100-plus rally against Trump’s plan to defund Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts


Area politicians, activists, and environmental groups rallied in Williamsburg Saturday morning against the proposed slashing of all federal funding designated for cleanup programs at the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Nearly 150 people met at College Landing Park on College Creek Saturday to rally in support of keeping the $73 million of funding for the […]

Amid shortage, driver who allegedly crashed bus kept on staff at York County Schools

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A York County school bus driver is still an employee of York County School Division after rear-ending a vehicle while driving a bus with students on board, according to a spokesperson for YCSD. The driver, Raymond Bliss of Yorktown, allegedly rear-ended a vehicle at the intersection of Big Bethel Road and Victory Boulevard Wednesday, causing the rear-ended […]

Where We Live: the historic Thomas Nelson House


The Nelson House was once home to Thomas Nelson, Jr, one of Yorktown’s most famous residents and signer of the Declaration of Independence. The house was constructed around 1730, according to the National Park Service. The home that survived wars and hurricanes remains relatively intact, although cannonballs from the Revolutionary War period pepper the sides […]

Postcard enthusiast preserves Yorktown history one card at a time

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Digital technology is helping to preserve history after one man’s eBay habit evolved into a literary collaboration with a Yorktown author. For Richard Shisler it began as an ever-growing hobby for a retired Navy man: collecting postcards.   Over the years, the York County resident has amassed a trove of vintage postcards, maps, photos and […]

Colonial Williamsburg relaunches garden shop just in time for spring

Courtesy Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

While temps may be hovering above freezing this weekend, spring has officially sprung in Merchant’s Square. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation hosted a ribbon cutting for the grand relaunch of its garden emporium in Merchant’s Square Friday.  The new shop, called Boxwood & Berry, is located on Duke of Gloucester Street and considered a “reimagination” of Colonial Williamsburg’s former […]

VDOT to start late-night paving on Jamestown Road


Update 12:30 pm March 10: James City County announced in a news release the project will be delayed until March 19 due to challenging weather conditions. Motorists driving after dark in James City County should expect delays as Virginia Department of Transportation announces night work along Jamestown Road starting Sunday. VDOT is set to begin […]

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