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Accused shooter admits trying to kill victim, criminal complaint states

YORK COUNTY - The man accused of shooting an Ebby's Auto Painting and Collision employee said he intended to shoot the victim and hoped the victim would die, according to the criminal complaint filed Tuesday by the York County Sheriff's Office with the York County General District Court.  Michael...

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  • Toby's Dog House opens along Jamestown Road

    Toby's Dog House opens along Jamestown Road

    Toby’s Dog House is now open in the former Carrot Tree Kitchens building at 1782 Jamestown Road. The restaurant is owned by Glenn and Debi Helseth, who also own and operate Carrot Tree Kitchens. The restaurant is named after their late Corgi, Toby and features a variety of Corgi and dog-themed...

  • Busch Gardens adds new haunted house to Howl-O-Scream lineup

    Busch Gardens adds new haunted house to Howl-O-Scream lineup

    Busch Gardens Williamsburg is adding a new haunted house to its lineup for Howl-O-Scream. FrostBite, which replaces the retired “Bitten” haunted house, gives the park seven haunted houses. FrostBite will take place in an enchanted dark castle, located inside the park’s Curse of DarKastle attraction....

  • Hot dog deals and freebies in Hampton Roads

    Hot dog deals and freebies in Hampton Roads

    Here are a few places on the Peninsula offering hot dog deals in celebration of National Hot Dog Day. 7-Eleven Get a Quarter-Pound Big Bite with Big Gulp for $2.22 through Aug. 30. Burger King Enjoy 79-cent hot dogs all month long. Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries will...

  • Lawsuit alleges Colonial Williamsburg discrimination

    Lawsuit alleges Colonial Williamsburg discrimination

    A Maryland family filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of their 11-year old son Wednesday, alleging that Colonial Williamsburg discriminated against him when he was told to eat outside one of its facilities despite having a food allergy. The suit alleges that Colonial Williamsburg violated...

  • W-JCC School Board requests court dismiss $25,000 civil suit

    W-JCC School Board requests court dismiss $25,000 civil suit

    The Williamsburg-James City County School Board is requesting a judge drop a civil case brought against the school district by parents of a former student. Lawyers with the firm representing W-JCC filed the motion to dismiss in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court Tuesday. It claims...

  • Police: Williamsburg man charged with attempted murder

    Police: Williamsburg man charged with attempted murder

    A Williamsburg man has been charged with attempted murder after police allege he tried to run over a man with a car in the parking lot of a Grafton Dunkin Donuts, York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office spokesperson Shelley Ward said.  Robert Harshaw, 39, of Williamsburg was charged with attempted second-degree...

  • VGTV: July 20

    VGTV: July 20

    In this edition of VGTV, we look at the county Bay Day and Zaxby's. 

  • NWS: 'Dangerous' heat, humidity to hit Peninsula Thursday

    NWS: 'Dangerous' heat, humidity to hit Peninsula Thursday

    The hot weather is here to stay. "Dangerous" heat and humidity, including heat index values near 102 degrees, is expected until Sunday, says the National Weather Service.  A hazardous weather outlook is in place.  Skies will be mostly sunny Thursday, though there is a slight chance of showers and...

  • Sierra Club seeks reversal of emergency Yorktown power plant order

    Sierra Club seeks reversal of emergency Yorktown power plant order

    The Sierra Club wants federal energy regulators to reconsider their emergency order allowing Dominion Energy's coal-fired generators at Yorktown, which violate current air quality standards, to operate if necessary to meet summer demand. The environmental group disputed the Department of Energy's...

  • Motorcyclist taken to hospital following Olde Towne Road accident

    Motorcyclist taken to hospital following Olde Towne Road accident

    A motorcyclist traveling along Olde Towne Road was taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after his vehicle collided with a Chevy Silverado pickup truck, James City County police spokesperson Stephanie Williams said.  Around 1:15 p.m., the driver of the motorcycle was heading away from Richmond...

