Executive Order leaves William & Mary student stranded abroad

First-year William and Mary students exit the Wren Building during 2016 Convocation.  President Reveley stand to the left and looks on. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order Friday temporarily banning the entry of citizens from seven countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen –and the order is already affecting communities in the Historic Triangle. William and Mary’s Director of News & Media Suzanne Seurattan said some of the college’s students are directly […]

Williamsburg Shopping Center sells for $13.3 mil, City hopes for economic development


Williamsburg Shopping Center is under new management, and both the city and the new owners see great potential for the property. The midtown Shopping Center was purchased by the Maryland-based Broad Street Realty, LLC, according to Williamsburg Economic Director Michele Mixner Dewitt. The sale was finalized Jan. 6, 2017 for $13.3 million. “Williamsburg Shopping Center […]

Colonial Williamsburg welcomes its first Revolutionary in Residence

Michael Twitty at work in the Peyton Randolph House kitchen in the Historic Area. (Courtesy Joe Straw)

Colonial Williamsburg is launching a new Revolutionaries in Residence program, and its first resident will be an acclaimed culinary historian and author. The Revolutionary City will host modern-day innovators “with fresh perspectives that capture the spirit and relevance of its founding era” as a part of the Revolutionaries in Residence program, according to a press […]

UPDATE: Lead levels in Jefferson Hall water now below action level, W&M officials say

Jefferson Hall. (Courtesy William and Mary)

Update Feb. 3: There are no longer “threshold levels” of lead in William & Mary’s Jefferson Hall, according to officials. William & Mary’s Environment, Health & Safety office has retested water in the residence hall and all new samples tested below the Environmental Protection Agency action level of 0.015 milligrams of lead per liter of water, according to […]

Defendant enters guilty plea for Henry Street shooting

Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse (Sarah Fearing/WYDaily)

Barhamsville’s Marques Raquan Stephens-Graves pleaded guilty Thursday to possession of a firearm by a nonviolent felon in relation to a September 2015 shooting in Williamsburg. Stephens-Graves, 20, entered into a plea agreement with the prosecution at Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court Thursday afternoon.   Stephens-Graves had initially been charged with two counts of firing into an […]