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Track community rallies around family of Warhill's Juan Spence

Nearly two months ago, Warhill High student Juan Spence had to fight for his life after sustaining critical injuries from a crash that left him pinned underneath the car he was riding in as a passenger. Doctors then told his mother, Elizabeth Butler, that 95 percent of patients that undergo the...

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  • U.Va.-bound Jordan Willis closes career with stunning performance at states

    U.Va.-bound Jordan Willis closes career with stunning performance at states

    Jamestown's Jordan Willis was so good in the Group 4A track and field championships that he nearly helped the Eagles to a surprise team title. The 2017 Virginia Gazette Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year won four total gold medals, in four events, helped push Jamestown within three points...

    • Jamestown's Bell repeats as area's top golfer

      Jamestown's Bell repeats as area's top golfer

      Jamestown's William Bell is one of only three local athletes to earn top Virginia Gazette spring honors for the second consecutive season, joining Grayson DeBerry of Jamestown boys tennis and Keely Rochard of Warhill softball. No repeats will follow next year since all of this season's honorees...

        • Running standout, Little, returns for Yorktown 8k

          Area high school distance running standouts are like supernova or shooting stars. They shine brightly for four years in cross country and track races, then disappear from sight after their high school graduation. It's not like they stop competing, it's just that their running careers take them...

            • Rochard and Warhill: a softball force not soon to be forgotten

              Rochard and Warhill: a softball force not soon to be forgotten

              Because they tend to ride one arm throughout a season, great high school softball teams usually have elite pitchers. There is no getting around that. There is no getting around that for years and years to come, 2017 Virginia Gazette Softball Player of the Year Keely Rochard will be synonymous with...

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                • Busch Gardens adds new haunted house to Howl-O-Scream lineup

                  Busch Gardens adds new haunted house to Howl-O-Scream lineup

                  Busch Gardens Williamsburg is adding a new haunted house to its lineup for Howl-O-Scream. FrostBite, which replaces the retired “Bitten” haunted house, gives the park seven haunted houses. FrostBite will take place in an enchanted dark castle, located inside the park’s Curse of DarKastle attraction....

                  • Scares That Care combines horror, heart

                    Scares That Care combines horror, heart

                    The combination of blood, brains and a good cause might at first seem unnatural. But Scares That Care, a charity horror convention, offers a unique twist on helping those in need. It conjures up scares, games and celebrity appearances for its fourth year Friday through Sunday. During his tenure...

                      • Limelight, July 19-23

                        The Comedy Club Williamsburg presents Reno Collier with Roger Keiss: Collier, a former P.E. teacher from West Virginia, garnered fans performing alongside Larry the Cable Guy and with TV appearances on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," and "The Martin Short Show." 8 p.m. on Saturday at the DoubleTree...

                          • After dark, July 19-23

                            Thursday Berret's: The Dearhearts, 6-9 p.m. Aroma's: Open Mic Night, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Joe Heilman, 7-10 p.m. Friday Aroma's: Willie Tintype, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Hebret Musica, 8-11 p.m. Water Street Grille: Wampler Brothers, 8-11 p.m. Saturday Aroma's: Chloe, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos,...

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                              • City, county should take over Kimball

                                A community the size of the Williamsburg and James City County would normally have a publicly owned performance hall We already jointly fund popular libraries, good recreation centers, parks and schools. These are all expected public facilities in any vibrant community Luckily, thanks to the long...

                                  • Let's bring back the Fairness Doctrine

                                    Is it finally time to become civil? Has our political discourse become toxic enough? How would it be if we still had the Fairness Doctrine? Wikipedia recalls, "The Fairness Doctrine was a policy of the United States Federal Communications Commission, introduced in 1949, that required the holders...

                                      • Bees play vital role in food chain

                                        We recently wrapped up National Pollinator Week, a week dedicated to celebrating bees and other pollinators that make our foods, farms and flowers possible. And we need to do more to protect these pollinators. Environment Virginia and our national network launched the Bee Friendly Food Alliance...

                                          • Last Word on traffic lights, July 19

                                            Last Word on traffic lights, July 19

                                            Rules of the road I love traffic lights. It doesn't matter if they are red, yellow or green. It does not matter if they are flashing or solid. They help to keep the flow of traffic moving and are intended to add safety. They have proven to me to be a beneficial addition repeatedly. For me, they...

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