‘Sea of plastic cups,’ City residents criticize W&M plan to move dorm to Midtown

The two-story Days Inn, owned by Jalaram of Williamsburg, Inc., is approximately 38,600 square feet (plus a 3,800-square-foot basement) and sits on 1.609 acres.  (Stephen Salpukas/W&M)

An upcoming decision by the City of Williamsburg could place up to 180 William and Mary students into a new dormitory just south of Midtown.  Williamsburg’s Planning Commission will host a public hearing Wednesday before voting on whether to recommend the William and Mary Real Estate Foundation’s proposal to redesign a Days Inn on Richmond […]

For VPRJ inmates, kitchen is place of ‘love, patience and tolerance’

Food Service Manager Tina Cowles-Perkins supervises inmates as they fill food trays Feb. 9. VPRJ policy does not allow photos to be taken of inmates' faces without written permission. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)

Friday morning was like any other morning in the last eight months for 41-year-old Charles Williams. Williams woke up at 3:30 a.m., put on his bright white work uniform, walked down the hallway and clocked in. For the next eight hours, Williams bustled around an industrial gray kitchen, cooking breakfast and taco lunch for over 450 men and women. Like […]

Williamsburg Shopping Center sells for $13.3 mil, City hopes for economic development


Williamsburg Shopping Center is under new management, and both the city and the new owners see great potential for the property. The midtown Shopping Center was purchased by the Maryland-based Broad Street Realty, LLC, according to Williamsburg Economic Director Michele Mixner Dewitt. The sale was finalized Jan. 6, 2017 for $13.3 million. “Williamsburg Shopping Center […]

Colonial Williamsburg welcomes its first Revolutionary in Residence

Michael Twitty at work in the Peyton Randolph House kitchen in the Historic Area. (Courtesy Joe Straw)

Colonial Williamsburg is launching a new Revolutionaries in Residence program, and its first resident will be an acclaimed culinary historian and author. The Revolutionary City will host modern-day innovators “with fresh perspectives that capture the spirit and relevance of its founding era” as a part of the Revolutionaries in Residence program, according to a press […]

Women’s march in Williamsburg a family affair

James City County residents Michelle Alexander and Stacey Long each brought out their children to the march to watch "democracy in action." (Steve Roberts, Jr./WYDaily).

The day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, hundreds of residents from the greater Williamsburg area took to marching on Duke of Gloucester Street in Williamsburg to show support for women’s rights. The diverse protest was filled with people of all races, ages, and sizes. Organizers said they had expected only 50 of their closest […]

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 […]