York business owner donates emergency medical kits to police dogs in memory of late father

Police K9 Justice looks at his handler, Officer Scott Quesenbury. (Sarah Fearing/WYDaily)

Hampton Fire Department K9 Taylor’s tail wagged slightly as she held still for a training demonstration Tuesday morning, allowing police officers to approach her one by one to feel for a pulse. Ten-year-old Taylor is trained to sniff fire scenes for accelerants, but her job Tuesday morning was different: Provide officers with hands-on training to help […]

W&M joins statewide neuroscience alliance

Josh Burk is the chair of William & Mary’s Department of Psychology and one of the affiliated faculty in the university’s neuroscience program, a multi-departmental initiative that is expected to benefit from membership in the Virginia Neuroscience Initiative. Photo by Joseph McClain

Participation in the Virginia Neuroscience Initiative will open new opportunities for William & Mary’s neuroscientists. Josh Burk says the VNI is a component of the Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corporation (VBHRC, also known as “the catalyst”) a state created non-profit corporation. Burk is chair of William & Mary’s Department of Psychology and an affiliated faculty […]

European supermarket Lidl could be opening in Lightfoot

An artist's impression of the proposed Lidl that was included in meeting documents. (Courtesy James City County)

Attention shoppers, there may be a new grocer in town.  The North Carolina-based development firm Kimley Horn has made a bid to James City County to open a franchise of the European supermarket Lidl in Lightfoot. If their proposal is approved, the store would be among the first Lidl locations in the United States. The county’s […]

Startup gives nod to historic Jamestown with craft beer ware

Ceramicist at work

If a Norfolk-based artisan has his way, one day he’ll make craft-beer growlers inspired by a jug found at Jamestown. That’s part of a long-term vision for Richard Nickel, an art professor at Old Dominion University who is one the co-founders of Norfolk Growler Co. Meanwhile, the startup’s handmade ceramic containers make for a succinct elevator pitch. “This is a […]

Historic Triangle nonprofit shines light on autism during April


More than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder, according to data from the Autism Society. For parents with children diagnosed, finding affordable and nearby services are important to long-term development, therapy and care. One Williamsburg woman, Julie Cullifer, whose own child is autistic, took matters into her own hands.   She co-founded the […]