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

  • Teacher, engineer vying for school board spot come November

    Teacher, engineer vying for school board spot come November

    Two candidates with very different backgrounds are running for the Jamestown district spot on the Williamsburg-James City County School Board. Jim Kelly, who has been on the board since 2010, is running for re-election. He manages the industrial cranes at Newport News Shipbuilding. Danon Middleton...

  • W&M shifting protocols in response to September protest

    W&M shifting protocols in response to September protest

      Staff at the College of William and Mary plan to handle campus events differently after a Sept. 27 student protest resulted in the premature cancellation of a guest speaker. Students from a Black Lives Matter chapter at the College of William and Mary interrupted Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, executive...

  • Williamsburg Shopping Center redevelopment gets go-ahead

    Williamsburg Shopping Center redevelopment gets go-ahead

    Some of the city’s tallest buildings, bustling student housing, and a boutique hotel could be coming to the Williamsburg Shopping Center in coming years. Williamburg City Council members agreed to grant Broad Street Realty a special-use permit that the developer plan to use to turn the center into...

  • William and Mary staff discusses college's international students

    William and Mary staff discusses college's international students

    Students at the College of William and Mary come from dozens of different countries. At a monthly business roundtable put on by the city’s Economic Development Authority, one staff member explained the benefits international students bring to the greater Williamsburg area. The college has more...

  • William and Mary students find racist, xenophobic posters on campus

    William and Mary students find racist, xenophobic posters on campus

    Several flyers decrying affirmative action, denying the existence of a wage gap and encouraging students to report their undocumented peers were all found Tuesday on the College of William and Mary campus. The posters were on several academic buildings on campus, including Morton Hall. In at least...

  • City Council to discuss redevelopment, legislative agenda

    City Council to discuss redevelopment, legislative agenda

    Redevelopment plans for the Williamsburg Shopping Center will be up for approval at a City Council meeting Thursday, as will Williamsburg’s interests in the General Assembly. Representatives from Broad Street Realty, the Bethesda-based company that bought the Williamsburg Shopping Center, have...

  • Authors, readers, publishers visit Williamsburg Book Festival

    Authors, readers, publishers visit Williamsburg Book Festival

    Curious readers and authors from around the Peninsula came to the Stryker Center Saturday for a look at books on everything from science fiction to romance. The festival has been in place since 2013. This was the first year that organizers decided to bring publishers into the event. David Kane...

  • Police and fire stations, parking to be broached at work session

    Police and fire stations, parking to be broached at work session

    City Council members are scheduled to discuss improvements to public safety buildings and planned changes stemming from a parking study finished last year during a Monday work session. City manager Marvin Collins said the city plans on borrowing money to finance the building changes. In a June...

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