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

  • In-state tuition, presidential search to be discussed at William and Mary next week

    In-state tuition, presidential search to be discussed at William and Mary next week

    William and Mary Board of Visitors will meet next week to discuss in-state tuition for next fall’s freshmen and to get an update on the presidential search. Board members will consider on how much they will raise the tuition for freshmen attending next fall. They could choose to raise it anywhere...

  • Council approves Jewish center plans

    Council approves Jewish center plans

    Jewish students at the College of William and Mary will have a new place of refuge in the years to come. Williamsburg City Council members voted Thursday to afford the William and Mary Real Estate Foundation a special-use permit that would allow the Shenkman Jewish Center to be built at 406 and...

  • Overy to become next Commissioner of the Revenue

    Overy to become next Commissioner of the Revenue

    Lara Overy won a two-person race to become Williamsburg’s next Commissioner of the Revenue. The commissioner’s office duties include helping citizens register motor vehicles, assessing local business taxes and aiding in the preparation of individual income taxes. In unofficial results, Overy secured...

  • Group homes, Airbnb on city's legislative agenda

    Group homes, Airbnb on city's legislative agenda

    City Council members want the General Assembly to rethink the rules surrounding the taxation of internet-based businesses, as well as those dictating how group homes communicate with localities. Localities across the state are compiling legislative agendas to pass to local legislative representatives...

  • Kelly, Ownby keep school board seats

    Kelly, Ownby keep school board seats

    Jim Kelly won another term on the Williamsburg-James City County School Board Tuesday evening. Kelly, who manages industrial cranes at Newport News Shipbuilding received 68 percent of the vote (4,032 votes), according to unofficial results from the Virginia Department of Elections. Danon Middeton,...

  • William and Mary Digest: Nov. 8

    William and Mary Digest: Nov. 8

    Soledad O’Brien to speak on campus Students at the College of William and Mary can see reporter Soledad O’Brien speak on Nov. 14. She is the university’s Andrews Distinguished Fellow in American Politics and will speak about the importance of diversity in both television news and in everyday American...

  • Family, friends remember late William and Mary coach

    Family, friends remember late William and Mary coach

    Daniel Stimson spent more than two decades making student-athletes laugh in a myriad of ways. At a memorial on Saturday, a community that grew around Stimson gathered to remember their late coach. Stimson died Oct. 17 of natural causes. He spent 25 years as the College of William and Mary’s track...

  • Festival brings blues music to Williamsburg

    Festival brings blues music to Williamsburg

    From under a series of white tents, performers wowed the folks who chose to attend the second annual Big Bluesy Festival this past weekend. Acts from Richmond, Newport News, and from far Massachusetts graced the stage in the event’s second year. CulutureFix, a Williamsburg-based nonprofit, hosted...

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