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

  • William and Mary Digest: Oct. 25

    William and Mary Digest: Oct. 25

    Nonprofit makes major donation to college project A research lab located within the College of William and Mary has received a grant from a California-based foundation that will be used to help further college students’ efforts to aid policymakers in their work. AidData works with organizations...

  • W&M students partake in homecoming revelry

    W&M students partake in homecoming revelry

    Plans for homecoming weekend at the College of William and Mary remain unaffected by an explosion Thursday evening in downtown Williamsburg. Police responded shortly after 5 p.m. to an explosion in a parking lot near Merchants Square. Williamsburg Police, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms...

  • WJCC School Board candidates talk driver shortage, diversity in forum

    WJCC School Board candidates talk driver shortage, diversity in forum

    Incumbent school board member Jim Kelly and opponent Danon Middleton are vying for a Williamsburg-James City County school board seat. The two explained their ideas to quell issues in the district ranging from low bus driver pay to problems with keeping teachers. Middleton is a former public...

  • 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 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 Road...

  • School board approves redistricting criteria

    School board approves redistricting criteria

    Willamsburg-James City County School Board members finalized criteria on Tuesday they want considered as redistricting plans move forward. In no particular order, they said utilization, proximity, socioeconomic status, neighborhood concept and longevity should all be considered. “They all need...

  • 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...

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