Photos: Trump inauguration unfolding in nation’s capital

Thousands of people are flooding into the nation’s capital for the inauguration of President-Elect Trump.  The police presence throughout the city had many people buzzing as security helicopters soared close to the ground and police cruisers roared by with their lights blazing and sirens wailing. Sidewalks were crammed with supporters of the incoming president and many sported the […]

U.S. DOI: proposed Skiffes Creek overhead transmission line “unsuitable”

A Dominion Power map of the proposed Skiffes Creek transmission line project. Courtesy of Dominion Power.

The Department of the Interior called the location of Dominion Power’s proposed Surry-Skiffes Creek transmission line project “unsuitable,” in a letter sent Tuesday. The remarks come in light of the fact Dominion Power has said it is preparing a “Remedial Action Plan” to shut off power to 150,000 customers in an “extreme case scenario.” In a […]

Photos: William & Mary students lobby legislators in Richmond


Students from the College of William & Mary made the trek to Richmond on Tuesday to lobby state legislators on issues that matter to them. They went to the capital to lobby for more need-based financial support. They met Gov. Terry McAuliffe and his dog. They urged legislators to maintain funding for institutions of higher education. And they registered […]

Virginia Bald Eagles threatened by hunters’ lead bullets


Virginia’s bald eagle population is under threat from lead bullets well after the bullets hit their initial targets. The Wildlife Center of Virginia, where most injured bald eagles are taken for rehabilitation in the Commonwealth, took in 38 bald eagles in 2016, 35 in 2015, and 38 in 2014. Eighty percent of the bald eagles admitted to the […]

DomPower: Skiffes Creek necessary to avoid rolling blackouts or worse

What the proposed Skiffes Creek project would look like from the East end of Jamestown Island looking Southeast, according to Dominion Power. Courtesy of Dominion Power.

Dominion Power has raised the spectre of a total blackout to 150,000 customers on the peninsula as part of a contingency plan in an “extreme case scenario.” The power company released an update to the Skiffes Creek transmission line project Friday which suggested it was working with partners to plan a “Remedial Action Scheme.” If […]

Del. Mullin introduces bills aimed at removing derelict vehicles, reshaping City housing commission

(Courtesy Mike Mullin for House of Delegates/Katherine Sparks)

Sixty-three days after Mike Mullin was elected Delegate for the 93rd District of the House of Delegates, Mullin has introduced legislation to the General Assembly that will fulfill two very different requests from the City of Williamsburg and James City County. One of the proposed bills will allow James City County to address its ongoing […]

Local delegation discusses issues facing region, priorities for General Assembly

Before the event began, seats were filling up with business people and local government officials. About 100 people attended the forum at the Williamsburg Regional Library.

In a Friday morning forum at the Williamsburg Regional Library, state senators and delegates representing the greater Williamsburg area laid out their expectations for the state’s upcoming General Assembly session. State Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment, Jr, freshman Senator Monty Mason, Delegate Brenda Pogge, and freshman Delegate Mike Mullin addressed an audience of about 100 business people […]

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