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W&M track and field athletes shine in postseason meets

Although they didn’t win any conference team titles this year, the William and Mary men’s and women’s track teams excelled in winning individual honors, as announced by the Colonial Athletic Association this week, following a vote of the league’s coaches. Senior Leia Mistowski, perhaps the most...

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  • Lafayette to drop a classification in next VHSL cycle

    Lafayette to drop a classification in next VHSL cycle

    Five Peninsula schools, including Lafayette, will drop a classification following a reading of the Virginia High School League’s Average Daily Membership enrollment figures released Friday. The VHSL will assign schools to state classifications for postseason regional and state tournament play from...

      • Three from Williamsburg area named to all-Region 4A boys soccer team

        Three from Williamsburg area named to all-Region 4A boys soccer team

        Jamestown’s Michael Meese and Antonio Gonzalez, and Lafayette’s Stephen Council were named All-Region 4A first team in boys soccer. Four other Jamestown players were named to the second team, and Warhill, Jamestown and Lafayette each had two players named honorable mention. Parker Caterbone, who...

          • Jamestown falls to Smithfield in Region 4A championship

            Jamestown falls to Smithfield in Region 4A championship

            After withstanding pressure from Smithfield for much of the first half of the Region 4A championship game Thursday at Wanner Stadium, Jamestown began to build momentum. With the Eagles trailing by a goal, South Carolina commit Brianna Behm asserted herself, just missing on a pair of free kicks...

              • Sports TV and radio: Friday's 6/1 log (updated Thursday PM)

                5 a.m. Tennis: French Open.--Tennis Ch. 11:30 a.m. Motor sports: NASCAR Cup Series practice (at Pocono).--FS2 Noon Baseball: NCAA: Oklahoma vs. Mississippi State.--ESPNU Noon Baseball: NCAA regional: St. John’s vs. Vanderbilt.--SEC Net. 1 p.m. Motor sports: NASCAR Xfinity Series practice (at Pocono).--FS2...

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                • Freedom Stories event keeps history alive

                  Freedom Stories event keeps history alive

                  An event at Freedom Park Saturday celebrated liberty, perseverance and the kind of love that persists despite the fiercest adversity. The fifth annual Freedom Stories event, led by two members of the National Association of Black Storytellers, combined stories of history, memories of family and...

                    • Funhouse Fest 2018 finally gets underway

                      Funhouse Fest 2018 finally gets underway

                      Update 9:15 p.m.: The Virginia Arts Festival announces it will begin re-entry at 9:15 p.m. and Alison Krauss will perform at 9:30 p.m. Update 8:27 p.m.: The Virginia Arts Festival evacuated Funhouse Fest Friday evening just before 8 p.m. due to an approaching thunderstorm. The organization advised...

                    • Arc of Greater Williamsburg celebrates new ways to help clients

                      Arc of Greater Williamsburg celebrates new ways to help clients

                      The Arc of Greater Williamsburg celebrated major milestones at an event outside the nonprofit organization’s Strawberry Plains office Monday, as grant funding allowed the purchase of two new vans while the transportation coordinator celebrated 25 years on the job. The custom, handicap-accessible...

                        • Skate Jam shreds into county skate park

                          Skate Jam shreds into county skate park

                          For those seeking a more athletic alternative to this weekend’s Funhouse Fest, Skate Jam might scratch that itch at the James City County Skate Park Friday night. Sarah O’Reilly, recreation program coordinator for the county’s Parks and Recreation Department, said the event brings together the...

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                            • Washington's disdain for truth is frightening

                              What is happening to truth? “We have to break up families,” Trump claimed, because of “bad laws that the Democrats gave us,” reported CNN. Trump knows in reality there is no such requirement, and with his party in the majority, even if there was, they could quickly change the law or the president...

                                • Breaking down the daily demands on teachers

                                  In reply to the person who wrote, “If you take teacher’s annual pay and divide it by the days actually worked, you will find they’re paid comparable to the private sector.” I taught elementary school for more than 35 years. My typical days, Monday-Friday, began between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. (required...

                                    • U.S. needs to remember its own origins

                                      As Americans, we have truly lost our way. The values we once held dear have been kicked to the curb. We now allow a group of xenophobic, narrow-minded aristocrats to run the nation. The concept of separating children from their parents is so reviling to me that I can scarcely comprehend it. We...

                                        • Democracy requires you full engagement

                                          Democracy works only when the people speak. The Greek origin of the word is “demos” – people – and “kratia” – power. In the Virginia primary elections on June 12, voter turnout was abysmal. By some early estimates, fewer than 10% of registered voters took advantage of the opportunity to voice their...

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                                            • Trump describes immigrants as invaders, says he wants to send them right back

                                              Trump describes immigrants as invaders, says he wants to send them right back

                                              President Donald Trump said people who "invade" the U.S. must immediately be sent back to their countries and not be given a court hearing. Trump tweeted Sunday that the U.S. immigration system is "laughed at all over the world" and is "very unfair" to individuals using legal avenues to gain entry....

                                                • Hundreds march in Berlin to demand an end to using coal

                                                  Hundreds march in Berlin to demand an end to using coal

                                                  Hundreds of protesters are marching through the German capital to demand an end to burning coal to produce electricity. The demonstrators — many of them families pushing strollers, people on bikes and samba bands — walked through the Berlin's government district on Sunday, ahead of next week's...

                                                    • Police: 25 injured in building explosion in Germany

                                                      Police: 25 injured in building explosion in Germany

                                                      Twenty-five people were injured, four of them severely, when an explosion destroyed an apartment building in the western German city of Wuppertal, police said Sunday. Police said the explosion rocked the several-story building shortly before midnight Saturday with a large bang, scaring people in...

                                                        • Turkey: Erdogan leading presidential race

                                                          Turkey: Erdogan leading presidential race

                                                          Early partial results in Turkey's presidential elections Sunday showed incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the lead, with challenger Muharrem Ince in second place. The high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections could consolidate Erdogan's grip on power or curtail his vast political ambitions....

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