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  • Last Word for Alexa Halko, Sept. 24

    Last Word for Alexa Halko, Sept. 24

    Well done, Alexa! Congratulations to Alexa Halko, an outstanding Jamestown High junior who earned three medals in the Paralympics in Rio! Having a cousin with cerebral palsy, I know a bit about the hard work involved in overcoming the effects of cerebral palsy. Our thoughts and prayers have been...

  • Last Word on snow cones, Sept. 21

    Last Word on snow cones, Sept. 21

    Historical marker It's nice that the state historical society placed a marker on Route 60 for the Norge station. It's a shame they put in behind the bushes at the Sentara lab there so you can't see it. Teacher pay An additional comment on teacher pay: Remember, a teaching job is not a nine to five,...

  • 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...

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  • 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 ...

      • Last Word: Honor thy educator, Sept. 3

        Last Word: Honor thy educator, Sept. 3

        Teacher pay We need more teacher appreciation as these individuals have a big responsibility for all of our futures young and old. I recently read an article in a local magazine where three local businesses are doing appreciation lunches for all of the educators. They referred to it as the XI Commandment,...

        • Last Word to a life saver, Aug. 31

          Last Word to a life saver, Aug. 31

          Thank you I'd like to thank Mr. Bob Kidd, who literally saved my life a few weeks ago in the parking lot of Martin's Supermarket. I was having trouble with my oxygen supply. He actually jumped in his car, went to a store, got a set of pliers, brought them back and was able to open my oxygen tank...

        • Last Word on Humelsine Parkway, Aug. 27

          The correct number The correct number for Keep Kleen Dryer Vent Cleaning, which was highly recommended in the Last Word, is 757-707-0803, not 757-707-0308. The lady at the 0308 number keeps getting calls from people who want this service, and the business owner is losing business. The original Last...

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            • State legislators convened in Williamsburg to practice amending the Constitution

              State legislators convened in Williamsburg to practice amending the Constitution

              WILLIAMSBURG — State legislators from all 50 states convened at the Williamsburg Inn from Sept. 21 to Sept. 23 to practice amending the Constitution. The 137 legislators who gathered here prepared for a day when they may be able to employ a never-before-used power granted to the states in the Constitution....

                • 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...

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