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Man killed in gun accident in York was a former James City supervisor

Man killed in gun accident in York was a former James City supervisor

JAMES CITY - The 68-year-old man killed in a Dec. 19 hunting accident in lower York County once served on the James City County Board of Supervisors.

David Ware Jr. represented Stonehouse District 1977-79, according to Martha McCartney's 1992 history of James City County. Virginia Gazette archives reveal that during Ware's first year on the board he ran for higher office, challenging incumbent Democrat George Grayson for the 51st District seat in the House of Delegates. Grayson, then 39, won easily with nearly 65 percent of the vote.

For decades Ware lived and worked in upper James City County, helping operate a family owned campground and then a hardware store. He also...

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