Posted on: February 1, 2018

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Teen Dating Violence

"More than half of women (69.55) who have been physically or sexually abused, or stalked by a dating partner, first experienced abuse between the ages of 11-24 years old" (BreaktheCycle Dating Abuse Statistics)."Dating violence can happen t...

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Teen Dating Violence Colonial Community Corrections
Posted on: October 31, 2017

Webisode #6 Now Available

Alliance on Violence Against Women (AVAW) logo

To mark the last day of National Domestic Violence Awareness month...The new webisode titled " After The Call" explores what services and pathways are open to intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual assault, and stalking victims in the James Cit...

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Webisode #6: After The Call Colonial Community Corrections
Posted on: February 23, 2016

$450,000 in DOJ Funding For Sexual Assault Prevention Initiatives in Williamsburg

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On Sept. 28, 2015, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced that the Department of Justice has awarded the James City County Police Department in Williamsburg, Virginia $450,000 through a grant to support programs that help prevent sexual assault...

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Colonial Community Corrections

Posted on: February 13, 2018

Williamsburg Winery Wins Awards for Wines

Winery awards

The Williamsburg Winery recently announced that three of their wines have received awards.The 2015 Limited Release Norton was awarded a Double Gold medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition of American wines. A Double ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 8, 2018

DJG Inc. Named One of the Best Places to Work in Virginia

DJG Inc.

On Feb. 2, Virginia Business announced its 2018 Best Places to Work in Virginia and named DJG Inc. (DJG) as one of the winners. The 2018 Best Places to Work in Virginia list is made up of 100 companies. There were 175 entrants this year and winners were s...

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 2, 2018

The Drying Co./ThermalTec in Toano Named to Top 25 Insulation Contractors List

The Drying Co./ThermalTec headquarters

James City County is pleased to announce that The Drying Co./ThermalTec has been named one of the top 25 insulation contractors in the nation by Walls & Ceilings magazine. The top 25 were compiled, reviewed and decided as the best and most ambitious i...

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 29, 2018

Dreams Gymnastics Center Opens in Toano

Dreams Gymnastics Center

James City County is pleased to announce that Dreams Gymnastics Center held a ribbon cutting and grand opening for their new gym at 200 Industrial Boulevard, Building #2. Dreams Gymnastics Center is a state-of-the-art training facility offering training i...

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 12, 2018

Kingsmill Championship Returns to James City County

LPGA

The Kingsmill Championship will once again host some of the top players of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) on the renowned River Course at Kingsmill Resort on May 14-20, 2018. Will champion Lexi Thompson defend her title from 2017?As part ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 3, 2016

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

Port of Virginia

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...

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Additional Info... Economic Development

Posted on: June 29, 2016

Fireworks are Illegal in JCC

Illegal

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...

Additional Info... Fire Department
Posted on: March 1, 2016

Another Smoke Alarm Success

smoke alarm

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...

Fire Department
Posted on: February 29, 2016

ISO Rating Change Could Reduce Insurance Costs

Firefighter with hydrant

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...

Fire Department
Posted on: December 29, 2015

File of Life

File of Life

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...

Fire Department
Posted on: December 28, 2015

Safe Needle Disposal

Do Not Recycle Needles

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...

Additional Info... Fire Department

Posted on: January 17, 2018

Corey Delmont Bryant

Corey Delmont Bryant

Age: 46

Felony credit card theft and felony unauthorized use of a vehicle

If you have any information that might help police locate Bryant, please call 757-253-1800 or text/email tips@jamescitycountyva.gov. You may also contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-...

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Posted on: January 16, 2018

James Davis Carrington, Jr.

James Davis Carrington Jr

Age: 47

Probation Violation (original charge: domestic assault)

If you have any information that might help police locate Carrington, please call 757-253-1800 or text/email tips@jamescitycountyva.gov. You may also contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. ...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Dowens Aine

Dowens Aine

Age: 20

Grand Larceny (Felony)

If you have any information that might help police locate Aine, please call 757-253-1800 or text/email tips@jamescitycountyva.gov. You may also contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers to the Crime Line may remain an...

