Colonial Williamsburg welcomes its first Revolutionary in Residence

Michael Twitty at work in the Peyton Randolph House kitchen in the Historic Area. (Courtesy Joe Straw)

Colonial Williamsburg is launching a new Revolutionaries in Residence program, and its first resident will be an acclaimed culinary historian and author. The Revolutionary City will host modern-day innovators “with fresh perspectives that capture the spirit and relevance of its founding era” as a part of the Revolutionaries in Residence program, according to a press […]

Mobile DMV office to visit Yorktown Library


Residents who need to pay a visit to the Department of Motor Vehicles will have an opportunity to conduct their business at the library instead. A press release from York County indicates that the Yorktown Library will host the DMV2Go mobile Wednesday, Jan. 25 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.   The DMV2Go is a […]

EDA and Thomas Nelson partner for culinary workforce development

(Courtesy Thomas Nelson Community College.)

The Economic Development Authorities of James City County and the City of Williamsburg are partnering with Thomas Nelson Community College on a workforce development program for residents seeking a career in culinary arts. The JCC and City EDAs each contributed $5,000 to help fund ChefsGO 1.0, a pilot training program open to students 18 years […]

‘Threshold level’ of lead detected in W&M dormitory tap water

Jefferson Hall. (Courtesy William and Mary)

Students living in William and Mary’s Jefferson Hall have been alerted that a “threshold level” of lead has been detected in the dormitory’s tap water. William and Mary students received an email from Deb Boykin, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Residence Life, Friday afternoon regarding drinking water in campus residences.  According […]

Quarterback Shon Mitchell signs with Tribe football


After establishing himself as one of the most prolific quarterbacks in Virginia High School League (VHSL) history, record-setting standout Shon Mitchell (Oscar Smith H.S) has signed a financial aid agreement with William & Mary and will join the Tribe football program beginning with the 2017 spring semester. A four-year starter for head coaches Richard Morgan […]

Art at the River Committee calls for artists

(Courtesy Art at the River Committee)

Yorktown’s annual Art at the River Juried Art Show takes place on May 7, but an important deadline for artists wishing to participate will arrive before the end of January. Artists must submit their applications by Jan. 30, according to a press release from the Art at the River Committee. The application fee is $30 and the application […]

Defendant enters guilty plea for Henry Street shooting

Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse (Sarah Fearing/WYDaily)

Barhamsville’s Marques Raquan Stephens-Graves pleaded guilty Thursday to possession of a firearm by a nonviolent felon in relation to a September 2015 shooting in Williamsburg. Stephens-Graves, 20, entered into a plea agreement with the prosecution at Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court Thursday afternoon.   Stephens-Graves had initially been charged with two counts of firing into an […]

Williamburg planners discuss future priorities for city, highlight 34 major projects

The Planning Commission's meeting took place at the Stryker Center Wednesday. (City of Williamsburg)

Assistant City Manager Andrew Trivette provided Williamsburg’s Planning Commission with a presentation to review the progress of the Capital Improvement Plan at their monthly meeting Wednesday afternoon. The CIP refers to any capital improvement that is scheduled for completion within the next five years, according to a meeting memo. The city defines a capital expense […]

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