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Virginia Revenue Is On The Rise

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam released a Revenue Report for August 2021 for the commonwealth, which indicated that total General Fund revenues rose 18.9 percent from the previous year and 5.2 percent for the fiscal-year-to-date. “August's revenue numbers show that our...

Legalizing Marijuana: What Individuals And Businesses Need To Know

On July 1, 2021, Virginia officially legalized marijuana, meaning that it is now legal for individuals 21 years of age and older to have up to one ounce of marijuana for personal use. Consuming it in public or offering...

DMV Will Resume Walk-In Services In October

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) recently announced that it will once again accept customers for walk-in service on alternating days beginning Tuesday, October 5. The DMV, which has been conducting services by appointment only since it resumed operations...

York Considering Sidewalk Extension Project For Grafton Drive

YORK-An open house is scheduled for Thursday, September 16 to discuss a potential sidewalk expansion project along Grafton Drive (Route 621) near Grafton Middle School and Grafton High School. York County is applying to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)...

Second Broadband Service Provider Approved For Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG-On September 9, Williamsburg City Council unanimously approved a franchise agreement with Shenandoah Cable Television LLC (Shentel) to provide additional broadband services to city residents and businesses. The agreement now allows for Internet, television, and phone service competition in Williamsburg....

Williamsburg City Council To Consider Adding Another Broadband Service Provider

WILLIAMSBURG-A public hearing is scheduled for this Thursday, September 9 during the Williamsburg City Council meeting to discuss the possibility of adding a second broadband service provider. Currently, Cox Communications is the only broadband service provider within the city of...

Williamsburg Residents Eligible For Additional Help Through The Municipal Utility Relief Program

WILLIAMSBURG-Williamsburg residents and small business owners who previously received funds through the Municipal Utility Relief Program are eligible to receive additional relief. The Municipal Utility Relief Program aids citizens with overdue water and sewage bills by providing direct assistance to...

York County Schedules Two Public Meetings To Discuss Updates To Comprehensive Plan

YORK-York County is seeking public input as it plans to update its Comprehensive Plan. Two meetings are scheduled to allow residents to express their opinions on future land use and development in York. Meetings will be held from 7pm to...

Dominion Energy Announces Agreement To Propel Offshore Wind Industry

The Port of Virginia has reached an agreement to lease a portion of the Portsmouth Marine Terminal to Dominion Energy—dramatically accelerating the largest commercial clean energy offshore wind development in the United States and creating a place in Virginia...

Construction Underway For New Facilities For York County Fire and Sheriff Departments

YORK-Construction will soon begin on a new fire station as well as a new law enforcement building in York County. York is renovating an existing building in the upper part of the county that will become Fire Station 7. The...

York County Hires New Deputy County Attorney

YORK-York County recently announced the hiring of Richard Hill as the new deputy county attorney. Hill will represent the county and its various departments, boards, and commissions in court proceedings. He will also be the primary contact responsible for advising...

Greater Williamsburg Chamber Of Commerce Recognizes Localities For Their Response To The Pandemic

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce recently presented the 2021 Roll of the Drum Award to the city of Williamsburg as well as James City and York counties for their assistance with residents and businesses throughout the covid-19 pandemic. The...

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Lucky Junque Hosts Vintage Market

Lucky Junque’s 3rd Annual Vintage Market will take place on Saturday, October 9, from 10:00am – 4:00pm. The event will be held rain or shine at 7787 Richmond Road in Toano near the Big Yellow Chair. Come out and...

ASPIRE Hosts Presentation On How To Reduce Work Stress

WILLIAMSBURG-ASPIRE will host the professional development session “Simple Self-Care Practices To Reduce Workday Stress” on Thursday, September 30 at 9am.  Rebecca Reimers Cristol, a certified professional life coach, will offer tips and advice on how to reduce work stress,...

Find Something Unique For Your Home At Joni’s Consign & Design

JAMES CITY-Joni Spangler, owner of the consignment shop Joni’s Consign and Design in the Colony Square Shopping Center on Jamestown Road, is one business owner who decided to turn a long-time hobby into a job. “I’m one of those people...