World Cup-winning coach returns to inspire W&M grads

U.S. Women's National Team soccer coach Jill Ellis takes a selfie Saturday during her commencement address to William & Mary graduates.

If William & Mary women’s soccer coach John Daly hadn’t offered a $5,000 scholarship to a rising senior from England in 1987, the recent fortunes of the U.S. National Women’s soccer team might have been radically different. “[Daly] didn’t realize that the scholarship he offered me was a third of my family’s yearly income,” Jill […]

Walsingham offense stalls in TCIS Championship Game

Christian Carter and Walsingham fell in the TCIS Championship Game. (Photo courtesy of Walsingham Academy)

Walsingham Academy’s first Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools baseball championship game did not go as planned Friday, as the Trojans suffered an 8-1 loss to Greenbrier Christian Academy. Four Walsingham pitchers took the mound, with most struggling to contain a Greenbrier offense that amassed 15 hits in the win. After allowing a run in the […]

Metal Detecting Club Fails to Strike Gold in Search for James Blair Time Capsules

Ina Finn, secretary of the Tidewater Coin & Relic Club, holds the locker dial she found on the Ironbound Road side of the former James Blair Middle School May 12, 2016. (Kirsten Petersen/ WYDaily)

  Kelley Rea’s metal detector emitted a steady “ping” as she walked the perimeter of the former James Blair Middle School on Thursday morning. Suddenly, the tempo of the pings accelerated, the rapid ringing alerting Rea to what could be a hidden treasure. Alas, the find was nothing more than a dirt-crusted pull tab. “We […]

Committee: JCC Should Have Less Restrictive Food Truck Policy Than York

Members of the JCC Planning Commission's Policy Committee discuss ideas for amending the zoning ordinance to permit food trucks during a meeting May 12, 2016. (Kirsten Petersen/ WYDaily)

Members of the James City County Planning Commission agreed that zoning amendments permitting food trucks should be less restrictive than those of neighboring localities during its Policy Committee meeting Thursday afternoon. JCC Planner Roberta Sulouff presented the committee with discussion items related to the potential amendments, which are proposed to allow food trucks in the […]

Peninsula’s Only Google Trusted Photographer Operates in Williamsburg

Neary took panoramic photographs of the Williamsburg Hellenic Center. (screencap via Google Maps)

As the only Google Trusted Photographer on the Peninsula, York County resident Gerry Neary is in high demand as local governments and businesses seek out his unique method of promoting their services. Neary, the owner of Virginia Peninsula Photography, has spent the past four years providing Google 360 Interior Virtual Tours for businesses and governments […]