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ECOfreak: The 10 Things We Could All Do Without

I try not to be too preachy about all this eco stuff. I do, really. But there are a few items that we use every day that make me cringe…

Pet Perishes in Ford’s Colony Fire

One family pet died and another was missing Monday after a house fire in the 100 block of Great Glen in the Ford’s Colony neighborhood.…

Probation Officer Charged in Drug Sting

A Hampton probation officer was arrested in York County last week on charges that she purchased 20 OxyContin pills from an undercover agent.…

House, Senate Reveal Their Hands in Budget Talks

The Virginia House and Senate’s budgets were unveiled Sunday, hinting at a future tug of war over funding for education and public health care. Three days after Gov. Bob McDonnell…

Collaborative Says No Room for the Inns, Restaurants

The Historic Triangle Collaborative is a group of arguably the most influential people in the area. They have a few elected officials as members and use some taxpayer money in…

Collaborative Says No Room for the Inns, Restaurants

The Historic Triangle Collaborative is a group of arguably the most influential people in the area. They have a few elected officials as members and use some taxpayer money in…

No Ending, But a Happy New Beginning for Family Focus

Five months after the Colonial Services Board cut Family Focus, the program has found a new home with the Virginia Cooperative Extension.…

Dr. Decipher: Learn 2 Steps to CPR

Steve Thompson helplessly watched as a wedding guest collapsed and almost died. No one began CPR.  He said, “I didn’t want to be in the situation again where someone needed…

Jamestown Boys, Lafayette Girls Tops in Regional Track

The Jamestown boys overtook New Kent on the last event of Wednesday’s Region I track meet to claim the title with a 60-56 margin. Needing to outscore the Trojans by…

Public Schools Could Start Before Labor Day; Tourism Groups Opposed

RICHMOND – Momentum is building in the General Assembly to let school districts start classes before Labor Day. The Senate has voted 31-9 in favor of Senate Bill 77, which…

Good to Know: Happy Birthday, Dear Grove

This Sunday there’s a special birthday celebration for an organization that’s been doing good in James City County for a decade – Grove Christian Outreach Center. I stopped by to…

Legislator Says Disabled Kids May Be God’s Punishment

RICHMOND – State Delegate Bob Marshall of Manassas says disabled children are God’s punishment to women who have aborted their first pregnancy. He made that statement Thursday at a press…

VDOT Lane Closure Forecast: Feb. 21-27

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…

W&M Men Fall in Bracket Busters Game

New Rochelle, N.Y. – The William and Mary men’s basketball team fell Friday night at Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference foe Iona, 69-53, in an ESPN BracketBusters game televised nationally on…

All the Dirt: Out of Africa

African Violets have been a favorite house plant for years. They originated in the eastern area of Africa now called Tanzania.…