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Last Word on easing traffic, May 25

Easing traffic At a recent meeting with citizens, JCC Board of Supervisors Chairman Jim Icenhour told the audience he was going to follow up to have the Virginia Department of Transportation coordinate the lights on Route 199 between James Tyler Road to Brookwood Road. Since the boundaries are...

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  • 1st Congressional District Committee votes to uphold Wyatt's appeal

    1st Congressional District Committee votes to uphold Wyatt's appeal

    The GOP 1st Congressional District Committee voted Monday to uphold an appeal filed by Hanover Supervisor Scott Wyatt against the 97th Legislative District Committee’s decision to hold a party canvass. Wyatt, who is tangled in a political fight against Del. Chris Peace for the GOP nod, filed his...

  • Enjoy a world of food and wine at Busch Gardens

    Enjoy a world of food and wine at Busch Gardens

    Whether you’re in the mood for Italian panna cotta or South Korean beef bulgogi, the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival offers something you might crave. This year’s festival will have new kiosks and food items, said Busch Gardens executive chef Justin Watson. One reason for this is every four...

  • King and Queen County School Board approves new contract for superintendent

    King and Queen County School Board approves new contract for superintendent

    The King and Queen County School Board announced an extension to the superintendent's contract at its meeting Wednesday. Superintendent Carol Carter’s new four-year term will begin July 1. “The board has been very pleased with the progress our school district has made under Dr. Carter’s leadership,”...

  • King William County Public Schools introduces nearly $5 million project

    King William County Public Schools introduces nearly $5 million project

    King William County Public Schools presented a multi-million dollar project to address critical maintenance needs at the schools following a commissioned assessment by the division. Superintendent David White informed the county’s Board of Supervisors at its regular meeting Monday of the $4.9 million...

  • Memorial Day 2019 events and closings

    Memorial Day 2019 events and closings

    During this upcoming Memorial Day weekend, whether you’re planning to go on vacation with your family, stay home and barbecue, or are spending the day remembering the lives of the men and women who died in service to the country, there are a number of events throughout the Greater Williamsburg...

  • Miles of Kindness celebrates community

    Miles of Kindness celebrates community

    Miles of Kindness delivered a day of foot races and fun for members of the Williamsburg community. Miles of Kindness is a project of the LEAD Greater Williamsburg class of 2019. The program brings together local leaders, well-known faces and up-and-comers to collaborate on a project meant to address...

  • Court docs: woman sues Williamsburg Plantation for a second time after bathroom fall

    Court docs: woman sues Williamsburg Plantation for a second time after bathroom fall

    A Delaware woman has filed a lawsuit against Williamsburg Plantation after she said she was injured in a fall caused by a faulty bathmat. Moraima Perez filed the lawsuit on May 8 against Williamsburg Plantation, its owners association, and Daily Management Inc., according to filings in the Williamsburg-James...

  • Butterfly woman of West Point looks to expand exhibitions across the region

    Butterfly woman of West Point looks to expand exhibitions across the region

    To her knowledge, Catherine Short is one of the last of her kind. A former zoo manager turned educator, the spry 66-year-old retiree is one of four exhibitors of butterflies across the region. Headquartered in West Point, Short’s company Butterflies in Flight has taken the company’s namesake insects...

  • William and Mary Digest May 22

    William and Mary Digest May 22

    Computing mentorship for girls wins global service award for second year in a row The College of William and Mary’s Society of Women in Computing has received the Outstanding Community Service Award from the Association for Computing Machinery for its efforts to encourage middle school girls to...

  • Last Word on being kind, May 18

    Being kind Thank you to the members of the 2019 Class of LEAD Greater Williamsburg for launching the WMBGKind campaign and for working with the Colonial Road Runners to organize the May 18 Miles of Kindness races and festival. I can’t wait to come by and feel the love. Great performance Congratulations...

  • YPSO: Two men charged in Merrimac Trail shooting

    YPSO: Two men charged in Merrimac Trail shooting

    The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office has made two arrests in connection with a shooting outside the 3 Kingz restaurant near the vacant Farm Fresh on Merrimac Trail in the upper end of the county. Sha'keem Antonius Brown, 20, of Williamsburg, is charged with shooting at an occupied vehicle, shooting...

  • James City, York County voters to choose House of Delegates candidates in next month's primaries

    James City, York County voters to choose House of Delegates candidates in next month's primaries

    The deadline to register to vote in next month's primary election is Monday, May 20. In certain local precincts, the ballot will feature Democratic and Republican candidates vying for their party’s nominations in the 96th District of the state House of Delegates. The 2019 primaries will be held...

  • Hearings for man charged in wife's fatal shooting continued until end of May

    Hearings for man charged in wife's fatal shooting continued until end of May

    The case against a man accused of fatally shooting his wife after an argument was continued until the end of May a judge ruled in a Friday morning hearing in the Williamsburg-James City County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Robert Lee Coates, 75, has been charged with second-degree murder...

