Posted on: November 3, 2016

Avalon Works to Break the Cycle of Abuse

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That night, something felt different. She had been in the relationship for four years, and the abuse started after about a year. It started slowly, she said, with verbal jabs. He apologized, she forgave. They broke up, they got back together. She knew she...

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Avalon
Posted on: October 11, 2016

JCC AVAW Conference 2016 Explored... (Daily Press article)

Domestic violence is an issue sometimes unseen, even as it demands greater awareness in part because its effects can spread to the larger society, according to workshop leaders at the Historic Triangle Conference on Violence Against Women. The conference ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

AVAW Webisodes Recap 2016

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In 2016, the JCC AVAW launched a mini- webisode series to inform communities about the various forms of domestic violence and sexual assault crimes (also known as intimate partner violence or IPV). Here's a small preview regarding various types intimate p...

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Preview
Posted on: June 7, 2016

Federal Funding Supports Collaborative IPV Efforts

James City County Police

Colonial Community Corrections, a division of the James City County Police Department, has earned a $450,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Justice to support sexual assault prevention initiatives. The division, which works to enhance safety throug...

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

Become a Master Gardener

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Indulge your horticultural interests while helping your community. Virginia Cooperative Extension is now accepting applications for the 2017 James City County/Williamsburg Master Gardener Training Program. Classes meet for 3 hours Monday and Wednesday mor...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Maintaining our drainage systems

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We all have a part in maintaining our drainage systems. Know how your neighborhood system works, where the water goes and where problems could occur. Keep drainage easements, ditches and culverts clear of debris and yard waste; ditches are not disposal ar...

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Learn more about the County's drainage systems
Posted on: December 8, 2016

Create your own backyard habitat

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One way to conserve water while adding beauty and interest to your landscape is to create a wildlife habitat in your yard. Backyard conservation incorporates bird and wildlife habitats and food sources, erosion control and water conservation.

The US Depart...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Landscaping tips

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Experts in lawn and garden care, our Water Smart Partners, are actively assisting government staff to encourage citizens landscaping to be smart in watering techniques and plant selection. Here are some outdoor conservation tips:

  • Check for leaks in pipes, ...
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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Economic Development Authority Partners with Thomas Nelson Community College on ChefsGO 1.0 Program

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The Economic Development Authority (EDA) of James City County (JCC) is proud to partner with Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) as they expand their current workforce development programming to offer ChefsGO 1.0. In partnership with Williamsburg area ...

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

County Launches Updated Economic Development Website

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James City County is pleased to announce it has updated its economic development website, www.yesjamescitycountyva.com. The updated website is a sister site to the County’s primary website and allows site integration that improves usability.

The updated we...

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

Port Signs New, Long-Term Lease for Virginia International Gateway

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NORFOLK – Governor Terry R. McAuliffe on Wednesday announced that The Port of Virginia® has signed a new, long-term lease for Virginia International Gateway (VIG) that clears the way for the port to begin work on doubling capacity at the...Read on...

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Posted on: October 21, 2016

Spain's Largest Co-operative establishes U.S. operation in James City County

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In August of this year, Cooperativa del Valle de Los Pedroches (COVAP) opened its first outpost in the United States and established an office in Stonehouse Commerce Park, Toano, Virginia. Founded in 1959, COVAP is located outside of Cordoba, Spain and is...Read on...

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Posted on: October 28, 2016

Ron Boyd and Mike Kelly Receive Captain John Smith Award

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The James City County Board of Supervisors and Economic Development Authority recognized Ron Boyd and Mike Kelly, founders of Williamsburg Environment Group, Inc., as this year’s recipient of the Captain John Smith Award during the 23rd Annual C...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2016

Bay Rivers Industrial, Inc. Expands in County

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Bay Rivers Industrial, Inc. (BRI), specializing in metal fabrication, welding and machining for government, military and commercial contracts, has announced plans to expand their operations in James City County. BRI, located in the Hankins Industrial Park...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2016

Williamsburg Distillery Experiencing Strong Growth in County

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While Williamsburg Distillery has not yet celebrated its first anniversary, it is experiencing the success of a long-established business. Their first edition of ‘Genever’ Gin recently won triple gold in the 2016 Micro Liquor Distiller...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Billsburg Brewery, Inc. to Open Brewery at Marina

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On Aug. 2, the James City County Economic Development Authority entered into an agreement with Billsburg Brewery, Inc. to sublease the top floor of the building at the James City County Marina and adjacent property located at 2054 Jamestown Road.&ldqu...Read on...

