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Police: Man accused of peeing on the wall at Walmart

YORK COUNTY - A 51-year-old man has been accused of peeing on a wall at Walmart, according to the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office.  The incident happened about 7:40 p.m. August 11 at the store at 731 E. Rochambeau Drive near Williamsburg, according to the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman...

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  • City Council boosts Williamsburg's "economic engine"

    City Council boosts Williamsburg's "economic engine"

    City Council voted 3-1 on Thursday to create the tourism development fund that will be used to finance tourism projects in Williamsburg.

  • W&M Foundation: The Crust Cafe operator stopped paying rent

    W&M Foundation: The Crust Cafe operator stopped paying rent

    The Crust Cafe has closed, just two years after Baltimore natives Paul Marsh and Carl Yungmann opened the business in Tribe Square. The cafe’s closure leaves the mixed-use building along Richmond Road with no business tenants in the four units available to them. The complex also includes 14 upper-floor...

  • Donate baby items to help new mothers in Williamsburg area

    Donate baby items to help new mothers in Williamsburg area

    Child Development Resources recently hosted a baby shower for new mothers in Williamsburg and Poquoson, and York and James City counties, and accepts donations to help the program and others for low-income families in the localities. CDR’s community baby shower is one of several programs for young...

  • VGTV: August 11

    VGTV: August 11

    VGTV: August 11 - The Williamsburg City Council decides to create the Tourism Development Fund. Also, The Williamsburg Jaycees is hosting its annual cardboard boat regatta Saturday on the York River.

  • Police: Possible meth lab found, three arrested in James City County

    Police: Possible meth lab found, three arrested in James City County

    JAMES CITY - Three people have been taken into custody after the James City County SWAT team, along with the Tri-Rivers Drug Task Force, found a possible methamphetamines lab in the 100 block of Tanbark Lane, according to a James City County Police news release.  Two men, Sean Copley and Byron...

  • Sunny skies in Thursday's forecast

    Sunny skies in Thursday's forecast

    Expect a sunny Thursday, with highs near 82 degrees.  A light northeast wind will blow throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service. At night, temperatures will drop to 71 degrees. There's a 20 percent chance of showers at night. Friday will be rainy.  To check the forecast for...

  • Health officials: Swimming advisory in effect at Yorktown Beach

    Health officials: Swimming advisory in effect at Yorktown Beach

    A swimming advisory is in effect for Yorktown Beach in York County, health officials said.   The Peninsula Health District issued the advisory after recent testing of the water revealed bacteria levels that exceed state water quality standards, officials said in a news release. The health district...

  • VDOT: I-64 west shut down following accident near Lee Hall exit

    VDOT: I-64 west shut down following accident near Lee Hall exit

    YORK COUNTY - A multi-vehicle crash has shut down Interstate 64 westbound just past the Lee Hall exit, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.  VDOT says a detour has been set up at Exit 247 at Yorktown Road, and traffic is backed up at least 3.5 miles.  This story will be updated. 

  • JCC supervisors turn aside redistricting resolution

    JCC supervisors turn aside redistricting resolution

    In a split vote, James City County supervisors on Tuesday voted against a redistricting resolution that called for county staff to be responsible for developing any local redistricting plan.  By a 3-2 vote, chairman Kevin Onizuk (Jamestown District), Michael Hipple (Powhatan District) and Sue Sadler...

  • Williamsburg police to hold Coffee with a Cop Aug. 23

    Williamsburg police to hold Coffee with a Cop Aug. 23

    WILLIAMSBURG - New Williamsburg Police chief Sean Dunn will be among the officers at the Capitol Pancake House Aug. 23 when the Williamsburg Police Department holds a Coffee with a Cop meet-and-greet event.  The meet-and-greet will take place from 7 to 10 a.m. inside the restaurant at 802 Capitol...

  • Busch Gardens receives height waiver for new attraction

    Busch Gardens receives height waiver for new attraction

    The James City County board of supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a request from Busch Gardens for a height waiver for a proposed, but as yet unidentified, new attraction.  By a 5-0 vote, supervisors granted the waiver to allow Busch Gardens to construct a lattice-style attraction of up...

  • VGTV: August 9

    VGTV: August 9

    In this edition of VGTV, the Williamsburg Botanical Garden hosts its annual Butterfly Festival. The Summer Breeze concert series continues.

  • Cardboard boat regatta supports, enriches center for autism

    Cardboard boat regatta supports, enriches center for autism

    Jumping into a handmade, cardboard, two-person boat won't be a mistake come Aug. 12 – it'll be the organized plan of more than 25 local racing teams. The Williamsburg Jaycees, a community leadership club for residents ages 21-40, is hosting its annual cardboard boat regatta on Saturday on the York...

