W&M Lecture to Explore Benefits of Humor

Being the class clown has long had a bad connotation, but a William & Mary professor will explore how humor is healthy in an upcoming public lecture. Chair and Professor of Religious Studies John Morreall will present a talk titled, “What’s So Funny? The Nature and Value of Humor” at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 in […]


Hometown: TNCC President to Talk Progress at Neighborhood Council

The Neighborhood Council of Williamsburg will discuss the Historic Triangle campus of Thomas Nelson Community College at its Saturday meeting. The council meets from 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Quarterpath Recreation Center, located at 202 Quarterpath Road. Meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend. TNCC President John Dever will be […]


Hotel Association Cuts Call Center

The Williamsburg Hotel Motel Association suspended its customer call center in mid-August due to a lack of funding. The WHMA had run its call center, which offered local assistance to visitors with questions about the area, since 1976. Since the Williamsburg Area Destination Marketing Committee (a regional destination marketing entity comprised of local government and […]


WATA to Move Courthouse Stop

A Williamsburg Area Transit Authority (WATA) bus stop will move temporarily starting Wednesday. Due to scheduled repaving on Courthouse Road at the Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse, WATA will temporarily move the stop on Wednesday and Thursday. The stop will move from in front of the courthouse steps to the corner of Courthouse Road and Monticello […]


Circuit Court Hears Garrett Oyster Case

Lawyers for York County and resident Greg Garrett debated Friday whether he needed a permit to commercially farm and harvest oysters at his home. Friday’s hearing was the second case concerning oyster farming in residential zones argued in York-Poquoson Circuit Court this week. Both cases will be decided by Judge Alfred Swersky, a retired Circuit […]


JCC Notebook: Planning Commission to Meet and More

News in the county this week includes a notice about a drunk driving push, upcoming Planning Commission and Planning Commission Policy Committee meetings and a reminder about some Parks and Recreation events scheduled in the next week or so. Read on for details. Drunk Driving Enforcement Push This Weekend The James City County Police are […]