Judge Rules in Favor of York Oyster Farmers

A judge issued a ruling Friday that York County residents Greg Garrett and Anthony Bavuso did not need permits to commercially farm and harvest oysters at home. The judge’s opinion reverses earlier decisions by the Board of Zoning Appeals. In January, the BZA found Garrett in violation of operating an at-home aquaculture business without a […]

WRHA Gets New Commissioners, Interim Director

It’s been a week of transition for the Williamsburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority, which gained a new Board of Commissioners the same day longtime Executive Director Andy Hungerman died. Hungerman, 71, was present Monday when Council formally took over the WRHA.  Hungerman led the housing authority from 2007 to the present, and in a memo […]

JCC Notebook: Shred Personal Documents Saturday, Police Take Home Awards, and More

Saturday, the police are hosting a Shred-A-Thon to help citizens safely dispose of personal papers; the Police Department picked up two awards recently; and the registrar has some reminders about how to use absentee ballots. Read on for details. Shred-A-Thon The County Police Department is hosting a Shred-A-Thon Saturday to help citizens dispose of personal […]

‘Unfounded’ Incident Led to Yorktown Schools’ Lockdown

Students at Yorktown Elementary, Yorktown Middle and York High schools were under lockdown for approximately 40 minutes Friday afternoon as police investigated a possible shooting in the vicinity of the schools. York Poquoson Sheriff’s Lt. Dennis Ivey, Jr., said in a press release that at 1:23 p.m. a driver reported his passenger window had shattered […]

Health District Seeks Cat in Stonegate Biting Incident

The Peninsula Health District is looking for a black-and-white cat that bit a person Wednesday near the Stonegate subdivision of James City County. The cat has a pink collar with a bell on it. It bit someone Wednesday in the vicinity of Stonegate, near Topping Circle off Avon Drive. If the cat is not found, the […]

WATA to Temporarily Shift Courthouse Stop Saturday

The Williamsburg Area Transit Authority (WATA) will temporarily move its Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse stop Saturday. The stop will be moved to the corner of Monticello Avenue and Courthouse Road between 9 a.m. and noon to make room for the James City County Shred-A-Thon. Call WATA at 220-5493 for more information.

Obama Confirmed for Williamsburg

The White House confirmed Thursday that President Barack Obama will be in Williamsburg this weekend. Late last week, Lynn Sweet, Washington bureau chief Chicago Sun-Times, blogged that the president would travel to Williamsburg to practice for his Oct. 16 upcoming debate with Republican candidate Mitt Romney. The White House Press Office confirmed yesterday the president […]

Williamsburg Police Seek Missing Man

Williamburg police are looking for a missing man who was last seen at his home in the 1000 block of West Gate Circle on Wednesday afternoon. Coto Mullen is a 30-year-old black male, about 5’11” tall and weighing approximately 283 pounds. He was last seen wearing gray sweat pants and sweatshirt. Police have no indication […]