Taylor family farm land-use application moves forward

A house on the Taylor family's property sits in a large farm field on Richmond Road in Toano. (Sarah Fearing/WYDaily)

For nearly three years, the Taylor family has worked to secure alternatives for the future of their 217-acre swath of farmland at near Anderson’s Corner in Toano. Family members from multiple generations have written letters, attended and spoken at county board and commission meetings, and worked with planning staff to find a suitable alternative for […]

Court indicts man who allegedly raped, strangled woman in parked car in Norge


A rape and strangulation case against a James City County man has resurfaced in a higher court, a little more than a month after prosecutors dropped the same charges.  Prosecutors dropped rape and strangulation charges against Christopher Rashad Johnson in the Williamsburg-James City County General District Court in February, only to bring them back in circuit […]

Hope for the homeless: Motel owner proposes second renovation to add more affordable housing

Quarterpath Inn owner Doug Pons stands in front of the hotel, where several people without homes on Christmas will stay overnight. (Sarah Fearing/WYDaily)

City Councilman and motel owner Doug Pons knows there is a pressing need for more affordable housing in the greater Williamsburg area. While Williamsburg is a popular vacation destination with its rolling golf courses, resorts and resounding Colonial history, the area also has hundreds of individuals living through poverty and homelessness. Recognizing the need, Pons […]

Former W&M football player jailed after texting ‘veiled threat’ to informant over drug charge

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

A former William & Mary football player, who prosecutors say sold “pounds of marijuana” to his teammates, was given over a month in jail Wednesday after sending what a judge interpreted as a threatening text message to a confidential informant. Prosecutors said Wednesday that 21-year-old William & Mary student Spencer Kleinrichert sent the text message […]