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  • Richmond regains Capital Cup with win over W&M

    Richmond's Cortrelle Simpson ran a slant pattern and caught the ball near midfield. Simpson shook off one William and Mary tackler and escaped another with a stiff-arm on the way to a 74-yard touchdown reception. Spiders tailback Xavier Goodall ran over the right side, cut left and sprinted past...

      • Grafton girls upend Jamestown in Class 4 volleyball state semifinal

        Grafton girls upend Jamestown in Class 4 volleyball state semifinal

        The Grafton High girls volleyball team waited until the spotlight shone brightest to claim its first win against rival Jamestown this season. The Clippers took a 3-2 victory (25-21, 25-23, 21-25, 24-26, 15-8) against the Eagles in their VHSL Class 4 state semifinal Tuesday night. Grafton had been...

      • Columbia eliminates W&M with 2-1 win

        Columbia eliminates W&M with 2-1 win

        William and Mary’s streak of 10 matches without a loss, not to mention its season, came to an end Thursday night in the NCAA men’s soccer tournament. Kynan Rocks’ follow of a missed header with 7:15 remaining in the second overtime gave Columbia a 2-1 win over the Tribe at Martin Family Stadium....

      • Williamsburg Christian Academy starts season with a win

        Williamsburg Christian Academy starts season with a win

        Coming off a Virginia Independent Schools Division III championship season, Williamsburg Christian Academy beat Life Christian 89-65 Thursday in the Eagles season opener. WCA raced out to a 25-8 first quarter lead and extended that margin over the course of the game. Da’Shawn Cook scored 29 points...


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          • Cantori Christmas concert returns with fresh takes, old favorites

            Cantori Christmas concert returns with fresh takes, old favorites

            Music is as intrinsic to the holiday season as Santa Claus and Christmas trees. From Michael Bublé’s Christmas crooning to more traditional hymns, there’s a song out there that can warm any heart, despite the brisk weather. The Cantori Choral Ensemble is doing their part to spread holiday cheer...

              • Clarinetist Shifrin elevates Mozart, WSO

                The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra continues to impress with its blue ribbon roster of important international artists, the most recent being David Shifrin, clarinetist of considerable note. And, in his appearance in the Kimball, Wednesday, a clarinetist of lots of notes. Shifrin has a proven...

                  • Suicide Loss Day offers hope, healing

                    Suicide Loss Day offers hope, healing

                    Suicide is often difficult to understand and talk about. Yet at times, it’s necessary. It’s the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 44,000 lives each year, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. “It’s unlike any other death,” said Suzanne Vogel....

                      • Minguet Quartet provides blue ribbon performance

                        It’s a continuing tribute to the Chamber Music Society that we are regaled with some of the top chamber ensembles in the world. With rare exception, the groups gracing the Williamsburg Library Theatre stage have been blue ribbon in quality. Such was the case Tuesday with the appearance of the Minguet...


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                          • Marching backward toward racial division

                            We are being told that our nation is racist. While not necessarily “systemic,” as is claimed by some, incidents that could be accurately described as racist still occur and likely always will. But I will not allow this country to be painted with such a broad brush of condemnation just because of...

                              • Thankful at Thanksgiving

                                As a child I was a picky eater; come to think of it, I still am. There were so many things I didn't like to eat, and the dishes served at Thanksgiving dinner were no exception. Oh, I liked the plates just fine — Mom set the table with her fine china for the holiday meal. She also got out the fancy...

                                  • The Curmudgeon Report: There is no hearing problem in Williamsburg

                                    You can count on it happening at least once a day in many Williamsburg homes. The man of the house will be reading the newspaper when his wife says something to him. Not sure of what he heard, he might respond with “What?” Immediately, the better half of the family starts the “go get your hearing...

                                      • Last Word on school conferences, Nov. 18

                                        Last Word on school conferences, Nov. 18

                                        School conferences I left the first day of parent teacher conferences at my elementary school feeling very disheartened. I prepared your child's report card to share with you. I collected writing samples and reading assignments your child has completed. I wanted to show you how much your child...

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