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  • Virginia News Minute Jan. 13

    Virginia News Minute Jan. 13

    There is great art exhibit coming to the city soon, and there was a neighborhood social this week.

  • Police: Woman steals bicycle from Wal-Mart near Williamsburg

    Police: Woman steals bicycle from Wal-Mart near Williamsburg

    York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office is looking for a woman accused of stealing a bicycle from a local Wal-Mart. Police say the woman walked out of the Williamsburg-area Wal-Mart in the 700 block of East Rochambeau Road with a cart containing a child's bike.  On Thursday, police released a surveillance...

  • WJCC School Board to hold budget discussion Saturday

    WJCC School Board to hold budget discussion Saturday

    The Williamsburg-James City County School Board will hold a discussion on this year's budget Saturday.  The meeting will be at 8 a.m. in Room 300 at the School Board and Central office annex on Ironbound Road.  Saturday's budget retreat is to discuss priorities for upcoming budget discussions,...

  • Police: Woman robbed in Williamsburg hotel

    Police: Woman robbed in Williamsburg hotel

    Williamsburg police are looking for a man they say robbed a woman at a Quality Inn hotel in the 500 block of York Street on Thursday evening.The woman, police say, was waiting on the arrival of a friend, opened the door to see a male robber who then forced his way in.After taking an undisclosed...

  • York County firefighter injured fighting Seaford house fire

    York County firefighter injured fighting Seaford house fire

    A York County firefighter was injured in and five people were displaced after a fire in Seaford Thursday night, fire officials said.  According to a news release, emergency personnel were dispatched to a report of smoke in a building in the 3700 block of Seaford Road in York County. When York County...

  • Discover Teas closing Williamsburg area store

    Discover Teas closing Williamsburg area store

    Discover Teas is planning to close its first store in the Village Shops at Kingsmill in upper York County near Busch Gardens, the owner said. The tea store at 1915 Pocahontas Trail is closing and consolidating with Discover Teas' Newport News Port Warwick shop, said marketing director and in-house...

  • Dominion Virginia Power sets plan for emergency blackouts

    Dominion Virginia Power sets plan for emergency blackouts

    Dominion Virginia Power has taken the unusual step of planning for an emergency blackout, with a plan to cut power to 150,000 customers on the Peninsula in the extremely rare event of faults at two components of its high-voltage network occurring at a time when demand for power is high. Dominion...

  • Temperatures in mid-50s, cloudy skies in Friday's forecast

    Temperatures in mid-50s, cloudy skies in Friday's forecast

    Friday should be cloudy with temperatures in the mid-50s, according to the National Weather Service.  There's a chance of rain after 1 a.m., and temperatures will drop to 35 degrees at night. Wind will blow north about 14 mph, sometimes as fast as 22 mph.  To check the forecast for your neighborhood,...

  • Girl Scout cookies on sale now, with a new flavor

    Girl Scout cookies on sale now, with a new flavor

    It seems snow and new year's resolutions can't stop the sales of Girl Scout cookies. The annual tradition of the green and brown clad business aficionados selling their snacks began this weekend for the local chapter, the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast. This year will see the return of favorites...

  • VDOT repairs potholes after winter storm

    VDOT repairs potholes after winter storm

    As temperatures rise, melting most of the snow, the Hampton Roads district of VDOT has switched its focus to filling potholes, the state transportation agency said.                                                    Crews repaired trouble spots on interstates and state-maintained primary and secondary...

  • Multiple charges dismissed against men accused in Crust shooting

    Multiple charges dismissed against men accused in Crust shooting

    Of the seven men originally charged in an August shooting at Williamsburg’s Crust Cafe, two still have charges pending against them after a Thursday court hearing. All seven were slated to appear in James City County General District Court Thursday at 1 p.m. for a preliminary hearing. The Aug....

  • I-64 lane shift to begin next week as part of widening project

    I-64 lane shift to begin next week as part of widening project

    Updated: Lane closures are scheduled on I-64 in Newport News between Tuesday, Jan. 13, and Sunday, Jan. 20 for the I-64 widening project, according to a Virginia Department of Transportation news release.  Drivers should be aware of these updates: I-64 Widening Project, Newport News/York County:...

  • Williamsburg early education program receives accreditation

    Williamsburg early education program receives accreditation

    A Williamsburg school gained accreditation through the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation this week. La Petite Academy, which sits on Lake Powell Road off of Route 199, was recognized for its quality and commitment to young children, according to a news release from the school. “This...

  • Temperatures to hit 65 degrees Thursday

    Temperatures to hit 65 degrees Thursday

    Temperatures will reach their peak Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.  Thursday should be partly sunny, with highs reaching 65 degrees. Expect winds between 11 to 16 mph and as fast as 25 mph. It will be partly cloudy at night, with lows near 51 degrees, and winds between 10 to...

  • Residents interact with peers and James City County staff at neighborhood forum

    Residents interact with peers and James City County staff at neighborhood forum

    Locals gathered at James City County Recreation Center on Wednesday night for an informal neighborhood social, where they discussed ways to improve the county and networked with their peers. “I’ve been coming to these for a couple years and I’’ve always found them informative,” Bob Lund, James...

  • Williamsburg police investigate Tuesday evening robbery

    Williamsburg police investigate Tuesday evening robbery

    Williamsburg police are looking for a man they think robbed a woman on Richmond Road on Tuesday night. Maj. Greg Riley said the robbery happened around 10:10 p.m. A woman who was expecting a friend to come by her Motel 6 room recieved a knock at the door, only to find an unidentified man. After...

  • Virginia Gazette News Minute Jan. 11

    Virginia Gazette News Minute Jan. 11

    Businesses that closed over the weekend will be back open later this weekend, and a local professor spoke to local business owners about what needs to happen in the state so that it can compete with the rest of the country.

  • Snow hampers Williamsburg-area businesses

    Snow hampers Williamsburg-area businesses

    The onslaught of snow in the Williamsburg area forced plenty of businesses to shut down operations over the weekend. "I don't remember the last time we didn't get a phone call for two days straight," said Chris Jump, owner of Anvil Campground. Anvil Campground located on Mooretown Road remained...

  • Former School Board chair named to Governor's board

    Former School Board chair named to Governor's board

    Virginia's Governor has named former Williamsburg-James City County School Board chair to his administration. Jim Kelly will join Governor Terry McAuliffe's Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects. Kelly served as WJCC School...

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  • Most-effective form of health insurance

    With the Republican Congress bent on depriving 22 million Americans of medical insurance, this is a great time to provide our own, totally free and totally effective health insurance: a plant-based diet. A study with 131,000 participants in last year's Internal Medicine, found that consumption...

      • New insight into pre-Nazi Germany

        I recently received an email from Felix de Taillez, a German scholar of European history. My connection with Felix de Taillez started when he contacted the Gazette, saying that, on the Internet, he found some of my columns describing the relationship between Fritz Thyssen, the head of Germany's...

          • People are cause of gun violence

            Ann Hunt in a letter to the editor suggested an answer to the gun deaths in Chicago. She put the blame solely on the Republican Congress which has bowed to the will of the NRA and the Republican-led General Assembly. Her answer appears overly simplistic to me. She ignores the fact that the Democrats...

              • CW focused on wrong thing

                After reading an article on the DeWitt-Wallace Museum expansion I have never in my life felt as deceived as I do now. While we cannot contribute a lot, my wife and I do contribute to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and get the regular annual pass renewals. Seeing the "Williamsburg needs you"...

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