  • City Council, public still pondering Tourism Development Fund

    At its meeting Thursday, City Council will face the question it deferred action on at meetings in June and July meetings: Whether to vote on a proposed tourism development fund and a series of tax changes meant to finance it. Council heard about the fund at their budget retreat in January from...

  • Local farmers markets to celebrate National Farmers Market Week

    Local farmers markets to celebrate National Farmers Market Week

    National Farmers Market Week, which began Saturday and runs until Aug. 12, will provide local farmers markets the chance to showcase their vendors. "Usually during the week vendors will bring extra product and enhance the flavor of their usual products," said Mark Medford, Yorktown Farmers Market...

  • William and Mary Digest: Aug. 9

    William and Mary Digest: Aug. 9

    Mural of pioneering students finds permanent campus home The College of William and Mary will house a mural dedicated to its first African-American residential students in the Swem Library. The mural, which the college will reveal in a ceremony of Aug. 31, is part of a yearlong campaign to celebrate...

  • Williamsburg, Historic Triangle at-large see little change in tourism numbers

    Williamsburg, Historic Triangle at-large see little change in tourism numbers

    Much of the growth happened in the counties, per recent presentation

  • Last word on First Night, Aug. 9

    Last word on First Night, Aug. 9

    First Night I was appalled and chagrined when I read that the Williamsburg First Night was being canceled after 24 successful years. Lack of funds and volunteers was stated as the reason for canceling. This has been a great family event that crowds of people look forward to. Nobody ever asked me...

  • JCC supervisors approve rural land use changes

    JCC supervisors approve rural land use changes

    The James City County board of supervisors has approved allowing rural landowners to host events of up to 300 people, provided their properties are at least 10 acres. In a 4-1 vote, supervisors on Tuesday approved letting landowners in general agriculture and rural residential zoned areas host...

  • Funhouse Fest's return was a bigger, better affair

    Funhouse Fest's return was a bigger, better affair

    The second installment of Funhouse Fest was bigger than last year’s in every way, from the addition of a second stage to a more diverse lineup including hitmakers such as Sheryl Crow and Rhiannon Giddens. The larger scale also translated to bigger crowds and increased revenue, according to a report...

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  • Panglossian's latest tackles prejudice with dark humor

    Panglossian's latest tackles prejudice with dark humor

    It's been a sizzling summer for Williamsburg's theater scene, from the Williamsburg Players' acclaimed interpretation of "Next to Normal" to children's theaters putting fun spins on the likes of "The Lion King" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." That creative spark continues with Panglossian Productions'...

      • Limelight, Aug. 16-20

        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. Bits and Pieces Craft Project: Cleaning out the library's...

          • After dark, Aug. 16-20

            Thursday Aroma's: Open Mic Night, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Ron Fetner, 7-10 p.m. Friday Aroma's: The LCV Project, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Taylorbuilt Band, 8-11 p.m. Water Street Grille: Good Shot Judy, 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday Triangle: Joe's Day Off, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Aroma's: Chloe, 7-9 p.m. Water Street Grille: Elana...

              • Williamsburg Art Gallery wins national recognition

                Williamsburg Art Gallery wins national recognition

                Less than two years old, the Williamsburg Art Gallery is already garnering national attention. The board behind the American Art Awards, which votes each year to declare the country's premiere showrooms, voted the Williamsburg establishment among the 25 best art galleries in the country and the...

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                  • Need some love? Foster a dog

                    If you've ever considered being a foster parent for a dog but worry about long term commitments or getting too attached, we'd like to tell all the dog lovers out there to try it! It's a wonderful way to give rescue dogs a good start toward a new life. Our friends always ask, "Won't you fall in...

                      • Kim Jong Un's Swiss education tells us a little

                        Are the United States and North Korea on the brink of a nuclear war? According to foreign policy experts, it depends mostly on two individuals: President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, the dictator of North Korea. Their decisions may be influenced by their personality, temperament and character....

                          • Gallery serves many valuable roles

                            I was overjoyed to read your recent article which values the contributions being made by the newly established Williamsburg Art Gallery. At such a time it is important for people to remember that "Creativity takes courage," as Matisse said. Whether this is for solving a crisis or producing art....

                              • Charlottesville tested more than free speech

                                My heart breaks for the dead and injured this past weekend in Charlottesville. These violent acts are intolerable in our society and should be considered an outright attack on our common democratic values. We have a Constitutional right to assembly and free speech, not violence and coercion. Last...

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