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

  • W&M presidential search moving into next phase

    W&M presidential search moving into next phase

    H. Thomas Watkins believes the College of William and Mary’s Presidential Search Committee members need to keep talking — to anyone willing to listen — about what members are doing. The group’s chairman told members to keep meeting with local and national groups to keep them informed about the...

  • William and Mary Board of Visitors discusses finances, DACA in meeting

    William and Mary Board of Visitors discusses finances, DACA in meeting

    On the same day many undergraduate students began the academic year, a small group found themselves placed in immigration limbo. William and Mary’s Board of Visitors showed support for the college’s undocumented students in a meeting Friday. The Trump administration announced on Sept. 5 that it...

  • WJCC board to hear redistricting comments Sept. 19

    WJCC board to hear redistricting comments Sept. 19

    The public will have a chance to speak directly to Williamsburg-James City County School Board members about redistricting in the upcoming week. At their Sept. 19 meeting, board members will hold a public hearing on the topic and use the feedback to form redistricting criteria they’ll pass along...

  • Williamsburg City Council raises room tax once more for Tourism Development Fund

    Williamsburg City Council raises room tax once more for Tourism Development Fund

    The final piece of the city’s Tourism Development Fund, first publicly broached in January, fell into place this week. At their Sept. 14 meeting, board members voted to raise the city’s room tax from 7 percent to 8 percent. Increasing the tax rate for the city’s hotels and motels was a formality...

  • Williamsburg-James City County school district fully accredited

    Williamsburg-James City County school district fully accredited

    The state of Virginia has deemed each of the public elementary, middle and high schools in Williamsburg-James City County School District as fully accredited for the 12th consecutive year. In determining accreditation for its schools, the department examines what percentage of students passed state...

  • Williamsburg City council considers policy on short-term rentals

    Williamsburg City council considers policy on short-term rentals

    More short-term rentals are coming to the city of Williamsburg, and City Council took the first step toward deciding where and how it would allow them in a work session Monday. Internet-based rental companies such as Airbnb and FlipKey have become popular nationwide by allowing visitors to rent...

  • 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...