Our Neighbors

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Veteran Breaks Ground on New Wheelchair-Friendly Home in Seaford

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  Staff Sgt. Woodrow “Woody” Slate was meant to be an Army diver. A competitive swimmer his entire life, the Newport News native loved spending hours...

School Crossing to Mark 25th Birthday with Jazz, Cupcakes

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After moving to the Williamsburg area more than 25 years ago, Sherry Phipps thought about becoming a teacher. The time it would take to earn a master's...

Williamsburg Christian Academy Leader Announces Retirement

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The longtime leader of Williamsburg Christian Academy is stepping down. WCA Head of School Gwen Martin announced she will retire from the position effective June...

Richard Rizk Named York-Poquoson’s New Circuit Court Judge

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After 23 years as a practicing attorney, a local man is taking over the post of York-Poquoson Circuit Court judge in what he says...

Work with Children, Teens Leads to Award for JCC Parks and Rec Employee

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Phyllis Hurr joined an elite club earlier this month with only one other member: her husband. She was named James City County Parks and Recreation...

York Field Hockey’s Bentley Zabicki Credits Focus Program for VCU Scholarship Offer

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As the clock struck midnight Sept. 1, York High junior Bentley Zabicki stared at her computer monitor while continually refreshing her inbox in hopes...

Cycling Milestone Goes Beyond Numbers for 62-Year-Old Iron-Bound Gym Staple

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Butch Easton's passion for cycling burns more than the legs of a Tour de France rider approaching the peak of the Col du Tourmalet. Easton,...

Sponsor Brings Musical Outreach to Area Schools with the Williamsburg Symphonia

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John Jamison sat in the back of the gymnasium, waiting for the melody that more than 70 years ago moved his 4-year-old self to...