Hotel slated to become new W&M dorms robbed by Williamsburg man, police say

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Police arrested a Williamsburg man Tuesday for allegedly stealing more than $200 after breaking into the Days Inn on Richmond Road — the same property slated for summer renovation into new dorms for the College of William and Mary. Peter Daniel Biles, 41 was charged Tuesday with burglary and grand larceny. He was transported to Virginia […]

Colonial Williamsburg considers fencing off Historic Area to raise revenue

The Governor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg. (Steve Roberts, Jr./WYDaily)

Strolls down Duke of Gloucester Street may come with an admission fee if the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation follows through with an idea to build a fence — informally presented to members of City Council earlier this month. The Foundation says it’s losing as much $2.3 million annually in profits because tens of thousands of visitors have unpaid access to the […]

Places to visit on one tank of gas: Williamsburg Tasting Trail

The local craft beverage scene in the Historic Triangle is expanding and because the thirsty visitors from Hampton Roads are lining up, businesses are also offering guided tours that provide transportation.


Editor’s note: No need for a plane ticket. Put that passport away. This story is part of a series that features regional attractions outside of the Williamsburg area that can be driven to on a tank of gas or less. Buckle up and hit the road.    It’s the most common question craft beverage makers […]

Widow, team of lawyers take on Wells Fargo in court


Armed with two attorneys and a no-nonsense attitude, Claudia McDonald is not backing down as she goes head-to-head with banking giant Wells Fargo. Claudia McDonald appeared in the Williamsburg-James City County General District Court Monday afternoon, requesting a judge reopen the case her late husband, Pete, filed against Wells Fargo last September. The widow is asking […]

Virginia entrepreneurs to ‘swim with the sharks’ at Stryker Center

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Williamsburg residents will soon have the chance to watch entrepreneurs go swimming with the sharks. The Stryker Center will host the “Virginia Shark Tank” — an event that aims to showcase statewide entrepreneurs, and market their budding businesses to Historic Triangle investors. According to a press release from Ignition Business Accelerator, “Virginia Shark Tank” will […]

Jamestown Unearthed: Archaeologists explore tombs at center of 1901 woman-led dig

The interior Memorial Church at Historic Jamestowne. Archaeologists Mary Anna Hartley and Bob Chartrand excavate along the northern wall to the left of the frame. The chancel- the holiest place in the church- lies in the background along the eastern wall. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

In 1901, Mary Jeffery Galt and the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities broke ground on the remnants of a 17th-century church in Jamestown. More than a century later, a team of archaeologists from Preservation Virginia are doing the same. Their goal is to learn as much as they can about the historic churches […]