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 members to discuss new middle school, redistricting

    School board members to discuss new middle school, redistricting

    Redistricting and the naming of the fourth middle school are both on the agenda for Williamsburg-James City County School Board’s Tuesday meeting. District staff expects to open the middle school prior to the start of the 2018-19 school year. Staff will open an online portal in coming weeks for...

  • Students head back to school Tuesday

    Students head back to school Tuesday

    Teachers and administrators in the Williamsburg-James City County School Division have been back in their schools for a few weeks. More than 11,000 pupils with join them Tuesday as the 2017-18 academic year gets underway. School buses and busy parents will be on the road to get children to school...

  • Library to debut six new book groups

    Library to debut six new book groups

    The Williamsburg Regional Library is debuting six new book groups in early September. Avid book readers can join any number of groups they like. They are as follows: WhoDunnits, Fellowship in a Ring, Real People/Real Stories, Power in the Panels, Novel Ideas and Turning Pages. Library staff chose...

  • Police blotter: Sept. 2

    Police blotter: Sept. 2

    Williamsburg Terry Ray Casin, 33, Aug. 24, driving after forfeiture of license. Joshua Conrad Wick, 23, Aug. 25, driving under the influence of alcohol. Zachary Lee Taylor, 21, Aug. 26, drunk in public, profane language. Conner Hugh Escudero, 21, Aug. 26, drunk in public, profane language. Edward...

  • Work to improve SOL scores to begin early in district

    Work to improve SOL scores to begin early in district

    Though their students outperformed state averages, officials in the Williamsburg-James City County School Division would like to have seen better Standards of Learning scores on tests taken at the end of last school year. Statewide, students made gains in the English writing test and decreased...

  • Peace, unity stressed in community gathering

    Peace, unity stressed in community gathering

    Hundreds gathered on Williamsburg’s Duke of Gloucester Street Monday for the 54th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King’s vaunted “I Have A Dream” speech. Williamsburg-area leaders planned their event after a group of white supremacists marched through the University of...

  • William and Mary Digest: Aug. 30

    William and Mary Digest: Aug. 30

    Freshman involved in conservation efforts Kate Dean-McKinney interned with the Virginia chapter of the Nature Conservancy for six days in May, which helped solidify her interest in sea life. William and Mary’s Institute of Marine Science has spread seeds and helped take care of eelgrass around...

  • Two dead in James City County crash, police say

    Two dead in James City County crash, police say

    One West Point man died in an early Saturday morning crash, according to James City County police. Amos Phillips, 30, died shortly after his Grand Marquis stuck a tree in the 10000 block of Old Stage Road around 1:30 a.m., police said. One of Phillips’ passengers, 17 year old Candyce Hayden, died...

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