Local travel agents are ‘back in the picture’ and seeing more business

Instead of falling down that travel wormhole on the worldwide web, residents in Hampton Roads are starting to look for a local solution when it comes to planning and executing their travel dreams.

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Name your own price for that hotel stay. Be sure to compare all those rental car quotes. Then scour the internet for hours looking for reviews, advice and the best travel package deal imaginable. Does this sound familiar? For the last two decades, this is how many American consumers planned their trips to Europe, the […]


Photos: William & Mary students lobby legislators in Richmond

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Students from the College of William & Mary made the trek to Richmond on Tuesday to lobby state legislators on issues that matter to them. They went to the capital to lobby for more need-based financial support. They met Gov. Terry McAuliffe and his dog. They urged legislators to maintain funding for institutions of higher education. And they registered […]


‘We thought she was a friend’: Williamsburg housekeeper sentenced for stealing $550,000 from elderly man

Dana Morris, 42, was sentenced to more than 3 years in prison for stealing more than $550,000 from an elderly Williamsburg man while working as his housekeeper. (Courtesy of Pete McDonald)

When 83-year-old Pete McDonald hired Dana Morris he thought he was getting a housekeeper for his Williamsburg Landing home. The agreement was this: Morris, 42, would come to Pete McDonald’s home for about eight hours every week to clean up the clutter and pick up his mail. In return, Pete McDonald paid Morris $400 a […]


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 […]


Police seek suspect in armed robbery at Williamsburg motel

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Police are seeking a man who they believe robbed a woman at a Williamsburg motel Tuesday night. A woman reported to police that she was waiting for a friend in a motel room in the 3000 block of Richmond Road around 10:10 p.m. when a person knocked on her door, Williamsburg Police Department Spokesman Maj. […]


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

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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 […]


Williamsburg’s little-known Civil War battlefield has connections to local history

Increased visitation and volunteerism has raised awareness of Williamsburg’s brush with the Civil War.

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For years, Williamsburg’s Civil War history has lived in the shadow of better-known attractions situated nearby. But local historians and preservationists have made strides in recent years to right that imbalance by showcasing opportunities to enjoy the preserved parts of this hidden history and by adding to the protected portions of the sprawling battlefield. Even […]


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