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

  • Former Bruton High bookkeeper faces 24 embezzlement, forgery charges

    Former Bruton High bookkeeper faces 24 embezzlement, forgery charges

    A former Bruton High School bookkeeper faces two dozen charges of embezzlement and forgery. A York County grand jury has certified new and additional charges against Charlene Flood-Liggon, 55, of Newport News, according to York County Circuit Court documents. She is charged with nine counts of...

  • Colonial Williamsburg hosts naturalization ceremony

    Colonial Williamsburg hosts naturalization ceremony

    Uliana Taylor couldn’t stop smiling. As one of 22 people to take the oath of allegiance in a naturalization ceremony Monday inside the Capitol building at Colonial Williamsburg, Taylor was rarely without an ear-to-ear grin. Her smile was shared among others who also became citizens. Taylor, 27...

  • Middle Plantation Animal Hospital a repeat winner as best area veterinarian

    Middle Plantation Animal Hospital a repeat winner as best area veterinarian

    Dr. Randall Dunsmore said the fact that Middle Plantation Animal Hospital has won its second straight Best Of Williamsburg Award as the best veterinarian in town speaks more to its clients than anything else. And those clients can have not just their dogs and cats taken care of, but their reptilian...

  • Williamsburg Salt Spa a go-to place for spa, massage services

    Williamsburg Salt Spa a go-to place for spa, massage services

    It’s not just the ambiance that makes Williamsburg Salt Spa what it is. Salt Spa owner Aga Drygala credits her employees with fostering a unique feel within the Williamsburg area business, helping it earn The Virginia Gazette’s Best of Williamsburg 2017 for Best Spa and Massage Services. “We have...

  • Prep roundup: Lafayette players named to all-state first team

    Prep roundup: Lafayette players named to all-state first team

    Three Lafayette football players have been named to the Virginia High School League’s Class 4 all-state first team, and another was named all-state second team. Jack Erwin, Armonii Burden and Seth Osborne received first team honors, and Trey Canady earned a nod as second team all-state. Two players...

  • Going away for the holidays? Local police will check on your home

    Going away for the holidays? Local police will check on your home

    Leaving town for the holidays — or any other time of the year — and have concerns about the safety of your home? Williamsburg area police will check on it. James City County Police spokeswoman Stephanie Williams said officers who perform the checks will drive to the home, walk around the property...

  • WJCC winter concerts brighten holiday spirit

    WJCC winter concerts brighten holiday spirit

    Maryann Phillips waited for her granddaughter to emerge following Matthew Whaley Elementary School’s presentation of “The Nutcracker.” Phillips said she was beaming with pride for her 8-year-old granddaughter, Aine Phillips, who played the leading role of Clara. “I thought she was amazing,” Phillips...

  • Prep Roundup: Bruton defeats Jamestown boys basketball

    Prep Roundup: Bruton defeats Jamestown boys basketball

    In boys basketball, senior forward DeAndre Richards had 28 points and 19 rebounds as Bruton outlasted Jamestown 92-84 Wednesday in Bay Rivers District competition. Senior forward Juwan Brown had 18 points and 13 rebounds for the host Eagles. More boys basketball Lafayette 81, York 42 — Lafayette...

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