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Successful fall sports seasons start in the summer

As the sun hangs low every weekday morning, high school student-athletes put in the work to be ready for the fall sports season. For Jamestown and Warhill high school cross country runners, that means running together by 7 a.m. to beat the heat. “If a kid has some talent and they show up Aug. 1,...

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  • Bay Rivers tennis standouts to pursue state singles championships Thursday

    Bay Rivers tennis standouts to pursue state singles championships Thursday

    Albon Yowell of Jamestown will meet Turner Cole of Hanover in an intriguing 10 a.m. Class 4 semifinal at Roanoke College. Yowell won his singles match in Hanover’s team win over the Eagles last week, but he didn’t play against Cole, who was nursing an ankle injury but came in for doubles. Yowell...

      • Lafayette football standout Armonii Burden commits to Hampton University

        Lafayette football standout Armonii Burden commits to Hampton University

        For months, it appeared Armonii Burden was going to follow in brother Kapri Doucet’s football footsteps. Instead, he’ll be standing shoulder to shoulder with him this fall as part of the Hampton University linebacker corps. Burden, a Lafayette High senior, said Tuesday that he has committed to...

          • Prep playoffs: Jamestown baseball advances to state semis

            Prep playoffs: Jamestown baseball advances to state semis

            E.A. Woolwine won his 11th baseball game of the season as visiting Jamestown beat Dinwiddie 7-3 Tuesday in the state Class 4 quarterfinals, setting up a state semifinal against rival Grafton. Woolwine (11-1) had five strikeouts and was aided by a five-run third inning that pushed the Eagles to...

              • Jamestown girls advance to state semifinals, boys eliminated

                Jamestown girls advance to state semifinals, boys eliminated

                The Jamestown girls tennis team defeated Eastern View 5-1 on the Eagles’ outdoor courts Friday to book a berth in the state Class 4 semifinals. The Cyclones’ McKinley Smith, the Region 4B singles champion, beat Lauren Montgomery 6-1, 6-0 on line 1, but the Eagles won every other singles match against...

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                  • "WHRO Voice" connects those unable to read with newspapers, more

                    "WHRO Voice" connects those unable to read with newspapers, more

                    For many, reading the newspaper is a daily ritual, a way to stay informed and connected. For individuals dealing with blindness or disabilities that prevent normal reading, the activity becomes impossible. “At some point, they were able to read the newspaper and now they can’t. What happens is...

                      • Whistle Belly brings brews, more back to Merchants Square

                        Whistle Belly brings brews, more back to Merchants Square

                        The Whistle Belly festival returns to Colonial Williamsburg Aug. 4 with dozens of beers from across the U.S. alongside sweet and savory creations from local restaurants, all for a cause. The Junior Woman’s Club of Williamsburg and DoG Street Pub will team up once again to bring the biggest Whistle...

                          • After dark, July 10-14

                            Thursday Triangle: Robert Hodge, 7-10 p.m. Friday Charly’s Airport Restaurant: Felicia Hoyos, 5-9 p.m. Chowning’s: Sunset Serenade, 6-9 p.m. Virginia Beer Company: Jamie Slate and Reverend Rich, 6-9 p.m. Cogan’s: Blind and Dirty, 8-11 p.m. Saturday Aromas: In the Light, 7-9 p.m. Comedy Club: Moody...

                              • Limelight, July 10-14

                                Limelight, July 10-14

                                Ferns, Mosses and Forest Plants: Helen Hamilton of the Virginia Plant Society guides an exploration of greenery through one of Freedom Park’s trails. 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Freedom Park, 5537 Centerville Road. Free, call 564-4494 for more info. Evening Talks: Drive-in America: WRL explores America’s...

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                                  • Exiled by Soviets, Lozansky supports Trump-Putin talks

                                    Dr. Edward Lozansky is the founder and president of the American University in Moscow and the Russia House Association in Washington, D.C. He is also a professor at Moscow State and National Research Nuclear Universities. But before all this, Lozansky, a nuclear physicist, was a dissident in the...

                                      • Nation's bad laws replaced over time

                                        I wonder if I am the only non-Trumper in this country who grows weary of his follower’s defense of his “policies.” I keep hearing and seeing the low-information crowd referring to the law and the crimes of folks seeking asylum. The Law. Wow! I hope those folks know it was at one time against the...

                                          • Proposed tactical facility doesn't belong in New Kent

                                            I would like to respond to the Curtis Security Consulting Letter to the Editor of July 11 regarding their conditional-use application to install a simulated war zone in Barhamsville, New Kent County. You need only read the first page of the New Kent Comprehensive County Plan to immediately understand...

                                              • Free speech doesn't endorse being uncivil

                                                The story covering the Fox & Friends broadcast from Colonial Williamsburg, published in the July 4 edition of The Virginia Gazette, was an interesting read but left out what Paul Harvey would call “the rest of the story.” Colonial Williamsburg sent an email to some of its volunteers letting them...

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