Friday, January 27, 2023

James City County

Busch Gardens Hosting Mardi Gras Celebrations Starting January 27

JAMES CITY-Busch Gardens Williamsburg will reopen starting January 27 for Mardi Gras celebrations. Busch Gardens Mardi Gras will run on weekends through February 26 as well as Presidents Day, Monday, February 20. The park will feature live jazz music and...

“Abby’s Book Club” Initiated To Show Love, Support For Wounded Teacher

JAMES CITY– Members of the Williamsburg Dukes, a James Madison University alumni chapter, have initiated a book drive to honor fellow alumna Abby Zwerner, the 25-year-old Richneck Elementary teacher allegedly shot by a student on January 6. The project,...

Local Tourism Industry Still Struggling With Staffing Issues

WILLIAMSBURG-The local hospitality industry, particularly the food and beverage sector, continues to grapple with labor shortages. The issue was discussed during the first meeting of the year for the Williamsburg Tourism Council, which was held Tuesday, January 17 at Williamsburg...

WJC Schools Hosting Job Fair January 27

JAMES CITY-Williamsburg-James City County (WJC) Schools will host a job fair on Friday, January 27. The event will take place from 9am to noon and again from 2pm to 4:30pm at Lafayette High School, 4660 Longhill Rd. School administrators from all...

Peninsula United Way Receives Another Housing Grant

RICHMOND – The United Way of the Virginia Peninsula, for the third consecutive year, received a grant as part of the Virginia Eviction Reduction Pilot (VERP) program. The grant, which was for $850,143, comes on the heels of an $850,000...

Route 601 Bridge Replacement In James City County Underway

JAMES CITY—The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has begun work on a project to replace the bridge on Route 601 (Hicks Island Road) over Diascund Creek in James City County. Construction began earlier in January. Bryant Structures, Inc., headquartered in...

Businesses Encouraged To Become “Dementia Friendly” 

WILLIAMSBURG – That customer who is having trouble with the new-fangled credit card reader may look healthy but could be in the early stages of dementia, in need of a bit more patience. That added element of empathetic understanding...

Pariso Art Teaming Up With Carrot Tree Kitchens For Paint & Sip Events

JAMES CITY-Carrot Tree Kitchens will host several Paint & Sip events this winter featuring Alison and Frank Pariso. The first event will take place on Saturday, January 14 at 4pm with a theme of Northern Lights. Other Paint & Sip events...

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Dollar Tree, Inc. CEO Mike Witynski Leaving The Company

CHESAPEAKE-Mike Witynski, CEO of Dollar Tree, Inc., is leaving the company. The announcement was made on January 24. Witynski, who has been in leadership roles...

Newport News Public Schools Superintendent Let Go Following Shooting At Richneck Elementary School

NEWPORT NEWS-On Wednesday, January 25, the school board for Newport News Public Schools (NNPS) voted to part ways with its superintendent, George Parker III,...

Hampton City Council Approves Red Light Camera Proposal

HAMPTON—At its Wednesday, January 25 meeting, Hampton City Council voted on an ordinance to amend and re-enact city codes in order to authorize traffic...