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James City County

Local School Districts Hope Raises Will Help With Teacher Retention

WILLIAMSBURG – As many area public schools continue to face a shortage of teachers and support staff, localities are taking aggressive approaches to slow the exodus. The first step is appropriating raises. The Williamsburg-James City County school board has recommended a...

Visit Williamsburg Invites Tourists To Enjoy “Life. At Your Pace.”

WILLIAMSBURG-As the summer travel season approaches, Visit Williamsburg is inviting tourists to experience “Life. At Your Pace.” while vacationing within the Historic Triangle. Victoria Cimino, CEO of Visit Williamsburg, the area’s official tourism organization, gave business and community leaders an...

Special Programming Planned For Jamestown Settlement On May 14

JAMES CITY –On Saturday, May 14, Jamestown Settlement will present a full day of programs to commemorate the 1607 founding of Jamestown as well as honor Virginia Indians and their legacies and traditions. Jamestown Day will begin at 10am with...

Busch Gardens And Water Country USA Receive Honors In USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

JAMES CITY-Both Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA received rankings in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for 2022. Busch Gardens Williamsburg earned three honors in the contest. Winners were announced after voting ended on May 9. Busch Gardens Williamsburg...

Williamsburg Gymnastics Now Hiring

JAMES CITY-Williamsburg Gymnastics is looking to fill several positions on its staff. The business is seeking part-time team coaches, recreational coaches, camp coaches, and preschool coaches for its programs. Morning and evening shifts are available. Previous experience is preferred....

Grand Opening Of Ashley HomeStore In Williamsburg Set For May 14

YORK-Ashley Homestore in the Kingsgate Green Shopping Center on Waller Mill Road in Greater Williamsburg will host its official grand opening celebration on Saturday, May 14. The event will take place from noon to 2pm at its new location at...

Establishment Of Virginia Peninsula AVA Tasting Trail In The Works

Now that the Virginia Peninsula has been named an American Viticultural Area (AVA), plans are in the works to develop an AVA Tasting Trail for the region. In August 2021, The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau announced that...

Index AR Solutions Expanding Its Office

JAMES CITY COUNTY – Index AR Solutions has expanded with a lease of an additional 14,717 square feet of space in the Williamsburg Commerce Center. Its current location is 460 McLaws Circle, Suite 230, where it has been for...

Faith Recovery Addiction Center Won’t Be Calling New Kent Home

LANEXA-The New Kent Board of Supervisors has denied Faith Recovery’s proposal to operate in Lanexa. The faith-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation center was hoping to relocate from Newport News and occupy a former faith-based camp known as Makemie Woods...

Rivah Rock Grill & Seafood In Lanexa Closes

LANEXA-Rivah Rock Grill & Seafood, a full-service restaurant located at 1428 Outpost Rd. within the Rockahock Campground, has permanently closed. The news was shared on the restaurant’s social media channels on May 2. “It is with great disappointment that we announce...

Colonial Barber & Beauty in James City County Relocates

JAMES CITY-Colonial Barber & Beauty recently moved to a new location. The full-service family hair salon closed its location along Monticello Avenue across from the Monticello Marketplace shopping complex on Friday, April 22. Colonial Barber & Beauty moved to a...

Deadline For Nonprofits to Apply For WCF Grants Is June 15

JAMES CITY – Non-profits can apply for grants up to $5,000 from Williamsburg Community Foundation (WCF). The filing date is June 15 for these grants, which will be awarded in September 2022. Residents served by these grants must be...

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DMV Demolition Project In Williamsburg Begins

WILLIAMSBURG-On May 12, demolition began at the site of the former Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on Capitol Landing Road. The DMV building as well as adjacent buildings at the corner of Capitol Landing Road and Merrimac Trail are...

HR SportspleX Is Ready To Celebrate One-Year Anniversary

NEWPORT NEWS—Even though they’ve been open for almost a year now, Al Cousineau, managing partner of HR SportspleX in Newport News, is still surprised when people tell him they didn’t know the place existed. “Having a successful launch and realizing...

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies Set For May 20 For Three Williamsburg Minority-Owned Businesses

JAMES CITY-As part of ongoing efforts to promote and support minority-owned businesses in the Greater Williamsburg area, a ribbon cutting ceremony event will be held on Friday, May 20 beginning at 11:45 am for three local businesses. The three businesses...