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

  • 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,...

  • Prep roundup

    Track and cross country standout Thorin Jean was honored Monday at Jamestown’s fall sports banquet as the Virginia state winner of the Wendy’s High School Heisman award and a $1,000 scholarship. Jamestown’s Alexa Halko also took the U.S. Paralympic Female Track Athlete of the Year and was recognized...

  • Colonial Williamsburg offering special buy one, get one free annual pass

    Colonial Williamsburg offering special buy one, get one free annual pass

    Colonial Williamsburg is offering a two-for-one deal on annual passes, but only if purchased online Friday through Monday. The online offer begins at 8 a.m. Friday and lasts through 11:59 p.m. Monday. During that time, one free annual pass will automatically be added to every online purchase of...

  • Officials: Two dogs die in Grafton fire

    Officials: Two dogs die in Grafton fire

    Two dogs died in a house fire late Monday evening in the 300 block of Vine Drive in the Grafton area of York County, officials said in a news release. The fire occurred around 11 p.m., and fire and rescue crews found the home under heavy fire conditions, according to a York County Department of...