Dropout Rate Falls in Local Schools

The dropout rate went down in 2012 in both Williamsburg-James City County and York County schools. The Virginia Department of Education released graduation rate data for the Class of 2012 on Tuesday. The statewide dropout rate fell to 6.5 percent for the class of 2012, compared with 7.2 percent for the class of 2011. Over […]


JCC Supes Vote to Return to Staggered Terms

James City County’s Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 Tuesday night to bring back staggered election terms. In December last year, Republicans still had a majority on the Board; at the time, they voted to end staggered terms. Before that vote, the Jamestown and Powhatan district elections happened in the same year, and the next three […]


Candidate Q&A: John Wright – Jamestown District Supervisor

WYDaily asked candidates on the ballot for the James City County Jamestown District special election to respond to a few questions so readers can get a feeling for where they stand on issues. Here we interview Jamestown District candidate John Wright III. Can you quickly share your age, family and professional background? Republican candidate John […]


Candidate Q&A: Jim Icenhour – Jamestown District Supervisor

WYDaily asked candidates on the ballot for James City County’s Jamestown District special election to respond to a few questions so readers can get a feeling for where they stand on issues. Here we interview Powhatan Supervisor and Jamestown District candidate Jim Icenhour. Can you quickly share your age, family, and professional background? My age […]


George Allen to Hold Town Hall Meeting Thursday

Republican U.S. Senate candidate George Allen will hold a town-hall style meeting Thursday in Williamsburg. Allen will answer questions and give a campaign update. The event is free and open to the public. Allen is a former U.S. Senator who served in the role from 2001 to 2007, and a former governor of Virginia, a […]


Father and Son to Sign Books Side-by-Side

One summer, Jeff Wilson was working on a new book when his then 8-year-old son, Connor, declared he had an idea for a book. Wanting to encourage his son, Jeff told Connor that if he really made an effort, he would help his son edit the book and would send it to an agent. Connor […]


Hotel Occupancy Up for 3rd Quarter

Hotel occupancy numbers and revenues for the third quarter of the year were up over last year, following on a nearly year-long upward trend, but numbers are still significantly lower than almost a decade ago. The Williamsburg market saw a 7.7 percent increase in revenues and a 4.9 percent increase in room demand in the […]


JCC Supe Asks Board to Postpone Staggered Terms Vote

James City County Supervisor Jim Kennedy has been absent from several recent meetings due to health issues, but expects to return soon – though possibly not before the Board votes on a hot-button issue. Kennedy left during the Sept. 11 board meeting and has missed the subsequent meetings since that time. He has had four […]