City rezones Northeast Triangle into ‘culinary arts’ and tourism district

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In a move to generate urban redevelopment, the Williamsburg City Council passed multiple rezoning ordinances for districts in the Northeast Triangle Thursday.  At Thursday’s meeting, the council unanimously approved proposed zoning ordinances #16-14 and #16-16. The first of which lists the businesses that can now freely operate in the rezoned area, such as brew pubs, restaurants and bake shops. The […]


Williamsburg Police to be issued body cameras

Williamsburg Police Department officers will soon be wearing body cameras similar to this Axon Body 2 model.

Officers with the Williamsburg Police force will soon be sporting body cameras after City Council approved their purchase during a meeting Thursday.  The City and the police department will allocate a total of $221,567 toward a five-year contract with Arizona-based Taser International, a company that manufactures body camera equipment, maintenance, and federally mandated CJIS secure digital storage. “This is a critical […]


November election looms over animated 1st Senate District debate

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November’s election was brought to the forefront Thursday evening at the League of Women Voters of the Williamsburg Area’s 1st Senate District Forum. Three candidates voiced their opinions over several wide and interconnected subjects such as taxes, Virginia’s projected budget shortfall, traffic congestion, flood controls, and the state minimum wage. The forum, moderated by WHRO talk […]


York woman charged with assaulting an officer after grabbing cop’s finger

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A 49-year-old woman from York County is charged with assault and battery of a law enforcement officer for repeatedly squeezing the fingers of a Williamsburg cop, police say. According to Greg Riley of the Williamsburg Police Department, deputies responded to an unconscious person on the 300 block of Richmond Road around 4:10 p.m. Friday. When officers […]


A Haunting on DoG Street returns for second year

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Guests of all ages will not have to wait for Halloween to get their frights – spooky programming is scheduled to haunt Colonial Williamsburg during the entire month of October.  According to a press release from CW, regular events like the Official Colonial Williamsburg Ghost Walk and “Ghosts Amongst Us” will run nightly throughout the month as special programming at the […]


Ahead of storm, York County urges residents to sign up for emergency alert system

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Ahead of Hurricane Matthew and Tropical Storm Nicole, York County has released information regarding its emergency alert system. In a recent press release from the county, residents and businesses were reminded they can receive emergency alerts from York Alert, York County’s emergency notification program. According to the release, the system employs a Self-Registration Portal (SRP) […]