Williamsburg in talks to raise tax on dining out

Williamsburg Economic Development Authority Chairman and co-owner of the Blue Talon Bistro, Adam Steely. (Steve Roberts, Jr./WYDaily)

The City of Williamsburg could soon be turning your T-bone steak into a cash cow. Williamsburg is currently in talks about the possibility of increasing taxes on dining out in the city. According to a City Manager’s report presented to City Council April 10, increasing meal and room taxes are two of three taxes under […]

Daughter seeks $1.5 million in wrongful death lawsuit against Colonial Manor, doctor

Colonial Manor (Courtesy Google Maps)

The daughter of a woman who died in 2012 after a fall at a Williamsburg assisted living center is seeking a $1.5 million settlement in a wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuit. Thelma Barbour is suing Norfolk physician Paul Augustine, Colonial Manor Senior Living and Augustine’s employer, the Visiting Physicians Association, alleging they did not provide […]

Allergy alert: yes, it’s really bad out there


For most people, the green-yellow dust on cars of late can mean only one thing — a pollen explosion with a high alert for allergy sufferers.   But it’s a good thing to at least one person — Becky Collie.  Collie is known as ‘the pollen lady’ among folks at Allergy Partners in Richmond who […]

Jamestown Unearthed: Archaeologists begin conservation of knight’s tombstone


Archaeologists at Historic Jamestowne are digging into one of the greatest mysteries of the first English settlement in America: a knight’s tombstone that has been laying on the floor of a church for nearly four centuries. The tombstone posed several mysteries for the Preservation Virginia team. Whose grave does it mark?  What steps should be […]

City in ‘ideas phase’ to create admission ticket tax on Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg. Gregory Connolly / WY Daily.com

With summer just around the corner and an onslaught of out-of-towners visiting the Historic Triangle, the City of Williamsburg is looking at creating a new tax on admission tickets for Colonial Williamsburg and other attractions within city limits. According to a report presented to City Council last week, the new admission tax is one of […]

Where We Live: Courtyard cottage inn near campus


Forged with solid brick and an all slate roof, The Inn at 802, near the main campus of the College of William & Mary, from the outside is made with traditional features.   Step inside and one will find a few more interesting features in this 6,011 square foot former full-service bed & breakfast, some likely […]