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 […]


88-year-old Navy veteran from Williamsburg fulfills wish of a lifetime at Naval Station

Jim Salvatore trained with a physical therapist for several months to transition from a walker to a cane in order to board the submarine. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy Chief Mass Communication Specialist Darryl Wood)

Since Jim Salvatore was eight years old, he has dreamed of stepping foot on a Navy submarine. This past Saturday that dream became a reality thanks to Wish of a Lifetime (WOL), a non-profit organization that grants wishes to seniors. In partnership with SCA, a global hygiene company, and Brookdale Senior Living where Salvatore resides in […]


Police seek man accused of stealing church’s master key

The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in identifying a man accused of stealing a church's master key. (Courtesy of York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office)

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man believed to have stolen a master key to the Yorkminster Presbyterian Church in York County. An unidentified man entered the preschool office at the church around 11:30 a.m. Nov. 27 and took the master key to the building, according to a York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office Facebook post. […]


Sen. Norment to represent corrections director charged with invasion of privacy

The invasion of privacy case against the current director of Colonial Community Corrections was continued a hearing at the Williamsburg-James City County District Court Friday morning. According to District Court Judge Colleen Killilea, the case was continued after the defendant, Harold Diggs III, 51, changed defense attorneys. He will now be represented by Senator Tommy […]