Free events to celebrate Labor Day

Chickahominy Riverfront Park is hosting several events this weekend.(Kirsten Petersen/ WYDaily)

Make the most of what’s left of this rainy Labor Day weekend by taking part in free events hosted by James City County. According to a news release, the county’s Department of Parks and Recreation will be hosting a series outdoor activities on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The festivities begin Sunday at 8:30 p.m. with Movies […]

Area events cancelled, state of emergency declared due to Tropical Storm Hermine

The projected path of Tropical Storm Hermine. (Courtesy National Weather Service.)

The arrival of Tropical Storm Hermine has led to the cancellation of local events as well as a state of emergency declaration from Governor Terry McAuliffe. According to the National Weather Service, the storm is expected to bring heavy rains and potentially damaging winds to the Historic Triangle by Friday evening. The National Weather Service has issued a […]

Labor Day closings in the Historic Triangle

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While Labor Day may mean a day off from work and some barbecue to many workers throughout the country, the first Monday in September also means a day without local and federal government services. Labor Day is Monday, Sept. 5, and the City of Williamsburg, James City County and York County have announced which parks, government offices […]

Hurricane Hermine to bring heavy rain and damaging winds to eastern Virginia

(Courtesy National Weather Service.)

The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm watch and a flash flood watch for local areas including James City and York counties, from Friday night through Saturday evening. Flash flooding is possible across northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia beginning Friday night, Sept. 2, and lasting into Saturday, Sept. 3., the weather service […]

Photos: VDOT releases update on I-64 construction

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  The Virginia Department of Transportation has released a project update for the ongoing widening of I-64.  The update includes traffic alerts and the current status of construction crews. Single-lane night closures will begin as early as 9 p.m. and end at 5 a.m. between exit 255 at Jefferson Avenue and exit 247 at Yorktown […]

Busch Gardens set for return of Bier Fest

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Get ready for some beer, dumplings and cheer, or as the Germans call it: “Bier,” “Knödel” and “jubeln.” The second annual Bier Fest returns to Busch Gardens this weekend. The eight-day event, held in the park’s Oktoberfest village, will feature over 100 different beers from all over the world, including local beers such as Alewerks and Virginia […]

Green Leafe Cafe’s new owner hopes to preserve its history

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Construction crews remain hard at work inside Green Leafe Café, renovating the old restaurant to prepare for its reopening this semester. The Café is not quite ready to be reopened, but the new owner is adamant that he will preserve the hot spot’s old traditions. “One of the reasons I bought the name and everything […]

W&M student journalists cover Convocation and a media tycoon

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William and Mary alumnus Nicco Mele, former senior vice president at the Los Angeles Times, returned to his alma mater Wednesday evening to provide the opening address for Convocation, a ceremony marking the beginning of the fall semester. Mele’s return provided student journalists an opportunity to show their skills while reporting on a media mogul. […]