Home » 2010 » February (Page 2)

School Bd. Waits On State, Cancels Another Budget Meeting

Count another cancellation due to uncertain state funding for school divisions.…

State Will Allow More Time for Writing SOLs

The Virginia Department of Education has granted school divisions extra time to prepare for the writing Standards of Learning tests.…

Tribe Closes Home Schedule With Loss to Towson

The William and Mary men’s basketball team fell to Towson, 83-77, on Senior Night at Kaplan Arena on Wednesday night. Prior to the game, the Green and Gold honors the…

Martin’s Asks Loyal Ukrop’s Customers to Join Exchange

Ukrop’s may be gone, but the new owner Martin’s wants to find out what loyal customers want.…

Walsingham Dismisses Principal; National Search Expected

Peter Bender Walsingham Academy is looking for a new principal for the Upper School after dismissing Peter Bender on Monday.…

Tourism Caucus Defends Pursuit of Travelers

RICHMOND – In the old days, it might have been tobacco or coal. Now, legislators are turning to a different industry – tourism – to energize the state’s economy. Tourism…

Tunnel Vision: Behind the Commuter, a Reason

At first, I got kinda mad about it. After last week’s column about pleasure drives I’d like to take was published on WYDaily, a number of readers chimed in with…

Budget, Redistricting Dominate Weeks Ahead for WJC Schools

Two important issues – the budget and redistricting – will dominate Williamsburg-James City County School Board meetings through March. The budget will be discussed in a work session at 4…

Hometown: Colonial Meets Celtic This Weekend

In one corner of the studio is Lance Pedigo on the Bodhran, a Celtic drum. In another is Thomas DeRose on the Irish flute; and in the center is Stewart…

Local Republicans Rescind Invite to Marshall

After the furor surrounding a recent comment by state Delegate Bob Marshall, the James City County Republican Committee has decided to cancel his scheduled appearance at their meeting this Wednesday.…

Longtime Chief Will Retire in May

Police Chief Mike Yost Williamsburg Police Chief Mike Yost has notified City Council of his plan to retire May 28.…

Pleas to Preserve Funding at York Schools’ Budget Hearing

Concerns about school budgets dominated Monday’s York County School Board meeting, where parents, board members and a teacher spoke out against proposed cuts.…

Delegate Regrets ‘Poorly Chosen Words’ to Describe Disabled Children

RICHMOND – State Delegate Bob Marshall said Monday he does not believe that disabled children are punishment for having an abortion. Marshall, a Republican from Manassas, was responding to a…

Wanted in JCC: Good Communicator With Loads of Management Experience

James City County edged closer to finding a new County Administrator Monday, when they began officially advertising for the position.…

Gov’s Proposed Budget Puts Local Mental Health Services At Risk, Again

If all the governor’s proposed cuts become reality, the mental-health safety net in the Historic Triangle could well come unraveled, quickly.…