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Live-streaming fosters transparency in General Assembly

RICHMOND — As legislators gather in Richmond for the 2019 General Assembly session, citizens in the far corners of the commonwealth might feel distanced from their elected representatives. But any computer or cellphone user with internet access can watch live and recorded video of state lawmakers...

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  • Walsingham's Carter, Stanko to play college baseball

    Walsingham's Carter, Stanko to play college baseball

    In front of a small crowd of family, friends, coaches and staff in the Walsingham Academy Upper School's library, two student athletes made commitments to their futures. Christian Carter and Zach Stanko, two members of the Walsingham Trojans baseball team, were both offered full scholarships to...

      • Indoor, winter golf tourney raises money for local charities

        Indoor, winter golf tourney raises money for local charities

        Dozens of people gathered, many with drinks in hand, to watch teams of golfers compete over nine virtual holes in the second Charity Winter Golf Tournament. Bob Tubbs, who has organized the event both years, and spends much of his free time raising money for charity, says there is a lot that makes...

          • Runners sprint into the new year

            Runners sprint into the new year

            The new year got off to a running start Tuesday, with the 13th annual Hair of the Dog 5K. Slightly soggy conditions did nothing to slow the runners down or dampen their spirits as they put the right foot forward to cross the finish line in 2019. Runners — 548 in all — from the area and as far away...

              • Sleighbell 5K was a family affair

                “A Tale of Two Cities” is the classic novel by Charles Dickens that opens with the famous line, “It was the best of times ...” Last Saturday’s 10th annual Sentara Sleighbell 5K was “A Tale of Two Families,” also with the best of times: personal best records by race winners Sorenna Jean and Logan...

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                  • After Dark

                    Wednesday Cogan’s: Jacob Vanko, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Karaoke, 10 p.m. Thursday Aromas: Open Mic, 7-9 p.m. Sweet Tea and Barley: Good Shot Judy, 7-10 p.m. Triangle: The Folly Duo, 7-11 p.m. Triangle: The Shock Broz, 11 p.m. Friday Cogan’s: JNM, 8-11 p.m. Triangle: Doc Robin Band, 8-11 p.m. Saturday...

                      • Top 10 for Jan. 16-23

                        Top 10 for Jan. 16-23

                        10 A Year of Making: Video Game Building with Bloxels: Build and play your own 16-bit game with Bloxels tools and software. Ages 10 and older. 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road. Call 259-4050 to register. Free. 9 Winter: Time to prune and plan: The VCE Master Gardeners...

                          • Two new tours to enjoy the vineyard at Williamsburg Winery

                            Two new tours to enjoy the vineyard at Williamsburg Winery

                            Williamsburg Winery has debuted two new tours to explore the winery: Introduction to Wine and Virginia Wine Experience Tour and Tasting. Michael Kimball, a spokesperson for Williamsburg Winery, said the first new tour, Introduction to Wine, is designed to give wine novices a macro look at the world...

                              • American Revolution Museum extends artillery exhibition to March 3

                                American Revolution Museum extends artillery exhibition to March 3

                                Due to its popularity, the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will extend the run of its “Blast from the Past” special exhibition to March 3. The exhibition, which opened June 10, features American, British and French artillery pieces and the innovation and technology that was utilized by the...

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                                  • Education funding needs prompt attention

                                    A copy of this letter was sent to members of the General Assembly. May we agree on one thing: “Teaching is the one profession that makes all other professions possible.” So, if we agree on that, why haven’t you supported restoring Virginia education funding to pre-2008-09 levels? Commonwealth...

                                      • McConnell needs to do his job in Senate

                                        Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, should be removed for blocking the function of Congress as provided by the United States Constitution. No individual has the right to interfere in the proper function of Congress. The Congress also has the power to override a presidential veto,...

                                          • Animals suffer in different situations

                                            I am glad Del. Pogge and Sen. Norment have introduced legislation to deal with loose dog attacks. No responsible pet owner should ever have to be in a situation where loose dogs might attack, and potentially kill, their leashed or appropriately contained companion pet. At the end of Saturday’s...

                                              • We could use Kissinger to unravel current events

                                                While Dr. Henry Kissinger served as Chancellor of the College of William and Mary (2000-05), I was a member of the advisory board of the college’s Reves Center of International Studies. I had several opportunities to have informal discussions with him. During one of his give-and-take sessions Dr....

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