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  • Richmond downs W&M 10-6 in Jimmye Laycock's swan song

    Richmond downs W&M 10-6 in Jimmye Laycock's swan song

    On a picturesque fall afternoon, with bright sunshine and hundreds of former players in the stands, the setting was ideal. Only one thing was missing: the win. In the 445th and final game of his coaching career, William and Mary’s Jimmye Laycock exited with a 10-6 loss to Richmond Saturday at Zable...

  • No trip to nationals, but W&M cross country teams win CAA titles

    Although neither the men’s nor women’s teams qualified anyone for the NCAA Cross Country Championships at last weekend’s NCAA Southeast Region Championships, the William and Mary cross country teams concluded a successful fall season under the leadership of men’s coach Forest Braden and women’s...

      • Grafton clips Warhill in volleyball state semi-finals

        Grafton clips Warhill in volleyball state semi-finals

        Warhill’s season ended in tough fashion as the Lions were swept by Grafton Tuesday night in the Class 4 girls volleyball state semifinals. Grafton (27-1) advanced to its second consecutive state championship match Friday afternoon at William and Mary’s Kaplan Arena against perennial champion Loudoun...

          • More than the course was historic at Yorktown Battlefield 10-miler

            Now in its 25th year, the Yorktown Battlefield 10-miler is one of the most competitive races on the Peninsula. The Nov. 3 edition was the 10th of 12 races on the 2018 Peninsula Track Club Grand Prix schedule. It was also the 12th of 15 races in the Hampton Roads Super Grand Prix, a series of the...


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              • Limelight, Nov. 21-27

                Limelight, Nov. 21-27

                Paperfolding: Learn the fine art of making beautiful things using your hands and paper at the library’s Year of Making 1 p.m. Sunday at James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road. Reservations are required, call 757-259-4050. Free. Williamsburg Music Club: Stop and enjoy this vocal program by...

                  • After dark

                    Thursday Aromas: Open mic, 7-9 p.m. Friday Cogans: Brandon Bower Band, 8-11 p.m. Triangle: Bandits, a Jazz Quartet, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Water Street Grille: Chisman Creek Band, 7-10 p.m. Saturday Aromas: Chris Titchner, 7-9 p.m. Comedy Club: Tracy Locke and Von Mychaels, 8 p.m. Triangle: Brian C Band,...

                      • Grab your car keys! Out and about after Thanksgiving

                        Grab your car keys! Out and about after Thanksgiving

                        After the turkey dinner and its fixings have been put in the fridge, the in-laws have headed home and the children have been put to bed, there’s a little bit of time to plan some fun for the weekend. From Thanksgiving Day runs to a family-friendly walk in the park or a visit to Merchants Square...

                          • Glide into some fun at Liberty's Ice Pavilion on DoG Street

                            Glide into some fun at Liberty's Ice Pavilion on DoG Street

                            For the third year in a row this winter, Liberty’s Ice Pavilion will return to Colonial Williamsburg at Merchants Square. The rink, which features real ice, opened Nov. 16 and will be open until Feb. 18. Jeff Duncan, Colonial Williamsburg’s vice president of real estate, said the ice rink isn’t...


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                              • Dinner showed value of sourcing food locally

                                What a great community we live in. Last week, Williamsburg Community Growers hosted a farm-to-table fundraising dinner. Chef Scott Hoyland from Culture Café donated his valuable time and professional services to provide a plant-based, five-course dinner that included signature hors d’oeuvres from...

                                  • Sometimes, you need to break the rules

                                    Objection! That is what the Law School students probably should have said to their administration leadership when advised not to question Jim McGlothlin’s racially insensitive remarks at the Leadership Luncheon Oct. 31, nor to leave, but to applaud him when he finished. The apologies from President...

                                      • W&M professor studies polarizing effects of social media

                                        Jaime Settle is an assistant professor of government at the College of William and Mary. She is co-director of the Social Science Research Methods Center; she founded and directs the Social Networks and Political Psychology Lab at the college. She is also the author of the path-breaking new book,...

                                          • Lively Latin Flair concert introduces VSO's assistant conductor

                                            Lively Latin Flair concert introduces VSO's assistant conductor

                                            The Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s Williamsburg season was a two-hitter special in that it introduced to us the VSO’s new assistant conductor, Gonzalo Farias, and, although it was changed this past spring, somewhat officially the new name of the former Virginia Symphony Society of Greater Williamsburg,...

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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...