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

Rodney Johnson (aka: Rodney Dushack)

Rodney Johnson

Age: 49

Felony aggravated assault by strangulation and felony assault

If you have any information that might help police locate Johnson, please call 757-253-1800 or text/email tips@jamescitycountyva.gov. You may also contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-U...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Seth Gabriel Gene Weaver

Seth Gabriel Gene Weaver

Age: 18

Grand Larceny – felony (2 counts) and unlawful discharge of a firearm

If you have any information that might help police locate Weaver, please call 757-253-1800 or text/email tips@jamescitycountyva.gov. You may also contact the Crime Line ...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Richard Mason Clark

Richard Mason Clark

Age: 47

Probation Violation – Felony (for DUI Habitual Offender)

If you have any information that might help police locate Clark, please call 757-253-1800 or text/email tips@jamescitycountyva.gov. You may also contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Michelle Marie Roush

Michelle Marie Roush

Age: 28

Capias – Probation Violation for original charge of shoplifting (Felony)

If you have any information that might help police locate Sexton, please call 757-253-1800 or text/email tips@jamescitycountyva.gov. You may also contact the Crime Li...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Shamonte Joseph Sexton

Sexton Shamonte Joseph

Age: 24

Felony indictment for distribution of Schedule I/II drug

If you have any information that might help police locate Sexton, please call 757-253-1800 or text/email tips@jamescitycountyva.gov. You may also contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Cal...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Ryan Decarlo Braxton

Ryan Decarlo Braxton

Age: 42

Domestic assault, abduction (felony), grand larceny (felony)

If you have any information that might help police locate Braxton, please call 757-253-1800 or text/email tips@jamescitycountyva.gov. You may also contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Boryce Leon Jones

JONES BORYCE LEON

Age: 38

Possession of cocaine (felony), distribution of cocaine (felony) 2nd offense

If you have any information that might help police locate Jones, please call 757-253-1800 or text/email tips@jamescitycountyva.gov. You may also contact the Crime Line at 1...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Kevin Wayne Canaday Jr

Kevin W Canaday Jr

Age: 27

Possess/transport firearm by convicted felon (felony), grand larceny (felony), revocation of suspended sentence – original charge of manufacture/sell controlled substance (felony)

If you have any information that might help police locate Canaday, pl...

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

Ramond Lamont James

Raymond Lamont James

Age: 39

Fail to appear (original charge of possession with intent to distribute a schedule I/II drug). Violation of VASAP Program for a DUI conviction.

If you have any information that might help police locate James, please call 757-253-1800 or text/email t...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

Herbert Gene Dorman Jr.

Most Wanted Herbert G Dorman

Fraud - Failure to Perform Construction 2 counts (Felony)

Contracting without a license (misdemeanor)

If you have any information that might help police locate Dorman, please call 757-253-1800 or text/email tips@jamescitycountyva.gov. You may also contact t...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Sibylla Hope Coles

Most Wanted - Sibylla Hope Coles

Possession of Schedule I, II Controlled Substance (Felony)

If you have any information that might help police locate Davis, please call 757-253-1800 or text/email tips@jamescitycountyva.gov. You may also contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers t...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Bruce Wayne Harris Jr.

Bruce Wayne Harris Jr

Probation Violation (Felony) for Original Charge of Sex Offense and Fail to Register as a Violent Sex Offender, 2nd offense.

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Kreetay Lamour Briggs

Most Wanted: Keetay Lamour Briggs

Fail to Appear for original charge of Credit Card Theft

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Jarius Christopher Wallace

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Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute (Felony) (2 counts)

Possession of a Gun While Selling Drugs

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted on: August 31, 2015

Larry Earl Batts

Larry Earl Batts

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

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Hampton Roads Fire Departments Announce "Safety Stand-Down" Day

Fire Stand Down

To raise safety awareness, Fire Departments all across Hampton Roads are joining together to call for a "Safety Stand-Down" day to be held across the region on Saturday, Feb. 24. We are asking citizens to take the time to take a good look at the...

