Sen. Mason announces winners of district-wide student art contest


Senator Monty Mason’s office has announced the winners of its third annual art contest. The contest has been held each year since Mason was first sworn into office, according to a news release. “It’s inspiring to see the creativity and active learning exhibited in these students’ fantastic works of art,” Sen. Mason said in the […]

Photos: New U.S. citizens swear oath of allegiance in naturalization ceremony


In a Monday afternoon ceremony, more than two dozen new citizens completed the long process to citizenship in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg’s Capitol building. Twenty-six people swore allegiance to the United States of America before U.S. District Court Judge Mark Davis.   Nearly 70 people filled the Hall of the House of Burgesses for the naturalization ceremony, […]

As local election board changes office, integrity of voting process a priority


The United States prides itself on its clean and fair elections, but there’s more to the process than what meets the eye. After a whirlwind weekend of packing and unpacking, maintaining the chain of custody on equipment and confidential information, and more than a dozen trips between three warehouses, an old office, and multiple conference […]

UPDATED: Water main break shuts down Busch Gardens

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Busch Gardens has announced they will reopen today, but due to the temperatures brought by the polar-vortex, the following rides will be closed: Verbolten, Tempesto, Nacht Tower and Grover’s Alpine Express.Busch Gardens announced Thursday the park was forced to close after a break in a water main.  The park had closed yesterday after a water […]