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W.Y.D.: What You’ll Do, Feb. 27-March 1

It’s a Thursday night. The weekend is looming large. You pick up the phone to call a friend or sit at the dinner table and ask your spouse , “So…

Baker’s Crust Coming to Settler’s Market

It’s not open yet, but Baker’s Crust will be soon. Stacks of drywall, new windows, coils of extension cords and upright ladders scatter the floor of what will soon be…

Racimo con Brio: WRL Among Best in Nation

There were certainly several reasons that prompted my coming to live in Williamsburg but two specific places added to the pros as against the cons. One day, as I was…

TowneBank Announces Dividend – Shareholders Mtg

TowneBank announced today that its Board of Directors on February 25, 2009 declared its first-quarter shareholder cash dividend of $0.08 per common share payable on April 10, 2009 to shareholders…

Tribe Drops Heartbreaker, 64-63, at Old Dominion

Norfolk, Va. – The William and Mary men’s basketball team dropped a heartbreaker at Old Dominion, 64-63, on Wednesday night. The Tribe and Monarchs traded big shots over the final…

Wittman Responds to Obama Address

Congressman Rob Wittman (R-1st) had generally high marks for President Barack Obama’s sober but forward-looking appraisal of the American economy last night.…

JCC Supervisors Oppose VDOT Cuts to Ferry, Residency Office

James City County’s Board of Supervisors approved two resolutions requesting more insight into the Virginia Department of Transportation’s possible closure of the Williamsburg residency office and reduction in hours of…

Tunnel Vision: My Tipping Point

I thought about Malcolm Gladwell’s landmark 2000 book “The Tipping Point” on my daily drive to Norfolk the other day.…

Sued for Illegal Downloads, W&M Student Speaks Out

College of William and Mary senior Martin Feeney was one of the 29 W&M students sued last year by the Recording Industry Association of America for downloading music illegally.…

Coal Plant Meeting Thursday in Dendron

Thursday evening, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative will have an information session open to the public about the Cypress Creek Power Station, a “green” coal plant it intends to build in…

Those Who Forget History: The Panic of 1819

“If you go back and look at every panic and every business cycle, the story is the same. Every generation that has been in a boom cycle has believed it…

Theodore L. Hodson

Died: 2009-02-22 Williamsburg - Theodore L. Hodson, 77, better known as Ted, died Feb. 21, 2009, at McGuire V.A. Medical Center Hospice in Richmond, VA, after a long battle with…

Nathaniel C. Jones

Died: 2009-02-22 Arlington - Nathaniel C. “Nat” Jones was called to eternal rest on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 in Arlington Hospital Center. His life began on Sept. 4, 1959, the…

Edward H. Elsasser

Died: 2009-02-24 Williamsburg - Dr. Edward H. Elsasser, a longtime resident of Piqua, Ohio, died Feb. 23. He was 73.  Elsasser was born Oct. 18, 1935, in Marion, Ohio. He graduated…

William Edward Reed

Williamsburg - On Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, God reached out to bring home for eternal rest our beloved, William Edward “Bommer” Reed. He slipped into a peaceful sleep in his…