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 […]

Driven out: Poverty, justice system strip thousands of right to drive

This article is the first in a three-part series about license suspensions in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Raymond Wright is a banquet chef at the Doubletree Hilton whose life has been severely impacted by the loss of his driving privileges and the burden of his court fines and fees. (Steve Roberts, Jr./WYDaily)

For the past three years, Raymond Wright has worked as a banquet chef at the Williamsburg Doubletree. On a slow day, he’ll feed about 200 mouths. On a busy day, that number can reach 800. He does it all from a stainless steel work desk, topped by a cutting board loaded with fresh heads of […]

‘Swept under the rug,’ local business to close after Rt. 17 construction

Brenda Horton's store in the Washington Square Shopping Center will be closing in 2017. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily.)

As York County businesses get ready to celebrate the end of construction on Route 17, one area business is getting ready to close its doors. Brenda Horton has owned and operated Twice Upon a Time for nearly seven years.  She said she moved her “baby, toddler and maternity second-hand store” into the Washington Square Shopping […]