For working parents, snow days spur search for child care


Williamsburg’s R. F. Wilkinson Family YMCA echoed with joyous shrieks and laughter Tuesday morning as about 20 school-aged children bounced basketballs and tossed footballs around the facility’s gymnasium. Although a weekend snow storm cancelled school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the Historic Triangle, at least a couple dozen children still made it to the YMCA […]

Police: Car stolen during storm found stuck in snow bank

Merrimac Trail is blanketed in snow Jan. 22, 2016. (Elizabeth Hornsby/WYDaily)

Williamsburg Police are investigating the theft of a vehicle that was later found stuck in a snow bank during a winter storm Saturday.  Police responded to an apartment in the 500 block of York Street around 4:50 a.m. Saturday after a man reported his car was missing, Williamsburg Police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley said. The man […]

Police seek tattooed woman in connection with stolen car


Police are searching for a Yorktown woman, known for changing her appearance and using aliases, who they believe is operating a stolen car. The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office is searching for Monica Briley in connection to the theft of a red Honda Accord with North Carolina license plates, according to a sheriff’s office news release. Police […]

As roads refreeze overnight, officials warn of driving dangers


Although the worst of the winter storm is over, the Virginia Department of Transportation and Virginia State Police are still warning drivers to beware of refreezing and snowy roads. VDOT is reminding drivers to be careful while traveling in the Hampton Roads region, and avoid driving if possible, said a Sunday afternoon news release from […]

Virginia Peninsula sees up to foot of snow, Southside averages six inches


Although previous weather forecasts predicted southeast Virginia, including Norfolk and Virginia Beach, to get the worst of the winter storm, more snow has accumulated on the Virginia Peninsula. By noon Saturday, some areas of the Historic Triangle had seen up to a foot of snow, while Norfolk averaged six to seven inches and Virginia Beach saw five […]

Historic Triangle tackles snowfall head-on

Snow on Waller Mill Road, Saturday, Jan. 7.

The Historic Triangle woke up under a blanket of snow Saturday morning. While plow crews work to clear roads and officers address vehicle accidents in the area, officials from all agencies are urging residents to stay put while winter storm Helena drops up to 8 inches of snow in the area. Williamsburg had received several inches of […]

Former WJCC School Board chair appointed to governor’s administration

Jim Kelly

The former chairman of the Williamsburg-James City County School Board was appointed to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration Friday. Jim Kelly, a member of the School Board since 2010, will fill a position on the Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects, according to a Governor’s Office news release. “I […]