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  • Warhill baseball players follow athletic sisters to college

    Warhill baseball players follow athletic sisters to college

    Sam Rochard’s older sister is Keely Rochard, the Virginia Tech freshman considered the Peninsula area’s best-ever high school softball player for her exploits in leading Warhill High to the past two Group 3A state titles. Reece Koon’s older sister is Alex Koon, a Wichita State sophomore among the...

    • Early bye week not bad timing for W&M

      Early bye week not bad timing for W&M

      College football coaches have minimal control over when their bye week falls. Most would prefer the middle of October, when bodies are bruised and the stretch run is looming. After three games, William and Mary’s open date is already here. But Tribe coach Jimmye Laycock isn’t complaining. With...

    • Jamestown volleyball defeats Warhill

      Jamestown volleyball defeats Warhill

      In a matchup of Bay Rivers District heavyweights, Jamestown defeated Warhill in straight sets, 25-12, 25-21, 25-23 on Thursday night. “It’s always tough to play at Warhill. We graduated six players and they lost some seniors,” Jamestown coach Thomas Stephenson said. “It’s a huge win, Warhill and...

        • Prep roundup: Walsingham boys, girls sweep cross country invitational

          Walsingham Academy’s boys and girls cross country teams took first place at Thursday’s Walsingham Invitational held at Eastern State. The girls took seven of the top 10 places, including first, second and third, scoring 17 points and defeating second place Nansemond Suffolk Academy with 56 points...

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            • Worldly ballerina turned local teacher shares journey

              Worldly ballerina turned local teacher shares journey

              Ballerina Sandra Balestracci performed in some of the finest venues in New York City, across the country and around the globe. She's also devoted years to fostering the next generation with her local performing arts school. As she turned 75 Tuesday, Balestracci reflected on a life of success as...

                • Literacy for Life partners with Matthew Whaley for new program

                  Literacy for Life partners with Matthew Whaley for new program

                  Parenting is a daunting task for anyone, as is navigating the complexities of ensuring a child gets a quality education. Local nonprofit Literacy for Life is preparing a new program to make things a little easier for those in the community who most need help; a $50,000 grant courtesy of Impact...

                    • Williamsburg Winery announces new Merchants Square venture

                      Williamsburg Winery announces new Merchants Square venture

                      Merchants Square stands to offer a new temptation when the Williamsburg Winery opens a new tasting room and wine bar in early October. “We’re one of the commonwealth’s older wineries,” said Patrick Duffeler II, president and CEO of the winery, which opened its doors in 1988. “Our wines, I think...

                        • Cabaret show celebrates local "Leading Ladies"

                          Cabaret show celebrates local "Leading Ladies"

                          The Williamsburg Players are mixing up their repertoire with “Leading Ladies,” a cabaret show celebrating Broadway’s most memorable tunes and the dynamic divas behind them. The collaborative effort aims to highlight local talent. “I tried to choose a diverse group of vocalists,” said director Jeffrey...

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                            • Last word on empty storefronts, Sept. 23

                              Last word on empty storefronts, Sept. 23

                              Empty storefronts In response to “Empty storefronts:” The caller should be reminded that once the building is built, the city and county don’t care whether it’s occupied, just as long as the taxes are paid on it. So empty buildings equal income, not poor planning. To the person that’s counted the...

                                • Enjoying my time in community of walkers

                                  Community: a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. — Dictionary As a daily walker, I feel as though I belong to a very special community; however, no one knows my name and I don't know theirs. Between 8 and 9 a.m. most mornings, we hit...

                                    • Consumers need to demand needed change

                                      Watching everyone scramble to protect themselves from fraud after the Equifax hack, it’s become clear to me that we consumers need to force change in the current system. Why is a victim considered responsible for spending time and money to repair a compromised credit history? Shouldn’t all businesses...

                                        • Cordasco concerned with local issues

                                          As a voter in the 93rd District of Virginia, I always try to do my homework on the candidates. Reading through the web pages of the candidates for the House of Delegates, Heather Cordasco and Mike Mullin, I see some striking differences. Ms. Cordasco’s issue’s page is district oriented. She speaks...

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