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

Route 199 and Brookwood Drive Intersection Improvement Project to Begin in March

Route 199 and Brookwood Drive Map

A project to improve the intersection at Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway) and Brookwood Drive is scheduled to begin construction in early March.Henry S. Branscome, LLC was awarded the $358,000 construction contract to improve safety, increase capacity and al...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Neighborhood Forum to Meet Thursday, March 8

NeighborhoodForum

The next Neighborhood Forum will be Thursday, March 8, 6:30 p.m. at the James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Road. Our discussion topic will be the County’s budget process.Have you ever wanted to get more involved in your local gov...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Historical Commission Seeks Nominations for Historic Preservation Awards

Historical Commission

The James City County Historical Commission is seeking nominations for the 2018 Historic Preservation Awards. Historic Preservation Awards are presented by the Historical Commission to individuals, groups or organizations that meet the following criteria:...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2018

We Are StormReady

We Are StormReady Sign

James City County is now a StormReady Community. Bill Sammler, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service presented the County with a StormReady recognition at the Feb. 13 Board of Supervisors meeting.StormReady is a National Weat...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Historical Commission Places William Lightfoot Grave Marker

William Lightfoot

The James City County Historical Commission recently placed a marker at the grave of William Lightfoot, who enlisted as a 2nd Lieutenant in the American Forces in 1777. This is one of only two known Revolutionary War graves in private family cemeteries in...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2018

What Happened at the Feb. 13 Board of Supervisors Meeting?

William Holt

Here’s a quick summary of actions taken by the Board of Supervisors during the Feb. 13, 2018 meeting.Special thanks to our pledge leader, William Holt! Presentations 

1. StormReady Recognition for James City County http://ec4.cc...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2018

Williamsburg Winery Wins Awards for Wines

Winery awards

The Williamsburg Winery recently announced that three of their wines have received awards.The 2015 Limited Release Norton was awarded a Double Gold medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition of American wines. A Double ...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Skimino Creek Watershed Stakeholder Meeting Scheduled

Skimino Creek

James City County will host a stakeholder meeting for all who live or work in the Skimino Creek Watershed on Thursday, March 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the James City County Library located at 7770 Croaker Road in Toano. This stakeholder meeting is part of ...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2018

DJG Inc. Named One of the Best Places to Work in Virginia

DJG Inc.

On Feb. 2, Virginia Business announced its 2018 Best Places to Work in Virginia and named DJG Inc. (DJG) as one of the winners. The 2018 Best Places to Work in Virginia list is made up of 100 companies. There were 175 entrants this year and winners were s...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2018

Police Host Coffee With A Cop

Coffee

You’re invited to join James City County police at Au Bon Pain on 6692 Richmond Road for Coffee with a Cop on Feb. 28, 8-10 a.m. County officers will join citizens in an informal setting to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee. A...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2018

National Weather Service to Offer Basic SKYWARN Class April 11

Skywarn

Want to learn how to spot approaching hazardous weather conditions? James City County and the City of Williamsburg, in partnership with the National Weather Service, will offer a "Basic SKYWARN" class Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 6 p.m. The 2-ho...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2018

February Events with Parks and Recreation

February Flash

February EventsAquatics Learn to Swim, Free Swim Evaluations There are individual registration periods before each swim lesson session. Registration for February classes is open through Feb. 7. Registration is accepted at the James City County Recreation ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

CERT Training to Begin in March

CERT volunteer group photo

If a disaster threatens or occurs, do you know what to do? If you take the James City County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, you will!In a major emergency, fire and law enforcement may not be able to reach you as quickly as they would o...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2018

Dreams Gymnastics Center Opens in Toano

Dreams Gymnastics Center

James City County is pleased to announce that Dreams Gymnastics Center held a ribbon cutting and grand opening for their new gym at 200 Industrial Boulevard, Building #2. Dreams Gymnastics Center is a state-of-the-art training facility offering training i...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2018

Kingsmill Championship Returns to James City County

LPGA

The Kingsmill Championship will once again host some of the top players of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) on the renowned River Course at Kingsmill Resort on May 14-20, 2018. Will champion Lexi Thompson defend her title from 2017?As part ...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2018

James City County Police Offer Firearm Safety Classes

Firearm Safety Class

The James City County Police Department will be offering free firearm safety classes to the public in January, February and March. Each one-session class will cover basic safety, handling, storage and laws related to carrying a concealed handgun in the Co...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Applications for Addition to the Agricultural and Forestal District Available

Pates Neck AFD map

James City County is accepting applications until April 15, 2018 for property additions to the Pates Neck Agricultural and Forestal District (AFD) in advance of the district’s renewal in August 2018. A map showing the location of the County&...

