Amanda Williams

Writer

Amanda is the education reporter at the Virginia Gazette. She was previously the evening breaking news reporter at the Daily Press. She is a 2016 graduate of William & Mary and spends most of her time hanging out with her dog, Chaco.

Recent Articles

  • Second annual Bacon Street Gala to highlight retiring clinician

    Second annual Bacon Street Gala to highlight retiring clinician

    For the second year, Bacon Street Youth and Family Services will hold a fundraising gala celebrating young people's contributions to their community. The 45-year-old organization helps adolescents and families with substance abuse. Last year's gala raised more than $43,000 for the organization,...

  • Herron pay comparable with former W-JCC superintendent

    Herron pay comparable with former W-JCC superintendent

    Williamsburg-James City County Schools new superintendent's annual pay tops $200,000, more than where the division's former CEO started. When she signed her nine-page contract after the School Board meeting Feb. 7, Olwen Herron was promoted from acting superintendent of the school division. Both...

  • Deadline approaching for York County's Outstanding Youth Award nominations

    Deadline approaching for York County's Outstanding Youth Award nominations

    York County students have a shot at one of four $500 scholarships from the York County Board of Supervisors and Youth Commission. Citizens' nominations for the 2017 Outstanding Youth Award Scholarships are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday to the Parks, Recreation and Tourism office, according to a York...

  • Applications open for James River 'floating classroom'

    For the past six summers, the James River Association has taken adventurous teens on 340-mile paddle down the waterway in the name of conservation. This year is no different. Applications are due March 10 for the association's James River Expedition, a 'floating classroom' experience for a week-long...

  • William and Mary's Thomas Jefferson statue vandalized

    William and Mary's Thomas Jefferson statue vandalized

    The Thomas Jefferson statue on the College of William and Mary's campus was defaced over the weekend, college officials said. The bronze statue, tucked away between two academic buildings off the campus' Sunken Garden, honors one of the college's most famous alumni and the country's third president....

  • Young Shakespeare Camps offer extra weeklong session this summer

    Young Shakespeare Camps offer extra weeklong session this summer

    While attendance at the Virginia Shakespeare Festival’s main performances declined, demand for the festival’s Young Shakespeare Camps keeps growing. Applications open Wednesday for the camps, which will run for an extra week this summer in lieu of the festival’s main performance season. The weeklong...

  • York County's Outstanding Youth Award Scholarships nomination deadline approaching

    York County's Outstanding Youth Award Scholarships nomination deadline approaching

    York County students have a shot at one of four $500 scholarships from the York County Board of Supervisors and Youth Commission.  Citizens' nominations for the 2017 Outstanding Youth Award Scholarships are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday to the Parks, Recreation and Tourism office, according to a York...

  • Young declines to sign Code of Conduct Tuesday

    Young declines to sign Code of Conduct Tuesday

    The Virginia School Board Association's Code of Conduct, detailing a code of ethics for School Board members, has one empty signature line this year. The code, which garnered much attention and discussion at the board's first two regular meetings of the year, was signed Tuesday night by each board...

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