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  • Tribe roundup: W&M's comeback effort falls short in loss at Hofstra

    Tribe roundup: W&M's comeback effort falls short in loss at Hofstra

    Justin Pierce compiled 24 points and 14 rebounds for William and Mary, but the Tribe lost 90-84 at Hofstra on Thursday in Hempstead, N.Y. Eli Pemberton had a team-high 26 points, Rokas Gustys added 22 points and 21 rebounds, Justin Wright-Foreman totaled 19 points and seven assists and Jalen Ray...

      • Jamestown, York girls win VHSL swimming championships as state records fall

        The Jamestown girls claimed their fifth consecutive Virginia High School League swimming championship, while their Bay Rivers District rivals York won a state championship a year after finishing second. The wins — Jamestown in Class 4 and York in Class 3 at SwimRVA in Richmond — headlined strong...

          • Who should earn Runner of the Year honors?

            Golf and tennis have their players-of-the-year honors. Baseball, football, basketball and ice hockey have most valuable player awards at the end of their pro seasons. So who would be the runner-of-the-year for the 2017 area road racing season, if that honor was added to the numerous awards (108...

              • Jamestown and York chasing VHSL state swim championships

                Jamestown and York chasing VHSL state swim championships

                Jamestown is expected to contend for both girls and boys team titles this weekend at the Virginia High School League state championships. Jamestown’s girls, in Class 4, will enter the state meet as four-time defending champions. But mounting pressure to repeat and new competition in former 3A champion...

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                  • Cooking class combines cuisine, learning opportunity

                    Cooking class combines cuisine, learning opportunity

                    Even at 12 years old, Isabelle Szczerbinski has global ambitions. The Richmond native has traveled the world and she speaks five languages, including Mandarin and French. On Sunday, she will lead a cooking class at Williamsburg’s Peter Chang Chinese restaurant in an effort to combine good food...

                      • Williamsburg Pottery celebrates Asian culture

                        Williamsburg Pottery celebrates Asian culture

                        The Williamsburg Pottery drew crowds Saturday despite the dreary weather, as its Asian Festival returned for a fourth year. The event featured food tastings, martial arts demonstrations, music, dancing and more in a celebration of Asian culture. “It’s a nice community event that the Pottery holds,”...

                          • Birding: A Philadelphian looking for owls

                            Birding: A Philadelphian looking for owls

                            I was the only Philadelphian on the Minneapolis-bound flight who was not planning on attending the Super Bowl. When I told them I was going to see owls, these Eagles fans were even more confused. I did watch the big game, but I was in a Birder’s Bed & Breakfast in the tiny town of Meadowlands in...

                              • York County Arts Commission seeking grant applicants

                                York County Arts Commission seeking grant applicants

                                The York County Arts Commission is encouraging individuals and organizations to apply for grants in support of art that benefits county residents. The deadline for submissions is March 2. Applicants for project grants must meet certain criteria to be eligible. They must: Produce or support art...

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                                  • Higher deficits raise threat of higher inflation

                                    Inflation? Wow, what has happened? The Deficit Hawks who plagued the previous administration have now added $3 trillion in increasing deficit via Tax Reduction and Spending Bills (with lots of pet projects) to the already largest debt in the world. And the U.S. has the world’s 8th highest debt...

                                      • Commenter should get his facts straight

                                        The Feb. 3 Last Word submission regarding Colonial Williamsburg’s finances was highly misleading and, as president and CEO of Colonial Williamsburg, it is my responsibility to address its allegations publicly and directly. As a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s...

                                          • State needs to take action on guns

                                            As we once again mourn the victims of a senseless mass shooting, the perpetual call to action once again goes unheeded in Washington. Although courts have long debated the meaning of the word “militia,” there can be no mistaking the meaning of the very first words of the Second Amendment, which...

                                              • Paralyzed political process hurts us all

                                                Can you imagine running a school where the faculty has no respect or regard for its principal? Can you imagine the kindergarten through second-grade teachers refusing to follow the curriculum suggestions from third- to fifth-grade teachers? Can you imagine math and science teachers colluding against...

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