Virginia entrepreneurs to ‘swim with the sharks’ at Stryker Center

(Courtesy Elias Levy/Flickr)

Williamsburg residents will soon have the chance to watch entrepreneurs go swimming with the sharks. The Stryker Center will host the “Virginia Shark Tank” — an event that aims to showcase statewide entrepreneurs, and market their budding businesses to Historic Triangle investors. According to a press release from Ignition Business Accelerator, “Virginia Shark Tank” will […]

Jamestown Unearthed: Archaeologists explore tombs at center of 1901 woman-led dig

The interior Memorial Church at Historic Jamestowne. Archaeologists Mary Anna Hartley and Bob Chartrand excavate along the northern wall to the left of the frame. The chancel- the holiest place in the church- lies in the background along the eastern wall. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

In 1901, Mary Jeffery Galt and the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities broke ground on the remnants of a 17th-century church in Jamestown. More than a century later, a team of archaeologists from Preservation Virginia are doing the same. Their goal is to learn as much as they can about the historic churches […]

Hampton University and WRL to partner on preserving African American history

African American laborers near a coal wharf in Alexandria. (Courtesy U.S. National Archives)

Hampton University needs your help. Williamsburg Regional Library announced it is supporting a Hampton University project with the goal of preserving historical papers within the local African American community. The aim of the project is to scan and digitally preserve private documents that highlight African American history within Hampton Roads. Residents interested in participating in […]

City in contract to purchase Capitol Landing Road shopping center

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City officials have identified the Capitol Landing Center as ripe for redevelopment and have approved $770,000 to purchase the parcel as soon as this summer. According to Michele DeWitt, Economic Development Director for the City of Williamsburg, City Council has entered into a contract to purchase the site at the intersection of Capitol Landing Road […]

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