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 2020-10-30 00:19 

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Chesapeake Bay’s dead zone is smallest it’s been in years...

The so-called dead zone is an area where oxygen levels are so low that aquatic life dies. The area is caused by pollution, often from runoff from farms and cities in the bay's watershed....

 2020-10-29 22:59 

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Long Dog Charcuterie opens online in West Point...

At Long Dog, Brooks puts together different high-end snack foods, "to bring uniquely crafted charcuterie boards and boxes to friends, family and all those who share a love for delicious meats and cheeses," according to the business's website....

 2020-10-29 22:30 

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Williamsburg City Council discusses plans for African American heritage trail as part of upcoming goals, initiatives...

Public art would likely play a prominent role in the heritage trail. Council members spoke of ways of bringing more public art including murals to Williamsburg....

 2020-10-29 22:12 

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James City County awards $3.2M contract for improvements to marina...

Stage I will include replacement of bulkheads with living shoreline, replacing fixed boat slip piers with floating piers, installing new sidewalks and improved lighting....

 2020-10-29 21:53 

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W-JCC Public Schools aims to keep parents informed through COVID-19 dashboard...

"Our goal in creating the dashboard was to ensure that the information we have relative to COVID was shared with all involved, (and) I think it also helps us provide context for some of the critical decisions we have to make as a school division,"...

 2020-10-29 20:51 

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Williamsburg, James City parents balance screen time with screenless activities amid pandemic, virtual learning...

Some parents have expressed concerns that their children are suffering emotionally and academically from months of virtual learning from home. Families are taking steps to balance these stresses and heavy screen time with hands-on activities in their spar...

 2020-10-29 19:23 

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Hampton to offer grant application workshop to build rain gardens...

Participants may choose one of four environmentally friendly projects...

 2020-10-29 17:49 

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Following three positive COVID-19 cases in a week, Matoaka Elementary closes, returns to remote learning...

Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools announced on the school division website that one of its elementary schools closed early Thursday morning, and has returned to remote learning after a third staff member at the school tested positive for COVID...

 2020-10-29 17:01 

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1705 fire nearly destroyed original Wren Building on William & Mary campus...

Lacking funds, President James Blair and its trustees were unable to immediately rebuild the structure, which had lost its third floor — then enclosed by brick walls — and the attic and roof....

 2020-10-29 11:58 

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With less than a week before students return to class, some Hampton teachers rebel against reopening plan...

"When teachers start to die, are they ready to have that blood on their hands?"...

 2020-10-29 01:22 

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Would-be Reagan assassin John Hinckley considers himself an artist. A judge ruled he can publicly display his work....

John Hinckley has long considered himself to be a musician and an artist. He paints and plays the guitar and has been involved in both pursuits as part of his therapy....

 2020-10-28 22:30 

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Survey: More than 50% of Williamsburg residents surveyed concerned about cost of housing...

The number of residents who said they were not experiencing housing cost stress fell from 60% of the respondents in 2018 to 46% in 2020....

 2020-10-28 21:46 

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Hampton Roads Transit to install new bus shelters, benches and solar lights at Hampton stops...

Of Hampton's 412 stops, only 12.6% or 52 have amenities such as shelters, benches and trash cans....

 2020-10-28 19:21 

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Newport News construction plan contains new Huntington Middle School, library, fire station...

The Newport News City Council adopted a five-year capital improvements plan that totals more than $500 million in construction, repair and equipment replacement projects....

 2020-10-28 17:43 

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Grading the Hokies: After navigating coronavirus and up and down season, there’s potential for overall progress...

While Tech has ridden Khalil Herbert and a powerful offensive line to develop one of the nation's best running games, Hendon Hooker and the receivers are still getting comfortable, and the defense is seeking consistency on the heels of all the coronav...

 2020-10-28 16:49 

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2 New Kent residents die after motorcycle, car collide in James City County...

Police responded to the crash, which resulted in two fatalities, at 6:54 a.m. on Wednesday....

 2020-10-28 12:37 

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Hampton to offer election safety after activists ask for tougher open carry restrictions at all polling sites...

