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County expects more general fund revenue in upcoming budget

James City is looking at having more general fund revenue in the coming fiscal year, county staff told the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. The snapshot of the county’s financial outlook comes ahead of the fiscal year 2020 budget season, and gave supervisors an idea of what county staff has to work...

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  • Walsingham's Carter, Stanko to play college baseball

    Walsingham's Carter, Stanko to play college baseball

    In front of a small crowd of family, friends, coaches and staff in the Walsingham Academy Upper School's library, two student athletes made commitments to their futures. Christian Carter and Zach Stanko, two members of the Walsingham Trojans baseball team, were both offered full scholarships to...

      • Indoor, winter golf tourney raises money for local charities

        Indoor, winter golf tourney raises money for local charities

        Dozens of people gathered, many with drinks in hand, to watch teams of golfers compete over nine virtual holes in the second Charity Winter Golf Tournament. Bob Tubbs, who has organized the event both years, and spends much of his free time raising money for charity, says there is a lot that makes...

          • HRA senior offers a $1,500 golf scholarship

            HRA senior offers a $1,500 golf scholarship

            A local high school senior has created a $1,500 scholarship, and she is looking for a local student athlete to award it to. Anna Hohlrieder is a senior at Hampton Roads Academy in Newport News, where she has been on the HRA golf team since her freshman year. All seniors must complete a senior project...

              • Runners sprint into the new year

                Runners sprint into the new year

                The new year got off to a running start Tuesday, with the 13th annual Hair of the Dog 5K. Slightly soggy conditions did nothing to slow the runners down or dampen their spirits as they put the right foot forward to cross the finish line in 2019. Runners — 548 in all — from the area and as far away...


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                  • Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center's 2019 Members' Show debuts at the Stryker Center

                    Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center's 2019 Members' Show debuts at the Stryker Center

                    Last Saturday the afternoon sunshine illuminated the artwork lining the inside of the Stryker Center. On one wall vase of flowers exploded in splatters and wild strokes; another displayed geometric shapes in bright blues, oranges and yellows illuminated against their black background. People roamed...

                      • Cabaret and Cocktails

                        Cabaret and Cocktails

                        The holiday season has been over for a while, and the glitter and holly have been replaced by cold and routine. But some of the glitz and fun of the season will return when the William Symphony Orchestra holds its annual Cabaret and Cocktails on Jan. 26 at the Williamsburg Lodge. “Cabaret and Cocktails...

                          • After Dark

                            Wednesday Cogan’s: The Meltons, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Ron Fetner, 6-9 p.m. Triangle: Karaoke, 10 p.m. Thursday Aromas: Open Mic, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Robert Hodge, 7-11 p.m. Triangle: The Shock Broz, 11 p.m. Friday Cogan’s: Midnight Run, 8-11 p.m. Triangle: Hanger 09, 8-11 p.m. Saturday Cogan’s: Micheal...

                              • Top 10 for Jan. 23-29

                                Top 10 for Jan. 23-29

                                Make A Mug: Teens 13-18 are invited to create a marbled mug out of leftover nail polish. 2-3 p.m. Friday, at the James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road. Register by calling 295-4050. All supplies provided; free. Introduction to Taiji Fan: Taiji Fan is a fitness activity based on traditional...


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                                  • Congress, president need to resolve impasse

                                    OK, Congress and the president are at an impasse. Government employees who need an income sooner than Congress and the president are going without pay. Maybe both Congress and the president should volunteer to go without pay until the issue is resolved. If they can’t step up to the plate to do...

                                      • VSO's Broadway Pops featured some stellar moments

                                        The Virginia Symphony Orchestra brought a Pops program to the Ferguson Center Friday titled “Broadway to Z…Abba to Les Miz.” Well, it wasn’t exactly that since “Les Miz” was dropped from the list of potential works to be done and of the 16 selections offered, three were from “Phantom of the Opera.”...

                                          • Bogle was a thoughtful man and smart investor

                                            John C. Bogle, who founded the Vanguard Group of Investment Companies and built it into a mutual fund company with $4.9 trillion in assets under its management, died last week. He was 89. I interviewed him several times for the Gazette and, having been neighbors in Lake Placid, New York, where...

                                              • Oakland Pointe proposal should not be approved

                                                I read the submissions on the proposed Oakland Pointe Apartments by both Michael Grimes (“Burnt Ordinary expansion a better solution”) and Lee Alexander (“Oakland Pointe adds to much growth pressure”) in the Jan. 12 edition of The Virginia Gazette, and I agree with each author’s voiced opposition...

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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...