Film ‘Sarajevo Roses’ blossoms in U.S. debut at W&M

Maya Ruza-Wilkerson (far left), a native of Bosnia who traveled from Richmond to attend the Feb. 21 premiere of "Sarajevo Roses," chats with her friend Mary Merrill (center), Peggy Meder, executive producer, and Roger Richards, the film's director and producer, 45 minutes before the movie started. (Jim Ducibella/W&M News)

Two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Roger M. Richards introduced the United States premiere of his documentary “Sarajevo Roses: A Cinematic Essay” on Feb. 21 with a thought-provoking experiment. He asked the audience at William & Mary’s Tucker Hall theatre to imagine waking up to find society collapsed: stores closed, electricity shut off, neighbors become enemies. This […]

Bicyclist injured after car hits him on Richmond Road

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A bicyclist suffered non-life threatening injuries around 5 p.m. Wednesday evening after a car struck him on Richmond Road. A vehicle was in the crossover between eastbound and westbound lanes of Richmond Road near the 7-Eleven convenience store, located at 6658 Richmond Road, when the incident occurred, James City County spokeswoman Stephanie Williams said. As […]

Makers of ‘Downton Abbey’ release trailer for ‘Jamestown’ TV series

A forthcoming television series, set in Jamestown, centers on the story of young women sent to the colony in 1619 to serve as planters' wives. (YouTube/SKY 1)

Women. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. That seems to be the theme of a 30-second trailer for a forthcoming television series about Jamestown. The show has the pedigree of “Downton Abbey,” whose creators are also on board with “Jamestown.” But if the “teaser,” as it’s called,  is any indication, the show’s general style is […]

Citing demand, Williamsburg Winery unveils new event hall

Westbury Hall

Attention wine enthusiasts, bridesmaids and event planners. The Williamsburg Winery has expanded into a new space with you in mind. The winery, located on a 300-acre farm, has opened a 9,000 square-foot event facility known as Westbury Hall, according to a release from James City County. The three-level converted warehouse includes a 40-seat private tasting […]

CW Antiques Forum to cover immigrants’ influence on American material culture


Historic Triangle residents will get a glimpse into the past with this year’s Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum. The forum, scheduled for Feb. 24-28, will include an array of programs and lectures delving into past American material culture, according to a Colonial Williamsburg news release. The theme of this year’s forum is Early American Craftsmanship: Influence […]

Elk’s Lodge shooting case heads to grand jury, accused faces four felonies

Johnnie Mathew Chapman (Courtesy JCCPD)

A man who allegedly shot two people at the Elk’s Lodge in September will face four charges before a grand jury in March. Johnnie Chapman appeared in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court Thursday in a preliminary hearing, resulting from his alleged role in the Sept. 25 shooting at the Elk’s Lodge. Chapman initially faced […]

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