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

  • Stonehouse Elementary receives prestigious national honor

    Stonehouse Elementary receives prestigious national honor

    Stonehouse Elementary was among just seven Virginia schools recognized as 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools by Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Secretary of Education. Public schools are selected according to their performance on state assessments or their ability to raise graduation rates and close achievement...

  • District graduation rate bests state average

    District graduation rate bests state average

    The Williamsburg-James City County School Division graduated 92.3 percent of its students in the class of 2017, besting the state average of 91.1 percent. According to data from the Virginia Department of Education, Warhill graduated the highest percentage of its students at 93.2 percent. Jamestown...

  • William and Mary professors discuss racial violence, Charlottesville

    William and Mary professors discuss racial violence, Charlottesville

    Professors from the College of William and Mary convened this week to discuss factors that led to the violence and protests that erupted in Charlottesville last month. Their discussion, which covered recent events there and the larger societal issues America is facing, was part of a two-day event...

  • Wall of Fame: History, service stressed in operations building installation

    Wall of Fame: History, service stressed in operations building installation

    Many teachers and administrators in the Williamsburg-James City County School District are familiar to students and parents. Other staff members, namely those who prepare meals, file paperwork, drive buses and wash floors, don’t necessary enjoy the same notoriety. Marcellus Snipes, the division’s...

  • Deadlines approaching for voter registration, absentee ballots

    Deadlines approaching for voter registration, absentee ballots

    Virginia is just weeks away from choosing a new governor as well as other statewide and local races. Voting in elections happens either in-person or via an absentee ballot. The final day to register is Oct. 16. Election Day is Nov. 7. To be eligible to vote, you must be 18 years old by the general...

  • Cowboys Uncorked turns winery into Old West

    Cowboys Uncorked turns winery into Old West

      For 275 people in the greater Williamsburg area, the Williamsburg Winery will transform into a scene from the Old West, complete with a quick draw contest, jailhouse, whiskey bar and much more. You can “bail” out some of the arrestees by donating to Dream Catchers, a James City County-based nonprofit...

  • Matoaka Elementary principal is stuck at work

    Matoaka Elementary principal is stuck at work

    Students at Matoaka Elementary School paid money to tape principal Andy Jacobs to a wall in the school’s lobby. The proceeds will go to students in the Texas area whose lives have been adversely affected by Hurricane Harvey. Wright can be reached by phone at 757-345-2343.

  • Old Towne Medical Center opens new clinic

    Old Towne Medical Center opens new clinic

    A donation of equipment by the James City Lions Club means more people in the greater Williamsburg area will have access to eye exams and other vital procedures used to gauge ocular health. The eye clinic, which opened Wednesday, is housed in the Old Towne Medical and Dental Center and will be...

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