Local students, lawmakers mobilize as Trump takes office

A fence ten-feet-tall surrounded the crowd and provided the security forces more control over the flow of people at the event. Onlookers within the fenced in area could look at the televised event on a monitor attached to a booming sound system, or they could stand at the front of the fence and look over the events from a safe distance. (Steve Roberts, Jr./WYDaily)

Early morning rain did little to dampen the deep tension between the hundreds of thousands of supporters and protesters of President Donald Trump, who had flocked to the nation’s capital for the 58th presidential inauguration Friday. Sidewalks were crammed with supporters of the incoming president and many sported iconic red “Make America Great Again” hats. […]

‘Threshold level’ of lead detected in W&M dormitory tap water

Jefferson Hall. (Courtesy William and Mary)

Students living in William and Mary’s Jefferson Hall have been alerted that a “threshold level” of lead has been detected in the dormitory’s tap water. William and Mary students received an email from Deb Boykin, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Residence Life, Friday afternoon regarding drinking water in campus residences.  According […]

Booming wine industry boosts Virginia economy

A recent study has shown the economic impact of Virginia’s growing wine industry has increased 82 percent in five years. (Courtesy Williamsburg Winery)

Wine lovers, rejoice! Virginia’s wineries have become a flourishing part of our state’s economy. A recent study has shown the economic impact of Virginia’s growing wine industry has increased 82 percent in five years, contributing more than $1.37 billion dollars to Virginia’s economy in 2015 alone, according to a Governor’s Office news release. Gov. Terry […]

Busch Gardens to debut its first wooden coaster

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Roller coaster enthusiasts have a new reason to put Williamsburg on their bucket lists. Busch Gardens will unveil its first wooden roller coaster this spring, according to a release. Known as “the InvadR,” the ride will offer nine air-time hills, including one 74-foot drop at a speed of almost 50 miles per hour. The park […]

Art at the River Committee calls for artists

(Courtesy Art at the River Committee)

Yorktown’s annual Art at the River Juried Art Show takes place on May 7, but an important deadline for artists wishing to participate will arrive before the end of January. Artists must submit their applications by Jan. 30, according to a press release from the Art at the River Committee. The application fee is $30 and the application […]

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 […]

Williamburg planners discuss future priorities for city, highlight 34 major projects

The Planning Commission's meeting took place at the Stryker Center Wednesday. (City of Williamsburg)

Assistant City Manager Andrew Trivette provided Williamsburg’s Planning Commission with a presentation to review the progress of the Capital Improvement Plan at their monthly meeting Wednesday afternoon. The CIP refers to any capital improvement that is scheduled for completion within the next five years, according to a meeting memo. The city defines a capital expense […]