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Lists Yule Love: Top 10 Reasons You’ll Be Glad the Holidays are Over

Don’t get us wrong; the holidays are a great time of the year.They’d be even better if we could just not work during the month of December, if the kids…

Holiday Hours, New A.M. Schedule for Ferry

Increased demand will change the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry morning commute schedule come the new year, and the upcoming Christmas holiday means reduced runs.…

Tunnel Vision: A Badly Executed Good Idea

I went Christmas shopping in downtown Norfolk on Monday night, so naturally I got lost. People who can successfully navigate that city’s downtown have magic powers. I just drive random…

Reveley Offers Calm Take on State Budget, for Now

Taylor Reveley The dust is beginning to settle on Governor Tim Kaine’s proposed budget for the rest of this fiscal year and the next biennium, from July 2010 through June…

H.S. Teacher Sentenced to 15 Years for Threats to Kill

A joint investigation by the William & Mary Police Department and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has resulted in a 15-year federal prison sentence for a San Antonio man.…

NN/W Airport Offers Tips for Easy Holiday Air Travel

Air travel around the holidays can be more complicated than usual, but it’s possible to do it with less stress.…

WJCC Board Could Reconsider Middle Schools Redistricting

At its Dec. 15 work session, the Williamsburg-James City School Board decided to redraw the unpopular redistricting maps for elementary schools. The board did not, however, make a decision about…

Lists Yule Love: Cheap, Last-Minute Gifts

We all have been, at one time or another, in a crunch for a gift without either the time to go out and/or extra money with which to purchase one. …

ECOfreak: When the Green Police Visit

This weekend, I decided it was time to part with one of my son’s cheap, plastic cups that he got as some annoying gift years ago. It had pencils in…

York Arrests Suspects in Car Larcenies

It paid to be up late – or maybe early – for a York County citizen Sunday. A citizen called 911 around 3 a.m. Sunday to report seeing a pair…

Christmas Town Extends a Day

A 45-foot tree in front of the Festhaus lights up the park. (Photo courtesy Busch Gardens). Busch Gardens will give families an additional day to enjoy the park’s inaugural holiday…

Lists Yule Love: Best Gifts Not Yet Invented

We’ve all been shopping and just plumb perplexed over what to get certain people on our lists. You know the ones who require something extraordinary to satisfy both their needs…

Dr. Decipher: Texter’s Tendonitis, a Newly Identified Illness

I knew it would happen, and because I have 2 teenagers who spend loads of time text messaging, I have been watching and waiting. Aha, finally I have found it,…

Have Ideas for Helping Schools? Join PTAC

Ruth Larson might not have run for the school board if she hadn’t first joined the Parent Teacher Association Council over a decade ago. Friends tried to dissuade Larson from…

VDOT Lane Closure Forecast: Dec. 20-26

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…