Local author to speak on lesser-known side of World War II

Author Karen Batshaw will discuss what it meant to be a Greek Jew or Orthodox Christian in 1941 during Nazi occupation of Greece. (Courtesy Williamsburg Regional Library)

When World War II is discussed, the conversation often revolves around Nazi Germany, concentration camps in Poland and mass civilian deaths. But Thursday night, a lesser-known side of World War II will enter the spotlight at the Stryker Center in Williamsburg. Local author Karen Batshaw will discuss her fictional novel about the German invasion and occupation […]

Nearly $3k in cash and jewelry stolen after York home break-in

York-Poquoson police cruiser (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

A York County family has lost almost $3,000 after an unknown person broke into their home on White Cedar Lane in early March, police say. A homeowner reported to police that over $2,000 in American currency, over $6,000 in Chinese currency and some jewelry was stolen from his home between March 6 and 12, York-Poquoson […]

Police: Three flat screen TVs stolen from vacant York County timeshare

Crime scene tape (file photo)

Police are investigating a burglary after three flat screen televisions were stolen from a residence in the King’s Creek Plantation gated community. Investigators believe the residence, which is a vacant timeshare located at 199 Cottage Cove Lane, was broken into through a rear patio door sometime between Feb. 24 and March 19, York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office spokesman […]

After ongoing staffing issues, York County Administrator proposes adding more firefighters

Over 20 York County firefighters showed up to a Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday night.

York County’s top administrator is proposing at least two – and possibly up to eight – new firefighters join the ranks of county’s emergency services. The new department additions would alleviate an ongoing staffing issue, which has forced the county’s current fire and life safety personnel to work hundreds of mandatory overtime hours over the past year.  […]

Grafton High student arrested after throwing vase, injuring peer

York-Poquoson police cruiser (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

An 18-year-old female Grafton High School student was arrested Friday morning after injuring another student by throwing a glass vase at her, police say. The vase hit another 16-year-old female student in the face and caused a cut on her nose that required stitches, York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Dennis Ivey said. The student was […]

Widow, team of lawyers take on Wells Fargo in court


Armed with two attorneys and a no-nonsense attitude, Claudia McDonald is not backing down as she goes head-to-head with banking giant Wells Fargo. Claudia McDonald appeared in the Williamsburg-James City County General District Court Monday afternoon, requesting a judge reopen the case her late husband, Pete, filed against Wells Fargo last September. The widow is asking […]

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