Williamsburg homeowners, legislators wage fight against group home

The home at 101 Woodmere Drive that is under lease by Gateway Homes. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily.)

A two-story colonial home at the end of a sleepy cul-de-sac in a Williamsburg neighborhood currently sits idle. Its unkempt front lawn and untrimmed shrubs contrast tidy, well-maintained yards of adjacent properties. Currently unoccupied, the home at 101 Woodmere Drive has been leased to Gateway Homes of Greater Richmond and will soon house eight full-time residents who […]

Williamsburg unveils online forum for citizen feedback


Williamsburg residents now have a new method of making a mark on their hometown. The City of Williamsburg has launched Open Forum, an online program that allows residents to provide their input on the city’s outlook and strategic ambitions. The forum was launched after last Tuesday’s public workshop about the city’s future goals, according to […]

WJCC Sheriff warns of new phone scam

Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse

The Williamsburg-James City County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens about a new phone scam. Sheriff Bob Deeds stated Thursday that his office has received multiple calls from area residents, calling to confirm if they had missed a court date. The callers reported receiving a phone call from someone claiming to be a deputy, who informed them that they had […]

Yorktown teacher receives national award


A Yorktown elementary school teacher is a recipient of the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence. Carol Bauer, a fourth grade teacher at Grafton Bethel Elementary School, is one of five teachers nationwide to receive the award this year. “Carol Bauer has been selected for this award by her peers for attaining the highest teaching standards, […]

Reenactors teach history with a bang at Yorktown Battlefield

(Andrew Harris/WYDaily.)

On Sunday, a group of reenactors worked to preserve the details of the decisive battle of the American Revolution, from the smell of gunpowder to the sound of barked orders to the sights of Continental Army uniforms. Colonial National Historical Park hosted a volunteer unit of revolutionary soldiers at Yorktown Battlefield. The unit portrayed the 2nd Continental […]

First Baptist’s Freedom Bell begins its trek to DC


Williamsburg’s First Baptist Church had its bell removed Wednesday morning, so it could be transported to Washington, D.C.  There, the bell will ring at the dedication of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture on Sept. 24. Churchgoers said they hope the event will send a message as loud and clear as the […]