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Donald Whiting

Died: 2009-07-23 Gloucester – On Thursday, July 23, 2009, our beloved, Donald Whiting, entered into eternal rest. His life began on July 26, 1938, the son of the late William…

Expected Budget Cuts Jeopardize Family Focus

Parents and infants participate in a Family Focus class at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Grafton. The Colonial Services Board is considering cutting the local Family Focus program as a…

Tunnel Vision: Would a Hurricane Evacuation Work? Yes, But …

With the attention span of a video game-addicted 11-year-old, I surf through websites at warp speed.…

Kiln Creek Owners Assoc. Files Suit Against NN Over Ashe Golf Course Documents

The Villages of Kiln Creek Owners Association filed suit Tuesday against the city of Newport News and its former City Manager Randy Hildebrandt the same day he was ousted by…

Local Students Outperform State, Nation in SAT Scores

The class of 2009 SAT test-takers in Williamsburg-James City County and York County schools outperformed their peers across the state and throughout the country, but fewer students in both districts…

Williamsburg Farmers Market Award Ceremony Saturday

Williamsburg Farmers Market will be honored as “America’s Favorite Farmers Market” with an award ceremony at 9 a.m. this Saturday.…

ABInbev: Beer Prices Are Going Up

The world’s biggest brewer says rising commodity costs are forcing it to raise its price Beer drinkers beware: The cost of a cold one is going up. Anheuser-Busch InBev, which…

ECOfreak: Put a Cork In It

A friend of mine told me her wine club friends have pooh-poohed cork wine stoppers because they say the cork forests are in danger.…

Federal Funds Come Through for Kids with Disabilities

Colonial Community Services Board received $222,294 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to provide services for children with disabilities.…

CW Makes Chautauqua Appearance; Residents Invited to Live Webcast

CW’s Bill Barker will portray Thomas Jefferson at the Chautauqua Institution this week. Colonial Williamsburg representatives will join a prestigious group of experts and educators to explore “The History of…

Seaford Youth Pastor Faces Additional Charges

Reverend Jeremy A popular York County youth pastor faces additional charges of taking indecent liberties with a child and contributing to the deliquency of a child after a second teen-age…

Schools Brace for H1N1 with Plans to Head Off Virus

As students prepare to fill their hallways, area schools are bracing for potential outbreaks of the H1N1 flu expected to circulate with regular seasonal influenza this fall.…

Tribe Football Holds First Extended Fall Scrimmage

Defense performed at a very high level, offense still spotty.…

Dr. Decipher: Asian Tiger Mosquitos are Dangerous Little Bugs

It is a beautiful evening and the sun is beginning to set. You get a drink, walk outside and sit on the porch when suddenly you feel a painful bite…

Crossing York River Sunday? Not So Fast; Bridge Closing for Maintenance

The George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge: closed Sunday morning from 6 to noon. If you’re trying to cross the York River Sunday you’ll have to make plans or face a…