Booming wine industry boosts Virginia economy

A recent study has shown the economic impact of Virginia’s growing wine industry has increased 82 percent in five years. (Courtesy Williamsburg Winery)

Wine lovers, rejoice! Virginia’s wineries have become a flourishing part of our state’s economy. A recent study has shown the economic impact of Virginia’s growing wine industry has increased 82 percent in five years, contributing more than $1.37 billion dollars to Virginia’s economy in 2015 alone, according to a Governor’s Office news release. Gov. Terry […]

Police asking for help in locating violent sex offender

(Courtesy James City County)

James City County Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a registered violent sex offender who was last known to live in James City County. Police have an arrest warrant out for Bruce Wayne Harris Jr., 34, according to an alert on the James City County Facebook page. He is charged with two counts of […]

Renaming of Rawls Byrd Elementary narrowed down to three choices

(WJCC Schools)

The results are in, and the Williamsburg-James City County School Board is one step closer to renaming Rawls Byrd Elementary School. After several months and a survey, the Rawls Byrd Elementary School Renaming Committee presented the School Board with three options for new names at a monthly School Board meeting Tuesday night. The choices include […]

Crust shooting case moves to higher court, charges against some men in shooting dropped

John Lee Johnson (Courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

Only two out of seven original charges against a 22-year-old man accused of shooting a security guard at outside the Crust restaurant will continue on to a higher court. Four charges against John Lee Johnson were dismissed Thursday evening in the Williamsburg-James City County General District Court, including two counts of shooting into an occupied […]

Shell station robbery case moves to grand jury

Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse (Sarah Fearing/WYDaily)

The case for a man accused of robbing a Shell gas station Dec. 4 in Williamsburg will move on to a grand jury. A felony charge of robbery against Guillermo Martin Romero Jr, 27, was certified to go to a grand jury in the Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court Thursday morning by General District Court […]

Avalon Center focuses on support, education for National Stalking Awareness Month

The Avalon Center is providing information this month to “help facilitate understanding and support” about stalking. (File photo)

As January is National Stalking Awareness Month, the Avalon Center in Williamsburg is encouraging Historic Triangle residents to join the fight against stalking through education and victim support, according to an Avalon Center news release. Stalking is a crime that affected a reported 7.5 million victims in a 12-month period between 2010 and 2011, according […]

Police seek suspect in armed robbery at Williamsburg motel


Police are seeking a man who they believe robbed a woman at a Williamsburg motel Tuesday night. A woman reported to police that she was waiting for a friend in a motel room in the 3000 block of Richmond Road around 10:10 p.m. when a person knocked on her door, Williamsburg Police Department Spokesman Maj. […]

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