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

  • Free flu shots at Riverside in October

    Free flu shots at Riverside in October

    Riverside Doctors’ Hospital is giving out free flu shots next month in an attempt to prepare the community for the coming flu season. Located on Commonwealth Avenue, the hospital is offering shots while supplies last on Oct. 5. People 14 and older are eligible. The Center for Disease Control and...

  • CW employees show off their creative side

    CW employees show off their creative side

      Christmas gift-giving time is around the corner and Colonial Williamsburg employees and retirees have you covered. They will gather this month to sell their homemade artworks: everything from trinkets to paintings and other unique pieces of art. The show will be rife with gifts you might find...

  • Williamsburg Shopping Center redevelopment gets planning commission green light

    Williamsburg Shopping Center redevelopment gets planning commission green light

    Broad Street Realty moved toward turning the Williamsburg Shopping Center into a burgeoning retail and housing hub this week by securing approval from the Planning Commission. Student housing, a brand new hotel and other new developments could be on the way to Williamsburg in coming months. Commissioners...

  • Williamsburg Shopping Center redevelopment gets planning commission green light

    Williamsburg Shopping Center redevelopment gets planning commission green light

    Broad Street Realty moved toward turning the Williamsburg Shopping Center into a burgeoning retail and housing hub this week, by securing approval from the Planning Commission. Student housing, a brand new hotel, and many new developments could be on their way to Williamsburg in coming months. ...

  • ACT scores in WJCC top state, national averages

    ACT scores in WJCC top state, national averages

    Many students who plan want to attend college try to bolster their applications with high scores on the American College Test. High school students in the Williamsburg-James City County school district again bested state averages and national averages on the test. Local students averaged a 24.4...

  • Diversity, proximity among concerns mentioned at public hearing

    Diversity, proximity among concerns mentioned at public hearing

    Members of the Williamsburg-James City County district heard from more than 30 people this week as part of its redistricting process, which they hope will be finished by February of next year. Some don’t want to see children moved from what they call “neighborhood schools.” Others implored the...

  • Broad Street Realty details student housing, retail plans

    Broad Street Realty details student housing, retail plans

    The Williamsburg Shopping Center’s new owners want to revitalize a section of the city that has been under-utilized in recent years. Student housing is paramount to their plans, which have changed some in recent weeks after feedback from city staff. They will take those updated plans to the city’s...

  • City information easier to find thanks to new web design

    City information easier to find thanks to new web design

    The city’s information technology staff has created a new system they think will make information for city residents easier to find and understand. The city’s operating reports — produced by each city department each month — are now available via a new, simple interface on the city’s website....

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