College students prepare to take flight with aviation ground school

An Shen, a student in the ground school class, took this photo of campus while on a flight above Williamsburg. Although the ground school does not include a flight component, the hope is that its students will be prepared for flight training afterwards.  (Courtesy An Shen)

William & Mary students and faculty now have the opportunity to get one step closer to earning a private pilot certificate by attending the on-campus ground school taught by a Federal Aviation Administration-certified flight instructor. After revitalizing the longstanding Aviation Club in the fall 2016 semester with the help of Psychology Professor Harvey Langholtz, Thomas […]

School bus driver charged with reckless driving after 5 students injured in crash

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Updated 12:15 p.m. Wednesday: A York County school bus driver is charged with reckless driving after rear-ending a vehicle at a stoplight Wednesday morning with 11 students on board, according to Virginia State Police. Raymond Michael Bliss, of Yorktown, was driving a school bus east on Victory Boulevard in York County around 9 a.m. when he […]

Suspect charged in fatal hit and run, hospitalized following police dog chase

Crime scene tape (file photo)

Virginia State Police have identified a suspect who they believe fled a fatal wreck Monday evening in a hit-and-run accident on Denbigh Boulevard in York County. According to a statement from Virginia State Trooper Sgt. Michelle Anaya, troopers have been working “continuously” since Monday evening to locate and identify the suspect, who they believe fled […]

Grafton school complex under lockdown, police say

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Update 9:30 a.m.: The lockdown has been lifted, according to the York County School Division and the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office.  “The suspect has not been caught but we feel that there is no longer a need for the modified lock down at this time,” read a YPSO Facebook post.  The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office called for a […]

Lemon Project symposium to focus on black revolutionary thought

The two-day event, planned for March 17-18, will feature a keynote address by Lester Spence, associate professor of political science and Africana studies at Johns Hopkins University. (Courtesy W&M News)

The seventh annual William & Mary Lemon Project spring symposium will explore black revolutionary thought, from the early 19th century to today. The two-day event, planned for March 17-18, will feature a keynote address by Lester Spence, associate professor of political science and Africana studies at Johns Hopkins University. The symposium, titled “Black Revolutionary Thought […]

Virginia Symphony releases Williamsburg Classic lineup

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra performing at Lake Matoaka Amphitheater at the College of William & Mary (Submitted)

Local fans of classical music will have the opportunity to travel to Italy, Hungary, Romania and the North Pole — all without a passport. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra announced its programming for the 2017-2018 Williamsburg Classics Series Friday. The lineup includes works inspired by Italian painter Sandro Botticelli, songs by Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály, Romanian […]