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Northeastern hands W&M another brutal home loss 90-70

Little was expected of William and Mary in the preseason. That’s why a week ago, all alone in first place, the Tribe was the biggest surprise in the Colonial Athletic Association. But in its last two games, W&M has played exactly how the skeptics expected it to. First it was Towson, which blew...

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  • Wintry weather doesn't dampen Sleighbell 5k

    Wintry weather doesn't dampen Sleighbell 5k

    Every year for the Sentara Sleighbell 5K Run, Geri Elder and her crew at Colonial Sports Screenprinting designs a long-sleeve race T-shirt with lots of cutesy snowflakes and various winter scenes, sleds and sleighs on the snow. Those winter scenes look great on the T-shirts, but when it comes to...

      • Prep Roundup: Bruton defeats Jamestown boys basketball

        Prep Roundup: Bruton defeats Jamestown boys basketball

        In boys basketball, senior forward DeAndre Richards had 28 points and 19 rebounds as Bruton outlasted Jamestown 92-84 Wednesday in Bay Rivers District competition. Senior forward Juwan Brown had 18 points and 13 rebounds for the host Eagles. More boys basketball Lafayette 81, York 42 — Lafayette...

          • Former Tribe All-American takes over as W&M's women's soccer coach

            Former Tribe All-American takes over as W&M's women's soccer coach

            In replacing a coach who had become synonymous with William and Mary women’s soccer over the last three decades, the Tribe is turning to one of its stars from the past. Julie Cunningham Shackford, a three-time All-American from 1985-87, has been hired as W&M’s head coach. She will take over for...

            • Virginia coach, teacher remains upbeat despite cancer

              Virginia coach, teacher remains upbeat despite cancer

              Edgar Randall has coached basketball the past 36 winters. He’s coached on the collegiate level with Division II West Virginia State University’s men and women, at Williamsburg Christian Academy and Bruton High and, most recently, on the middle school boys and girls level. Good health always was...

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            • VSO announces latest Classics season

              VSO announces latest Classics season

              The Virginia Symphony Orchestra announced its 98th season Thursday, planning a series of concerts beginning in September and running through April 2019. Music director JoAnn Falletta will also return for her 28th season with the organization. In a news release, Falletta said the season “presents...

                • Bird feeders are priceless in snowy weather

                  Bird feeders are priceless in snowy weather

                  Feeding birds is a passion for 3 million homes in the United States, which spend around $6 billion on seed and feeders annually. By way of comparison, 90 million homes spend around $10 billion subscribing to ESPN to watch sports. Feeder-watchers invest heavily in their pastime, and they reap rich...

                    • Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival returning for fifth year

                      Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival returning for fifth year

                      The Williamsburg Rotary Club and the Young Emerging Professionals of Williamsburg announced that the Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival will return for another round of brews, live music and food truck temptations April 29. Event organizer Catherine Smagala said the fifth festival promises more of...

                        • Contemporary Art Center celebrates student artists

                          Contemporary Art Center celebrates student artists

                          The Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center's latest show features 131 works of art from 93 area high school students in a celebration of young talent and a glimpse at the next generation of artistic minds. The exhibit launched Tuesday with an awards ceremony and reception. “It’s a really strong show,”...

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                            • Last Word on snow days, Jan. 20

                              Last Word on snow days, Jan. 20

                              Empty trolley I like the picture on the front page of a recent Gazette — the trolley is almost empty. It is usually empty. What a waste of money. Mixed message Now I am confused. To the person who wrote, “I really wish commenters would stop pontificating about what the Bible states — if that is...

                                • Time for America to proclaim TREXIT

                                  A little is too much of the absurd and disgusting behaviors of Donald Trump (fake president). It’s time for Republicans to push the handle and send DT down the porcelain receptacle of which he is so well versed. It’s time to engage the exit strategy to rid our nation of this vile and repugnant...

                                    • About that inauguration fiesta, governor

                                      A few days have passed, and I just can't get over the open-handed support of some of the patrons of the $1.9-million-plus inauguration of Gov. Ralph Northam. What could inspire that kind of generosity? It's a bipartisan question. Let's say I'm a conservative here in Williamsburg. What's my sneaking...

                                        • Armchair diagnosis is dangerous and wrong

                                          Debate about a president’s health as it relates to his performance in office has long been a part of our country’s history. Accurate, transparent knowledge about a chief executive’s medical conditions is important for the public to know. But there is no place for politically motivated, naïve speculation...

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