The presentation reviews the state code that prohibits voter intimidation, plus the laws that bar carrying firearms on school property — where many of Hampton's polling sites are located....

 2020-10-27 21:24 

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Fewer international students attended fall semester 2020 at William & Mary than fall 2019...

The total of 539 is a reduction of 131 international students from last year's fall international enrollment figure of 670....

 2020-10-27 20:54 

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William & Mary alumna creates map of hauntings on campus, charts spooky encounters by students, alumni...

"Hauntings at William and Mary" is a mapping project by a College of William & Mary alumnus that compiles reported paranormal experiences on the Williamsburg campus from current students and alumni. The online map also features links to newspaper ...

 2020-10-27 19:19 

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Letter to the editor: Another COVID-19 surge could overwhelm our hospitals...

The system would be overloaded because of the barbaric man in the White House....

 2020-10-27 19:04 

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West Point Elementary School student tests positive for COVID-19, division reports...

"There is no need to close the school based on current information, and only those individuals deemed to have been in close contact with the COVID positive student are being asked to quarantine," the release stated....

 2020-10-27 18:48 

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Funding analysis shows Williamsburg-James City schools dealing with increasing financial gap...

Regimbal said the state's inflation-adjusted support to students by 2019 was about $300 less per pupil than in 2009....

 2020-10-27 18:13 

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CNU professor digs into biblical archaeology sites...

His book, "Digging Through the Bible," is a personal account of excavating the most important sites of the Bible. The book is read all over the world and was published even in Chinese....

 2020-10-27 18:10 

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Grading the Cavaliers: Despite losing streak, Virginia gets average marks at midpoint of ACC slate...

Turnovers, slow starts and inconsistent passing game have caused problems on offense, while defending the deep ball has been a massive issue for U.Va. all season....

 2020-10-27 15:57 

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King William Board of Supervisors OK two-year reassessment cycle as residents speak out about unexpected increases...

"That's the reason that we've got these percentages that are shooting off the charts that are giving people a lot of anxiety because it's simply been so long," Moskalski said. "So, that's the reason for doing this is to make it...

 2020-10-27 15:23 

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Letter to the editor: The danger to the country is in the White House...

The Mueller report, the prosecutions of myriad White House staff, the enormous number of books written by former high-level staffers concerned how the present administration is destroying our country is a wake-up call....

 2020-10-27 13:49 

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Letter to the editor: Scientists can’t answer what is acceptable risk in dealing with COVID-19...

Lacking a consensus on acceptable risk, our actions are not well coordinated. It is time now for us and our political leaders to face this difficult decision based on our common interests and not on who can make the most noise....

 2020-10-27 13:37 

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Letter to the editor: Cartoon outrageous, lacking intelligence...

The Gazette should show some even handedness and intelligence in the cartoons it prints....

 2020-10-27 12:24 

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Hampton after-school program gets a STEM Boost from Flying Classroom...

For the students, activities like the kits are a break from normal schooling....

 2020-10-27 11:46 

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Last Word readers in search, Oct. 28...

Many to give thanks to, observations, recommendations and more in Last Word....

 2020-10-26 23:10 

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From haunted houses, cryptids and phantom spirits: Williamsburg area, Tidewater region home to supernatural sightings...

From haunted houses, wandering spirits, swamp monsters and phantom lights, Williamsburg and its surrounding areas are no stranger to the paranormal. In light of Halloween and the spookiest season of the year, here are a few of our favorite locally-obscure...

 2020-10-26 23:03 

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‘They are so excited. Their little faces light up.’ Some Williamsburg-James City elementary students return to classrooms...

Williamsburg James City County Public Schools moved into Path 2 of the Return to Learn Plan on Monday. Students in pre-kindergarten and up to third grade are participating in blended learning under Path 2 and their schedule is arranged for remote instruct...

 2020-10-26 22:18 

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Everything you need to know about West Point’s local elections...

With several town council members up for reelection and two school board seats up for grabs, West Point residents will see several local candidates on the ballot....

 2020-10-26 22:16 

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“Output, not outcome” is the new focus for U.Va. as Cavaliers face UNC with a four-game losing streak...

