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

  • Williamsburg Christmas Parade winners announced

    Williamsburg Christmas Parade winners announced

    The Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance announced the winners from its 52nd annual Community Christmas Parade, with the theme of Winter Wonderland. The parade featured 107 units and four sponsors — Childcare Network, Shorty’s Diner, Williams Landscape & Design, Inc. and Yankee Candle....

  • James City County Fire staffing rises to meet call volume challenge

    James City County Fire staffing rises to meet call volume challenge

    Rising call volumes stretched a short-staffed James City County Fire Department as recently as January. The demands of a growing county, coupled with incentives — some as small as $1,000 salary increases — offered by neighboring counties created a strain on the fire department. It faced increased...

  • Prep roundup: State football championship games postponed

    Prep roundup: State football championship games postponed

    The VHSL moved its state championship football games — four of which are on the Peninsula — back one day because of inclement weather. The VHSL championships will now be Sunday, with two games each at Hampton University and the College of William and Mary. HU hosts the Class 6 and 5 title games,...

  • Festive weekend rings in holiday season for thousands

    Festive weekend rings in holiday season for thousands

    A wealth of holiday cheer filled the streets of Williamsburg last weekend, from Saturday’s 52nd annual Christmas Parade and the Homes Tour, to Sunday’s Grand Illumination. City streets echoed with the warmth of Christmas carols, marching bands, rhythmic percussion and the crackling of fireworks...

  • Grand Illumination provides memories for all

    Grand Illumination provides memories for all

    Grand Illumination onlookers came from near and far to celebrate Colonial Williamsburg and its past. Thousands packed Duke of Gloucester Street on Sunday night to view the fireworks, hear the fife and drums and glance at holiday decorations. Steven Herndon, 43, of Fredericksburg, said he enjoys...

  • Warhill wins first Kyle Elliott Memorial Classic

    Warhill wins first Kyle Elliott Memorial Classic

    With three wrestlers winning their weight classes, and five others with top-three finishes, Warhill used its depth Saturday to finish first out of 11 schools in the first annual Kyle Elliott Memorial Classic at Jamestown High School. Warhill finished with 248 points, 23 more than second place Western...

  • Williamsburg Christmas Parade stirs memories

    Williamsburg Christmas Parade stirs memories

    The 52nd annual Williamsburg Christmas Parade may have changed over the years — altering its route, shortening its length and, this year, allowing no cars to be parked in the parade path — but for nearly 50 years Teresa Randall has been a constant. Since 1968, Randall, now 56, has viewed the parade...

  • Court records: Drunk driver indicted in traffic death

    A Charles City County woman has been indicted on multiple felony charges in connection with the death of a James City County woman in June, according to Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court records. Amanda Marie Countermann-Jobb, 30, is charged with involuntary manslaughter, aggravated...

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