Blast from the Past: Colonial Era cure for snake bites

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In this series, we take a look back at news coverage from the early days of the Historic Triangle. This letter, printed on Sept. 21, 1739 in the Virginia Gazette, features a second-hand account detailing a cure for a rattlesnake bite. As the British Empire expanded its reach worldwide its soldiers had been encountering unknown animals, diseases, […]

Blast from the Past: Crime and punishment in 1774

A snippet of the article published in 1774.  (Courtesy Virginia Gazette)

In this series, we take a look back at news coverage from the early days of the Historic Triangle. In this “colonial crime blotter” published on Feb. 3, 1774, two men who were allegedly members of a “gang of notorious thieves” were punished for their crimes. One, a convicted servant, was sentenced to death, while the […]

Del. Mullin kicks off re-election campaign for the 93rd

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Delegate Mike Mullin announced his re-election campaign Tuesday morning just three days after the General Assembly adjourned until April.  The freshman Democratic lawmaker currently represents Williamsburg, parts of Newport News, York and James City Counties in the House of Delegates handedly won election last November after beating Republican nominee Heather Cordasco. Mullin said if he wins re-election […]

Photos: Wooden coaster InvadR roars into Busch Gardens

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Every time a roller coaster is constructed there’s at least one unique moment, said Susy Cheely, director of design and engineering at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. During the excavation process for the park’s newest coaster, work crews discovered a long forgotten children’s play area called the “Eagle’s Nest” buried since its heyday in the 1980’s. “We […]

W&M police investigating spree of politically charged graffiti

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Police at the College of William and Mary are currently investigating six separate incidents of politically charged graffiti found on campus during the past week — and one incident has garnered national media attention.  All six incidents were reported within a two-day span, with the first incident reported at 8:42 a.m. on Feb. 10, and the last reported at […]

New Colonial Williamsburg ad aimed at digital generation

The opening scene of a new Colonial Williamsburg advertisement, which was released on Facebook Wednesday. (Courtesy CW)

Colonial Williamsburg released a new advertisement this week, which encourages viewers to put down their smartphones and enjoy a journey into the past.  The ad, which aired in the Washington, D.C. area Thursday, features a young man seated on a bus, staring at his smartphone. The phone’s clock suddenly starts moving in reverse and the man is […]