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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

  • Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation to add distance learning component

    Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation to add distance learning component

    Students and teachers who can't get to Jamestown Settlement or the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will, by this fall, have a new, interactive way to learn about early American history. The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation will begin to offer a live, distance learning component for schools...

  • Phase 2 of Jamestown Settlement update to begin in fall

    Phase 2 of Jamestown Settlement update to begin in fall

    Phase 2 of a $9.61 million update to the Jamestown Settlement museum gallery is on track to begin this fall. Peter Armstrong, senior director of museum operations and education at the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, said the update would be finished by late spring 2019. It will come just in time...

  • Prep roundup: Coast Guard Blue Dolphins cap successful season

    The Yorktown-based Coast Guard Blue Dolphin swim team proved to be a formidable force over the recently completed short course season. In March, CGBD finished third overall at the Virginia Swimming Short Course Senior Championships held at the Collegiate Aquatic Center in Richmond, with the girls...

  • Attendance dips at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation museums

    Attendance dips at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation museums

    Paid admissions and revenues at both Jamestown Settlement and at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown took a dip in the first three months of 2018, but are still well above totals for both 2014 and 2015. That, as well as discussions about a four-year action plan, updates on capital and marketing...

  • Prep roundup: Seven from Walsingham Academy named to All-TCIS teams

    Seven Walsingham Academy athletes were named to the All-Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools first or second teams. In baseball, Tanner Schobel was named All-TCIS first team, and Jason Covaney and Zach Stanko second team. For girls soccer, Delaney Riggs was named All-TCIS second team, and...

  • Public safety briefs

    Man sentenced for embezzling $150K from Walmart Neighborhood Market JAMES CITY COUNTY — A homeless man with previous ties to Newport News was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday and ordered to repay more than $10,000 to the Walmart Neighborhood Market store where he used to work. Anthony...

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