsburg Police and the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office are looking for at least one person who is alleged to have slashed the tires of several cars over the past week. Williamsburg Police Maj. Greg Riley said several cars in the area of Quarterpath Road and York Street, adjacent to the York...

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