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A bridge on Route 143 over Queens Creek is considered structurally deficient by VDOT inspectors. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Google Maps)

60 bridges in Hampton Roads are ‘structurally deficient’ — what does that mean?

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Earlier this year, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association released a report on the bridges in Virginia, showing more than 600 of the...
The Tequila Rose sits vacant on Merrimac Trail in James City County in a June 2018 Google Maps image. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Google Maps)

Preventing vacant businesses in the Historic Triangle a challenge — here’s what might save them

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For some businesses along Merrimac Trail and Second Street, business is booming. Virginia Beer Co. continuously crafts new brews for customers; Shorty’s bustles daily with a...
Long John Silver's on Merrimac Trail has closed its doors. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)

After 42 years, Long John Silver’s closes in Williamsburg

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After 42 years in business, a Merrimac Trail staple has closed its doors. Long John Silver’s, 736 Merrimac Trail, is now closed, according to several...
A Dollar General is slated to be built along Merrimac Trail near the intersection of Penniman Road. (WYDaily/Courtesy Google Maps)

What’s coming to Merrimac Trail near Emily’s Donuts?

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If you’ve driven near the intersection of Merrimac Trail and Penniman Road recently, you may have seen some new activity. In between Emily’s Donuts and...
Shoofly Dairy Bar would be another business located in the district. (WYDaily/File Photo)

This couple is bringing all-natural ingredients to the old Queen Anne Dari-Snak

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At the end of several difficult years, Beth and Dave Hertzler found solace in a small, blue building on the side of Merrimac Trail. At...
The new church for Williamsburg Community Chapel will move into a parcel in the Town and Country Shopping Center on Merrrimac Trail. (WYDaily/ Courtesy Google Maps)

There’s going to be a new church on Merrimac Trail, and people are already wanting to join

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A church is more than a building, it’s a community. The Williamsburg Community Chapel has leased a new space in Williamsburg to expand their services...
Raekwon Lamont Jones (WYDaily photo/Courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

Williamsburg man arrested after elderly woman injured in York hit-and-run

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YORK — A Williamsburg man is in custody after an 86-year-old woman was hit while walking along a York County road, the York-Poquoson Sheriff's...
Firefighters responded to a structure fire on Merrimac Trail Friday morning. (Courtesy photo/Larry W. Snyder, Jr.)

Merrimac Trail fire affects three apartments; 12 people displaced

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A dozen people and four pets were displaced by a fire early Friday at a Williamsburg apartment complex. Smoke was coming from the front of...