JCC granted 10-year ‘stopgap’ to find sustainable water source

JCC is considering the Chickahominy River as a potential water supply source for the county. (CDM Smith/JCC)

James City County has secured a permit from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality that city staff believe will provide the county with a source of drinking water for the next decade. County Administrator Bryan Hill and James City Service Authority General Manager Doug Powell announced the permit at last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting. […]

Lecture series to explore Hampton Roads’ involvement in WWI

(Courtesy General Douglas MacArthur Memorial)

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into the First World War. The Hampton History Museum will be commemorating the anniversary through the museum’s Port Hampton Lecture Series, according to a museum press release. Amanda Williams, education manager for the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, will discuss Hampton Roads’ experience during […]

D.C. woman plans to open cat cafe in Williamsburg


A new café may be opening in Williamsburg this spring, and its owner hopes to provide her patrons with tasty snacks, refreshing drinks and some quality time with felines. Meowington’s Café is the name of a prospective new business by Washington, D.C. resident Lauren Baxter. Baxter said her idea is simple: to provide a place […]

Planning Commission conditionally recommends Days Inn dorm, cuts occupancy by more than half

(Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

During a meeting Wednesday, the Williamsburg Planning Commission voted to recommend the William and Mary Real Estate Foundation’s proposal to turn a Days Inn into a student dorm, but with several key conditions. The WMREF agreed to purchase the Days Inn on Richmond Road in August, under the condition Williamsburg’s City Council approve the proposal […]

‘Sea of plastic cups,’ City residents criticize W&M plan to move dorm to Midtown

The two-story Days Inn, owned by Jalaram of Williamsburg, Inc., is approximately 38,600 square feet (plus a 3,800-square-foot basement) and sits on 1.609 acres.  (Stephen Salpukas/W&M)

An upcoming decision by the City of Williamsburg could place up to 180 William and Mary students into a new dormitory just south of Midtown.  Williamsburg’s Planning Commission will host a public hearing Wednesday before voting on whether to recommend the William and Mary Real Estate Foundation’s proposal to redesign a Days Inn on Richmond […]

Rose and Sword Academy opens offering Irish dance classes


A new Irish dance studio has opened in the Historic Triangle. Rose and Sword Academy of Irish Dance opened in January with locations in Williamsburg and Yorktown, according to a press release. The Academy is owned and operated by Williamsburg resident Kathy Nelson.  According to the release, Nelson has been teaching Irish dance in the […]

VDOT: weekly lane closures affect Historic Triangle

(Photo courtesy VDOT)

The Virginia Department of Transportation has released its weekly lane closures report, and many scheduled traffic patterns will affect the Historic Triangle. Traffic shifts and single-lane closures will take place on route I-64 as a part of the ongoing widening project, according to a press release.  These changes will take place on both east- and […]

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