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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…

City, James City County Miss Cut for Enterprise Zone Designation

City, James City County Miss Cut for Enterprise Zone Designation

For the second year in a row, the City of Williamsburg and James City County came up short in their bids to secure designations as Virginia Enterprise Zones.…

Sports

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…

Strong Start Leads Tribe Women’s Basketball to 71-51 Victory at Wofford

Strong Start Leads Tribe Women’s Basketball to 71-51 Victory at Wofford

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Coming off a 12-day layoff the William & Mary women’s basketball team opened the…



Local News

One Man Accused of Stealing Golf Cart Batteries Heads to Grand Jury

One Man Accused of Stealing Golf Cart Batteries Heads to Grand Jury

Two grand larceny charges against a 27-year-old man accused of breaking into a defunct James City County golf course and stealing batteries will be sent to grand jury. Adam Alspaugh,…

Abram Frink Jr. Community Center to Temporarily Close

Abram Frink Jr. Community Center to Temporarily Close

Floor refinishing work will shutter the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center in Grove today through Christmas. The closure is necessary because of fumes created by the work, according…

Police: Jail Corrections Officer Charged With Strangulation, Assault

Police: Jail Corrections Officer Charged With Strangulation, Assault

A Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail corrections officer is facing a felony charge after being accused of assaulting an inmate. The alleged fight between 42-year-old Vincent Edward Russell and…

McAuliffe Welcomes Copper Fox Distillery to Williamsburg with State Grant

McAuliffe Welcomes Copper Fox Distillery to Williamsburg with State Grant

State and local leaders pointed to the City of Williamsburg’s newest business as a cornerstone of the new Virginia economy at a ceremony Wednesday afternoon. Gov. Terry McAuliffe,…

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

Morrison’s Flowers Wins Teleflora, WeddingWire Awards

A locally owned florist shop has earned two recent honors for its arrangements and service to the community. Morrison’s Flowers & Gifts won the Teleflora Top 500…

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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