Virginia Beach Mexican restaurant set to open on Bypass Road

Jose Tequilas Mexican Grill and Cantina plans to open a new restaurant in Williamsburg in early March. (Courtesy Jose Tequila Facebook)

Historic Triangle residents will soon be seeing a popular Virginia Beach restaurant in their own backyard. Jose Tequilas Mexican Grill and Cantina plans to open a new restaurant in Williamsburg in early March, said General Manager Frankie Ledezma. “We really love the area, and it’s family oriented,” Ledezma said.  “Even having the College of William […]

Elk’s Lodge shooting case heads to grand jury, accused faces four felonies

Johnnie Mathew Chapman (Courtesy JCCPD)

A man who allegedly shot two people at the Elk’s Lodge in September will face four charges before a grand jury in March. Johnnie Chapman appeared in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court Thursday in a preliminary hearing, resulting from his alleged role in the Sept. 25 shooting at the Elk’s Lodge. Chapman initially faced […]

Police: ‘Pray with us,’ thieves say before stealing York woman’s credit card

The two men approached a stranger and asked to pray with her.  At some point during their interaction they stole her credit card. (Courtesy York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office)

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office is looking for two men suspected of stealing a credit card. Two men approached a woman as she was shopping in the 5000 block of Victory Boulevard in January and asked her to pray with them, according to Lt. Dennis Ivey of the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office.  The men said they wished to […]

JCC granted 10-year ‘stopgap’ to find sustainable water source

JCC is considering the Chickahominy River as a potential water supply source for the county. (CDM Smith/JCC)

James City County has secured a permit from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality that city staff believe will provide the county with a source of drinking water for the next decade. County Administrator Bryan Hill and James City Service Authority General Manager Doug Powell announced the permit at last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting. […]

Lecture series to explore Hampton Roads’ involvement in WWI

(Courtesy General Douglas MacArthur Memorial)

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into the First World War. The Hampton History Museum will be commemorating the anniversary through the museum’s Port Hampton Lecture Series, according to a museum press release. Amanda Williams, education manager for the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, will discuss Hampton Roads’ experience during […]

D.C. woman plans to open cat cafe in Williamsburg


A new café may be opening in Williamsburg this spring, and its owner hopes to provide her patrons with tasty snacks, refreshing drinks and some quality time with felines. Meowington’s Café is the name of a prospective new business by Washington, D.C. resident Lauren Baxter. Baxter said her idea is simple: to provide a place […]