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Small Group of York Parents Voice Concerns About Longer School Day

York County school officials are recommending students spend more time in class, but parents at an informational meeting Wednesday weren’t convinced.…

H.S. Drivers Can Click It for Chicken

For the next two days, James City County police are going to remind some local youth about the importance of buckling up when driving – with a giant cow for…

Hometown: Dinosaurs Back in Town

Judy Molnar, an education associate from the Virginia Living Museum, cleared up our misconceptions about the Ice Age in Virginia and invited us to Dinosaurs & More!…

Threat of Cuts to Career, Tech Classes Brings Supporters to WJCC Board

The state of Williamsburg-James City County Schools’ career and technical programming dominated the school board’s Tuesday meeting. Rumors that the division might make cuts to several programs, many of them…

United Way to Spend $1M in Triangle

In the upcoming year, the United Way of Greater Williamsburg plans to spend just over $1 million for the various partners and programs the organization supports in the community.…

Tunnel Vision: A Small Gesture for the Military

I was on an airplane on the weekend, flying back from Mexico, and the flight attendant came on the intercom. She asked that since it was the Memorial Day weekend,…

JCC Retail Proposal Before Plan Comm. Without Staff OK

James City County planning commissioners are set to discuss a special use permit Wednesday for Courthouse Commons, a shopping center that would go up right across from bankrupt Settler’s Market…

Nearly a Year Later, Sportsman’s Grille Ready to Reopen

The LPGA photos are cleaned and back on the walls at the newly renovated Sportsman’s Grille. Eleven months have passed since a fire tore through the kitchen at The Sportsman’s…

Two Workshops Too Costly; Shirley Shop Closes

Closed: Shirley Pewter has closed its Jamestown Road workshop and retail store. The Merchants Square shop remains open. Shirley Pewter’s Williamsburg workshop on Jamestown Road officially closed May 21, according…

New Kent Boys, Lafayette Girls Repeat at Region I Track

In the words of Yogi Berra, it was “deja vu all over again” last Thursday at Bailey Field as the New Kent boys and Lafayette girls track teams added Region…

ECOfreak: Uh-Oh, Burned Again

So, like most folks in the nation, we spent our holiday weekend outside – the pool, Water Country, a few Bar-B-Qs – and I saw my share of sunburned shoulders…

Bewitched By the Language of Magic

Harold Wood, explaining the magic. Enter the basement of the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church and you’ll wander down a semi-dark, cinder block hallway, permeated with haunting organ music seeping down from…