News Flash

Posted on: September 1, 2019

National Campus Safety Awareness Month

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According to statistics provided by the RAINN website, "sexual violence on campus is pervasive."

  • 11.2% of all students experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation (among all graduate and undergraduate stu...
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Local Campus Resources Colonial Community Corrections
Posted on: September 1, 2019

National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month logo

Heritage often refers to the cultural traditions passed from generation to generation. Whether through food, clothing, music, or dance, it represents the meaningful intricacies that make us who we are.From Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 each year, we celebrate ...

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Casa de Esperanza Colonial Community Corrections
Posted on: September 17, 2018

James City County Awarded Second OVW Grant

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On August 29, 2018, the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) announced 54 grants totaling $32 million through its Improving the Criminal Justice Response to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking ...

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Colonial Community Corrections

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News Flash

Posted on: September 20, 2019

Pitch Perfect Events Return in Preparation for Start Peninsula

Pitch Perfect logo

Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that Pitch Perfect events will return in preparation for the November event. Pitch Perfect events provide training on how to effectively pitch your idea in 90 seconds while including the necessary elements and delive...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Kristi’s in the Burg Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Kristi's in the Burg logo

James City County is pleased to announce that Kristi’s in the Burg celebrated their anniversary of being open with a ribbon cutting. Kristi’s in the Burg is a bakery and sweets shop located at 5242 Olde Towne Road, Suite 10. Kristi’s in the Burg is owned ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Sweethaven Lavender of Williamsburg Launches E-Commerce

Sweethaven Mercantile Shop photo by Lindsey Lyons Photography

Sweethaven Lavender of Williamsburg (Sweethaven) is pleased to announce they have launched e-commerce for their small batch, all-natural lavender products. A variety of Sweethaven skincare, culinary and lavender products including small or large dried bou...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Manufacturing Day in Williamsburg, VA

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This article is by Glen Marshall. Glenn Marshall is a Newport News Shipbuilding Career Pathway volunteer, who is leading the AME North America MFG Day initiatives in conjunction with the National Association for Manufacturers. You may email Mr. M...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 22, 2019

Economic Development Authority Revises Meeting Calendar

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At their Aug. 20 meeting, the Economic Development Authority (EDA) revised its remaining 2019 meeting calendar to include a Joint Work Session with the Board of Supervisors on Oct. 22. This meeting will be at 4 p.m. in Building F of the County Government ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Start Peninsula Returns to City of Hampton for Annual Event

Start Peninsula logo

Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that it will return for its 8th annual event to Hampton, VA. Start Peninsula will be held Nov. 1-3, 2019 at the McGrew Towers Conference Center, 24 Indian Road, located on the Hampton University campus. Start Peninsu...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 2, 2019

New Opportunity for County Businesses

Be a featured business

Economic Development is pleased to announce a new initiative to feature County-based businesses in its communications and outreach. Businesses located in James City County are invited to complete an online survey. Submissions will be used to curate conten...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 2, 2019

Featured Property: 3000 John Deere Road in Toano, VA

3000 John Deere Road

Property includes 307,184 square feet in a single story industrial facility located on 74.4 acres of land. Property is located in Stonehouse Commerce Park approximately 40 minutes east of the Richmond airport, 45 minutes west of the Port of Virginia. This...

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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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News Flash

Posted on: September 19, 2019

Fire Department Hosts Open House Oct. 5

Open House Station 5 3201 Monticello Avenue Saturday Oct 5 11 am 2 pm Ident a kid Apparatus Display

The James City County Fire Department will host an open house on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fire Station 5, 3201 Monticello Avenue.Attendees can meet the men and women who help protect our community, visit the SAFE house, learn about smoke al...

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Fire Department
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...

Additional Info... Fire Department
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...

Fire Department
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...

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...

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News Flash

Posted on: September 13, 2019

Alexander Xavier Berkley

Alexander Berkley

Alexander Xavier Berkley: last known addresses are Jordan Drive, Hampton and/or Bypass Road, York County. Berkley’s date of birth is May 13, 1991. He is 6’2” and 195 lbs. There are four outstanding warrants for Berkley for domestic assault (2 counts), abd...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: September 5, 2019

William Forrest Robinson

William Forrest Robinson

William Forrest Robinson: last known address is Revolutionary Way, James City County, VA. Robinson’s date of birth is June 23, 1977. He is 5’11” and 180 lbs. There are two outstanding warrants for Robinson out of Williamsburg/James City County General Dis...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Keith Minkins

Keith Minkins

Keith Minkins: last known address is Railroad Street, James City County, VA. Minkins’ date of birth is April 24, 1959. He is 5’9”. There is an outstanding Capias out of Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court for Minkins for a felony probation violat...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Kelvin Kitchen

Kelvin Kitchen

Kelvin Kitchen: last known address is 29th Street, Newport News, VA. Kitchen’s date of birth is Dec. 23, 1962. He is 5’7” and 200 lbs. There are two outstanding felony warrants for Kitchen for forgery and uttering.

