Banjos, TV dinners and more: WRL’s spring Talks@2 lecture series unveiled

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Williamsburg Regional Library has announced its spring lineup for the monthly Talks@2 lecture series. The Talks@2 Lecture Series debuted in the spring of 2016, and the series will return in 2017 between January and June, according to a library press release.  The series of presentations is among the most popular programs at the library and features a […]

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation seeks City approval for $40 mil museum expansion

An artist's rendering of the planned entrance to the combined Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum to be built on South Nassau Street. (Photo courtesy Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has submitted a proposal to Williamsburg’s Planning Commission for the rezoning and subsequent $40 million expansion of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, located at 301 Nassau Street. The agenda for the Planning Commission’s Jan. 18 meeting appeared on the City’s website late Friday […]

Williamsburg City Council adopts Hazard Mitigation Plan

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While it may be impossible to predict when a natural disaster will strike, the City of Williamsburg has placed itself in a better position to respond to such hazards. Williamsburg’s City Council adopted the Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan at a meeting Thursday. The plan was created in conjunction with 21 other Hampton Roads municipalities, including […]

Crust shooting case moves to higher court, charges against some men in shooting dropped

John Lee Johnson (Courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

Only two out of seven original charges against a 22-year-old man accused of shooting a security guard at outside the Crust restaurant will continue on to a higher court. Four charges against John Lee Johnson were dismissed Thursday evening in the Williamsburg-James City County General District Court, including two counts of shooting into an occupied […]

Colonial Williamsburg quietly lays off dozens of employees in reorganization effort

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Colonial Williamsburg, the second-largest employer in the city, laid off several dozen employees this week in a move to right its “financial course.” “Like historic sites around the nation,” said Joseph Straw, public relations manager for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. “Colonial Williamsburg museum and hospitality operations have experienced dramatically declined visitation in recent decades, placing […]