Drum roll please: Toano smokehouse plans major expansion

This concept art for Two Drummers Smokehouse in Toano shows two angles of the property entrance. (Image courtesy of James City County)

A popular Toano smokehouse plans to seat more people and diversify its menu upon completion of a major expansion. Two Drummers Smokehouse, located at 8864 Richmond Road, has served up barbecue and southern cuisine since 2013. Co-owner and chef Jason Wade said business is “explosive” and Two Drummers wants to keep up with the demand. […]

Colonial Williamsburg names new VP of human resources

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Colonial Williamsburg recently named Nichole McDonald the organization’s new vice president of human resources. McDonald, who boasts more than 20 years of experience in senior human resources management, will take over the position effective Wednesday. Most recently McDonald has served as an executive consultant with The HR Source in Landover, Md. Previously she worked as […]

What’s the buzz? Popular website focuses on Williamsburg

The Buzzfeed team traveled to Williamsburg and took in the sights. (Aubree Lennon/Buzzfeed)

Two articles focusing on Williamsburg were posted on the popular website BuzzFeed last week as part of a tourism promotion. One of the “listicles,” titled “A Tour Of Williamsburg, VA, Through Craft Beer ‘N’ Cocktails,” highlights 11 popular spots in the Historic Triangle where people can enjoy spirits and craft beverages. The other, “We Road-Tripped […]

Community continuing to raise funds for slain man’s family

Gabriel "Gabe" Ryan Maness (left) with his wife Kristy Maness (Photo courtesy of Rick Maness)

Local businesses and churches are organizing fundraisers to support the family of Gabriel Maness, the 34-year-old Providence Forge man who was shot and killed last month inside a supermarket in James City County. Maness died April 17 after being shot inside the Norge Farm Fresh store at 115 Norge Lane. Brian Alan Hicks, 55, of Woodbridge, faces […]

Colonial Williamsburg names new VP of development

Jim Thomas has been named Colonial Williamsburg's new Vice President of Development. (Courtesy Colonial Williamsburg)

Colonial Williamsburg recently welcomed James Thomas as the organization’s new vice president of development. Thomas, who officially takes over the position July 1, comes to Colonial Williamsburg from Western Michigan University, where he served as vice president for development and alumni relations and executive director of the Western Michigan University Foundation. In those capacities Thomas […]

School Board to Discuss Rawls Byrd ES Name Change at May 24 Meeting

Lois Hornsby, a retired educator and the namesake of Hornsby Middle School, shares her experience with Rawls Byrd during the May 10, 2016 WJCC School Board meeting. (Kirsten Petersen/ WYDaily)

Williamsburg-James City County School Board Chairman Jim Kelly (Jamestown) asked Superintendent Steven Constantino to prepare a discussion item for the board’s May 24 meeting regarding the renaming Rawls Byrd Elementary School. During Board member comments Tuesday night, Kelly confirmed with Constantino that the school division has already begun looking into the policies and procedures related […]