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Most Wanted
Posted on: August 6, 2019

Chad Roty Crandall

Chad Roty Crandall

Chad Roty Crandall: last known address is Hiawatha Drive in Virginia Beach or Whaleyville Boulevard in Suffolk. Crandall’s date of birth is Nov. 9, 1965. He is 6’2” and 203 lbs. There are three outstanding warrants for Crandall for abduction, assault and ...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Jessica Ann Williams McLeod

Jessica Ann Williams McLeod

Jessica Ann Williams McLeod: last known address is Bristol Circle, James City County, VA. McLeod’s date of birth is June 12, 1985. McLeod is 5’5” and 130 lbs. There is an outstanding felony warrant for McLeod for fraud to gain public assistance. There is ...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Jackie Wayne Davis, Jr.

Jackie Wayne Davis, Jr.

Jackie (Jack) Wayne Davis, Jr.: last known address is E. Ocean View, Norfolk, VA. Davis, Jr. may also have ties to North Carolina and Tennessee. Davis, Jr. is 6’ and 254 lbs. Davis, Jr. may be operating a 2010 Dodge 4 door sedan. There is an outstanding f...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: May 30, 2019

William Richard Collins II

William Richard Collins II

William Richard Collins II: last known address is Woodland Road, Newport News, VA. Collins’ date of birth is Dec. 6, 1977. Collins is 6’3” and 200 lbs. There are three outstanding felony warrants for Collins for credit card theft, credit card fraud and cr...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Jarius Christopher Wallace

Jarius Christopher Wallace

Jarius Christopher Wallace: last known address is Autumn East, James City County, VA, but may also be in Charlotte, NC. Wallace’s date of birth is Jan. 8, 1993. Wallace is 5’7” and 170 lbs. There is an outstanding Capias (indictment) from Williamsburg-Jam...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Ryan Kim Brown

Ryan Kim Brown

Ryan Kim Brown: last known address is Sir Gilbert Loop, James City County, VA. Brown’s date of birth is Oct. 26, 1996. Brown is 6’1” and 165 lbs. Brown has three outstanding Capiases from Williamsburg-James City County Circui...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Randy Lee Hahn, Jr.

Randy Lee Hahn

Randy Lee Hahn, Jr.: last known address is Summer East, James City County, VA. Hahn, Jr.’s date of birth is Nov. 26, 1989. Hahn, Jr. is 5’10” and 170 lbs. Hahn, Jr. has 5 outstanding warrants for credit card theft (2 counts), credit card fraud, unauthoriz...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Jazmyn Elizabeth Johnson

Jazmyn Elizabeth Johnson

Jazmyn Elizabeth Johnson: last known address is Lafayette Boulevard, James City County, VA. Johnson’s date of birth is Sept. 12, 1992. Johnson is 5’4” and 194 lbs. Johnson has an outstanding Capias from Williamsburg-James City County General District Cour...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Robert Lee Graham, Jr.

robert lee graham jr.

Robert Lee Graham, Jr.: last known address is 5413 Airport Road, James City County, VA. Graham’s date of birth is May 29, 1971. Graham is 5’8” and 155 lbs. Graham has three outstanding Capiases from Williamsburg-James City Co...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: March 19, 2018

Larry Earl Batts

larry batts

Larry Earl Batts: last known address Centerville Road in James City County. Batts' date of birth is Jan. 12, 1962. He is 5’8” and 160 lbs. Batts is wanted for aggravated sexual battery and revocation of a suspended sentence.

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Most Wanted
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Daniel Alexander Smokes, Jr.

Daniel Alexander Smokes Jr.

