WJCC school board gets inside look at fourth middle school

Each floor of the fourth middle school will have a 2,950 square foot collaboration space outfitted with tables and chairs that can be configured to meet a teacher’s needs. The rendering shows small box lockers that would likely be made out of wood, said Michael Hall, president of educational facility planning company Fanning Howey. (Rendering courtesy of WJCC Schools)

Members of the Williamsburg-James City County School Board reviewed renderings of several assembly areas planned for the school division’s fourth middle school during its work session Tuesday night. Michael Hall, president of educational facility planning company Fanning Howey, presented visuals for four areas of the school: The collaboration areas, which will be an open space on […]

WJCC seniors receive $55k in scholarships from foundation

Forty-six students received scholarships from the Williamsburg Community Foundation's WJCC Scholarship Fund during a receptionJune 5, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Williamsburg Community Foundation)

Forty-six graduating seniors from Williamsburg-James City County Schools have received scholarships from the Williamsburg Community Foundation. The foundation’s WJCC Scholarship Fund awarded a total of $55,925, which came from contributions from individuals, businesses and civic groups. Students were selected for the scholarships based the difficulty of the curriculum they pursued, class rank, extra-curricular activities, demonstrated […]

Waller Mill Park offers new and improved waterfront


The City of Williamsburg recently unveiled the new Waller Mill Park waterfront. After opening 44 years ago, Waller Mill Park received $690,000 in funding during fiscal years 2015 and 2016 to undergo waterfront renovations. The last renovation at the park was in 1996. Among the changes at Waller Mill Park are a new floating dock […]

Judge withholds finding on assault charge for VPRJ corrections officer

The Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse. (Staff Photo)

A Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail corrections officer accused of assaulting and strangling an inmate stood trial in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court Tuesday. Vincent Edward Russell, 43, was arrested in July 2014 following an alleged altercation between himself and a 38-year-old male inmate the previous month. He was charged with one count of felony strangulation […]

Twitter hashtag restores canceled VHSL track championships

Tabb's Allen Blair sprints during the 100-meter dash. (file photo)

Who won states? That was the question hundreds of track and field athletes were asking last weekend when the Virginia High School League announced the Group 3A and 4A outdoor track and field championships, which were already well underway at Harrisonburg High School, were being canceled due to inclement weather with no team champion decided. The […]

Suspects sought in road rage shooting on Route 199

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The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man suspected of shooting two people driving toward Interstate 64 on Route 199 at the Mooretown Road overpass Saturday evening. One victim, the female driver, was shot in the head and airlifted to the Medical College of Virginia hospital in Richmond for treatment of life-threatening injures, YPSO […]

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