Parts of Historic Triangle under thunderstorm alert

Thunderstorm alert of Historic Triangle

Update 5:09 p.m.: At 5:01 p.m., thunderstorms with heavy rain were located along a line extending from Busch Gardens to six miles west of Smithfield, according to the National Weather Service.  The National Weather Service in Wakefield issued an alert about thunderstorms for parts of the Historic Triangle Wednesday. A line of thunderstorms with heavy […]

House fire in James City County causes $20k in damage

(Courtesy JCC)

The James City County Fire Department responded to a house fire on Argall Town Road in the First Colony subdivision Tuesday evening. Around 5 p.m., the homeowner was in the kitchen when she heard smoke alarms going off. She went to investigate, opened the door to the garage and saw smoke coming from a storage […]

Ballot initiatives: Voters say “yes” to first responders, “no” to right-to-work

Voters mulled constitutional amendments

Virginia voters said “yes” to first responders and “no” to right-to-work protections Tuesday. Two proposed constitutional amendments were on the ballot and voters split the difference between them. The ballot question that passed with nearly 80 percent of the vote will give local governments the option of creating a real estate tax exemption for the surviving […]

Ownby defeats Matthews in WJCC school board special election

School board special election

In a special election for a seat on the Williamsburg-James City County School Board, Lisa Ownby defeated Dot Matthews. “I’m so excited and I’m eager to get to work tomorrow on the school board,” Ownby said Tuesday. “I’m particularly interested in school equity, teacher compensation, the achievement gap and transparency.” The candidates had vied for the slot vacated […]

Broadway musical ‘The Addams Family’ coming to Williamsburg

Morticia and Gomez in Wburg

As a television show, it had a black-and-white vibe, a snappy theme song and characters with names such as Uncle Fester, Morticia and Wednesday. Now, the Broadway version is coming to Williamsburg. It’s “The Addams Family,” the award-winning musical comedy based on the characters made famous by the cartoonist Charles Addams. Performances will run in Phi […]

Local spirits, brew, oysters shine at Williamsburg Harvest Celebration

Aquatic bounty celebrated

Long before tricorn hats and the farm-to-table movement, before water parks and outlet shopping, before it was even historic, the Historic Triangle had oysters. The region’s bounty played a role in the first Thanksgiving and now, more than 400 years later, it’s the pivot for the second annual tribute to Virginia chefs, foragers, artisans and others, […]