DomPower: Skiffes Creek necessary to avoid rolling blackouts or worse

What the proposed Skiffes Creek project would look like from the East end of Jamestown Island looking Southeast, according to Dominion Power. Courtesy of Dominion Power.

Dominion Power has raised the spectre of a total blackout to 150,000 customers on the peninsula as part of a contingency plan in an “extreme case scenario.” The power company released an update to the Skiffes Creek transmission line project Friday which suggested it was working with partners to plan a “Remedial Action Scheme.” If […]

Del. Mullin introduces bills aimed at removing derelict vehicles, reshaping City housing commission

(Courtesy Mike Mullin for House of Delegates/Katherine Sparks)

Sixty-three days after Mike Mullin was elected Delegate for the 93rd District of the House of Delegates, Mullin has introduced legislation to the General Assembly that will fulfill two very different requests from the City of Williamsburg and James City County. One of the proposed bills will allow James City County to address its ongoing […]

Police: Man arrested after drunkenly speeding 32 mph over limit with 7 passengers, including 14-year-old

Brian Ngo, 45 (Courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

A 45-year-old James City County man was arrested Jan. 2 after police say he was driving under the influence with seven other passengers in a minivan. Brian Dihn Ngo is charged with driving under the influence-second offense, reckless driving and child neglect, according to James City County Police spokeswoman Stephanie Williams. Police officers stopped the […]

Police: Man charged after striking concrete barrier in van with stolen plates

Vincent Bradlee Whitman (Courtesy VPRJ)

A Newport News man was arrested Tuesday night after police found him driving a vehicle with stolen license plates, police said. Vincent Bradlee Whitman, 30, is charged with larceny- third offense, driving suspended, defective equipment and a vehicle registration violation, according to Williamsburg Police Department spokesman Maj. Greg Riley. Around 10 p.m. Tuesday night, police […]

Historic Triangle offers Christmas tree pickup, recycling options

Oh Christmas Tree

If your Christmas tree has shed so many needles it looks more Charlie Brown than Martha Stewart, it may be time to think about getting it to the curb. Historic Triangle residents have a few options, including some environmentally friendly ones. James City County Free Christmas tree recycling is available for residents through Jan. 31 during […]

Holiday closings in the Historic Triangle

The interior of the WATA trolley decorated for the holidays. (Courtesy WATA)

Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on Sunday this year and that means three- and even four-day weekends for some public employees. For others, it might mean a bit of confusion. Locally, the shutdowns begin as early as noon on Thursday, Dec. 22 in York County’s courts. Some government facilities and offices in the Historic Triangle will […]

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