Handel’s Ice Cream closes in Lightfoot, may be replaced by AutoZone

Handel's Ice Cream vacant building sits idle along Richmond Road. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

Fans of Handel’s Ice Cream will need to find a new location to enjoy frozen treats this year.  Handel’s, located on Richmond Road in Lightfoot, will be demolished if a proposal is approved by James City County’s Development Review Committee, according to Planning Director Paul Holt.   A preliminary site plan, acquired by WYDaily, indicates the […]


Del. Mullin introduces bills aimed at removing derelict vehicles, reshaping City housing commission

(Courtesy Mike Mullin for House of Delegates/Katherine Sparks)

Sixty-three days after Mike Mullin was elected Delegate for the 93rd District of the House of Delegates, Mullin has introduced legislation to the General Assembly that will fulfill two very different requests from the City of Williamsburg and James City County. One of the proposed bills will allow James City County to address its ongoing […]


Police: Car stolen during storm found stuck in snow bank

Merrimac Trail is blanketed in snow Jan. 22, 2016. (Elizabeth Hornsby/WYDaily)

Williamsburg Police are investigating the theft of a vehicle that was later found stuck in a snow bank during a winter storm Saturday.  Police responded to an apartment in the 500 block of York Street around 4:50 a.m. Saturday after a man reported his car was missing, Williamsburg Police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley said. The man […]


Williamsburg couple arrested for firing Glock at dirt pile

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A couple was arrested and released on a summons Thursday night after firing a 9mm Glock handgun into a pile of dirt outside their Williamsburg apartment, police say. According to Maj. Greg Riley of the Williamsburg Police Department, 31-year-old Daniel Todd Gular and 29-year-old Rachel Rea Burks of Williamsburg are facing charges of violating a […]


Local father overcomes stutter with help of family, community and ‘Goodnight Moon’

Brian Sellers, who spent most of his life challenged by stuttering, relishes his newfound ability to read bedtime stories to his children. (Courtesy Heather Sellers)

Four years ago, Brian Sellers couldn’t read “Goodnight Moon” to his two-year-old daughter. The harder he tried, the more he struggled. Finally, his daughter requested that her mother read to her at bedtime. It was a difficult reality for Sellers. The rejection by his daughter wasn’t based on Sellers’ literacy — it was because Sellers […]


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