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Parks are a gift for residents, worth celebration

America is a beautiful thought and a beautiful place. If you've been paying attention, you've likely read some commemoration of the Centennial of the National Park Service. A hundred years is nothing to take for granted, so on Thursday I went for a drive along the Colonial Parkway, the 23-mile...

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  • Last Word on a Pottery memory, Sept. 17

    Last Word on a Pottery memory, Sept. 17

    Pottery pleasure I remember bus trips to the old Pottery warehouse buildings many years ago and have recently returned to visit the area. Wow, what an improvement! Great selection of unique gifts and household items, as well as garden supplies. Was able to do Christmas shopping last year and returned...

  • Last Word on Zable upgrades, Sept. 14

    Last Word on Zable upgrades, Sept. 14

    Looking for ... To the person who wants to transfer their old '50s and '60s movie film to DVDs: Tom Bigford can handle that for you along with 35mm slides, videotape and photos. Email tbigofrd@cox.net or call him at 757-645-7004. He makes free house calls. He can also send you a link to a demo...

  • Last Word on teachers' work and pay, Sept. 15

    Last Word on teachers' work and pay, Sept. 15

    Teacher pay A year has 365 days. Most full time jobs require working 5 days a week so take away 104 days for the two days off leaving 261 working days. Now let's take away an average two weeks paid vacation, 10 days, so now you're working 251. Let's also take away most federal holidays, another...

  • Last Word on W&M tailgating, Sept. 10

    Last Word on W&M tailgating, Sept. 10

    Tailgating changes Tribe fans will be in for a culture shock the first home game when they won't be allowed to re-enter the stadium from their halftime tailgating. Citing "security," the bigwigs will lounge in their luxury boxes enjoying adult beverages and hors d'oeuvres while those who've paid...

      • Last Word on catchy beer names, Sept. 7

        Last Word on catchy beer names, Sept. 7

        Forewarned Be wary of buying anything offered by a private seller that comes in its original package or appears to be brand new. Shoplifting is alive and well in Williamsburg, and it seems that everything is on the shoplifter's list. Let's not become unwitting partners in a crime. Catchy names ...

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      • W&M soccer players take a stand on their knee

        W&M soccer players take a stand on their knee

        Three say they hope protest starts a conversation about racial equality

      • Walsingham wins home cross country meets

        Walsingham wins home cross country meets

        Walsingham held its lone cross country invitational Tuesday at Eastern State Hospital. Before the meet, seniors Hannah Pickering, Cody Carpenter, Chris Correll, Peyton Marshall, Alisa Wash and Morgan Williams were recognized. Walsingham's boys edged out Cape Henry by a score of 47-52, finishing...

          • Hero's welcome for Halko

            Hero's welcome for Halko

            Alexa Halko departed her first Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro last Saturday night after a successful debut that included two silver medals and a bronze. The hardware solidified the status of Halko, 16, as a rising star in American adaptive sports. On Monday, her first day of school, the youngest...

              • Crime blotter for Sept. 24

                Crime blotter for Sept. 24

                Williamsburg John Lee Johnson, 22, gang participate in criminal act, Sept. 16. Jordan Scott Warner, 24, possession of marijuana, Sept. 17. Godfrey Benjamin Logan, 35, driving under the influence of alcohol, Sept. 17. Kevin William Clark, 24, driving under the influence of alcohol, Sept. 17. Kyle...

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