Icelandic striker Bjornsson, Walsingham off to scorching start

—Solvi Bjornsson always thought of himself as a goal scorer in his native Iceland, but his net-scorching displays for the Walsingham Academy boys soccer team this season have been jarring even to him. Entering Monday's game against Norfolk Christian, Bjornsson had 33 goals in 12 matches. That's...

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  • Parks are a gift for residents, worth celebration

    America is a beautiful thought and a beautiful place. If you've been paying attention, you've likely read some commemoration of the Centennial of the National Park Service. A hundred years is nothing to take for granted, so on Thursday I went for a drive along the Colonial Parkway, the 23-mile...

      • Butterfly Festival a huge success

        It was a great pleasure for the Williamsburg Botanical Garden to welcome about 3,000 visitors to the Second Annual WBG Butterfly Festival earlier this month. Our visitors were able to listen to speakers and programs on butterflies and the plants they love, visit tents with more than 300 butterflies...

          • Test schedule must change for SOL scores to improve

            The stagnant results for the Williamsburg-James City County schools SOL tests reported in the Aug. 17 Virginia Gazette were particularly disheartening because I know that our teachers invested major time and energy last year revising instruction, implementing test-taking practice for all students,...

              • America as world umpire

                Is it time to re-think America's role in the world? Is America a force for good or is its international involvement the source of many problems plaguing the world? To answer those questions, the Reves Center for International Studies at the College of William and Mary, invited Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman,...

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