Third graders try out interview skills on city firefighters

Matthew Whaley Third grader Braylon Love interviews Senior Firefighter Douglas Bailey. (Courtesy Eric Stone.)

The men and women of the Williamsburg Fire Department make their living fighting the city’s fires, but firefighting is not the only impact they make in the community. Williamsburg firefighters joined Katie Plum’s third grade classroom at Matthew Whaley Elementary School Tuesday, Nov. 15 to be interviewed by students. “They were really excited to have us […]

Local leaders talk homelessness, poverty in Williamsburg


Three prominent figures from Williamsburg came together Thursday night at the College of William & Mary to address homelessness and poverty in the Historic Triangle. While homelessness and poverty are nationwide struggles, City Council member Benming Zhang, 3e Restoration founder and president Fred Liggin and City of Williamsburg Emergency Outreach Coordinator Roy Gerardi illuminated the […]

Mayor Freiling offers message of inclusion at State of the City address

City Council member Barbara Ramsey, Vice-Mayor Scott Foster, Mayor Paul Freiling and Council Member Doug Pons during Thursday's State of the City address.  (Andrew Harris/WYDaily.)

Williamsburg Mayor Paul Freiling offered a message of inclusion in the annual State of the City address Thursday. “We are, and continue to be, an inclusive and welcoming community to all,” said Freiling during his opening remarks.  “Rather than emphasize differences, we will celebrate them.  Rather than excluding anyone, we will look to include everyone. […]

Young cyclists to learn safety at bike rodeo

BikeWalk Williamsburg is partnering with the Williamsburg Police Department and WJCC Schools to present the Bike Rodeo.

Lasso your children and bicycle and bring them to BikeWalk Williamsburg’s Fall Bicycle Rodeo. According to a press release, BikeWalk Williamsburg is partnering with Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools’ Safe Routes to School and the Williamsburg Police Department to present the Fall Bicycle Rodeo. BikeWalk Williamsburg is a non-profit that advocates for the creation of bicycle […]

Police: Woman charged with drug possession after almost hitting gas pump


A woman accused of almost hitting several cars and a gas pump at a Valero in Williamsburg has been charged with possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, according to the Williamsburg Police Department. Williamsburg Police received a call about a blue Chevrolet Impala driving erratically near Lafayette Street and Capitol Landing Road around 3:30 p.m. […]

Williamsburg ranks third in digital savvy for same-sized cities

Take that Stanford and Cornell

Take that, Stanford and Cornell. In a national ranking of cities with digital savvy, Williamsburg was No. 3 among similarly sized localities, beating out Palo Alto, Calif. and Ithaca, N.Y. The 2016 Digital Cities Survey placed Williamsburg just behind Shawnee, Kan., which was No. 2, and Tamarac, Fla., which clinched the top spot for cities with fewer […]

Police: Woman arrested for assaulting law enforcement officer, pot possession

Williamsburg woman faces assault charges

A 35-year-old Williamsburg woman who was arrested Wednesday for assaulting a police officer also faces marijuana possession charges, all stemming from a complaint about her dogs. According to Maj. Greg Riley, a spokesman for the Williamsburg Police Department, at roughly 12:45 p.m., a plainclothes officer responded to the 500 block of Dunning Street, where a […]