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

  • 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...

  • Farmers' market flourishes on sunny Saturday

    Farmers' market flourishes on sunny Saturday

    Crowds of shoppers and browsers came to Merchants Square Saturday to check out the produce, plants and poultry at the Williamsburg Farmers Market, now in its 15th year. At its genesis in 2002, the market had only a handful of vendors. It’s grown considerably over time, now routinely attracting...

  • Class of 2021 moves into William and Mary

    Class of 2021 moves into William and Mary

    Thousands of parents and students descended upon the College of William and Mary Friday. For the vast majority of the college’s newest students, freshman year represents their first time leaving the comfort of home and heading out in the world. Nakul Dar said the family’s decision to move in early...