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

  • Developer details plans for Williamsburg Shopping Center

    Developer details plans for Williamsburg Shopping Center

    A Bethesda-based company has big plans for an area of Williamsburg that has under-performed in recent years. Michael Jacoby, CEO of Broad Street Realty, spoke to dozens of people Tuesday at a roundtable hosted by the city’s Economic Development Authority. Broad Street made its first purchase in...

  • Holocaust survivor speaks to William and Mary class

    Holocaust survivor speaks to William and Mary class

    It’s not often that students get a chance to hear firsthand about the Holocaust, but those in College of William and Mary professor Henry Hart’s class did this week. Hart, an English professor, welcomed Holocaust survivor Frank Shatz to class Thursday. They have known each other for years. Hart...

  • City holds public meeting for Monticello Road redesign

    City holds public meeting for Monticello Road redesign

    Monticello Avenue represents both an oft-used corridor into Williamsburg and an opportunity to modernize a part of the city that sits adjacent to an important project — the redevelopment of the Williamsburg Shopping Center. Representatives from Newport News-based architecture firm Kimley-Horn joined...

  • Diversity, proximity to schools among school board redistricting concerns

    Diversity, proximity to schools among school board redistricting concerns

    Students may be headed to new schools as the Williamsburg-James City County School Board works through the redistricting process. Superintendent Olwen Herron has said the district wants to be finished with the redistricting process by February of next year to accommodate opening the fourth middle...

  • Students, teachers start classes

    Students, teachers start classes

    Thousands of children made their way back into schools Tuesday morning, starting the 2017-18 academic year. Laurel Lane Elementary principal Karen Swann has never really gotten used to how quickly the summer seems to pass during her time as a teacher or an administrator. “It’s June, you blink,...

  • Reveley: Undocumented students belong at W&M

    Reveley: Undocumented students belong at W&M

      Undocumented students at the College of William and Mary could be deported if the Trump administration follows through with a plan to rescind a government program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children. The Trump administration...

  • William and Mary Digest: Sep. 6

    William and Mary Digest: Sep. 6

    Drones pay dividends for research Researchers at William and Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science are using drones to study harmful algae blooms in the region. The blooms can threaten marine life. “The plane and satellite give you much broader spatial coverage,” says VIMS professor Kim...

  • Students, teachers are back in class

    Students, teachers are back in class

    Neither Juan Spence nor his parents could have imagined such a day three months ago. At the time, doctors gave Juan a 5 percent chance of survival. Tuesday morning, he was heading back to school like any other kid. “It’s been outstanding. I can’t even believe it,” the Warhill senior said. “I’m...

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