Posted on: June 29, 2016

Greater Williamsburg Target Sector Analysis

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The Greater Williamsburg Partnership has initiated a target sector analysis to assist in identifying those key industry sectors with the greatest potential for building a sustainable, diverse regional economy.  An online survey has been created t...Read on...

Posted on: February 18, 2016

Economic Development Authority recognizes outgoing chairman

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At its Feb. 11 meeting, the James City County Economic Development Authority (EDA) approved a Resolution of Appreciation for out-going Chairman Marshall Warner. Warner served as Chairman of the EDA from Jan. 1, 2014 through Dec. 31, 2015. Of the many acco...

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Posted on: February 17, 2016

Printpack continues to grow in County

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Printpack, a leading manufacturer of flexible and specialty rigid packaging, recently initiated several major projects designed to position the company for the future. As a part of this positioning, the company has announced plans to add an additional $7 ...Read on...


Posted on: January 11, 2017

3601 La Grange Parkway

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Property Features

Less than a mile from Interstate 64, Exit 227. Situated in a planned ±80,000 SF manufacturing/ distribution facility within the Stonehouse Commerce Park. The ± 229 Acre Stonehouse Commerce Park is located in upper James City County and is...

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

James River Commerce Center Virtual Building

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Construction Type 2C, noncombustible, unprotected. 8' decorative masonry abuse wall around building perimeter. 48-inch dock high rear elevation, 3 dock doors and 1 drive-in door. Multiple dock doors can be located anywhere along the rear of the b...Read on...

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

1720 Endeavor Drive

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Site features a 51,000 square foot industrial/warehouse facility located on approximately 13 acres in the James River Commerce Center. Additional features include approximately 1-acre of fenced in outside storage and 3-phase power. Site capable of approxi...Read on...

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

9475 Fieldstone Parkway

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A build-to-suit opportunity, the 47-acre site is located within the Stonehouse Commerce Center, midway between Richmond and Hampton Roads markets. Visible from Interstate 64, the site is located approximately 2 miles from the nearest interstate interchang...Read on...

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

137 Industrial Boulevard

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Located in the Jacobs Industrial Park, this build-to-suit site is located on 13 acres, with available buildable capacity between 10,000 square feet and 150,000 square feet. Jacobs Industrial Park is located on SR-60, approximately 5 minutes drive time to ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

Fireworks are Illegal in JCC

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The possession, manufacture, storage, sale, handling or use of fireworks in James City County is a class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to 12 months in jail and/or $2,500 fine. Professional displays, such as can be seen at Busch Gardens, are allowed throu...Read on...

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Posted on: March 1, 2016

Another Smoke Alarm Success

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Residents of Pocahontas Trail were awakened early Feb. 29 by the sound of smoke alarms ringing through the house. Everyone exited safely and the Fire Department was called. Fire crews arrived to find heavy smoke inside the house and smoldering fire near e...Read on...

Posted on: February 29, 2016

ISO Rating Change Could Reduce Insurance Costs

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The Fire Department has received the second highest possible rating from the Insurance Services Office (ISO), a distinction that may qualify homeowners and businesses for lower property insurance premiums. Effective March 1, 2016, James City County Fire D...Read on...

Posted on: December 29, 2015

File of Life

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In an emergency, ambulance providers need to know your medical history to decide how best to take care of you. Searching for medication bottles or trying to remember dosages is the last thing you want to be doing if you or a loved one needs help. That’s w...Read on...

Posted on: December 28, 2015

Safe Needle Disposal

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If you check your blood sugar or inject medications at home it is important to dispose of your used needles and lancets safely. You can purchase a special container from most pharmacies, or use an empty household container that is leak proof, made of heav...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Karl Scott Knoyer

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Contempt of Court (2 charges) Abscond from Probation Supervision If you know the location of this individual, please contact 757-566-0112.

