News in Brief: October 6

    *Driscoll elected to New England basketball H.O.F.*

    College of William and Mary athletic director Terry Driscoll will be a 2009 inductee to the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.

    Driscoll was a distinguished forward at Boston College and had his jersey retired by the school in 1999.

    The Detroit Pistons chose Driscoll with the fourth overall pick in the 1969 NBA draft, and he spent six years in the NBA.

    The induction ceremony will be held Oct. 9.

    *Williamsburg economic director to visit campus*

    Students for a Better Williamsburg will be hosting an event Oct. 7 featuring the City of Williamsburg’s economic development manager Michele DeWitt.

    DeWitt will speak on the economic future of the city and the potential of new businesses in the area. She will also take questions and comments from students about the city’s business environment.

    The event is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. in the Sadler Center’s York Room. It is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

    *English department hosts authors panel*

    The Patrick Hayes Writers Series is sponsoring a panel of biographical writers Oct. 7 in the Ewell Recital Hall.

    Featured on the panel will be retired College of William and Mary English professor Scott Donaldson, the College’s writer-in-residence Blake Bailey and author Carol Sklenicka.

    Donaldson has previously written biographies of 20th century authors, including Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Bailey recently published biographies of Richard Yates and John Cheever and Sklenicka recently completed a biography of Raymond Carter.

    The event is sponsored by the Patrick Hayes Endowment and the English Department and is free and open to the public.

    *Local resort and golf club up for sale*

    The Kingsmill Resort and Spa, one of the more popular tourist destinations in the city of Williamsburg, is now officially for sale.

    Anheuser Busch-InBev, which owns the Kingsmill property, was rumored to be seeking buyers for the resort last year.

    Kingsmill earlier announced plans to discontinue the popular LPGA Michelob Ultra Open, possibly to facilitate the property’s sale.

    Executive vice president of the Kingsmill Golf Club sent a letter to members Monday informing them of the plans to sell.

    Homes on the property belonging to Kingsmill residents will not be included in the sale.


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