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News Releases

Posted on: January 30, 2018

February Events

February Flash

February EventsAquatics Learn to Swim, Free Swim Evaluations There are individual registration periods before each swim lesson session. Registration for February classes is open through Feb. 7. Registration is accepted at the James City County Recreation ...

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Additional Info... Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 11, 2017

James City County Earns National Accreditation in Parks & Recreation

CAPRAaccreditedlogo_NewsFlash

James City County joins the ranks of elite park and recreation agencies across the country by earning accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). T...

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Parks & Recreation

Posted on: February 15, 2018

Historical Commission Seeks Nominations for Historic Preservation Awards

Historical Commission

The James City County Historical Commission is seeking nominations for the 2018 Historic Preservation Awards. Historic Preservation Awards are presented by the Historical Commission to individuals, groups or organizations that meet the following criteria:...

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Planning

Posted on: February 6, 2018

Police Host Coffee With A Cop

James City County Police Department patrol vehicle

You’re invited to join James City County police at Au Bon Pain on 6692 Richmond Road for Coffee with a Cop on Feb. 28, 8-10 a.m. County officers will join citizens in an informal setting to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 26, 2018

The Watch Dial by JCCPD

The Watch Dial newsletter

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.Click to enlarge.

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The Watch Dial Police Department
Posted on: January 8, 2018

James City County Police Offer Firearm Safety Classes

Firearm Safety Class

The James City County Police Department will be offering free firearm safety classes to the public in January, February and March. Each one-session class will cover basic safety, handling, storage and laws related to carrying a concealed handgun in the Co...

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Police Department
Posted on: September 14, 2017

Police Remind Citizens to Lock Vehicle Doors

Lock Your Car Doors

Larcenies from unlocked motor vehicles are one of the most prevalent crimes in James City County.  

Residents are encouraged to always lock their car doors even when they are at home. Residents should also always remove valuables (especially elect...

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Police Department

Posted on: February 13, 2018

Williamsburg Winery Wins Awards for Wines

Winery awards

The Williamsburg Winery recently announced that three of their wines have received awards.

The 2015 Limited Release Norton was awarded a Double Gold medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition of American wines. A Double ...

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Tourism News
Posted on: January 11, 2018

Kingsmill Championship returns to James City County

LPGA

The Kingsmill Championship will once again host some of the top players of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) on the renowned River Course at Kingsmill Resort on May 14-20, 2018. Will champion Lexi Thompson defend her title from 2017?

As part ...

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Tourism News

Posted on: February 20, 2018

What Events Are This Weekend?

Feb. 23

Celebrate Black History Month

  • Historic Jamestowne will be unveiling a new walking tour, “First Africans Walking Tour,” on Friday, Feb. 23 from 3-4 p.m. This waking tour of “New Town” will focus on the arrival of the ...
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Tourism Top 10
Posted on: February 12, 2018

What's Happening This Weekend?

Feb. 16

  • Participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBCC) from Friday, Feb. 16 through Monday, Feb. 19.The GBCC is an annual program of the Cornell University Ornithology Lab and the National Audubon Society. Seasoned and first time birders are invited to count...
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Tourism Top 10
Posted on: February 6, 2018

Need Weekend Plans?

Feb. 9

  • Don’t know how to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Check out our list of ideas for gifts, local dining specials and events. There are some events this weekend.
  • Want to catch some music locally?
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Tourism Top 10
Posted on: January 29, 2018

What Will You Do This Weekend?

Feb. 2

  • Enjoy the Fossil Frenzy at York River State Park on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. until noon. Long before there was a York River State Park, or even a York River, 6,000 plus years ago, marine creatures swam here in a shallow sea. Early whales, porpoises, ...
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Tourism Top 10