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Planning Commission reviews city's economic hotspots at business forum

At a public forum on hosted by the city’s Planning Commission Wednesday, a handful of area residents shared their thoughts on how to improve Williamsburg’s main commercial corridors. The meeting was facilitated by Williamsburg Planning Director Carolyn Murphy, who reviewed the zoning classifications...

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  • Williamsburg National hosts 29th VSGA Junior Match Play Championship

    Williamsburg National hosts 29th VSGA Junior Match Play Championship

    More than a hundred of the best young male golfers in Virginia came to Williamsburg this week as the Williamsburg National Golf Club hosted the 29th Virginia State Golf Association Junior Match Play Championship, from June 18-21. Beginning with 121 golfers on Tuesday, the tournament came down to...

      • Williamsburg girls rowing team bring home medals, celebrate friendship and teamwork

        Williamsburg girls rowing team bring home medals, celebrate friendship and teamwork

        Despite the relatively short history of the rowing programs at the Williamsburg Rowing Club, and the fact that the team they sent had only been together this season, the club’s team of five amateur girls wrapped up the spring rowing season with a third place finish in the US Rowing U17/U15 National...

          • Tribe Athletics to hold town hall discussion

            Tribe Athletics to hold town hall discussion

            The College of William and Mary Athletics Department will hold its first Town Hall Discussion Tuesday with Samantha Huge, director of athletics, as she approaches two years in the role. The forum will be the first of a series of engagement opportunities for Tribe fans and alumni to ask questions...

              • Lafayette baseball wins state quarterfinals against Midlothian match 8-0

                Lafayette baseball wins state quarterfinals against Midlothian match 8-0

                Thanks to a combination of strong hitting and some capable work on the mound and infield, the Lafayette Rams baseball team defeated the Midlothian High School Trojans, 8-0, in their state quarterfinal match. Pitcher Geo Rivera, who enjoyed a good night both on the mound and behind the plate, including...

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                  • Pit-masters, amateurs come together for BBQ cook off

                    Pit-masters, amateurs come together for BBQ cook off

                    Expect a second year of food and fun when The Rotary Club of the Historic Triangle’s Williamsburg PRO AM Barbecue Cook Off returns Sunday. “We started (the cook off) because we wanted people to know not only is Rotary Club of the Historic Triangle a service organization that helps our community,...

                      • Ten different ways to have fun this weekend

                        Ten different ways to have fun this weekend

                        10 Free Solo: This Oscar-winning documentary follows Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000-foot high El Capitan. 7-8:45 p.m. Wednesday, Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland St. Free. 9 Boys' Choir Concert: New Haven Boys' Choir will perform with music director...

                          • Live music after dark in the Historic Triangle

                            Thursday Aromas: Open Mic, 7-9 p.m. Berret’s Taphouse: Rick Bozart, 7-10 p.m. Sweet Tea and Barley: Good Shot Judy, 7 p.m. Friday Berret’s Taphouse: Audio Portrait Duo, 7-10 p.m. Cogan’s: Brass Wind, 8-11 p.m. Sweet Tea and Barley: Timeline Jazz Quartet, 7-10 p.m. Water Street Grille: Nesta Duo,...

                              • Kale on books: Geroux delights with another sea adventure

                                Kale on books: Geroux delights with another sea adventure

                                This is a new adventure for me, or at least the first in 25 years. I’ve been a professional writer for nearly 55 years, either working at newspapers, state government or in retirement. There have been few days when I’ve not written something, hopefully worthwhile. In 1992-93, my last year in the...

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                                  • W&M's Levine helps NASA prepare for return to the Moon

                                    Although Dr. Joel Levine of Williamsburg has retired from NASA after serving for 41 years as a senior research scientist and Mars Scout Program scientist, and he now works as a research professor in the Department of Applied Science at the College of William and Mary, he is back in the trenches...

                                      • Carl Dolmetsch's life was full of music

                                        The obituary for Dr. Carl Richard Dolmetsch, of necessity, could not have contained a lot of the material that colored aspects of his life, and I think that Williamsburg readers would be interested to know some of that. His uncle was Dr. Arnold Dolmetsch (1858-1940), a French-born violin teacher...

                                          • Decision on New Kent range a smart one

                                            The Last Word commenter who praised his experience living near to the USMC base at Quantico, how he found it safe to live there, and how his property values increased overlooked the most important fact about living next to Quantico. Quantico is the home of the United States Marines and the training...

                                              • Williamsburg Live was a resounding musical success

                                                For about six hours over Friday and Saturday, the sounds of loss, despair, hopelessness, loneliness and all other forms of emotions etched on the heart, filled the lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, emotions shared by thousands upon thousands (and many more). It was cry in your 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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