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  • Last Word on messy roads, Feb. 25

    Last Word on messy roads, Feb. 25

    Messy roads Concerning the message about the trash at the motel near the Parkway/Capital Landing, it should be the responsibility of the residents throwing it to clean it up and stop disposing of it that way. People in this country have to start taking responsibility for their actions. There is...

  • Last Word on the Jefferson statue, Feb. 22

    Last Word on the Jefferson statue, Feb. 22

    Jefferson statue Whoever decided that a deliberate attack on the statue is called for is wrong. That statue reflects on one great American who made many significant contributions to this country. Using today's values against his have no place today. Hopefully, the party will be caught soon, publicly...

  • Last Word on first impressions, Feb. 18

    Last Word on first impressions, Feb. 18

    First impressions Getting off the Parkway onto Parkway Drive heading towards Capitol Landing is not the view that this town would want visitors to see. There is a motel on the left where a lot of people are living full time. They are throwing their trash over the hill. So as you approach Capitol...

  • Last Word on real threats, Feb. 15

    Last Word on real threats, Feb. 15

    Information, please I have been getting mixed messages about the disposal of televisions. Some people say they won't take them at the landfill; others say they do, and I really don't know what to do with my old television. I'd be willing to have somebody come by and pick it up and dispose of it...

  • Last Word on Williamsburg Shopping Center, Feb. 11

    Last Word on Williamsburg Shopping Center, Feb. 11

    City redevelopment So Williamsburg Shopping Center has been sold. The city hopes that it can be reimagined as a more "urban" center with possible stores and apartment above, and perhaps a parking deck. They want it more walkable because they say there are lots of people within walking distance....

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  • Last Word on Longhill Road, Feb. 8

    Last Word on Longhill Road, Feb. 8

    Williamsburg Inn The Williamsburg Inn is not just another outstanding luxury hotel. It is an historic American treasure, a beautiful guest house. Change is not always improvement. Please leave this charming building alone. Just like the Augusta National Golf Club/Resort, it stands above change...

  • Last Word on great pancakes, Feb. 4

    Last Word on great pancakes, Feb. 4

    Pancake supper Thursday, I was driving on Richmond Road when I saw a sign that read "Pancake Supper Tonight" in front of Astronomical Pancake House. As I like pancakes and am new to the area, I thought I would give it a try. It turns out there was a women's organization called Soroptimist that...

  • Last Word on guns in the library, Feb. 1

    Last Word on guns in the library, Feb. 1

    Guns Guns in our libraries? What a complete and utter refutation of the millennia of intelligence found there. Seems to me the pistol-packing Williamsburg cowboy is like a thug in the hood who intimidates his law-abiding neighbors with pit bulls and the open display of firearms. The violent criminal...

  • Last Word on charitable giving, Jan. 28

    Last Word on charitable giving, Jan. 28

    Charitable giving To the person looking for reputable charities, look no further than our local Salvation Army, Fish, Heritage Humane, our local Hospice House, Lackey Free Clinic, Avalon, to name a few in our area. All use the majority of their donations to help people in our area. By supporting...

      • Last Word on wearing your flag pin, Jan. 25

        Last Word on wearing your flag pin, Jan. 25

        French lessons I am responding to the person interested in taking beginner's French lessons in Williamsburg. I am a retired foreign language teacher with 32 years' experience. I speak fluent French and Spanish. I was also the ESOL coordinator in Newport News Public Schools for 15 years. I live...

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      • Peninsula Health District looking for dog

        Peninsula Health District looking for dog

        The Peninsula Health District is looking for a medium size brown dog that bit someone Sunday at Grove Community Park at 111 Grove Heights Avenue in James City County, according to a news release. If the dog is not found, the victim may have to get shots for rabies prevention, the release states....

          • Williamsburg Police: Man charged with attempted murder after shooting

            Williamsburg Police: Man charged with attempted murder after shooting

            A Williamsburg man was charged with attempted murder after officers say he shot at a man in a hotel parking lot Sunday, according to Williamsburg police. The man, 33-year-old Brian Keith Lyons, was arrested in the parking lot shortly after officers arrived on scene in the 900 block of Capitol Landing...

              • York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office hosting Citizen Academy

                York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office hosting Citizen Academy

                The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office will be holding its next Citizen Academy from March 13 through May 30. The Citizen Academy is a 43-hour block of instruction designed to give the citizens of York County and Poquoson a working knowledge of the Sheriff’s Office and the criminal justice system. ...

                  • Virginia High School League has scholastic bowl at William and Mary Sadler Center

                    Virginia High School League has scholastic bowl at William and Mary Sadler Center

                    The Virginia High School League held its twentieth annual scholastic bowl on Feb. 25 in the Sadler Center at the College of William and Mary.More than 20 teams from around the state competed in by answering questions whose subjects ranged from Beethoven's music to foreign policy, 19th-century poetry...

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