Mendenhall said U.Va. won't have an update on the injury status of starting safeties Joey Blount and Brenton Nelson until at least Thursday, but wide receiver Lavel Davis will likely miss his second straight game....

 2020-10-26 21:58 

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'A very important election’: Voter turnout steady during Saturday voting in Williamsburg, James City and York...

In York County,about 41.9% of registered voters have already voted, as well as 41.8% of registered Williamsburg voters and 45.6% of James City County's registered voters....

 2020-10-26 21:06 

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Hokies coach Justin Fuente expects to see penalties curtailed moving forward, announces return of TyJuan Garbutt...

In the loss at Wake Forest, Tech committed 10 penalties for 112 yards, matching a team high for infractions and establishing a high for lost yards under Fuente, who addressed the team about its lack of enthusiasm on the sideline at Wake Forest...

 2020-10-26 14:05 

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Police identify man fatally shot in Newport News Friday night...

Police said they found a man, now identified as Kevin Anthony Sutton, with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene....

 2020-10-26 13:00 

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Hampton University poll: Virginians feel OK about their finances, gloomier about the economy...

Virginians feel better about things at home than for the nation at large/...

 2020-10-26 12:11 

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Early voting numbers surge in Peninsula area...

As in other parts of Virginia, early voting is proving popular in less dense areas of Hampton Roads....

 2020-10-25 04:38 

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Virginia makes defensive strides, but comes up short against No. 11 Miami and drops fourth straight game...

With the loss, U.Va. is off to its worst start since 1982, when it opened 0-5 under George Welsh in his first season as the Cavaliers' coach...

 2020-10-24 13:00 

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Hampton prosecutor also serving as state lawmaker creates ‘conflict of interest’ for judges, public defender’s office says...

The Hampton Public Defender's Office is objecting to the fact that a Hampton prosecutor serves simultaneously an elected state lawmaker in Richmond....

 2020-10-24 11:54 

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Archaeology report of City Farm gives insight into past occupants — projects at site taking shape...

A report three years in the making presents conclusions about Newport News' City Farm and its past as Warwick Towne and a Confederate encampment as the future of the site takes shape....

 2020-10-24 01:48 

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Newport News police investigating homicide Friday night...

Police have not released any suspect information....

 2020-10-23 23:14 

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They’re called “I See Dead People.” And the local paranormal investigators searched for spirits in New Kent’s historic jail....

Regardless of how or why they are there, ISDP Paranormal Investigative team's Lead Investigator Terry Osborne said she is confident in their findings. The New Kent Historic Jail and the courthouse grounds has its share of spirits....

 2020-10-23 22:41 

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Tidewater region sees some spikes, gradual COVID cases increase, VDH reports...

"I think there is some fatigue with trying to stay home and it's just really hard to keep doing it. Folks just have to remember why they're doing it and why it's important to do social distancing and wear your mask when you're out in p...

 2020-10-23 20:11 

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'We know that people are still struggling’: House of Mercy continues to serve Williamsburg community amid pandemic...

Since March, Williamsburg House of Mercy has had 36,000 client visits for its distributions, and average between 500 and 600 families each week....

 2020-10-23 19:46 

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New event venue, The Maine of Williamsburg, to open next year on 100-acre working farm...

The Maine of Williamsburg, an elaborate multi-million dollar events venue, is planned for a 20-acre site at 2580 John Tyler Highway (State Route 5) in James City County with the opening scheduled in early fall next year....

 2020-10-23 19:25 

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Letter to the editor: Biden’s overcoming stuttering an indication of his perseverance...

To become a senator then the vice president of the United States shows perseverance....

 2020-10-23 18:48 

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Hokies showing signs of getting back to full strength heading to Wake Forest. U.Va. aims for rare top 15 road win at No. 11 Miami....

Virginia Tech could be much closer to full strength after having its roster ravaged early in the season by coronavirus quarantining, injuries and other issues, while Virginia will try to beat a team ranked in the top 15 on the road for the first time sinc...

 2020-10-23 17:43 

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Thompson turns tables on rival...

Will Thompson tops rival Roger Hopper by 28 seconds at Run for the Hills 10K...

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