Lafayette High School evacuated after bomb threat

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Update 12:32 p.m.: Lafayette High School has been reopened after it was evacuated Monday morning following a bomb threat. According to a tweet from Williamsburg-James City County Schools, students and staff are reentering the building and will be served lunch. The fourth block period of the day has been shortened and dismissal remains at its […]

Zoning approved for Lafayette auxiliary gym

Plans dated Sept. 20, 2016. (Courtesy WJCC Schools)

The James City County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a special use permit required to bring the proposed auxiliary gym at Lafayette High School into conformance with county zoning ordinances. Supervisor Kevin Onizuk said the measure was another step toward creating a facility the Lafayette community has spent more than a decade advocating for.  “We’ve had […]

Planning Commission recommends gym for Lafayette High School

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Lafayette High School may soon be receiving the go-ahead for the auxiliary gym that parents of its student athletes have been calling for. Lafayette student athletes had been using James Blair Middle School as a practice site until its demolition in the spring. Many were dissatisfied with the proposed solution to the loss of practice space, […]

JCC Supervisors approve funding for Lafayette gym

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James City County’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved funding for an auxiliary gym for Lafayette High School Tuesday night. The school had previously been using the gymnasium at James Blair Middle School, but the school and its gym were demolished in the summer. As a result, the baseball, softball, field hockey, JV girls volleyball, and […]

Get free tickets to see Williamsburg native Canaan Smith

Canaan Smith performs before a hometown crowd at Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre in June 2015. (WYDaily file photo)

His roots are in Williamsburg, but country musician Canaan Smith’s star is on the rise. He’ll perform Friday in Hampton as part of the city’s Military Concert Series. Free general admission tickets, with a maximum of four per person, are available on a first come, first served basis at the Hampton Visitor Center, 120 Old […]

Long-time Lafayette coach Chris Jones announces retirement

Chris Jones has been a prominent figure at Lafayette for decades. (submitted photo)

Parting is such sweet sorrow for Lafayette High School athletics stalwart Chris Jones, who announced last week that he’s retirement from coaching. Jones, who last fall finished his first season as Lafayette’s varsity field hockey head coach, has coached softball and field hockey at the school since 1998. Jones began his Rams’ coaching career by taking over the softball […]

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