Virginians, not Pilgrims, held first Thanksgiving

Illustration of Berkeley Hundred from "Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History Volume 10" edited by Benson John Lossing and published in 1912.

On Thursday, in the tradition of the Pilgrims, Americans will bow their heads and give thanks before feasting on turkey, stuffing, and cranberries. However, it may be possible that the first official English Thanksgiving in the New World took place not in Plymouth, Massachusetts but in Hampton Roads. According to Graham Woodlief, president of the […]


Photos: Sneak peek inside Christmas Town

christmastown10-1

Christmas Town doesn’t technically take over Busch Gardens until Friday, but we got a sneak peek inside the park to see what is new this year.   Along with eight million twinkling lights and more than a month of Christmas-themed programming, Christmas Town features many new additions this year, such as a Sesame Street-themed “Forest of […]


Police: Man wanted for trespassing posts video of himself trespassing to Facebook

Sharif Hassan Hill (Courtesy James City County Police Department)

Police are searching for a 20-year-old man wanted for trespassing onto a yard in James City County. Authorities are advising that, due to the suspect’s past record, the public should assume the man is armed. According to Stephanie Williams, spokesperson for the James City County Police Department, Sharif Hassan Hill is wanted for a misdemeanor charge […]


Complete guide to the 2016 general election ballot

Voters mulled constitutional amendments

Election day is less than a week away and with an abundance of candidates and proposed commonwealth constitutional amendments this election’s ballot is more complicated than those of recent years. More so than past years, an election guide is a must, which is why we’ve compiled a comprehensive ballot guide. What you need to know about your […]


Ghost hunters investigate legend of Crawford Road bridge

A bridge over Crawford Road in York County has been the source of countless haunted tales.  The tire tracks under the bridge fits with the urban legend that an apparition jumps from the bridge as cars pass underneath.

Between Halloween, the Day of the Dead, All Saints Day and All Souls Day, the deceased are in the limelight this week. For group of local ghost hunters, however, the dead hold their attention all year long. Virginia Paranormal Investigations, based out of Hampton Roads, researches supposed hauntings throughout the area. According to the organization’s website, […]


Williamsburg Pottery plans major expansion with futuristic theme park

2

A biodome, indoor theme park and virtual reality center will be coming to the Williamsburg Pottery if the company’s Vice President Peter Kao achieves his dream. The Williamsburg Pottery has been a staple of the community since 1938, but a website created in June has revealed that its management may be considering a new attraction for the 750-acre property […]


Williamsburg farmer’s market ranked in nation’s top five

farmers-market

A national contest sponsored by American Farmland Trust (AFT) found the Williamsburg farmer’s market to be one of the highest-rated farmer’s markets in the country. According to a news release from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Williamsburg farmer’s market took fourth place in all categories, which included People’s Choice, Focus on Farmers, […]