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Police: Person Struck by Train in Apparent Suicide

Police: Person Struck by Train in Apparent Suicide

  Virginia State Police are investigating an apparent suicide after a person was hit by train Thursday night in Williamsburg. Emergency officials responded to the 1300 block of…

Another Proposal Poses Setback for WJCC School Board’s Fourth Middle School Plans

Another Proposal Poses Setback for WJCC School Board’s Fourth Middle School Plans

A new proposal for a fourth middle school and lingering uncertainty James Blair is the correct site could delay movement on a yearslong process Superintendent Steven Constantino says…

Jamestown Dig Update: Archaeologists Look for Clues About Pit Outside Fort Walls

Jamestown Dig Update: Archaeologists Look for Clues About Pit Outside Fort Walls

A team of archaeologists from Preservation Virginia has been at work since 1994 uncovering the buried secrets of Jamestown. When the Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project started, the hope…

Man Accused of Stealing from Vehicles Strikes Plea Deal

Man Accused of Stealing from Vehicles Strikes Plea Deal

A man’s felony grand larceny charge was downgraded to a misdemeanor Wednesday in a plea agreement with the prosecution. Joel Gregory Smith, a 34-year-old accused of stealing from…

Corrections Officer Accused of Having Sex With Inmate to Face Grand Jury

Corrections Officer Accused of Having Sex With Inmate to Face Grand Jury

A 25-year-old corrections officer accused of having consensual sex with an inmate is heading to a grand jury. Hayes resident Alexander M. Koehler waived his preliminary hearing Thursday…

Sports

WCA’s Gann Takes Over Athletic Director Duties Amid Budget Cuts

WCA’s Gann Takes Over Athletic Director Duties Amid Budget Cuts

Due to a lower-than-anticipated enrollment this year, Williamsburg Christian Academy is making a few precautionary…

Volleyball Roundup: Warhill Snaps Jamestown’s 41-Game District Winning Streak

Volleyball Roundup: Warhill Snaps Jamestown’s 41-Game District Winning Streak

The most anticipated Bay Rivers District volleyball game of the season between Bay Rivers District…

Field Hockey: Zacharias’ Late Goal Lifts Bruton over York

Field Hockey: Zacharias’ Late Goal Lifts Bruton over York

Entering Bruton’s regular-season finale against York, a matchup between two of the Bay Rivers District’s…

Boys Soccer: WCA Advances to Second Straight Metro Conference Tournament Final

Boys Soccer: WCA Advances to Second Straight Metro Conference Tournament Final

Williamsburg Christian Academy’s boys soccer team is headed back to the Metro Conference championship game.…



Local News

Woman Sentenced for Stealing from Upper York County Home

Woman Sentenced for Stealing from Upper York County Home

A 23-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to breaking into a York County home received a lesser charge and a suspended sentence Thursday. Keisha Joidae Johnson, a resident of…

First Local ‘Little Free Library’ Shares Love of Literature in Miniature Form

First Local ‘Little Free Library’ Shares Love of Literature in Miniature Form

Tucked away in a neighborhood in Lightfoot, a quiet street not far from the whir of activity on Richmond Road, the library at first resembles a glass-doored cabinet…

Pregnant Busch Gardens Patron Claims 2012 Injury Due to Guests Fleeing Chainsaw-Wielding Employees

Pregnant Busch Gardens Patron Claims 2012 Injury Due to Guests Fleeing Chainsaw-Wielding Employees

A Providence Forge woman has filed a lawsuit against Busch Gardens Williamsburg claiming she was injured two years ago while pregnant and attending the park’s annual Howl-O-Scream event.…

State Funds to Expand Reading Programs for Low-Income Students ‘Shock’ YCSD Officials

State Funds to Expand Reading Programs for Low-Income Students ‘Shock’ YCSD Officials

With unexpected help coming from the state, York County School Division will be able to put more than $790,000 toward educational programs for low-income students this school year.…

Obituaries

Genevieve Taylor, 98, years at Chambrel, Williamsburg filled with love, companionship

Genevieve Taylor, 98, years at Chambrel, Williamsburg filled with love, companionship

Genevieve Taylor died Oct. 21, 2014, at the age of 98. The family of Genevieve Taylor are celebrating her life and…

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Hometown

Dementia Expert to Present on Alzheimer’s Research, Care

The director of The Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer’s Treatment Center will speak next week in the area on a person-centered approach to treating dementia. Dr. Constantine…

Game On

Game On: Tabb XC Coach Coulter Reaches 300 Wins

Tabb cross-country coach George Coulter was doused by a cooler of water and honored by his team after reaching a career milestone Thursday. Coulter, who has been…

W.Y.D.

What You’ll Do: Oct. 23-26

It’s pumpkin season and Halloween is just around the corner. There are lots of ways to get in the spooky spirit this weekend either through music, history…

Get Schooled

Get Schooled: New Breakfast Carts Roll Out in Two York County High Schools

For high school students who want to socialize or rush to put the finishing touches on a homework assignment before the bell rings at 7:20 a.m., breakfast…

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