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Tunnel Vision: Traffic is the Price of the Beach

I hate the heat. I’m lukewarm about swimming. But I love, love, LOVE Virginia Beach.…

Kiwanis Club Chapter Helps Head Start

Pictured, from l. to r.: Jim Behen of the Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital; Sheri Newcomb, manager of Children and Family Services; Tracy Bridgeforth, Family Service Coordinator; Stephanie Davenport, Health…

Update: Fire Destroys Sal’s by Victor; Power Out at Center Businesses

Sal’s by Victor, a popular pizzeria located in the Williamsburg Shopping Center on Richmond Road, was destroyed this morning in a massive fire.…

Early A.M. Fire Destroys Sal’s by Victor; Damages Other Businesses in Center

An early morning fire destroyed the popular Sal’s by Victor pizzeria in the Williamsburg Shopping Center on Richmond Road. Firefighters from departments throughout the Historic Triangle worked through the early…

ECOfreak: Goodbye, Paper Trails

So, a friend of mine recently pointed out one of his big eco pet-peeves to me: long, unwieldy store receipts. It was a head-smacking moment to me – why have…

Plan for JCC’s Future Up for Discussion Today

James City County is nearing the end of its update to the comprehensive plan, and has scheduled a joint meeting Tuesday with the board of supervisors and the planning commission…

JCC Neighborhoods Spending the Night Out

James City County police will join neighborhoods next week for the 26th annual National Night Out, a national initiative that aims to promote law enforcement at outdoor community gatherings.…

VDOT Announces Layoffs; 50 Affected in Hampton Roads

Fifty employees in the Hampton Roads district will be among 600 employees receiving layoff notices from the Virginia Department of Transportation this week.…

Jet Ski Crash Steals Teen Ballplayer’s Speed, But Not Determination

Alex Amory, back on the diamond. (Photo by Zach Claywell) Baseball spectators can only tell something is wrong with Alex Amory when he runs. The 15-year-old, once the fastest runner…

Dr. Decipher: When Fishing Lures End Up in People, and Other Summer Complaints

Summer is winding down – only 6 weeks until Labor Day, and I continue to see lots of the same complaints. Folks are swimming, playing outside and working in the…

Symphonia Announces Inaugural Pops Series, Led Zeppelin at Matoaka

Janna Hymes, the Williamsburg Symphonia’s conductor and music director. Gershwin, jazz, holiday offerings and Led Zeppelin are part of the quartet of concerts the Williamsburg Symphonia plans as part of…

Former W&M Standout McDermott Moves Up in NFL

Sean McDermott Former William and Mary standout Sean McDermott has been named the Philadelphia Eagles’ Defensive Coordinator. The official announcement was made Saturday during a press conference at the team’s…

Good to Know: What to Do with the ‘Stuff’ in Times of Transition

Having had many close family members pass away in my relatively short lifespan, I can say with some certainty that one of the most daunting tasks after the funeral is…

W&M Grad Stars in Second City Chicago Hit Musical on Blagojevich

The difference is the hair: WM grad Joey Bland, left, with the man he portrays, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Joey Bland was afraid of singing in musical productions in…

VDOT Lane Closure Forecast: July 26-Aug. 1

In an effort to keep you informed, VDOT publishes the following scheduled highway lane closures that may affect traffic in Hampton Roads. These closures are subject to change due to…