  • We Rock the Spectrum gym rocks for all kids

    We Rock the Spectrum gym rocks for all kids

    A young child, maybe 6 years old, throws a tantrum near the supermarket entrance. It's easy to rush to judgment, questioning the parents' apparent inability to discipline their child. But perhaps, there's more to the story that the casual observer might miss. For that child and those parents, We...

  • Resident urges city to consider moving police department

    Says plans to renovate existing building will hamper downtown area

  • DEQ requests public input on Chickahominy River water withdrawal

    DEQ requests public input on Chickahominy River water withdrawal

    The James City Service Authority is seeking input on an application to withdraw nearly 17 million gallons per day from the Chickahominy River. The authority is applying for a permit from the Department of Environmental Quality, which regulates how much water can be removed from surface and subterranean...

  • Last Word on traffic lights, July 19

    Last Word on traffic lights, July 19

    Rules of the road I love traffic lights. It doesn't matter if they are red, yellow or green. It does not matter if they are flashing or solid. They help to keep the flow of traffic moving and are intended to add safety. They have proven to me to be a beneficial addition repeatedly. For me, they...

  • William and Mary men's basketball great dies at 86

    William and Mary men's basketball great dies at 86

    William and Mary Hall of Famer Bill Chambers died at age 86 July 11 in Alabama. Chambers was an All-American basketball player for the Tribe and was the coach from 1957-66. Chambers, who was inducted into the Tribe Athletics Hall of Fame in 1973, was a two-time All-Southern Conference selection...

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  • StageLights Theatre celebrates 25 years with "Lion King"

    StageLights Theatre celebrates 25 years with "Lion King"

    Disney's "The Lion King" is all about finding out who you are in a vast, complex world. It's a message that's resonated with children for decades, and it's similar to what the kids of StageLights Theatre for Children have been learning over the course of 25 years. The theater is celebrating that...

      • William and Mary student, TACL tackle public art

        William and Mary student, TACL tackle public art

        Art demands passion. It evolves based on fresh ideas from new faces. In its spirit of fostering the local art scene, the Triangle Arts and Culture League has announced its second student resident artist, Christina Fleckenstein. The program, part of the Cultivate the Arts initiative, invites one...

          • Limelight, July 26-30

            Photography Exhibit: The Gallery at York Hall presents an array of beautiful images in its latest exhibit, featuring works by artists such as Paul Stevens. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday at 301 Main St., Yorktown. Free. Fiddle Music from Jamestown to Yorktown: Experience 174 years...

              • After dark, July 26-30

                Thursday Berret's: Tom Vermeern, 6-9 p.m. The Corner Pocket: Wyatt Baldwin, 7-9 p.m. Aroma's: Open Mic Night, 7-9 p.m. Friday Aroma's: The Medicinals, 7-9 p.m. Triangle: Groove Cats, 8-11 p.m. Water Street Grille: Hector, 8-11 p.m. Saturday Triangle: Joe's Day Off, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Aroma's: Caleb Folk, 7-9...

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                  • Great performance with a great message

                    Who would have thought that an award-winning musical about mental illness and a family would be so well-received by our small community? The cast, the performances, the music, the storytelling, and production were all stellar and clearly attracted people to the theatre. Thank you Williamsburg Players...

                      • A day to honor hometown hero

                        I think it is remarkable that a hometown newspaper like the Virginia Gazette has a columnist with such a breadth of international experiences as Frank Shatz. His columns are always insightful and thought provoking. He has also contributed much to Williamsburg and the College of William and Mary...

                          • Idyllic home the setting for scandalous story

                            Occasionally, some movies have a lasting impact on viewers, altering their thinking and even influencing choices in their lives. Some years ago a reader of my column told me that he used to be an ardent anti-Semite, although he hardly knew personally anyone of Jewish faith. "I grew up in a family...

                              • ARB member's comments raise questions

                                An article in the July 19 issue of the Gazette covers the Architectural Review Board's review of the exterior design of the proposed Jewish center planned on Jamestown Road across from the College of William and Mary. The article states a comment by a member of the Review Board that the plans for...

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