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Williamsburg’s Fourth of July Traditions Change with Era (w/ Photo Gallery)

Williamsburg’s Fourth of July Traditions Change with Era (w/ Photo Gallery)

  As residents of the Historic Triangle prepare to celebrate Independence Day, they are taking part in a tradition that has seen both great change and continuity. The…

Williamsburg Institutes New Garbage Pick-Up Policy

Williamsburg Institutes New Garbage Pick-Up Policy

The City of Williamsburg is instituting a new garbage collection system for city residents. Beginning July 6, the city will switch to curbside garbage collection, replacing backyard and…

State Police Increase Patrols During High-Travel Independence Day Weekend

State Police Increase Patrols During High-Travel Independence Day Weekend

Police will be out in full force this weekend as nearly a million drivers are expected to travel for the Fourth of July holiday. Virginia State Police began…

Officials Offer Safety Tips for Fourth of July

Officials Offer Safety Tips for Fourth of July

Fireworks, barbecues, traveling and beach bumming are in the forecast for many Virginians this weekend, but officials are asking residents to follow safe practices while enjoying themselves. Selling…

Olympic Silver Medalist to Headline New Busch Gardens Christmas Town Show

Olympic Silver Medalist to Headline New Busch Gardens Christmas Town Show

Elvis Stojko, a two-time Olympic silver medalist and world champion ice skater, will take the lead in a new holiday-themed ice show set to debut with Christmas Town.…

Sports

Quarterpath Recreation Center to Host Colonial Volleyball Camp in July

Quarterpath Recreation Center to Host Colonial Volleyball Camp in July

The College of William & Mary’s head volleyball coach Melissa Shelton will be teaching four-day…

York’s Amy Hunter Named New Grafton Head Swim Coach

York’s Amy Hunter Named New Grafton Head Swim Coach

Longtime York High softball coach Amy Hunter has accepted the position of head swim coach…

Blowouts Highlight GPSA Week Three Meets

Blowouts Highlight GPSA Week Three Meets

The third week of Greater Peninsula Swimming Association summer competition was a quiet one with…

VPSU Caps Week Three of Summer Swimming

VPSU Caps Week Three of Summer Swimming

The third week of Virginia Peninsula Swim Union summer competition featured few competitive meets. Of…




Local News

Police: Armed Man Abducts Two People, Forces Them to Withdraw Cash

Police: Armed Man Abducts Two People, Forces Them to Withdraw Cash

  Police are looking for a suspect accused of abducting two people and forcing them to drive to several banks and withdraw money in the City of Williamsburg. Maj.…

Williamsburg Crossing to be Auctioned Later This Month

Williamsburg Crossing to be Auctioned Later This Month

A more than 25-year-old James City County shopping center is set to be auctioned for at least $1.8 million later this month. Williamsburg Crossing will be involved in…

York County School Division Begins Summer Construction Program

York County School Division Begins Summer Construction Program

Four schools in the York County School Division will undergo nearly $12 million in upgrades and expansions over the summer. Grafton Bethel, Magruder and Waller Mill elementary schools…

Nancy Thomas Art Gallery For Sale

Nancy Thomas Art Gallery For Sale

A longtime art gallery owned by a Yorktown artist who has sold her pieces around the world is on the market. The artist, Nancy Thomas, tried to sell…

Obituaries

Ralph Dugger Jr., 83, held a distinguished career in the financial field

Ralph Dugger Jr., 83, held a distinguished career in the financial field

Ralph Dugger Jr., of Williamsburg, died on June 27, 2015, at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.…

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Hometown

New Horizons Hosts Conference about Future of Employment Needs

New Horizons Career and Technical Education Center is partnering with Peninsula employers to increase opportunities for its graduates in the coming years. NHCTE, which is operated by…

This Week In Crime

This Week in Crime: Woman Confesses to Stealing 15-Year-Old’s Wallet at Iron-Bound Gym

This week, a woman is facing three felony charges for stealing a boy’s wallet while he worked out at the gym, and sheriff’s deputies are looking for…

W.Y.D.

What You’ll Do: July 2-5

If you’ve checked out our Events Guide, you already know about all the interesting Fourth of July celebrations taking place in the Historic Triangle area over the next few…

Get Schooled

Get Schooled: Hornsby Students Swap Out Sugar on Social Media

Students at Lois S. Hornsby Middle School received a sweet surprise after rallying against sugary drinks. Hornsby was selected as the “Biggest Splash Online” award winner by the…

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