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W&M severs ties with Coach Tony Shaver after 16 years

The College of William and Mary announced Wednesday men’s basketball head coach Tony Shaver won’t be back next season. The team’s season ended Sunday after a loss in the Colonial Athletic Association quarterfinals, according to a Tribe Athletics news release. Athletics director Samantha Huge made...

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  • HRA senior offers a $1,500 golf scholarship

    HRA senior offers a $1,500 golf scholarship

    A local high school senior has created a $1,500 scholarship, and she is looking for a local student athlete to award it to. Anna Hohlrieder is a senior at Hampton Roads Academy in Newport News, where she has been on the HRA golf team since her freshman year. All seniors must complete a senior project...

      • 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...

              • Christmas Town Dash juggled some Grand Prix standings

                Three heavy-hitters went into Sunday’s ninth annual Christmas Town Dash 8K Run at Busch Gardens as favorites: Roger Hopper, 27, of Norfolk; Victor Flemming, 39, of Carrollton and Andrew Osborne, 24, of Yorktown. Three-time defending Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix champion Roger Hopper is a perennial...

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                  • Saint Patrick's Day in the 'Burg

                    Saint Patrick's Day in the 'Burg

                    Saint Patrick’s Day doesn’t just mean green beer and more corned beef hash than you can stomach if you live in Williamsburg; it also means a weekend full of fun things to do. Here’s this year’s roundup of Saint Patrick’s Day events around the area: Activities Rose and Sword Academy of Irish Dance:...

                      • Crunch time coming for birds' big 3 events

                        Crunch time coming for birds' big 3 events

                        Every year in the life of a bird is dominated by three big events: migration, molt and breeding. These punctuation marks in a bird’s annual cycle each require massive investment of energy and an increased risk of death, so birds have evolved a life history that ensures none of the Big Three occurs...

                          • The VSO is looking back while moving forward at their next concert 'Classics Reborn'

                            The VSO is looking back while moving forward at their next concert "Classics Reborn"

                            Looking back while moving forward is something the Virginia Symphony Orchestra often does, according to its creative director JoAnn Falletta. “On one hand (the Virginia Symphony Orchestra is like a museum because we play music from the 17th century on, so we’re preserving that music and cherishing...

                              • 'Military through the Ages' event focuses on contributions of women

                                'Military through the Ages' event focuses on contributions of women

                                “Military through the Ages” brings hundreds of re-enactors representing centuries of martial history to Jamestown Settlement. This year, women and their military contributions are on the front lines. More than 500 re-enactors depicting soldiers from the Roman era to the Hundreds Years’ War and...

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                                  • Are our freedoms being threatened?

                                    Will we notice when Freedom of the Press or Freedom of Speech are in danger? What might the signals be? Could the signs be belittling, demeaning, threatening or attacking the credibility of long-standing trusted institutions? Could charges of “Fake News” intimidate and reduce candor? Can there...

                                      • Virginia needs ACP to be built

                                        Despite four years of review and debate, opponents of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, many from out of state, determined legal action was necessary to make up for failed arguments to convince multiple regulatory agencies at the state and federal level to block this very necessary project. Rather than...

                                          • Capitalism, socialism need each other

                                            We are told unrestricted capitalism is the only patriotic option for governing the United States, so Andrew Smith is to be commended for explaining the problems — even evils — of that system, since history and civics apparently are no longer taught in U.S. schools. Capitalism is good for all citizens...

                                              • How to avoid the 'tyranny of the majority'

                                                Apparently the people calling for the removal of the Electoral College from the Constitution are unaware of its historical antecedents and need a brief history lesson. One of the crucial items that allowed our Constitution to be accepted by the framers at the convention and ratified by the states...

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                                                  • Gunman kills 3, wounds 9 on Dutch tram; suspect arrested

                                                    Gunman kills 3, wounds 9 on Dutch tram; suspect arrested

                                                    A gunman killed three people and wounded five on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday morning in what the mayor said appeared to be a terror attack, touching off a manhunt that saw heavily armed officers with dogs zero in on an apartment building nearby. Authorities immediately raised...

                                                      • Putin visits Crimea to mark 5th anniversary of annexation

                                                        Putin visits Crimea to mark 5th anniversary of annexation

                                                        President Vladimir Putin led thousands to chant "Russia!" on a visit Monday to Crimea marking the fifth anniversary of the Black Sea peninsula's annexation from Ukraine, as NATO and the European Union once again strongly condemned the land grab by Russia. Speaking at an outdoor concert in Crimea's...

                                                          • UK speaker stymies May's bid for 3rd vote on Brexit deal

                                                            UK speaker stymies May's bid for 3rd vote on Brexit deal

                                                            The speaker of Britain's House of Commons dealt a potentially fatal blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's ailing Brexit deal on Monday, saying the government couldn't keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same deal they have already rejected twice. The government intends to try a third time to get...

                                                              • New Zealand's darkest day: A timeline of Christchurch's 36 minutes of terror

                                                                New Zealand's darkest day: A timeline of Christchurch's 36 minutes of terror

                                                                On March 15, New Zealand changed. Some are calling it a loss of innocence, a reminder that distance doesn't bring protection against violence. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed to change gun laws and investigate what went wrong. This is how 36 minutes of terror unfolded, according to witness...

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