Pregnant York County woman to serve time for meth lab

Paul Dunn and Katrina Welch (Courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

A woman who operated a meth lab in the backyard of her York County home will spend four months in prison following a judge’s order Thursday. Katrina Jeanette Welch, who now lives in Norfolk, appeared at the York-Poquoson Circuit Court Thursday morning for a sentencing hearing. Welch, 41, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and […]

City to select firm to design walking trail along Monticello corridor

City Council and staff believe the stretch of Monticello Avenue between Treyburn Drive and Ironbound Road is unsafe for pedestrians and bicyclists. (Courtesy of City of Williamsburg)

The City of Williamsburg hopes to make the walk from downtown to New Town easier — and safer. Pending a vote from City Council, Williamsburg will award a bid to civil engineering firm Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. for the design of a 3/4-mile walking and biking trail along Monticello, according to a city memo. The proposed trail […]

Family homeless shelter to open in Williamsburg

The Grace Haven Family Shelter on Ironbound Road. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

A new homeless shelter is opening in Williamsburg, and it may be a saving grace for families in need. The Grace Haven Family Shelter will open its doors to a homeless family this spring. The shelter, a one-story home on the Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists campus on Ironbound Road, is the first homeless shelter to cater […]