Monday, December 5, 2022

Education & Business

Williamsburg City Council Set to Make School Board Appointment

WILLIAMSBURG – Four people have applied for a soon-to-be vacant seat on the Williamsburg James City County School Board. The Williamsburg City Council will make its decision at its December 8 meeting. Kyra Cook, who currently holds one of the two current Williamsburg seats on the board, is not seeking...

Don’t Chuck Your Shuck: Local Businesses And Individuals Help Revive Oyster Populations

Recycling oyster shells is not a new concept, but it’s one the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and Chesapeake Oyster Alliance (COA) are hoping more individuals and businesses will help support. According to Julie Luecke, Virginia Oyster Restoration Specialist with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, there are currently more than 40 restaurants...

Fall 2023 Opening Anticipated For New Performing Arts Facilities At William & Mary

WILLIAMSBURG-College of William & Mary students and faculty as well as members of the community can expect to enjoy new performing arts facilities next year. The college anticipates a fall 2023 opening for Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall, which is undergoing renovations, as well as a new music building on...

William & Mary Honors CW President Cliff Fleet With Prentis Award

WILLIAMSBURG-The College of William & Mary recently honored Colonial Williamsburg Foundation President and CEO Cliff Fleet with its annual Prentis Award. The Prentis Award is presented to individuals in the Williamsburg community for their strong civic involvement and support of the college. The award is named after an 18th century...

Gloucester Schools Making Bus Violators A Priority

GLOUCESTER – Soon after Tanya Deckard was named the director of transportation for Gloucester County Public Schools in 2019, she noticed a disturbing trend. There had been an increase in the number of drivers illegally passing stopped school buses. Close calls as students were crossing travel lanes getting on and...

Hampton Roads Dyslexia Center Expands Services On the Peninsula

NEWPORT NEWS-Kari Fotis founded Hampton Roads Dyslexia Center in September 2020 after an 18-year career as a special education teacher with York County School Division. Fotis developed a passion for working with students with dyslexia early in her career and always envisioned opening a tutoring center to help meet the...

New Research Facility At VIMS In The Works

GLOUCESTER – When Chesapeake Bay Hall at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) was completed in 1997, it was able to accommodate the needs of its students. In the 25 years since, building needs, student needs and research needs have changed, so the building is being replaced. “That...

Hampton To Celebrate Educators With Inaugural HEF Fest

HAMPTON-The City of Hampton will honor its educators during the inaugural Hampton Education Foundation (HEF) Fest on Saturday, November 5. The event will include live music as well as appearances by Mayor Donnie Tuck, Vice Mayor Jimmy Gray, community leader Mike Petters, and other business leaders. The evening is meant to...

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Hampton Mayor Delivers State Of The City Address

HAMPTON—On Thursday, December 1, more than 500 people gathered at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton to hear the State of the City...

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