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Planning Commission says no to request to rezone CW land for residential use

City resident Julius Dell’s plan to build a home on a patch of land in the Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area hit a speed bump when Planning Commission voted Wednesday to deny requests to rezone the lot for residential use. Five members voted against the rezoning requests. As a Colonial Williamsburg...

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  • Lafayette Pitcher Geo Rivera eyed for MLB Draft

    Lafayette Pitcher Geo Rivera eyed for MLB Draft

    Lafayette senior Geo Rivera has been the pitcher for the Rams baseball team since his freshman year, and he’s been offered a scholarship to play for Old Dominion University in the fall. It’s also possible that Rivera may become the first student-athlete in Williamsburg to be drafted to the major...

      • Warhill names Jerome Rhodes new head football coach

        Warhill names Jerome Rhodes new head football coach

        When the Warhill Lions football team takes the field in the fall, they’ll have a new coach leading them. Warhill High School has been on the hunt for a new head football coach since January, after coach Thad Wheeler resigned to take the head coaching job at Riverheads High School in Staunton. According...

          • Sporty Siblings: Being on a team with a brother or sister seems to work just fine

            Sporty Siblings: Being on a team with a brother or sister seems to work just fine

            The relationship between siblings can be a special thing, equal parts rivalry and family. Much the same can be said of teammates, so it’s no mystery that there are dozens of student-athletes in Williamsburg-James City County who are both siblings and teammates. Brothers Sebastian and Seaton Lodwick...

              • Williamsburg Track and Field teams show no signs of slowing

                Williamsburg Track and Field teams show no signs of slowing

                Spring break may be upon them, but that’s done nothing to slow down the student-athletes on Williamsburg’s track and field teams. With some teams preparing for their first outdoor meets and others having already run their first few, there will be no rest for Williamsburg’s top runners. Bruton High...

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                  • Top 10 April 17-24

                    Top 10 April 17-24

                    10 Bird Walk: This walk is sponsored by the Williamsburg Bird Club and New Quarter Park. While the walk is scheduled for two hours, guests can peel off as they please. 7-9 a.m. Saturday, New Quarter Park, 1000 Lakeshead Drive. Free. 9 Crawl Like a Colonial: Experience a historical pub crawl filled...

                      • Tiffany Haas returns to Hampton Roads for fundraising gala

                        Tiffany Haas returns to Hampton Roads for fundraising gala

                        “Whenever I see someone less fortunate than I,” sang a woman on stage. “And let's face it, who isn't less fortunate than I?” As she sang, the audience at the Two Rivers Country Club turned their chairs around, mesmerized by her. “Follow my lead, and yes indeed, you, will, be,” the woman sang, slowing...

                          • Art on the Square: a weekend event that brings a year of art to the community

                            Art on the Square: a weekend event that brings a year of art to the community

                            Spring and summer in Williamsburg means festivals celebrating food, art and music, and it all starts next Sunday with the Junior Women’s Club of Williamsburg’s 56th annual Art on the Square. “For me (Art on the Square) really is the signal of the event season kicking off,” said Steve Rose, co-founder...

                              • Make like Peter Cottontail and hop over to an egg hunt

                                Make like Peter Cottontail and hop over to an egg hunt

                                Spring has sprung and Easter is just around the corner. Make sure Peter Cottontail isn’t the only one picking up treats this year, and head on over to one of the many egg hunts in the area. » Brookdale Williamsburg annual Easter Egg Hunt: On top of an egg hunt with more than 1,500 eggs, this event...

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                                  • Debut casino night a winning fundraiser

                                    On March 30, we held our first Casino Night for The Auxiliary of Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center. And what an evening it was! We hosted a crowd of more than 200 for this important fundraiser and the reviews for the event are unanimous -- it was a great party. But this success is shared...

                                      • The states and Constitutional change

                                        The United States is a federal republic, with a national government and 50 semi-autonomous republics that frequently chaff and challenge the federal government over funding, policy and law enforcement. States that do not want to follow federal policy have several options: Article VI of the Constitution...

                                          • 'Firewall' newsletter to focus on revitalizing democracy

                                            Having worked for 23 years for the Congressional Quarterly, a media outlet covering Capitol Hill, David Hawkings has launched “Firewall,” an email newsletter he intends to make the trusted source for those who manage the nation’s business. “My role model probably is Nelson Poynter, the Florida...

                                              • The Curmudgeon Report: 'Service stations' give me more than gas

                                                Whatever happened to the old, familiar neighborhood garage where you could go gas up your car, buy a new tire or battery and have done whatever needed to be done? It has gone the way of so many things that made the past so unique. Today, there are gas stations where you can buy milk, snacks, beer,...

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                                                  • Last Word on sales tax increase, Feb. 28

                                                    Last Word on sales tax increase, Feb. 28

                                                    Sales tax increase I don’t appreciate the sneaky way this tax hike is being motored through to support tourism and another-named slush fund. Please list the names and phone numbers of who we can call in Richmond for York, James City and Williamsburg to let our voices be heard. Thank you. Editor’s...

                                                      • Last Word on sales tax, Feb. 24

                                                        Last Word on sales tax, Feb. 24

                                                        Sales tax increase Instead of a 1 percent sales tax increase to feed the tourism oligarchs, how about an increase to promote affordable housing for the people who do the work that runs the tourism industry in the area? Seems like the Chamber of Commerce, JCC Supervisors and the Williamsburg City...

                                                          • Last Word on Florida shootings, Feb. 21

                                                            Last Word on Florida shootings, Feb. 21

                                                            Florida shootings A question for Congress: Why is the possession of assault weapons more important than school children's lives? Don't those children have a right, under the Constitution, to live full lives, in liberty and in the pursuit of happiness? I’m in high school and I’m scared to go to...

                                                              • Last Word, Feb. 17

                                                                Last Word, Feb. 17

                                                                Shooting in Florida To all those who write in demanding rights to carry in schools, churches and other public places: do you also demand similar rights for convicted criminals, the mentally ill and those with restraining orders? Should they be allowed to build up arsenals of assault weapons? Anyone...

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