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

  • Police arrest man believed to be connected to fires

    Police arrest man believed to be connected to fires

    Williamsburg police arrested a man they say set two fires at his home. On Nov. 1, 2016, city police responded to a residential fire in the 200 block of Thomas Nelson Lane. On July 10, while investigating a second fire at the same residence, arrested Dennis Wade Tooley, 44, for setting the fires,...

  • William and Mary police identify deceased man found on campus

    William and Mary police identify deceased man found on campus

    The William and Mary police department has identified a man found dead on campus this weekend as Lonnie E. Dove, a 54-year-old man who was living in Williamsburg. A passerby found Dove's body Saturday in the college's Dillard Complex off of Ironbound Road. Officials at the department have identified...

  • City Council discusses tourism development fund

    City Council discusses tourism development fund

    In a work session Monday afternoon, assistant city manager Andrew Trivette debuted a list of specific projects that the city could use tourism development fund money to finance. On the list are projects including additions to the Quarterpath Recreation Center and a fourth field at Kiwanis Park....

  • City Council discusses tourism fund in Saturday meeting

    City Council discusses tourism fund in Saturday meeting

    On an early Saturday morning, City Council members met to discuss aspects of the Tourism Development Fund, which city staff hope will help Williamsburg compete in a hotly-contested tourism market.City manager Marvin Collins first made the idea of a tourism fund at a January Council retreat. He...

  • Hotel planned for revamped Williamsburg Shopping Center

    Hotel planned for revamped Williamsburg Shopping Center

    Bethesda-based group will keep Sal's, Food Lion

  • Williamsburg City Council to discuss tourism fund Saturday

    Williamsburg City Council to discuss tourism fund Saturday

    City Council members will will meet during a rarely scheduled Saturday morning session to discuss a proposed fund that, if created, would finance tourism projects throughout the city. Members are considering whether to raise the city's room and meal taxes from 5 percent to 7 percent. They also...