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Sen. Miller to Hold Public Meetings

State Sen. John Miller, a democrat whose 1st District was recently redrawn to include a large portion of the Historic Triangle, will hold a series of town hall meetings over…

Raccoon Found in JCC Tests Positive for Rabies

A raccoon found Dec. 22 in the Colonial Heritage neighborhood has tested positive for the rabies virus, according to a notification Tuesday from the Peninsula Health District to residents there.…

White Knuckles: Another Happy Birthday

To my daughter, on her sixth birthday today: It was a wonderful Christmas, but do you know what my very favorite part was? It was when I opened the picture…

Community Notebook: Chamber to Host Legislative Forum, Avalon Offices Moving

Looking for a chance to chat with your state representative? The Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance’s legislative forum is next week, and features continental breakfast. Register before Jan. 1…

ECOfreak: What to Do with that Pesky Christmas Tree

The gifts are opened, the eggnog is gone, and the cookies are stale. If you are one of those industrious folks ready to rip the tinsel off the tree and…

Natural Gas Customers Will See Higher Bills, Some Will See Refunds

Virginia Natural Gas rates will increase soon, but customers whose monthly bills were higher under interim rates since October will get a refund with interest.…

Library Has Titles, Help for E-Book Readers

If Santa brought you an eBook reader and you need help learning how to use it to check out library books, the Williamsburg Regional Library can help.…

Frugal Jena: After Christmas Clearance

Starting today stores will begin marking down Christmas merchandise.  Plan ahead and you can score some great deals!  …

York Notebook: Supes OK Mini Golf, Queens Lake Sewer Plan; Tree Recycling Starts Jan. 2

The Board of Supervisors approved two resolutions last week and were sworn in to serve another four-year term, and York County has set up a collection process for discarded Christmas…

Planned Coal Plant Application Will Be up for New Hearing, Vote

After mulling over their options, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative’s board decided to re-apply for zoning and land use changes for its planned coal-fired power plant in Surry after a previous…

Alliance to Host Legislative Forum

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance will hold its annual pre-legislative forum next Wednesday.…

Lists Yule Love: Best Holiday Memories

We asked for your holiday memories and you responded with some beautiful ones. Howard Waters’ remembrance of his shared December birthday with his great-grandfather and the surprise revealed after his…

James City County Notebook: Applications Accepted for Clean County Group and More

News in the county this week includes a call for applications for residents interested in joining the Clean County Commission; Information on new EDA officers and a rescheduled meeting for…

Lists Yule Love: Best Holiday Haikus

In the end, a last-minute effort that resonated for so many of us who wish we could sing but cannot (or can sing but are surrounded by our beloved friends…

WM Reacts to McDonnell’s Higher Ed Budget Proposals

State support of higher eduction has been decreasing for years, but Gov. Bob McDonnell hopes to reverse that trend with his proposal to invest $100 million annually in colleges and…