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  • 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...

      • Age-group records fall in fast Governor's Land 5K

        Fifteen years ago Robert S. White of Hampton ran the Governor’s Land 5K Run shortly after his 80th birthday and averaged less than an 8 minute, 20 second pace per mile for a remarkable time of 25:48, still the Colonial Road Runners 5K record for the men’s 80-84 age group. White didn’t run Governor’s...

          • Warhill Lions volleyball whacks Great Bridge Wildcats 3-0

            Warhill Lions volleyball whacks Great Bridge Wildcats 3-0

            Warhill struck early and smashed Great Bridge in three sets Tuesday night in a Region 4A girls volleyball semifinal in the Lions’ gym. Warhill senior Chloe Wilmouth set an early aggressive tone with a spike on the first point of the opening set. From there on Warhill kept the lead, but Great Bridge...

              • Strong defense pushes Warhill volleyball past Jamestown

                Strong defense pushes Warhill volleyball past Jamestown

                Warhill’s girls volleyball team beat out rival Jamestown in three sets Wednesday night. Warhill (22-2), ranked second in the region, worked defensively on the court to beat the Eagles (17-5). “The girls hustled,” Warhill varsity volleyball head coach Greg Koon said of the win. “We just live to...

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                  • Christmas Town to shine bright for its 10th anniversary

                    Christmas Town to shine bright for its 10th anniversary

                    Each November, Busch Gardens transforms into Christmas Town, a winter wonderland decked out with Christmas lights, decorations and themed stage shows. When the holiday attraction opens for its 10th anniversary Saturday, it’s poised to come back bigger than ever with a Christmas-themed train tour...

                      • After dark

                        Thursday Triangle: Joe Duggan & Friends, 6-9 p.m.; The Shock Broz, 11 p.m. to close Aromas: Open mic, 7-9 p.m. Corner Pocket: Karaoke Night, 10 p.m. Friday Aromas: The LCV Project, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: District Seven, 7-10 p.m. Saturday Aromas: Caleb Folks, 7-9 p.m. Comedy Club: Al Ducharme and Bernadette...

                          • Limelight, Nov. 15-21

                            Limelight, Nov. 15-21

                            Draw your own mini comic: Indulge your artistic muse at the library’s Year of Making 1 p.m. Sunday at James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road. Reservation required, call 757-259-4050. Free. ‘A Christmas Story’: Kick off your holiday season with everyone’s favorite Christmas comedy. Walsingham...

                              • William and Mary Theatre to stage 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

                                William and Mary Theatre to stage "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

                                Do you enjoy comedic musicals? What about ones with insecurities, sock puppets and magic feet? For their first production at the Kimball Theatre, William and Mary’s Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance will perform “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a musical featuring all of the...

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                                  • Music is a powerful medicine

                                    At 2 p.m. this Saturday, the auditorium at Jamestown High School will be filled with music and the words of Dr. Kamal Chemali, medical director of Sentara Music and Medical Center. Sentara Medical Center of Williamsburg will present a free, 90-minute, music-lecture concert that will highlight the...

                                      • Choral Guild, new director make memorable season debut

                                        The Williamsburg Choral Guild opened its 43rd season under the direction of its new artistic director, Brian J. Isaac in a notably lovely program, “Dawn of Night,” designed to touch on the transitional power of sunset, darkness and light and the associated poetic and emotional relationship to life....

                                          • Richmond Ballet's Studio performance hit the mark

                                            With its engaging 35th Celebration ballet that opened the season done and before the “Nutcracker” takes over December, Richmond Ballet’s smart Studio One series offered two uplifting performances Saturday, one looking to the past, the other to the future. Held in Richmond’s large Canal Street facility,...

                                              • Fly a flag to remember Armistice Day

                                                Sunday marks the signing agreement to end World War I — at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month — 100 years ago. Now known as Veterans Day, it was once called Armistice Day. This, as in past years, is when veterans’ organizations place the appropriate size U.S. flags by deceased veterans’...

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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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