Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Government & Business

Renovations Of Gloucester’s Historic Circle Reveal Surprises

GLOUCESTER – Renovating an old building, especially one that is a few hundred years old, often results in a few surprises. “You don’t honestly know what you’re going to run into as you peel back the layers of the building...

James City County Resumes Credit Card Convenience Fee On Payments

JAMES CITY-Effective Friday, July 1, James City County reinstated its credit/debit card convenience fees on payments to the county. A convenience fee of 2.95 percent will once again be added to all payments that are made by a credit or...

Hampton Parks & Recreation Seeking Input To Update Master Plan

HAMPTON—The City of Hampton’s Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Services Department is in the process of updating its Master Plan. The Master Plan is a blueprint for the parks and recreation system in Hampton to guide the decisions, renovations, redevelopment,...

Jane Wenner Named Gloucester’s New Emergency Management Coordinator

GLOUCESTER-Jane Wenner has officially been appointed as Gloucester’s new Emergency Management coordinator as of June 7. Wenner had been serving in the position as acting emergency management coordinator since last summer. She’s been with the county since 2005. “Jane has...

James City County Examining The Need For Additional Office Space

JAMES CITY – Scott Stevens has been with James City County for nearly four years, and for almost all that time, the locality has been studying its space needs. “The end result was that we need more space, more square...

York County Planning Commission Denies Second Location Of Tidal Wave Auto Spa

YORK-It appears that a second location for a Tidal Wave Auto Spa car wash in York County may not come to fruition. At its meeting on June 8, the York County Planning Commission denied a request for a Special Use...

New ABC License Ensures Safe Alcoholic Beverage Delivery

A new license designed to ensure a safe and secure way for licensed businesses now requires delivery people to pass an alcohol delivery safety and responsibility training course. Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority’s (ABC) Education and Prevention Team has...

Insurance Bill Will Benefit Virginia Realtors

RICHMOND – Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has been busy the past month signing health-care legislation. His latest was on June 16, when he signed a bill that allows members of the Virginia Association of Realtors to receive group rates...

Four Oaks Day Service Center Helping More Homeless Deal With The Summer Heat

NEWPORT NEWS—The extreme temperatures during the summer and winter months can be brutal on the homeless, and the numbers this summer are expected to be higher than usual. Not just the temperature, but also the number of people who...

Sale Of Surplus Lands Owned By City Of Newport News Nets Close To $400,000

NEWPORT NEWS – Ten parcels of land that the City of Newport News owned in King William County recently were sold for almost $400,000. The land, approximately 240 acres in total, was part of 792 acres and 37 parcels purchased...

Gloucester’s New Tourism Coordinator Ready To Promote County

GLOUCESTER – Susan Ammons grew up in Deltaville, VA, and, when she was young, her family often came to Gloucester. She knows the county well. However, in her first few weeks on the job as Gloucester’s new tourism coordinator,...

Covid Grant Money Still Available To James City County Businesses

JAMES CITY – Small businesses in James City County still have time to apply for a covid-relief grant of up to $15,000. Scott Stevens, the county administrator, said the county received a Virginia Community Development Block grant of $700,000 in...

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Water Country USA’s Newest Attraction Opening July 15

YORK-Water Country USA’s younger guests will have a new area of the park to explore later this month. The water park’s newest attraction, Lil’Surfers Splash Pad, is expected to open on Friday, July 15. The attraction will feature fountains, spray...

Food Lion Honors Two Williamsburg Employees For Their Service

JAMES CITY-The Food Lion grocery store chain recently recognized long-term associates for their service to the company. Among those honored were two employees who work out of the Food Lion stores in the Greater Williamsburg area. On June 30, Food...

Renovations Of Gloucester’s Historic Circle Reveal Surprises

GLOUCESTER – Renovating an old building, especially one that is a few hundred years old, often results in a few surprises. “You don’t honestly know what you’re going to run into as you peel back the layers of the building...