Republican JCC Supervisor Hipple denied admittance to Republican Committee

JCC Supervisor Michael Hipple. (File photo)

After a Wednesday night vote, career Republican and James City County Supervisor Michael Hipple was denied admittance to the county’s Republican Committee. “I was voted out not because I disagreed with the Republican philosophy, but because I disagreed with a few people,” Hipple said. “It was a personal thing from the leadership from the local party.” […]

Williamsburg Shopping Center sells for $13.3 mil, City hopes for economic development


Williamsburg Shopping Center is under new management, and both the city and the new owners see great potential for the property. The midtown Shopping Center was purchased by the Maryland-based Broad Street Realty, LLC, according to Williamsburg Economic Director Michele Mixner Dewitt. The sale was finalized Jan. 6, 2017 for $13.3 million. “Williamsburg Shopping Center […]

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


Update: Due to mechanical issues, the DMV2Go scheduled for Jan. 25 has been cancelled by the DMV. The next visit is scheduled for Wednesday, April 12. 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 […]

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 […]

UPDATE: Lead levels in Jefferson Hall water now below action level, W&M officials say

Jefferson Hall. (Courtesy William and Mary)

Update Feb. 3: There are no longer “threshold levels” of lead in William & Mary’s Jefferson Hall, according to officials. William & Mary’s Environment, Health & Safety office has retested water in the residence hall and all new samples tested below the Environmental Protection Agency action level of 0.015 milligrams of lead per liter of water, according to […]

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 […]