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Hoop Coach’s Raise Came Before WM Pay Freeze

A.D. clarifies raise came from private funds, annual donations. College men’s basketball coach Tony Shaver received a $55,000 annual raise in May 2008 as part of a contract extension signed…

Harrier Report: Mearns 9th at Manhattan Invite

The week off from district meets didn’t prevent a number of Bay Rivers teams and one individual from keeping their competitive edge in check, racing in various invitationals over the…

ECOfreak: Green Roofs and Where You Can See One

Ever since I got a chance to go out and see the Goodson House (a new green-design home) over at the Virginia Living Museum, I’ve been itching to find out…

Police Investigating Abduction at Knifepoint from Grocery Lot

Williamsburg police are investigating an abduction at knifepoint from a grocery store parking lot late Friday night, and a similar incident at the same lot late Saturday evening.…

CW’s 75 Years of Dressing for Successful Storytelling

One of the CW costume department’s greatest achievements is its historically accurate redesign of the Fife and Drum Corps coats. Brenda Rosseau lives and breathes the 18th century. When she…

Dr. Decipher: Rumor Has It (and Rumor’s Wrong)

All patients have preconceived ideas and expectations about their doctor visits. They usually have in mind a diagnosis and what testing and treatment will take place. This can be based…

York Programs Win Healthcare Heroes Honors

The Williamsburg Community Health Foundation announced the winners of the 2009 Healthcare Heroes Award, who will be honored at a ceremony on Thursday morning. This year’s winners are Ann Tramer…

Good to Know: A Giving Heart and a Good Dog

Bill Brown, Williamsburg’s Cedar Grove Cemetery’s warm-hearted caretaker, sent me an email this week suggesting someone I should talk to for this week’s blog. “Elizabeth Melton is a Williamsburg resident…

VDOT Lane Closure Forecast: Oct. 18-24

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…

Vandals Strike at Car Dealership

Vandals struck at Casey Toyota on Richmond Road in upper York County sometime overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday.…

Teen Death Raises Local Awareness of Inhalant Abuse

Some teens interested in experimenting with drugs don’t need to look further than the medicine cabinet, the vanity or under the sink. Seemingly harmless household items, such as nail polish…

W.Y.D.: What You’ll Do, Oct. 16-18

Bah, rain! The forecast isn’t promising, but when has the weather forecast been so reliable that we could plan our lives around it? We do know some people who wait…

Bay Foundation Report Says Coal Plant Would Add ‘Significant’ Pollution

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has joined the fray over a proposed coal-fired power plant in Surry, issuing a report claiming the plant would add “significant, illegal amounts of toxic mercury…

Von Trapp Children – Yes, Really – Perform Free Show Saturday

The Von Trapp Children: performing Saturday in Williamsburg. Melanie Von Trapp’s grandfather did not climb the Alps to escape from the Nazis. He and his siblings didn’t have a fun-loving…

JCC Announces New Leaf Collection Rules, Schedule

A budget shortfall forced James City County supervisors to scale back curbside leaf collection to one round. The county made other significant changes, including self-hauling procedures for leaves and larger…