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Colonial Williamsburg to outsource jobs, 71 laid off

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation will outsource a number of its commercial interests that will put 71 people out of work by the end of the year, with another 262 employees potentially affected by the changes announced Thursday by foundation president Mitchell Reiss. The outsourcing includes...

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  • Police Blotter for June 24

    Police Blotter for June 24

    York County •Brent P. Williamson, 31, June 11, violate protective orders, breaking and entering with intent to commit felony, threat by letter, communication or electronic message. •Daquan L. Ford, 19, June 12, attempt to commit noncapital offense, credit card fraud. •Robert A. Toombs, 52, June...

  • Last Word on taxes, June 24

    Last Word on taxes, June 24

    Affordable housing There is no affordable housing in James City County for most of the hospitality, tourism or retail workers. We desperately need some small, 1,000- to 1,500-square-foot homes without all the fancy amenities on lots big enough to plant gardens and for children to play in. City...

  • James City supervisors will get transportation update

    Supervisors to get transportation update

  • Ford's Colony golf course gets new greens

    Ford's Colony golf course gets new greens

    One of Ford's Colony golf courses will have a new look in September. Ford's Colony's owner is installing champion bermudagrass on the greens along the Marsh Hawk golf course. The turf is something golfers will only find in Ford's Colony, unless they want to travel to beyond the Peninsula, said...

  • Community celebrates food, life of Tom Power

    Community celebrates food, life of Tom Power

    A Williamsburg icon recently passed away, but when the community gathered at the Kimball Theatre Wednesday for a screening planned in part to honor him, the air was full of life. People enjoyed beers, conversations and laughs in memory of the life and legacy of business owner Tom Power. The theater's...

  • VGTV: June 23

    VGTV: June 23

    In this edition of VGTV, an event at the Kimball Theatre honors the life of Tom Power, who owned the Cheese Shop and the Fat Canary. A new tire store, Discount Tire, is under construction off of Richmond Road.

  • Fort Eustis training exercise will include flares, blank ammunition

    Fort Eustis training exercise will include flares, blank ammunition

    A maritime training exercise will be conducted 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Tuesday at Fort Eustis, according to a news release from the media operations for the Newport News base. The training will include flares and firing blank ammunition, the news release said. Some local residents may...

  • Rain forecast for Funhouse Fest weekend

    Rain forecast for Funhouse Fest weekend

    Those planning to check out Bruce Hornsby’s Funhouse Fest may want to bring their raincoats, at least on Friday and Saturday. The festival kicks off Friday, with an expected high temperature around 88 degrees and a low of 76 degrees later in the evening. The chance of rain stands at 50 percent,...

  • State Police: Tractor trailer driver charged with reckless driving following accident

    State Police: Tractor trailer driver charged with reckless driving following accident

    One person has been charged with reckless driving following an accident involving a tractor trailer Thursday morning on Interstate 64 westbound in York County, according to Virginia State Police spokesperson Sgt. Michelle Anaya.  A 2011 Volvo tractor trailer, driven by Cortney Lynn Slater, 29 of...

  • VGTV June 22

    VGTV June 22

    Construction in progress on James Blair Middle School building Duck donut gives away free ice coffee

  • William and Mary men's basketball team loses another returning starter to transfer

    William and Mary men's basketball team loses another returning starter to transfer

    Expected to be one of William and Mary’s top offensive weapons next season, Greg Malinowski instead became the second returning starter in the last three months to transfer. Malinowski, a 6-foot-6 wing, has decided to play his senior season at Georgetown. On his Instagram page Tuesday, he posted...

  • VDOT: Repairs to close I-64 west travel lane, exit ramp in James City County

    VDOT: Repairs to close I-64 west travel lane, exit ramp in James City County

    The Interstate 64 west off-ramp to Exit 243B at VA-143 north, along with the left travel lane next to the ramp, will close tonight from 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. Thursday morning, the Virginia Department of Transportation said in a news release.  VDOT contractors crews will close the lanes in order...