Posted on: August 18, 2016

Shaun David Brown

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Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle If you know the location of this individual, please contact 757-566-0112.

Posted on: August 18, 2016

Kenneth Brandon Sharpe

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Credit Card Theft – Felony Credit Card Fraud - Felony Grand Larceny – Felony Capias Fail to Appear If you know the location of this individual, please contact 757-566-0112.

Posted on: August 18, 2016

Donald Conklin McGuire

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Capias - Abscond from Probation Supervision. If you know the location of this individual, please contact 757-566-0112.

Posted on: August 31, 2015

Larry Earl Batts

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Aggravated Sexual Battery, Revocation of Suspended Sentence. If you know the location of this individual, please contact 757-566-0112.

Posted on: August 31, 2015

Taurus A. Butts

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Capias - Violation of Court Order (2) for Drive Suspended and Drive Under the Influence If you know the location of this individual, please contact 757-566-0112.

Posted on: August 31, 2015

Alesha Hunt

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Obtaining Money by False Pretenses (3), Forgery (3) If you know the location of this individual, please contact 757-566-0112.


Posted on: January 23, 2017

Recruiting for Citizen Stormwater Advisory Committee

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The James City County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications until March 1, 2017 for citizens interested in serving on the Stormwater Program Advisory Committee.

The Board established the Advisory Committee in 2008 to assist the Board and County st...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Planning Commission Development Review Committee Meeting Scheduled for Jan. 25

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The Planning Commission Development Review Committee will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. to discuss the following:

  • SP-0091-2016, AutoZone Store #6194, 4501 Noland Boulevard
  • Parks & Recreation Master Plan Update

All meetings are open to the public and w...

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Development Review Committee Website
Posted on: January 19, 2017

Police Respond to Fatal Vehicle Crash

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On Jan. 19 at approximately 7:45 a.m., James City County Police were dispatched to a vehicle crash near the intersection of Richmond Road and Industrial Boulevard. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2003 Ford Taurus was headed east bound on Richmon...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

New Meeting Schedule for Board of Supervisors

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The Board of Supervisors, during their Jan. 3 organizational meeting, voted unanimously to change their meeting schedule to incorporate one business meeting and one work session per month with new start times. The changes are effective Jan. 24.

The Board w...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

January Clean County Commission Update

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The Clean County Commission met on Jan. 5 for their regular monthly meeting. The Commission is currently accepting nominations for the “Quarterly Clean Business Award.” Citizens are encouraged to nominate businesses located within the ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

What happened at the Jan. 10 Board of Supervisors Meeting?

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Here’s a quick summary of actions taken by the Board of Supervisors during the Jan. 10, 2017 meeting:

Special thanks to our pledge leader Brandon Starks!

Consent Calendar, Approved 4-0

1. Minutes Adoption – December 13, 2016

Public Hearing  

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Police to offer Citizens Police Academy

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The James City County Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy has been offering members of our local community the opportunity to get an inside look at the operation and function of police procedures since 1994. The classes offer an overview of the De...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

County Produces New Video - Mainland Farm: Historic Ground, Historic Yield

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On Mainland Farm, history, agriculture and community intersect to create one of the most unique areas in James City County.

Produced by the James City County video staff, Mainland Farm: Historic Ground, Historic Yield highlights the people, events, and act...

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Mainland Farm: Historic Ground, Historic Yield
Posted on: January 4, 2017

Board Organizes for 2017

2017 Board of Supervisors

The James City County Board of Supervisors met on Jan. 3 for their annual organizational meeting to elect a Chairman and Vice Chairman. Kevin Onizuk was elected Chairman. Ruth Larson was elected Vice Chairman.

Onizuk represents the Jamestown District and h...

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Organizational Meeting Video
Posted on: January 1, 2017

Firefighters Rescue Driver in Fiery New Year's Traffic Crash

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In one of the first emergency incidents in 2017, James City County Fire and Police Departments responded to an early morning vehicle accident on New Years day. When firefighters arrived, they found a single vehicle had struck a tree on New's Road and was ...

