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JCC Notebook: Holiday Reminders and More

This week, the county is gearing up for the Independence Day holiday by reminding citizens that owning fireworks without a permit is illegal, and that all county offices and services…

Ceremony for New Low-Income Homes Gets Big Turnout

All smiles (from l. to r.) are Maroua Lahrach, 15; Leena Lahrach, 6; Rkia Sekkali; Mohammed Lahrach; Adam Lahrach, 3; Robbie Garnett and Wade Garnett of Garnett Construction after a…

Virginia Granted Waiver From No Child Left Behind

United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan granted Virginia a waiver from certain provisions of No Child Left Behind on Friday.…

Eight Williamsburg Pottery Employees Receive Layoff Notices

The newly renovated Williamsburg Pottery sent eight employees layoff notices Wednesday and Thursday, less than three months after it reopened.…

Busch Gardens Adopts Idaho Wolf Pup

  Boise, a wolf pup recently adopted by Busch Gardens. Busch Gardens recently adopted an 8-week-old Gray wolf pup named Boise found on an Idaho roadside.  …

Hometown: Breast Health Group Looking for Calendar Sponsors

The nonprofit BeyondBoobs! Is looking for sponsors for its upcoming 2013 calendar.…

New VHSL Coaches Education Requirements Yield Mixed Reactions

Effecive July 1, the Virginia High School League is requiring that all coaches must complete an online certification course pertaining to principles of coaching and sport first aid.  …

York Investigators Charge Philly Man with Fraud in Cigarette Scheme

Chernoh Amadu Bah (photo courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail) A 25-year-old Philadelphia man is being held at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail after York County investigators arrested him in the…

York Woman Pleads Guilty to Child Neglect in Infant Death

Sabrina Battad (photo courtesy of Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail) A York County woman pleaded guilty Thursday in York-Poquoson Circuit Court to one count of child abuse and neglect connected to…

York Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Crimes with Minor

Philip Charles Walker A York County man pleaded guilty Thursday in York-Poquoson Circuit Court to four of eight charges for sex crimes against a female child that took place at…

Get Schooled: Camp Offers Lessons in Spanish

Learning a second language has traditionally been relegated to late middle school and high school, but parents and teachers are increasingly focusing on second language acquisition for much younger children.…

Second Fire Hits Lanexa Property; Fire Marshals Investigating

Firefighters from three jurisdictions battle a house fire at 9441 Richmond Rd. Fire marshals say the fire, the second in as many days, was suspicious. (photo courtesy James City County…

Plan now for the expanded Independence Day Celebration

Colonial Williamsburg’s Independence Day Celebration, Wednesday, July 4, brings more fanfare this year with new events. A special performance of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, with music director JoAnn Falletta, at…

Olympic Swim Trials: Walters Places 10th in 100m Free

After placing 13th earlier this morning in one of the tightest heats of the U.S. Olympic trials thus far – the top 16 finishers were separated by .68 of a…

The Score: Bizarre Ending Helps Keep Post 39’s Perfect Season Alive

              You won’t come across a much stranger way to end to a baseball game than the way Williamsburg Post 39 and Smithfield Post…

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