Community continuing to raise funds for slain man’s family

Gabriel "Gabe" Ryan Maness (left) with his wife Kristy Maness (Photo courtesy of Rick Maness)

Local businesses and churches are organizing fundraisers to support the family of Gabriel Maness, the 34-year-old Providence Forge man who was shot and killed last month inside a supermarket in James City County. Maness died April 17 after being shot inside the Norge Farm Fresh store at 115 Norge Lane. Brian Alan Hicks, 55, of Woodbridge, faces […]

Colonial Williamsburg names new VP of development

Jim Thomas has been named Colonial Williamsburg's new Vice President of Development. (Courtesy Colonial Williamsburg)

Colonial Williamsburg recently welcomed James Thomas as the organization’s new vice president of development. Thomas, who officially takes over the position July 1, comes to Colonial Williamsburg from Western Michigan University, where he served as vice president for development and alumni relations and executive director of the Western Michigan University Foundation. In those capacities Thomas […]

School Board to Discuss Rawls Byrd ES Name Change at May 24 Meeting

Lois Hornsby, a retired educator and the namesake of Hornsby Middle School, shares her experience with Rawls Byrd during the May 10, 2016 WJCC School Board meeting. (Kirsten Petersen/ WYDaily)

Williamsburg-James City County School Board Chairman Jim Kelly (Jamestown) asked Superintendent Steven Constantino to prepare a discussion item for the board’s May 24 meeting regarding the renaming Rawls Byrd Elementary School. During Board member comments Tuesday night, Kelly confirmed with Constantino that the school division has already begun looking into the policies and procedures related […]

Williamsburg Regional Library to Host Summer Job Fair for Teens

The Williamsburg Library. (Staff Photo)

The Williamsburg Regional Library will host a job fair for teens looking for summer employment Thursday. From 5 to 7 p.m., teens aged 16 and older can stop by and talk with representatives from numerous local businesses, including Busch Gardens, Water Country USA, Go-Karts Plus, James City County, R.F. Wilkinson YMCA, Regal Cinema and Sonic. […]

Warhill HS Teacher Loses ‘Jeopardy!’ Semifinal but Takes Home $10K

Nicole Throckmorton (right) warms up for her semifinal match in the "Jeopardy!" Teachers Tournament at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy of Jeopardy! Inc.)

Warhill High School teacher Nicole Throckmorton answered the “Final Jeopardy!” question with ease during Monday night’s episode, but it was not enough to advance her to the finals in the “Jeopardy!” Teachers Tournament. Throckmorton, an American literature and creative writing teacher, competed in Monday’s semifinal match-up after her earnings in the quarterfinal qualified her to play as […]

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