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  • Five takes from Jamestown's 4A championship defeat

    Five takes from Jamestown's 4A championship defeat

    Jamestown’s first boys basketball state championship appearance ended Friday night at VCU’s Siegel Center with an 80-48 loss to Loudoun Valley in the Group 4A title game. It was the first defeat for Jamestown (27-3) since a 77-56 defeat to 5A Granby Dec. 17 and the first loss to a 4A team all season....

  • Legacy 76 qualifies for first U.S. Open Cup

    Legacy 76 qualifies for first U.S. Open Cup

    National Premier Soccer League outfit Legacy 76 will compete in the  U.S. Open Cup for the first time in the club's history, as one of a record-99 teams nationwide competing in the prestigious U.S. Soccer National Club Championship. The pairings will not be announced until next month and Legacy...

  • Hornsby nets 13 in D-League shootout

    Hornsby nets 13 in D-League shootout

    Williamsburg's Keith Hornsby had his best NBA Development League showing Saturday for the Texas Legends, a Dallas Mavericks affiliate. The former LSU standout tallied 13 points and four rebounds in a 145-129 win over the Sioux Falls Skyforce, a Miami Heat affiliate. Check out the highlights.  Hornsby...

  • 5 takes from Jamestown-Smithfield region final

    5 takes from Jamestown-Smithfield region final

    Jamestown defeated Smithfield for the fourth time this season on Friday to win the Group 4A East boys basketball championship. Five takes from the Eagles’ win that earned them the top East seed in next week’s state tournament in Salem: ‘Kind of like the Warriors’ Jamestown’s twin backcourt duo...

  • Pair of Bay Rivers boys soccer players commit

    Pair of Bay Rivers boys soccer players commit

    Lafayette's Justin Wilson and Bruton's Chuckie Tenbusch each recently committed to play collegiate soccer. Wilson committed to Christopher Newport University and Tenbusch to Mount Ida College in Massachusetts. Wilson was an all-4A East Region midfielder last season and Tenbusch earned 2A all-state...

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  • Church to hold thank you concert

    Church to hold thank you concert

    Just to thank Angelo Maker for his good deeds, the Wellspring United Methodist Church is hosting a concert Friday night at Kimball Theatre. The free performance isn't a fundraiser, but an awareness effort, said Gail Scullion, the church's music director. Maker, a Sudanese refugee sponsored by the...

      • Jack Hanna delights at Busch Gardens shows

        Jack Hanna delights at Busch Gardens shows

        Zookeeper and television personality Jack Hanna returned to Busch Gardens for a wild weekend of entertainment and enlightenment. "I just think the world of these parks," Hanna said. "Not one company in the world can come close to them." His shows at Busch Gardens Williamsburg date back over 20...

          • Broadway performer headlining symphony fundraising concert

            Broadway performer headlining symphony fundraising concert

            Local Tiffany Haas will headline symphony fundraising concert

              • Top 10 events for March 30-April 1

                Benjamin Franklin's Glass Armonica: Hear the music and stories of Benjamin Franklin's glass armonica performed by Dean Shostak. This rare glass instrument was a sensation in America and Europe from 1760-1830. Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Kimball Theatre, 428 W. Duke of Gloucester St., $5. 'Botticelli...

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                  • Schools needs to get back to teaching basics

                    Saturday's article in the Gazette about parent's concern over Dana Levy's writing workshops at all nine elementary schools omits a critical part of the discussion. Yes, Ms. Levy writes children's books about families with same-sex parents and that was well covered in the article. What the article...

                      • Health care is not partisan issue

                        Remember high school typing class? Complete this sentence: Now is the time for all good men.… Now is the time for a select committee (similar to 9/11) to be formed with the given goal of universal Health Care for the U.S.A. Quit making this a partisan issue. Phil Merrick James City County

                          • New book emphasizes life's surprising connections

                            You toss a pebble into a pond and you never know how far the ripples will spread This happened when Nancy Smith, a writer based in Dallas contacted me and asked for help finding a publisher who will do justice to her new book, "Churchill on the Rivirea: Winston Churchill, Wendy Reves and the House...

                              • Blaming others may hide real problem

                                During the last presidential campaign, we had a candidate who was busy telling the public what a sad state of affairs we are in. The loss of jobs, the loss of homes, and the growing national debt: a sorry state of affairs for the general public. Who caused the housing bubble to burst? What caused...

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