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

County Launches Updated Economic Development Website

Economic Development Website

James City County is pleased to announce it has updated its economic development website, www.yesjamescitycountyva.com. The updated website is a sister site to the County’s primary website and allows site integration that improves usability.

The upda...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

January Events

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Join Parks & Recreation in January, there’s so much to do:Special EventsFitness Open House (all ages), Free!Lean in 2017Saturday, Jan. 21, 9-11 a.m.James City County Recreation CenterNow is the time! It’s a New Year, time to start new healthy habits!...

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Posted on: January 16, 2017

Free Christmas Tree Recycling for Residents

Free Christmas Tree Recycling

Through Jan. 31, James City County residents can recycle Christmas trees free of charge at any County Convenience Center during normal operating hours. The Centers are located at 117 Tewning Road, 1204 Jolly Pond Road and 185 Industrial Boulevard. All dec...

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Posted on: October 14, 2016

Police seek missing person

Kelvin Brown, missing person

On Oct. 13, a family member of Kelvin Leon Brown reported him missing from his residence on Chickahominy Road. Brown was last seen on Oct. 2 operating a 2009 black Cadillac (Virginia license plate VLF7911) when he reportedly left to visit a friend on Bush...

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

Fall/Winter Brochure Available!

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Parks and Recreation invites you to a season of fun family outings and great programs and activities. The Fall 2016/Winter 2017 brochure previews our more than 15 special events that cultivate community, featuring something for every interest and everyone...

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Read the Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Brochure
Posted on: March 4, 2016

Real estate assessment breakdown shows average increase of existing residential properties at .30%

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Further breakdown of the County real estate assessments of existing residential properties shows an average increase of .30% for fiscal year 2017 and FY 2018. Approximately 16,300 properties changed in value with 11,063 increasing and 4,803 decreasing in ...Read on...

Real Estate Assessments Division

Posted on: December 27, 2016

January Events

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Join Parks & Recreation in January, there’s so much to do:Special EventsFitness Open House (all ages), Free!Lean in 2017Saturday, Jan. 21, 9-11 a.m.James City County Recreation CenterNow is the time! It’s a New Year, time to start new healthy habits!...

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

Fall/Winter Brochure Available!

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Parks and Recreation invites you to a season of fun family outings and great programs and activities. The Fall 2016/Winter 2017 brochure previews our more than 15 special events that cultivate community, featuring something for every interest and everyone...Read on...

Read the Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Brochure

Posted on: January 20, 2017

Planning Commission Development Review Committee Meeting Scheduled for Jan. 25

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The Planning Commission Development Review Committee will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. to discuss the following:

  • SP-0091-2016, AutoZone Store #6194, 4501 Noland Boulevard
  • Parks & Recreation Master Plan Update

All meetings are open to the public and w...

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Development Review Committee Website

Posted on: January 19, 2017

JCC Police respond to fatal vehicle crash

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On Jan. 19 at approximately 7:45 a.m., James City County Police were dispatched to a vehicle crash near the intersection of Richmond Road and Industrial Boulevard. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2003 Ford Taurus was headed east bound on Richmon...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

JCC Police to offer Citizens Police Academy

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The James City County Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy has been offering members of our local community the opportunity to get an inside look at the operation and function of police procedures since 1994. The classes offer an overview...

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To apply
Posted on: October 19, 2016

JCCPD Shred-A-Thon rescheduled to March 25

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According to the Department of Justice, an estimated 17.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2014. One of the most successful ways of preventing identity theft is by shredding documents that contain personal information thieves use. Join ...Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2016

JCC Police recognize Volunteer of the Year

JCC Police Chief presents Volunteer of the Year

James City County Police Department Volunteer, Allen Ayers, was recently recognized as Volunteer of the Year for his dedicated service to the Department. Allen volunteers numerous hours monthly to the Department through various tasks and attends all major...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2016

Master Officer Tim Renwick Awarded 2016 Officer of the Year

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Over the last year, Senior Police Officer Tim Renwick has been incredibly active, both with his patrol duties, as well as various extra duties and volunteer work with the Department. Officer Renwick has proven himself to be a leader among his peers with r...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2016

The Watch Dial by JCCPD

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The Watch Dial is a quarterly newsletter published by James City County Police Department. Check back often for information about JCCPD events, crime prevention tips and other crime alerts.

