Activists, local politicians join forces to hold ‘Save the Bay’ rally Saturday


Activists and elected officials are teaming-up to host a “Save the Bay’ rally in Williamsburg Saturday to protest a proposed slashing of all federal funding designated for clean-up programs at the Chesapeake Bay and its estuaries. The $73 million budget allocation slated to be cut under President Trump’s proposed federal budget for fiscal year 2018, […]

City in contract to purchase Capitol Landing Road shopping center


City officials have identified the Capitol Landing Center as ripe for redevelopment and have approved $770,000 to purchase the parcel as soon as this summer. According to Michele DeWitt, Economic Development Director for the City of Williamsburg, City Council has entered into a contract to purchase the site at the intersection of Capitol Landing Road […]

Major street paving project to begin this month

Re-paving and widening of the south shoulder of Franklin Farm Road near Tranquility Lane in the Franklin Farm section of Oak Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia. (File photo)

Select streets in the City of Williamsburg will be repaved before the end of the summer. Williamsburg City Manager Marvin Collins will be providing a report on the project to City Council March 9, according to meeting documents.  The four primary roads set for repaving are Bypass Road, Page Street, Lafayette Street and Henry Street. Side […]

Revolutionary spy series ‘TURN’ to film in Williamsburg Monday

Revolutionary spy caper

Another day, another Revolutionary-era costume drama. Colonial Williamsburg will get a star turn in a spy series Monday, so don’t be surprised if you bump into a production crew. AMC’s Revolutionary-era show, “TURN: Washington’s Spies,” will be back in the historic city for a day of filming Monday, March 6, according to a release from the […]

NASA colleague of real-life ‘Hidden Figures’ to speak at Kimball Theatre

Mary Jackson at Langley

The film “Hidden Figures” highlights the careers of three African-American NASA employees who overcame discrimination to help put Americans in space.  Nearly 50 years after Neil Armstrong took a giant leap for mankind, a NASA employee who once worked with the film’s real-life protagonists will be introducing the film at the Kimball Theatre. According to […]

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 […]

D.C. woman plans to open cat cafe in Williamsburg


A new café may be opening in Williamsburg this spring, and its owner hopes to provide her patrons with tasty snacks, refreshing drinks and some quality time with felines. Meowington’s Café is the name of a prospective new business by Washington, D.C. resident Lauren Baxter. Baxter said her idea is simple: to provide a place […]