Wesley Wright

Writer

Wesley Wright reports on the College of William and Mary and the city of Williamsburg for the Virginia Gazette.

The Jacksonville, Fla. native previously interned at the Sun-Sentinel and a nonprofit education news outlet called Chalkbeat. He is an alumnus of Florida Atlantic University.

Recent Articles

  • Two vying for commissioner spot

    Two vying for commissioner spot

    Two people are vying for a position that has only been vacated once this millennium: the commissioner of the revenue. One is Lara Overy, who works at a wealth management company in Willamsburg. The other is Ray Armstead, who worked at Colonial Williamsburg for more than two decades. The commissioner’s...

  • Monticello Shopping Center just weeks from purchase, developer says

    Monticello Shopping Center just weeks from purchase, developer says

    The same Maryland-based company that recently purchased the Williamsburg Shopping Center is close to acquiring the adjacent Monticello Shopping Center. Broad Street Realty bought the Williamsburg Shopping Center for $13.3 million in January. In July, CEO Michael Jacoby said he expected the 78,396-square-foot...

  • City eyes Capitol Landing Road streetscape project

    City eyes Capitol Landing Road streetscape project

    As a private developer unrolls plans to renovate Williamsburg Shopping Center and the adjacent Monticello Shopping Center, the city is looking further east along Capital Landing Road as a region ripe for redevelopment. “That’s the next area where we plan to invest,” city economic development director...

  • WATA looking for larger headquarters

    WATA looking for larger headquarters

     The Williamsburg Area Transit Authority is looking for a bigger building. Executive director Zach Trogdon said two options are on the table: Construct a new building or renovate the existing Pocahontas Trail facility. The problem is that the existing 2,500-square-foot building where administrative...

  • Waller MIll Park improvements earn award

    Waller MIll Park improvements earn award

    The Virginia Recreation and Park Society presented its Best New Renovation award to the city’s Parks and Recreation Department for recent improvements at Waller Mill Park. The city spent $690,000 during spring 2016 to install a new floating dock and improvements that better comply with the Americans...

  • District whittles away at bus driver deficit

    District whittles away at bus driver deficit

    Children in the Williamsburg-James City County school district could be just weeks away from seeing fewer delays in their bus rides to and from school. Having started the school year needing 22 more bus drivers to cover its routes, the deficit has fallen to 13 drivers. Tim Baker, senior director...

  • Small fire closes Norge Farm Fresh

    Small fire closes Norge Farm Fresh

    Farm Fresh closed Tuesday afternoon after a small fire ignited in the deli. James City County Fire Department Battalion Chief Al Catlett said electrical issues in the Norge store caused a fire, which employees stifled with portable extinguishers. “They had it taken care of by the time we got there,”...

  • City offers three-tiered response to parking study proposals

    City offers three-tiered response to parking study proposals

    Williamsburg has developed a three-step plan in response to a series of recommendations from a firm that studied the city’s parking system. Walker Parking Consultants found that issues with signage and the perception of available parking were both challenges for city drivers. Their study said that...

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