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York Earns High Marks for Efficiency, Report Suggests Fees for Services

York County received a glowing review in its first efficiency study, presented to the Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday night meeting.…

Tunnel Vision: Crazy Over Cash for Clunkers

My first car was a 1986 Oldsmobile Firenza. Spray paint red. It broke down for the first time 17 hours after I took possession from the thieving amateur mechanic who…

Pretend Surry Emergency Feels Real as Responders Drill

James City County employees team up to practice emergency response Tuesday as part of an annual drill. Dozens of people wearing badges or uniforms crowded into the Emergency Operations Center…

Damaged Bridge Causes Partial Parkway Closure for At Least 4 Mo.

There’s bad news for motorists who use the Colonial Parkway – it will be closed for a minimum of four months between Route 199/King’s Point and Route 359 (Jamestown).…

W&M Gets Federal Grant to Study High-Risk Drinking Among Students

The College of William & Mary’s School of Education has received a federal grant to study high-risk drinking and behavior among college students.…

Don’t Worry, It’s Practice; Emergency Surry Power Station Drill Today

Firefighters, police officers and other responders from state and local government and Dominion Power will demonstrate their ability to protect the public’s health and safety in a full-scale exercise today…

Trade School Supplies for Clear Conscience (and Overdue Fines) at York Libraries

York County Library patrons with overdue fines have a chance to clear their records – no matter how much they owe.…

ECOfreak: A Meaty Debate Over Styrofoam

Yet another friend of mine told me one of her eco-pet-peeves: the Styrofoam packages meat comes in from the grocery store. “Why do we need to throw away all that…

CW and Werewolves? “Shiver” Has Worldwide Buzz, to Launch at WM Bookstore

In August 2007, author Maggie Stiefvater closed her copy of “The Time-Traveler’s Wife” for the second time, and as she had before, she cried. And Stiefvater never cries after reading…

Dr. Decipher: You are the Doctor, So Make the Diagnosis

Everyone loves to play doctor. It is a detective game, especially difficult because the human body does not always “read the books” and show the classic symptoms of a disease. …

Julia and Nancy: The Cook and the Artist

Moviegoers will soon see Julia Child come to life on screen, in Sony Pictures’ “Julie and Julia,” to be released Aug. 7.…

Good to Know: Helping Kids in Crisis

There’s nothing more horrible that I can imagine than a child being abused by someone in their own family.…

VDOT Lane Closure Forecast: Aug. 2-8

In an effort to keep you informed, VDOT publishes the following scheduled highway lane closures that may affect traffic in Hampton Roads. These closures are subject to change due to…

Owner Tired, Underinsured and Determined to Bring Back Sal’s by Victor

Victor Minichiello stands behind yellow caution tape, peering between two cleanup trucks toward the charred rubble of his popular Italian restaurant, Sal’s by Victor.…

Rierson to Lead City’s Parks & Rec

Lori Rierson, the city’s new parks and rec director. The City of Williamsburg has announced that Lori Rierson will be the Director of Parks & Recreation for the City effective…

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