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Victim in York County Shooting Death Was Hunting a Fox, Authorities Say

Victim in York County Shooting Death Was Hunting a Fox, Authorities Say

David W. Ware Jr. was out hunting a fox Friday afternoon when one gunshot to his upper body killed him instead. Authorities said the 68-year-old man, who lived…

Italian Restaurant Opens for Business in New Town

Italian Restaurant Opens for Business in New Town

Less than two months after closing Sapori, the owners of the former New Town restaurant have opened a new eatery in the same spot called Pasta E Pesto.…

Hundreds of Christmas Baskets Support Needy through Community Action Agency

Hundreds of Christmas Baskets Support Needy through Community Action Agency

The line wound out the door of the Historic Triangle Messmer Community Services Center on Wednesday as area residents waited to receive baskets to assist them through this…

York Board of Supervisors Votes to Allow Microbreweries in More Areas

York Board of Supervisors Votes to Allow Microbreweries in More Areas

Taking advantage of a “fast-growing industry,” county officials have made it easier for microbreweries and other small-scale alcohol production facilities to settle in York County. The York County…

Family Describes Man Who Choked, Headbutted 20-Year-Old as ‘Calm’ When Not Drinking

Family Describes Man Who Choked, Headbutted 20-Year-Old as ‘Calm’ When Not Drinking

Drinking often led to anger for a 30-year-old James City County man charged with unlawful wounding. Kenneth Dale Sturgell told a Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court judge at…

Sports

Jamestown Pitcher Corey Williams Verbally Commits to Play at Christopher Newport

Jamestown Pitcher Corey Williams Verbally Commits to Play at Christopher Newport

Jamestown senior pitcher Corey Williams has given a verbal commitment to play baseball for Christopher…

Basketball Roundup: Walsingham Girls Advance to Finals of Richmond Christian Holiday Tournament

Basketball Roundup: Walsingham Girls Advance to Finals of Richmond Christian Holiday Tournament

GIRLS BASKETBALL RICHMOND — Stephanie Seamen scored a game-high 22 points while dishing out seven…

Tribe Men’s Basketball Routs Washington College as Tony Shaver Picks Up 500th Win

Tribe Men’s Basketball Routs Washington College as Tony Shaver Picks Up 500th Win

William & Mary head basketball coach Tony Shaver won his 500th career game as the Tribe cruised…

Basketball Roundup: Sperling’s Career Double-Double Leads Grafton to 79-50 Victory Against Warhill

Basketball Roundup: Sperling’s Career Double-Double Leads Grafton to 79-50 Victory Against Warhill

BOYS BASKETBALL Evan Sperling scored a career-high 33 points in a decisive 79-50 win against…



Local News

Authorities: Man Fatally Shoots Person He Mistook for Deer

Authorities: Man Fatally Shoots Person He Mistook for Deer

  Deputies have arrested a 21-year-old man who they suspect shot and killed a man in the backyard of his York County home. Brandon Bartlett called the York-Poquoson…

Planning Commission Raises Historic Preservation Concerns in W&M’s New Master Plan

Planning Commission Raises Historic Preservation Concerns in W&M’s New Master Plan

Williamsburg Planning Commissioners voiced their general support to the College of William & Mary’s latest master plan during their meeting Wednesday, but asked the college to reconsider its…

Working Group OKs Plan to Open Grove Land to More Development

Working Group OKs Plan to Open Grove Land to More Development

  A bid to open about 678 unused acres at a former industrial site in Grove to commercial development took a step forward Thursday. The land contains more…

Women’s Clothing Store in New Town Set to Close

Women’s Clothing Store in New Town Set to Close

Doncaster, a women’s clothing store on Main Street in New Town, will close Saturday after more than two years in business. The store is located across the street…

Obituaries

James Edward Murphy Jr., 94

James Edward Murphy Jr., of Williamsburg, died Dec. 12, 2014, at the age of 94. Please leave online condolences for the…

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Hometown

Bayport Credit Union Supports Hospice House

Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg can check off some items from its holiday wish-list, thanks to donations from a local financial institution. Bayport Credit Union…

This Week In Crime

This Week in Crime: Teenagers Accused of Stealing, Tampering with Vehicles in Tabb Walmart Parking Lot

This week, Williamsburg Police are investigating a report of money missing from a hotel, a former employee is accused of stealing from a gas station and a…

W.Y.D.

What You’ll Do: Dec. 18-21

With activities winding down for the holidays, there’s still the chance to finish up some holiday shopping from local farmers, crafters and authors this weekend. For a…

Get Schooled

Get Schooled: Grafton High Film Festival Puts Students in the Director’s Chair

York County is a long way from Hollywood, but once a week, 20 students at Grafton High School turn a classroom into a movie studio. The students…

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