‘Losing a legacy:’ James City County to auction family land of disabled veteran

Kimberly Winn stands on her property, which she stands to lose in an auction. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

One day from now, a property that has belonged to one family for five generations will be headed to the auction block. Richmond resident Kimberly Winn stands to lose her family’s two-acre plot in Toano if she cannot write a check for $2,431.67 to James City County by end of business Friday. Winn, a disabled […]

Colonial Williamsburg considers fencing off Historic Area to raise revenue

The Governor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg. (Steve Roberts, Jr./WYDaily)

Strolls down Duke of Gloucester Street may come with an admission fee if the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation follows through with an idea to build a fence — informally presented to members of City Council earlier this month. The Foundation says it’s losing as much $2.3 million annually in profits because tens of thousands of visitors have unpaid access to the […]

Widow, team of lawyers take on Wells Fargo in court


Armed with two attorneys and a no-nonsense attitude, Claudia McDonald is not backing down as she goes head-to-head with banking giant Wells Fargo. Claudia McDonald appeared in the Williamsburg-James City County General District Court Monday afternoon, requesting a judge reopen the case her late husband, Pete, filed against Wells Fargo last September. The widow is asking […]

Jamestown Unearthed: Archaeologists explore tombs at center of 1901 woman-led dig

The interior Memorial Church at Historic Jamestowne. Archaeologists Mary Anna Hartley and Bob Chartrand excavate along the northern wall to the left of the frame. The chancel- the holiest place in the church- lies in the background along the eastern wall. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

In 1901, Mary Jeffery Galt and the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities broke ground on the remnants of a 17th-century church in Jamestown. More than a century later, a team of archaeologists from Preservation Virginia are doing the same. Their goal is to learn as much as they can about the historic churches […]

100-plus rally against Trump’s plan to defund Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts


Area politicians, activists, and environmental groups rallied in Williamsburg Saturday morning against the proposed slashing of all federal funding designated for cleanup programs at the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Nearly 150 people met at College Landing Park on College Creek Saturday to rally in support of keeping the $73 million of funding for the […]

D.C. woman plans to open cat cafe in Williamsburg


A new café may be opening in Williamsburg this spring, and its owner hopes to provide her patrons with tasty snacks, refreshing drinks and some quality time with felines. Meowington’s Café is the name of a prospective new business by Washington, D.C. resident Lauren Baxter. Baxter said her idea is simple: to provide a place […]

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