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VDOT Schedules Public Hearing for I-64 Widening

VDOT Schedules Public Hearing for I-64 Widening

Fresh off receiving approval from the Federal Highway Administration to widen Interstate 64 from near Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) to near Lee Hall (exit 247), the Virginia Department…

Alliance President Wants Marquee Event, Name Change for Arts Month

Alliance President Wants Marquee Event, Name Change for Arts Month

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance gave a title — Arts Month – to a six-week period in September and October in 2011 to bring visitors to…

New Garden at Toano Middle School to Supply Cafeteria, Shape Lesson Plans

New Garden at Toano Middle School to Supply Cafeteria, Shape Lesson Plans

As groups worldwide were celebrating Earth Day on Tuesday, Toano Middle School hosted a ribbon cutting for its new Tiger Garden. The garden is a collaboration between the…

James City County Budget Includes Funding for New County-Specific Tourism Job

James City County Budget Includes Funding for New County-Specific Tourism Job

James City County’s proposed budget for next year puts funding behind a new position in tourism, but county and tourism officials are not sure of the employee’s duties…

Former W&M Student Charged in Alleged House Party Rape

Former W&M Student Charged in Alleged House Party Rape

An 18-year-old North Carolina man was charged Tuesday in connection to an alleged rape that police say took place at a Williamsburg house party in August. Maj. Greg…

Sports

Warhill’s Otey Commits to Play Baseball at Ferrum

Warhill’s Otey Commits to Play Baseball at Ferrum

All Warhill senior Blake Otey wants to do next year is play baseball. With interest…

Track: Grafton High Penta Meet Photo Gallery

Track: Grafton High Penta Meet Photo Gallery

Grafton High hosted four other Bay Rivers District track and field teams for a regular-season…

Roundup: Lafayette Baseball Win Streak Halted by New Kent in Extra Innings

Michael Carpenter hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift…

New York County Youth Bike Racing Series Begins Today

New York County Youth Bike Racing Series Begins Today

A new weekly racing series aimed at giving aspiring young bikers trail riding experience begins…



Local News

Funding, Site for Fourth WJCC Middle School Still Uncertain

Funding, Site for Fourth WJCC Middle School Still Uncertain

When James City County rolled out its proposed budget for next year, placeholder funds were included for a fourth Williamsburg-James City County middle school with a few stipulations…

Water Country’s Colossal Curl Set to Open May 23

Water Country’s Colossal Curl Set to Open May 23

  With one month to go before the ride is due to open to the public, work continues on Colossal Curl, the newest attraction at Water Country USA.…

JCC Citizens Voice Concern for Stormwater, Schools Funding in Proposed Budget

JCC Citizens Voice Concern for Stormwater, Schools Funding in Proposed Budget

A dozen citizens turned out at James City County’s only public hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2015 budget Tuesday, and comments focused on stormwater and schools —…

Bonsai Owner Pleads Guilty to Selling Drugs from Yorktown Store

Bonsai Owner Pleads Guilty to Selling Drugs from Yorktown Store

A 35-year-old Newport News man pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to a drug charge stemming from activities at his pipe and tobacco stores in Hampton and York…

Obituaries

Sally Gibbs Hatcher, 73, dedicated 7 years to managing mentally disabled clients with Elm City Rehabilitation Center in IL

Sally Gibbs Hatcher, 73, dedicated 7 years to managing mentally disabled clients with Elm City Rehabilitation Center in IL

Sally Gibbs Hatcher, of Yorktown, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the age of 73. Mrs. Hatcher was a native of…

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Hometown

Hometown: Craft Beer Festival to Benefit Local Nonprofits

Community members young and seasoned are teaming up for a day of craft beer sipping to benefit local charities. The Rotary Club of Williamsburg and the Young…

Game On

Game On: Lafayette, Grafton Leading VHSL’s Wells Fargo Cup Standings

The Virginia High School League announced both Lafayette and Grafton high schools are leading the Wells Fargo Cup standings in their respective classifications after the winter sports…

W.Y.D.

What You’ll Do: April 24-27

Soak up the sunshine with a whole host of activities scheduled for this bustling spring weekend. You can swing, sip or munch for a charity with multiple…

Get Schooled

Get Schooled: WJCC Launches Parent Academy Program

Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools are giving parents a lesson on the best ways to serve their students. The Parent Academy program launched a pilot last week…

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