SWRMC celebrates nine local female artists


To celebrate and support the local art community, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center is unveiling Nine Women, Nine Months – a new art display that features paintings by nine local female artists. Each artist selected a topic that relates to the female life journey, which include: Caregivers by Apryl Altman Devotion by Sharon Parker Healing […]

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Local human rights committee seeks applicants


The Williamsburg Regional Local Human Rights Committee is looking to fill a recent vacancy. According to a news release, the committee is a branch of Virginia Office of Human Rights, an organization that monitors compliance with human rights regulations by “promoting the basic precepts of human dignity, advocating for the rights of persons with disabilities […]

Son of a welder, local blacksmith forges future in family trade

(Courtesy George Cramer)

George Cramer is working toward promoting and growing the art of blacksmithing as owner of Village Blacksmith in Gloucester’s Historic Courthouse Village. Cramer started the business back in 2015 after being named a winner of the “Launch Gloucester” entrepreneur contest. On February 4, Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce named Village Blacksmith 2016’s New Business Of […]

Where We Live: Contemporary ranch home

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This contemporary, ranch-style, single-family home features 10 rooms, vaulted ceilings, panel windows, and natural light all in a single-story layout.   The home, just off South Henry Street in Williamsburg in the Coves subdivision near the campus of College of William & Mary, was built in 1984 on a wooded lot with a pond. The home […]

Two Virginia House Bills address state human trafficking needs

Attorney General Mark Herring announces the contribution of $1.45 million in federal aid to fight human trafficking in Hampton Roads. (Mariah Pohl/Southside Daily)

Human trafficking is on the minds of Virginia lawmakers, as evidenced by two bills that have been unanimously passed by the House of Delegates and are on their way to the Senate. Virginia was awarded a $1.45 million federal grant to combat and prosecute human trafficking in November 2016. According to Attorney General Mark Herring, human […]

Students work with playwright, director to develop new musical in pilot class

Musical Theatre Workshop students are working on refining the musical "Swing Wings" by William & Mary alumnus Bill Schermerhorn '82.  Photo by Stephen Salpukas

Catchy dialogue and chuckles fly back and forth as animated voices fill the room. Students in the Musical Theatre Workshop pilot class working on the 1940s-era musical “Swing Wings” are running through their lines. The class is an experiment this semester at William & Mary, as students develop a new musical. W&M alumnus Bill Schermerhorn […]