  • Good Samaritan saves life of overdosed man

    Good Samaritan saves life of overdosed man

    Marlon BaCote was never hoping to save someone's life. But when he came across a man who'd overdosedin Newport News, he was ready. A Newport News native, BaCote grew up on Emma Drive. He returned Thursday to visit an old neighbor.  When he pulled onto his old street, a man and woman were standing...

  • New faces joining W-JCC schools next year

    New faces joining W-JCC schools next year

    Two principals are the latest new faces to join superintendent Olwen Herron’s administrative team. On Tuesday, the Williamsburg-James City County School Board approved hiring Phoebus High School principal Mark Hudson to replace Jeffery Carroll at Warhill High School and Charles City High School...

  • Elk's Lodge shooting suspect enters not guilty pleas, jury trial scheduled for August

    Elk's Lodge shooting suspect enters not guilty pleas, jury trial scheduled for August

    A man charged in connection with a shooting that injured three people at the Elk's Lodge entered not guilty pleas during an arraignment Wednesday in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court.  Johnnie Michael Chapman, 35, of Williamsburg, faces seven charges in connection to the shooting, six...

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  • Williamsburg Players explore family, mental illness in 'Next to Normal'

    Williamsburg Players explore family, mental illness in 'Next to Normal'

    The Williamsburg Players are known for leading the community on emotional journeys, and their latest play aims to do so while tackling an often taboo subject. "Next to Normal," a Tony award-winning Broadway musical, explores the lives of a seemingly normal suburban family dealing with mental illness...

      • Limelight, June 28-July 2

        Printed, Painted, Stained and Dyed: Join a curator to learn about printed textiles for fashion and home on this interactive tour. 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg's Hennage Auditorium. Included with museum admission. Friday Friends Ride: Join Williamsburg Area Bicyclists...

          • After dark, June 28-July 2

            Thursday Aroma's: Open Mic Night, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Ron Fetner, 7-10 p.m. Friday Triangle: Cole Stevens and the Delta Daggers, 8-11 p.m. Water Street Grille: Planet Full of Blues, 8-11 p.m. Yorktown Pub: PCJ, 9:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday Aroma's: The Medicinals, 7-9 p.m. Comedy Club Williamsburg: Andy Woodhull...

              • Diverse lineup rocks expanded Funhouse Fest this weekend

                Diverse lineup rocks expanded Funhouse Fest this weekend

                The return of Bruce Hornsby's Funhouse Fest is finally upon us. The second iteration of the Williamsburg native's music festival brings new artists, a second stage and more expansive lawn seating for a decidedly more grandiose event. "Funhouse is a broad range stylistically, musically," the Grammy...

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              • Congress needs to get down to business

                Is this the time for an intramural baseball game to take place among Congressmen? Some would say it was not an intelligent decision, and I would concur. Don't we have a health-care bill in limbo? Isn't it a fact that we need tax reform? Shouldn't we be focused on preventing North Korea from developing...

                  • Memo to Council: More information needed

                    So far, I haven't met anyone who objects to the goals of Williamsburg City Council's proposed Tourism Development Fund. Tourism is a centerpiece of the local economy; making that stronger is generally good. What is objectionable is the introduction of a brand new local tax and the proposal to increase...

                      • HISTORICAL ACCURACY

                        While having coffee at the William & Mary Bookstore on Merchants Square with Sharon Ochsenhirt of Williamsburg, she told me about her recent visit to Martha's Vineyard. "I am a retired university archivist and lover of history," she said. "Thus, on my first visit to Martha's Vineyard I opted for...

                          • Local Democrats share their goals

                            The Democratic Committee of Williamsburg represents the Democratic Party. Our vision is clear, our mission is understood and our actions are progressive and united. Our goals are realistic and outcomes-focused: strengthen and grow the party; develop and maintain inclusive grassroots momentum; and...

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