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 […]

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 […]

JCC granted 10-year ‘stopgap’ to find sustainable water source

JCC is considering the Chickahominy River as a potential water supply source for the county. (CDM Smith/JCC)

James City County has secured a permit from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality that city staff believe will provide the county with a source of drinking water for the next decade. County Administrator Bryan Hill and James City Service Authority General Manager Doug Powell announced the permit at last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting. […]

VDOT: weekly lane closures affect Historic Triangle

(Photo courtesy VDOT)

The Virginia Department of Transportation has released its weekly lane closures report, and many scheduled traffic patterns will affect the Historic Triangle. Traffic shifts and single-lane closures will take place on route I-64 as a part of the ongoing widening project, according to a press release.  These changes will take place on both east- and […]

JCC explains new food truck regulations

The Norfolk-based Karnage Asada is the first food truck to apply for a permit to operate regularly in York County. (Image courtesy of Karnage Asada)

With spring on the horizon, James City County residents can expect to see food trucks operating in new locations once warm weather arrives. James City County’s Board of Supervisors voted to permit the operation of food trucks in November and December. The county issued a press release Friday to help citizens understand how food trucks […]

Republican JCC Supervisor Hipple denied admittance to Republican Committee

JCC Supervisor Michael Hipple. (File photo)

After a Wednesday night vote, career Republican and James City County Supervisor Michael Hipple was denied admittance to the county’s Republican Committee. “I was voted out not because I disagreed with the Republican philosophy, but because I disagreed with a few people,” Hipple said. “It was a personal thing from the leadership from the local party.” […]