Crews extinguish fire in vacant building at Eastern State Hospital

James City County fire crews responded to Eastern State Hospital Sunday, April 9 after a vacant building caught fire. (Courtesy James City County Fire Department)

James City County firefighters spent several hours at Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg Sunday evening after an older vacant building caught fire, according to a James City County news release. Fire crews were called to the scene around 6 p.m. for a report of smoke coming from one of the hospital’s unused buildings, the release said. […]

Taylor family farm land-use application moves forward

A house on the Taylor family's property sits in a large farm field on Richmond Road in Toano. (Sarah Fearing/WYDaily)

For nearly three years, the Taylor family has worked to secure alternatives for the future of their 217-acre swath of farmland at near Anderson’s Corner in Toano. Family members from multiple generations have written letters, attended and spoken at county board and commission meetings, and worked with planning staff to find a suitable alternative for […]

Court indicts man who allegedly raped, strangled woman in parked car in Norge


A rape and strangulation case against a James City County man has resurfaced in a higher court, a little more than a month after prosecutors dropped the same charges.  Prosecutors dropped rape and strangulation charges against Christopher Rashad Johnson in the Williamsburg-James City County General District Court in February, only to bring them back in circuit […]

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