  • VDOT expects construction on Skiffes Creek connector road to start spring 2020

    VDOT expects construction on Skiffes Creek connector road to start spring 2020

    The Virginia Department of Transportation has selected a route for the Skiffes Creek connector road and anticipates construction to kick off next spring. A 1-mile, two-lane road that would connect Merrimac Trail (Route 143) and Pocahontas Trail (Route 60) in southeastern James City County, the...

  • Marshalls reopens in Midtown Row

    Marshalls reopens in Midtown Row

    Residents and officials gathered to celebrate the latest addition to Midtown Row Thursday morning at a grand re-opening ceremony for Marshalls. The store was previously located at another storefront in the same shopping center, but closed on May 12 in preparation for the re-opening, corporate communications...

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  • Jamestown soccer ends regular season undefeated; Meese earns team records

    Jamestown soccer ends regular season undefeated; Meese earns team records

    In the last game of the regular season, Jamestown faced Tabb on Monday night. The game turned into an intense defensive match, scoreless for the first 70 minutes of regulation. Then, Jamestown’s Michael Meese scored the only goal, which was enough to give the Eagles their final win of the regular...

      • NFL Network to show 10 Conference USA football games

        Old Dominion football on NFL Network? It’s too soon to say, but Conference USA announced Monday that it has reached an agreement to carry 10 games on the network, with one game per week on Saturday afternoons. The four-year agreement adds to C-USA’s stable of media partners, which also includes...

          • Jamestown and Lafayette face off over spot in Lacrosse final

            Jamestown and Lafayette face off over spot in Lacrosse final

            Friday’s lacrosse semifinal match between Jamestown and Lafayette is about as perfect a matchup as you can hope for in high school sports — crosstown rivals, one team full of experienced seniors, the other full of promising young talent and a drive toward a state title at stake. Lafayette and Jamestown...

              • Community sports: AFE All-American Bowl set for Virginia Beach Sportsplex on Saturday

                The AFE (American Football Events) All-American Bowl will be played at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex at 6 p.m. Saturday. This year’s game will be different from other ones played by the AFE All-Stars. For this contest, 100 players were selected in a two-step process. First, the AFE coaches held...

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                  • After Dark calendar for May 23-25

                    After Dark calendar for May 23-25

                    Thursday Aromas: Open Mic, 7-9 p.m. Sweet Tea and Barley: Good Shot Judy, 7 p.m. Friday Aromas: Audio Portrait, 7-9 p.m. Cogan’s: Fade to Blue, 8-11 p.m. Sweet Tea and Barley: Timeline Jazz Quartet, 7-10 p.m. Saturday Aromas: Waytt Baldwin, 7-9 p.m. Cogan’s: Michael Clark Band, 8-11 p.m. Sweet...

                      • After 15 years with the WSO Janna Hymes says goodbye to Williamsburg

                        After 15 years with the WSO Janna Hymes says goodbye to Williamsburg

                        Soon the Kimball Theatre stage will fill with musicians tuning their instruments for a final moment in the spotlight with the woman who has given them direction for the past 15 years. After a few moments of chaos and clatter, conductor Janna Hymes will lead the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra in...

                          • Master Works 5: WSO's last concert of the season and with Janna Hymes at the helm

                            Master Works 5: WSO's last concert of the season and with Janna Hymes at the helm

                            The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra’s last concert of the 2018-19 season, Masterworks 5, has a sentimental air to it — both in the music choices and the grand finale feel. Janna Hymes, conductor and music director of the WSO, said this concert will be filled with thrilling pieces, including “Adagietto”...

                              • Poetry Society of Virginia's annual Poetry Festival moves to William and Mary

                                This year’s Poetry Society of Virginia’s Poetry Festival will be held at the College of William and Mary for the first time. While the group was established at the college in 1923, Sofia Starnes, former Virginia Poet Laureate and festival organizer, said the event hasn’t been held there since it...

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                                  • Captivating performance by Dali Quartet and Olga Kern

                                    The Virginia Arts Festival’s popular coffee concert series held May 16 in the Williamsburg Winery closed with the Dali Quartet and pianist Olga Kern, the Festival’s newly named chamber music series director, also considered an international super star (and glamorous one at that). The Dali, currently...

                                      • You Don’t Say: What’s so funny 'bout peace, love and being frugal?

                                        About 100 years before the birth of Jesus, the Roman poet/philosopher Lucretius was born in Pompeii. He went on to write his only known poem, “On the Nature of Things,” in which he put forth the tenets of Epicureanism, which is a system of philosophy based upon the teachings of the ancient Greek...

                                          • Bill Bryant understood the human condition

                                            Bill Bryant has taken his leave and has departed physically from Mother Earth. She and all of her creations, those of the land and trees where they assemble, or those within the bodies of water where they thrive, have felt his presence and shall continue to do so. He touched the sensibilities and...

                                              • Northam investigation result no surprise

                                                I am not surprised at the results of the so-called investigation into the Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook picture. I am not qualified to sit in judgement of anyone on this planet. Gov. Northam knows the truth, no matter what we see in the news. I hope he is prepared for the day he has...

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