Hotel slated to become new W&M dorms robbed by Williamsburg man, police say

(Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

Police arrested a Williamsburg man Tuesday for allegedly stealing more than $200 after breaking into the Days Inn on Richmond Road — the same property slated for summer renovation into new dorms for the College of William and Mary. Peter Daniel Biles, 41 was charged Tuesday with burglary and grand larceny. He was transported to Virginia […]

Hampton University and WRL to partner on preserving African American history

African American laborers near a coal wharf in Alexandria. (Courtesy U.S. National Archives)

Hampton University needs your help. Williamsburg Regional Library announced it is supporting a Hampton University project with the goal of preserving historical papers within the local African American community. The aim of the project is to scan and digitally preserve private documents that highlight African American history within Hampton Roads. Residents interested in participating in […]

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 […]