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Supervisors discuss recycling contract during budget work session

How the new recycling contract will fit into James City County’s $247 million proposed budget was a main point of discussion during the Board of Supervisors work session Tuesday. Chief among supervisors’ concerns were whether the proposed fee of $7 per-household, per-month would increase if not...

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  • Jamestown Boys Soccer team undefeated and only getting started

    Jamestown Boys Soccer team undefeated and only getting started

    With a dominant 8-0 win over New Kent Monday night, the Jamestown boys soccer team remained undefeated. With a record of 9-0, ranked first in Virginia, and one of the top 10 teams in the nation, most teams would call that a great season so far. Jamestown calls it a good start Even in a region known...

      • 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...

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                  • Top 10 for April 24- May 1

                    Top 10 for April 24- May 1

                    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 Flea Market Indoors: Visit vendors with antiques, artwork, furniture,...

                      • After Dark

                        Thursday Aromas: Open Mic, 7-9 p.m. Opus 9 Steakhouse: Vernon Holloman, 6-9 p.m. Sweet Tea and Barley: Good Shot Judy, 7 p.m. Friday Aromas: Chris Titchener 7-9 p.m. Cogan’s: Ben Phelps Project, 8-11 p.m. Corner Pocket: Jon Smith, 6-9 p.m. Paul’s Deli: 95 Reserve, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sweet Tea and...

                          • Head over to Yorktown for weekends of fun

                            Head over to Yorktown for weekends of fun

                            Pirates, barbeque and art are just a few of the things you can experience in Yorktown in the next couple of weekends. “At the beginning of the season we bring in some themed events to really showcase what we do,” said Mark Medford, head of Village Events. “Yorktown just plans a lot of different...

                              • Experience some of your favorite things at Scrumptious Weekend

                                Experience some of your favorite things at Scrumptious Weekend

                                Art on the Square, And lunch at Blue Talon. Food paired with wine and some fudge from Kilwins. Lots of live music on Merchants Square, These are a few of Williamsburg’s favorite things. You too can enjoy most of these things over the span of four days at CultureFix’s Scrumptious Weekend Thursday...

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                                  • Our times have lessons in history

                                    In the middle of the 17th century, England was consumed with religious civil war that saw England, Scotland and Ireland fighting externally and internally with each other. A strong-willed King Charles I, fully convinced of his divine right to rule, even went so far as to suspend parliament for...

                                      • Need your help to preserve history

                                        As president of the Williamsburg Historic Records Association, I write to invite local citizens to consider donating family, organization or business records to us for possible acceptance into the Special Collections Research Center in the Earl Gregg Swem Library. The Historic Records Association...

                                          • The slow, peaceful pace of country life

                                            For 36 years my wife and I lived in two places. We spent the summer months in Lake Placid, New York, and the rest of the year in Williamsburg. This arrangement provided us with the best of both worlds. But the tear and wear of moving back and forth long distances took its toll. Two years ago, we...

                                              • Story focused on half of the event

                                                I read with intrigue the article by your staff writer SaraRose Martin in the April 20 edition of the Gazette titled “W&M Students protest anti-abortion demonstration.” Why is it that the protest side of events and issues gets the headlines and becomes the focus of stories published and promoted...

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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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