The Watch Dial
Posted on: February 19, 2015

JCCPD Awarded 2015 Re-Accreditation

2015 Police Accreditation

The Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC) awarded James City County Police Department (JCCPD) its third re-accredited status on February 19, 2015 for its success in complying with 191 mandated standards. The Police Department...Read on...


Posted on: January 18, 2017

Jan. 23 is National Pie Day

National Pie Day

If you want to celebrate Pie Day with pie, there are all sorts of pies in James City County.

Let’s review traditional dessert pies first!

Dessert Pie 

Pie Slices

Center Street Grill offers a great key lime pie made with Nellie and Joe’s k...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

What is the #1 thing to do in JCC?

Historic Jamestowne

We love reading reviews of places and one of our favorite spots for checking out reviews is TripAdvisor. With more than 3,500 reviews, Historic Jamestowne is listed as the #1 thing to do in the area and is also the #1 historic site and the #1 museum in th...

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Historic Jamestowne website
Posted on: January 9, 2017

Get Moving in 2017

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Over the last several years, there has been a rise in athletic events and competitive athletics in JCC. If your New Year’s Resolution was to get moving and be more active, check out these athletic events in 2017.

Feb. 4 – Toano Icy 8K, Fros...

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

Winter activities in James City County

Winter activities

There are a variety of indoor activities for t he whole family during the winter months in James City County. 

  1. Jamestown Settlement makes a perfect excursion for the family. Explore the indoor galleries of the museum and if the weather is okay, you ca...
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Posted on: April 29, 2016

Activities under $10 a person in James City County

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Budgeting for family fun is important. You want to have fun and explore while making memories, but you don’t want to break the bank. 

  1. Take a farm tour at Fox Wire Alpaca Farm. The tour is guaranteed to be fun because of all the llamas, donkeys, ...
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Posted on: January 13, 2017

2017 Williamsburg Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week

Williamsburg restaurants who are members of the Williamsburg Area Restaurant Association will join together to participate in the 2017 Williamsburg Restaurant Week. Williamsburg Restaurant Week will be Jan. 21-31, 2017.

The restaurants in JCC that are curr...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

17 Things To Look Forward To In 2017

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With each new year, there are new things to look forward to and the things happening in James City County are no exception.

Here are 17 things we are looking forward to for 2017:

  1. The anticipated opening of Billsburg Brewery at the James City County Marina w...
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Posted on: January 23, 2017

Do you need plans this weekend?

Jan. 27

Williamsburg Restaurant Week is in full swing! Visit our website for a list of participating James City County restaurants. A variety of JCC restaurants are serving lunch and dinner specials. Williamsburg Restaurant Week is sponsored by the Williamsburg A...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

What's going on this weekend?

January 20

Live music on Friday, Jan. 20 from 9:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. at Paul's Deli and Neighborhood Restaurant in New Town featuring singer-songwriter, David Carter

Join the Jamestown Rediscovery Education staff for a day of exploration, discovery, and f...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Need something to do this weekend?

Jan. 13

Start the weekend off early with our bonus activity: enjoy a night of music with Good Shot Judy at the Williamsburg Winery on Thursday, Jan. 12. at 7 p.m. for the Opening Night Reception of the Winter Blues Jazz Fest. The $35 ticket price includes light s...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

What will you do this weekend?

January 6, 2017

Please be aware that in the case of inclement weather, some events or activities may be canceled. Check with individual organizations and locations for specific information.

There are three different live music options in New Town Williamsburg on Friday, J...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

Do you need weekend plans?

Dec. 30

Bacon Day is Dec. 30. Where will you eat bacon? Check out our ultimate guide to bacon in James City County!

Did you know that most restaurants are all open on Dec. 31? There are several that are closed on New Year’s Day, so make sure to call befo...

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