After two years, a death in the shadows shines light on homelessness in Historic Triangle

An undated photo of Thomas Jerry Millirons (Courtesy Fred Liggin IV)

Two years ago on April 25, police found 50-year-old Thomas Jerry Millirons deceased behind a Zaxby’s restaurant in Williamsburg. Nicknamed “Tommy,” Millirons was homeless, fighting alcoholism, and had just moved out of a makeshift camp in the woods behind the Williamsburg Crossing shopping center on John Tyler Highway. He was also seven months sober, loved riding […]

Harris Teeter hash browns under recall for potential golf ball pieces

Frozen hash browns from Harris Teeter in several southern states, including North Carolina, are being recalled because golf balls were harvested with potatoes by McCain Foods. (file photo)

McCain Foods USA Inc. announced Monday it is voluntarily recalling retail, frozen hash brown products that may be contaminated with pieces of golf ball materials. Among the products said to be affected are Harris Teeter frozen hash browns distributed in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia and Maryland. Also affected are  browns sold […]

Williamsburg in talks to raise tax on dining out

Williamsburg Economic Development Authority Chairman and co-owner of the Blue Talon Bistro, Adam Steely. (Steve Roberts, Jr./WYDaily)

The City of Williamsburg could soon be turning your T-bone steak into a cash cow. Williamsburg is currently in talks about the possibility of increasing taxes on dining out in the city. According to a City Manager’s report presented to City Council April 10, increasing meal and room taxes are two of three taxes under […]

Williamsburg Art Gallery named best in Virginia

The Williamsburg Art Gallery in Merchants Square was named the best gallery in Virginia by the American Art Awards. (Courtesy Google)

Historic Triangle residents do not have to travel far to visit the best collection of art in the commonwealth. The American Art Awards has selected the Williamsburg Art Gallery in Merchants Square as the best gallery in Virginia, according to the Huffington Post. “We are thrilled with this news,” said Williamsburg Art Gallery Director Gulay […]

Posh amenities designed to keep Edgeworth Park residents ‘active & engaged’

(Courtesy Edgeworth Park Senior Living)

On opening day for Edgeworth Park Senior Living in New Town, residents had a chance to enjoy a variety of posh amenities — beauty salon, music room, library, fitness room and a computer center to name a few.  Sounds like it’s a resort, but the recently launched assisted living community for seniors citizens, including those […]

Report: Deaf, mute man accused in 2005 murder remains ‘unrestorably incompetent’

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

A report from Central State Hospital this month states a deaf and mute man who allegedly killed a 16-year-old girl in 2005 remains incompetent to stand trial. The April 19 report states Oswaldo Martinez, 46, is “unrestorably” incompetent and doctors expect that to “continue indefinitely,” defense attorney Tim Clancy said Monday. The report was prepared […]

Peninsula health officials seek dog after biting incident in James City County

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Authorities are searching for a dog last seen in the Wellington subdivision of James City County after the dog bit a person last Saturday, according to a news release from the Peninsula Health District. Incident took place in the vicinity of Guildford Lane during the evening hours, according to the release. The canine has been […]

Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center unveils new face in Arts District

The newly renovated Blue Building. (Photo courtesy of WCAC)

The Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center invites the Greater Williamsburg Community to join in a grand reopening on Tuesday, April 25, at the Blue Building on 110 Westover Avenue in the Arts District. Presided over by WCAC President Janis Wood and Williamsburg Mayor Paul Freiling, festivities will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. with refreshments, opportunities to […]

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