Wesley Wright

Writer

Wesley Wright reports on the College of William and Mary and the city of Williamsburg for the Virginia Gazette.

The Jacksonville, Fla. native previously interned at the Sun-Sentinel and a nonprofit education news outlet called Chalkbeat. He is an alumnus of Florida Atlantic University.

Recent Articles

  • School board candidates talk driver shortage, diversity in forum

    School board candidates talk driver shortage, diversity in forum

    Incumbent school board member Jim Kelly and his opponent Danon Middleton are in the midst of vying for an open seat in the Williamsburg-James City County school board. They gave their answers on several questions to the public in a forum Wednesday evening. Kelly manages the industrial cranes at...

  • Jewish center proposal pitched to city Planning Commission

    Jewish center proposal pitched to city Planning Commission

    Jewish students attending the College of William and Mary may soon have a center meant to help them adjust to life on campus. Representatives from the William and Mary Real Estate Foundation have submitted plans to the city for the Shenkman Jewish Center. The building is slated to be at Jamestown...

  • School board approves redistricting criteria

    School board approves redistricting criteria

    Members of the Willamsburg-James City County school board took a step this week toward making sure the firm handling their redistricting efforts knows what to prioritize. In July, board members unanimously voted to hire Cooperative Strategies to redraw boundaries for the area’s middle and high...

  • Here's what to do with your leaves

    Here's what to do with your leaves

    James City County County residents can drop their leaves at the Jolly Pond Convenience Center, 1204 Jolly Pond Road, and staff will recycle them free of charge on Nov. 6-19, 2017 and Jan. 2-21, 2018. Bags need to be clear and no larger than 40 gallons. The county will also hold one round of curbside...

  • Williamsburg considers downtown parking revamp

    Williamsburg considers downtown parking revamp

    A parking consultant’s recommendations to the city suggests a switch: charge for on-street parking to push long-term visitors off the streets and into garages and other lots. Illinois-based Walker Parking Consultants made the suggestion in their October 2016 study and a year later, the city is...

  • WJCC to decide redistricting criteria

    WJCC to decide redistricting criteria

    At their Oct. 17 meeting, members of the Williamsburg-James City County school board will decide the most important criteria they'll pass on to the people drawing new district maps. In July, board members unanimously voted to hire California-based firm Cooperative Strategies to redraw boundaries...

  • Teacher, engineer vying for school board spot come November

    Teacher, engineer vying for school board spot come November

    Two candidates with very different backgrounds are running for the Jamestown district spot on the Williamsburg-James City County School Board. Jim Kelly, who has been on the board since 2010, is running for re-election. He manages the industrial cranes at Newport News Shipbuilding. Danon Middleton...

  • W&M shifting protocols in response to September protest

    W&M shifting protocols in response to September protest

      Staff at the College of William and Mary plan to handle campus events differently after a Sept. 27 student protest resulted in the premature cancellation of a guest speaker. Students from a Black Lives Matter chapter at the College of William and Mary interrupted Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, executive...

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