Jimmy LaRoue

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Jimmy LaRoue is the public safety reporter for The Virginia Gazette. He has worked for Virginia newspapers in Woodstock, Waynesboro and Louisa as well as in Elizabeth City, NC.

Recent Articles

  • Liberty Tree captures thoughts of people thankful for freedom

    Liberty Tree captures thoughts of people thankful for freedom

    The messages on the Liberty Tree at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown are thoughtful. “Freedom to do anything I put my mind to, not only being a girl but also being African American,” Chloe A. of Williamsburg wrote. They offer a point of view. “Liberty means respecting and protecting the...

  • Rotary Invitational helps teams kick rust off as hoops season begins

    Rotary Invitational helps teams kick rust off as hoops season begins

    If Jamestown’s loss to Cape Henry Collegiate to start the Rotary Invitational Basketball Jamboree Friday is any indication, the Eagles are primed for another state championship appearance. Donovan Bridgeforth, in his third year coaching Jamestown, was not pleased with his team’s performance in...

  • Black Friday spurs shopping, exploring, family time

    Black Friday spurs shopping, exploring, family time

    With the Thanksgiving feasting out of the way, festivities moved to locations as diverse as Williamsburg Premium Outlets and Waller Mill Park Thursday evening and into Friday as locals and visitors enjoyed Black Friday shopping, outdoor activities and more throughout the area. Some people joined...

  • Deep discounts draw shoppers to Outlets on Thanksgiving

    Deep discounts draw shoppers to Outlets on Thanksgiving

    Dawn Hodges was the second person in line outside The North Face at the Williamsburg Premium Outlets Thanksgiving evening, and she was there with a purpose. Hodges, 47, who said she makes the Outlets a tradition, had her day planned — Thanksgiving dinner at 1 p.m., visited a friend and then make...

  • blessing: Man relocates family from Puerto Rico to Williamsburg after hurricane

    blessing: Man relocates family from Puerto Rico to Williamsburg after hurricane

    Michael High was choking and needed medical help. His family took him to a dilapidated hospital in their hometown of San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, about a week after Hurricane Maria ravaged the entire island more than two months ago. After negotiating downed trees and power lines, washed-out roads...

  • Last days of AfterWARd exhibit features Knox Portrait, medal together

    Last days of AfterWARd exhibit features Knox Portrait, medal together

    In the closing days of its special exhibit, the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will feature a circa 1784 portrait of Henry Knox and the Society of the Cincinnati medal presented to him that same year, according to a news release. AfterWARd: The Revolutionary Veterans Who Built America,...

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