Police: Charles City man flees traffic stop; officer shoots at car

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A Williamsburg police officer felt threatened and fired a single shot when a Charles City man fled the scene of a traffic stop on Francis Street Saturday night, according to police. Samuel James Byrnes, 18, allegedly fled the traffic stop in his vehicle around 7:35 p.m. Saturday, according to a Williamsburg police news release. The […]


W&M students look for wisdom from Chancellor Bob Gates

College of William &  Mary Chancellor Robert Gates and President Taylor Reveley III share a laugh about President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Steve Roberts, Jr./WYDaily)

  When College of William & Mary President Taylor Reveley III asked Chancellor Robert Gates what happened in last November’s election, the crowd grew silent in the packed Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall on Thursday night. Gates, the former U.S. secretary of defense, was on hand for a discussion, moderated by Reveley, about the November election, President Donald J. […]


WRL announces lineup for Dewey Decibel concert series

Charm City Junction is one of the bands slated to perform at the Williamsburg Library this spring. (Courtesy Charm City Junction).

The Williamsburg Regional Library has announced this year’s lineup for the Dewey Decibel concert series, which kicks off Friday with a performance from the Wild Honey Band, a group with an eclectic sound, inspired by a mix of country, pop and bluegrass.  According to a WRL news release, the spring season will bring performances from the Higher Ground Big […]


Elite Airways postponement to cost local economy $60k per day, says airport director

Empty Elite Airways ticketing kiosks in Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (Steve Roberts, Jr/WYDaily).

After an announcement Monday, Elite Airways has postponed the start of service to the Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport — and that could have consequences for the local economy.  As of 2010, the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport supported 3,349 jobs and brought over $369 million dollars in economic activity across the Peninsula, according to state data.   […]


Updated: Hazmat spill shuts down I-64 WB near mile marker 250

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Updated at 5:35 p.m. Interstate 64 westbound before Fort Eustis has been cleared and all lanes are open, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. Drivers should expect delays. Virginia State Police are responding to a hazardous materials incident on Interstate 64 westbound near mile marker 250. A dump truck carrying ammonia sulphate fertilizer caused the shutdown, according […]


Women’s march in Williamsburg a family affair

James City County residents Michelle Alexander and Stacey Long each brought out their children to the march to watch "democracy in action." (Steve Roberts, Jr./WYDaily).

The day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, hundreds of residents from the greater Williamsburg area took to marching on Duke of Gloucester Street in Williamsburg to show support for women’s rights. The diverse protest was filled with people of all races, ages, and sizes. Organizers said they had expected only 50 of their closest […]