Ryan McKinnon

Writer

Ryan McKinnon covers education in Williamsburg and James City County for The Virginia Gazette. He can be reached at 757-345-2341.

Recent Articles

  • Dessler trial moved back to December

    Dessler trial moved back to December

    Lawyers agreed on Friday to delay the trial of a professor from the College of William and Mary until December, Williamsburg Commonwealth's Attorney Nate Green said. David A. Dessler, a 61-year-old government professor, is accused of sending a series of threatening emails to William and Mary Government...

  • Martinez still not competent to stand trial

    Martinez still not competent to stand trial

    A deaf and mute illegal immigrant accused of the murder of a James City County teen remains incompetent to stand trial after a hearing on Friday. Oswaldo Elias Martinez is accused of raping, beating and strangling to death 16-year-old Brittany Binger in James City County on Jan. 2, 2005. He has...

  • York High School students released early due to water main break

    York High School students released early due to water main break

    Update: The water main break on Route 17 that caused water to be cut off from York High School has been fixed, and the water is again working, according to a tweet from York County Public Schools.  Previously: YORK - Students at York High School were sent home early this morning after a water main break...

  • Four William and Mary students face felony drug charge

    Four William and Mary students face felony drug charge

    A group of students from the College of William and Mary has been charged with felony drug possession, according to Williamsburg Police Spokesman Greg Riley. On Oct. 25, Timothy Andrew Claude, 20, Stephen Hu, 20, Daniel Joseph Martyak, 19, and Morrise Samuel Quierolo, 20 all were charged with possession...

  • W-JCC School Board chooses search firm to find new superintendent

    W-JCC School Board chooses search firm to find new superintendent

    WILLIAMSBURG - The firm chosen to lead in the search for Williamsburg-James City County Public School’s next superintendent is expected to heavily involve community input, including public forums and online surveys. After a short closed session discussion Monday, the School Board chose BWP and...

  • Hicks pleads not guilty

    Hicks pleads not guilty

    Brian Alexander Hicks, a Northern Virginia man who has been accused of shooting and killing Gabriel Ryan Maness, pleaded not guilty to two charges during an arraignment hearing in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court Monday afternoon.  Hicks has been charged with murder and use of a firearm...

  • Dominion and Corps may be at an impasse over Surry-Skiffes Creek

    Dominion and Corps may be at an impasse over Surry-Skiffes Creek

    "Definitely a possibility we may go through the termination route..."

  • Officials break ground on fourth middle school

    Officials break ground on fourth middle school

    WILLIAMSBURG — The official beginning of construction on the new middle school at the James Blair site was marked by six officials wearing hard hats and digging golden shovels into the ground Tuesday, sweating in the October sun. Williamsburg-James City County school board chairman Jim Kelly joined...

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