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VMRC: Man Found Dead in James River Was Traveling to Surry County Festival

VMRC: Man Found Dead in James River Was Traveling to Surry County Festival

The Lanexa man found dead in the James River on Sunday was operating a boat found washed ashore in Surry County hours before authorities discovered his body. Laurie…

Architectural Review Board Approves Demolition Plans for Former Penniman Road Hotel

Architectural Review Board Approves Demolition Plans for Former Penniman Road Hotel

Every room at the Colonial Capitol Inn has been vacant since 2006, but a recent move by the property owner could substitute that empty hotel for an empty…

McAuliffe: Virginia’s Oyster Harvest Reaches Highest Level Since 1987

McAuliffe: Virginia’s Oyster Harvest Reaches Highest Level Since 1987

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that Virginia’s oyster harvest has jumped 25 percent, climbing from 409,000 bushels in 2012 to 504,000 last year. The Virginia Marine Resources Commission,…

Local Law Enforcement Officers Preparing for National Night Out in August

Local Law Enforcement Officers Preparing for National Night Out in August

Law enforcement officers across the Historic Triangle are gearing up to participate in National Night Out on Aug. 5 with block party-style gatherings and information sessions with residents.…

Lanexa Man Drowns in James River

Lanexa Man Drowns in James River

A Lanexa man was found dead in the James River on Sunday. Authorities identified Kenneth Leary through his fingerprints, according to Laurie Naismith, the public relations and social…

Sports

Seven Tribe Football Games to be Televised in 2014

Seven Tribe Football Games to be Televised in 2014

William & Mary football fans unable to make it to games this season will have…

GPSA Swimming: Final Regular Season Meet Results

The final week of the Greater Peninsula Swimming Association regular season is upon us as…

Legion Baseball: Williamsburg Post 39, Poquoson Post 273 Cruise in District Tournament Openers

Legion Baseball: Williamsburg Post 39, Poquoson Post 273 Cruise in District Tournament Openers

Williamsburg Post 39′s American Legion baseball team overcame an early 1-0 deficit to score 13…

Jamestown’s Hughes Commits to Play Baseball for Boston College

Jamestown’s Hughes Commits to Play Baseball for Boston College

Sean Hughes, a rising senior at Jamestown High School, has committed to play Division I…



Local News

Construction on York’s Commonwealth Green Development to Start by August

Construction on York’s Commonwealth Green Development to Start by August

  Work will begin within 30 days to construct 384 apartments in the Commonwealth Green development near Kiln Creek in York County. The mixed-use project was approved by…

Coworking Group Finds Permanent Space in JCC

Coworking Group Finds Permanent Space in JCC

After carting around office supplies, extension cords and a coffee maker, CoWork Williamsburg has found a permanent home. The group is part of the coworking movement, where independent…

Grant Funding Enables Eight York Homes to Be Elevated to Combat Flood Risk

Grant Funding Enables Eight York Homes to Be Elevated to Combat Flood Risk

Eight houses in York County are about to get a raise. The York County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve the raising of the homes located in…

This Week in Crime: Thousands Embezzled from Art Gallery, JCPenney

This Week in Crime: Thousands Embezzled from Art Gallery, JCPenney

An employee is suspected of embezzling thousands from This Century Art Gallery. A woman reported the fraudulent withdrawal of more than $12,000 from a local Wells Fargo. A…

Obituaries

Nellie Mae Culpepper Sykes, 81, dedication to learning inspired a legacy of professional educators in her family

Nellie Mae Culpepper Sykes, 81, dedication to learning inspired a legacy of professional educators in her family

Nellie Mae Culpepper Sykes, of Williamsburg, died July 21, 2014, at the age of 81. She was born in Hickory on…

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Hometown

Hometown: Thursday Adventure Nights Joins Young Adults in Outdoor Activities

Adults looking to revisit their childhood have an outlet in Thursday Adventure Nights. The group formed in January to give locals ages 18 to 35 a place…

Game On

Game On: Lafayette’s Neville Invited to Elite Top Gun Football Camp

Lafayette High rising junior Trey Neville, who was a two-way starter each of the past two seasons at Jamestown High, has been invited to participate in Football…

W.Y.D.

What You’ll Do: July 17-20

Beat the heat this weekend at a concert, or embrace it with an outdoor composting presentation or evening of games to remind you of childhood. Want to…

Get Schooled

Get Schooled: High School Graduation Roundup

Students across the Historic Triangle are donning their caps and gowns and preparing for the rite of passage of graduating from high school. Here is the schedule…

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