Daniel Alexander Smokes, Jr.: last known address is Algonquin Trail, James City County, VA. Smokes, Jr.'s date of birth is Feb. 9, 1999. He is 6’2” and 178 lbs. Smokes, Jr. has outstanding warrants for three counts of robbery, two coun...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: March 19, 2018

Michelle Marie Roush

michelle marie roush

Michelle Marie Roush: last known address Prosperity Court in James City County, VA. Roush's date of birth is Nov. 11, 1988. She is 5’3” and 115 lbs. Roush is wanted on a Felony Capias (original charge: felony shoplifting).

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Most Wanted
Posted on: March 28, 2018

Troy Lamont Ashby

troy lamont ashby

Troy Lamont Ashby: last known address is Hampton, VA. Ashby's date of birth is July 18, 1976. He is 5’5” and 140 lbs. Ashby is wanted on two Capiases (indictments) from Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court on charges of Distribution of cocaine (2 ...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: September 26, 2018

Ryan David Bragg

Ryan David Bragg

Ryan David Bragg: last known address is Powhatan Springs Road, James City County, VA. Bragg’s date of birth is Nov. 4, 1987. Bragg has a Capias from James City County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court for failure to report to CCC (original charge is...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Chad Gallup Acee

chad gallup acee

Chad Gallup Acee: last known address is London Company Way, James City County, VA. Acee's date of birth is Sept. 23, 1988. He is 6’1” and 165 lbs. Acee has an outstanding Capias from Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court for a p...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Karl Scott Knoyer, Jr.

karl scott knoyer

Karl Scott Knoyer, Jr.: last known address is Carol Lane, James City County, VA. Knoyer, Jr.'s date of birth is April 15, 1989. He is 6’ and 185 lbs. Knoyer, Jr. is wanted on two charges of failure to appear in Williamsburg-James City County Cir...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: March 22, 2018

Kenneth Brandon Sharpe

Kenneth Brandon Sharpe

Kenneth Brandon Sharpe: last known address Lakepoint Court, James City County, VA. Sharpe's date of birth is Aug. 18, 1989. He is 5’11” and 130 lbs. Sharpe is wanted on charges of credit card theft, credit card fraud, grand larceny and...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: March 21, 2018

Sibylla Hope Coles (AKA: Sibylla Bailey, Sibylla Simpson)

sibylla coles

Sibylla Hope Coles (AKA: Sibylla Bailey, Sibylla Simpson): last known address Little Creek Dam Road, Toano, VA. Coles' date of birth is May 4, 1972. She is 5’4” and 195 lbs. Coles is wanted on a felony charge of possession of a schedul...

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Most Wanted

News Flash

Posted on: September 20, 2019

Comprehensive Plan Planning Commission Working Group Meeting Scheduled for Sept. 26

PCWG 2014

The Planning Commission Working Group (PCWG) will hold a work session on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the Building F Work Session Room at the James City County Government Center to begin its work on updating to the 2015 Comprehensive Plan, Toward 20...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2019

Fire Department Hosts Open House Oct. 5

Open House Station 5 3201 Monticello Avenue Saturday Oct 5 11 am 2 pm Ident a kid Apparatus Display

The James City County Fire Department will host an open house on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fire Station 5, 3201 Monticello Avenue.Attendees can meet the men and women who help protect our community, visit the SAFE house, learn about smoke al...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2019

James City County Parks & Recreation Earns Top Honors at State Conference

VRPS_Winners_Flash

James City County Parks & Recreation earned four of the top honors bestowed by the Virginia Recreation & Park Society during its annual Conference in September. Over 500 delegates from around the state gathered Sept. 7-10 for the VRPS 64th Annual ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

County Website Earns Government Experience Award

Government Experience Awards Overall Winner 2019

James City County is the 2nd place winner of the Center for Digital Government's 2019 Government Experience Awards. The awards recognize the achievements and best practices of states, cities and counties that are radically improving the experience of gove...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Remembering When: A Fall and Fire Prevention Program Featured on Podcast

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This week we are replaying the episode about Remembering When: A Fall and Fire Prevention Program for Seniors. The program has expanded and anyone can make referrals for family members and friends. Ellie Rest, Family Services Specialist and Jason Sweet, B...

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This Week in James City County News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2019

JCC Releases 2018 Annual Report on the Floodplain Management Plan

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James City County has released the 2018 Annual Report on the Floodplain Management Plan. The Annual Report highlights the progress made by the County towards the identification, reduction and mitigation of flood losses. The Floodplain Management Plan and ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Curbside Recycling Bills are Due

Curbside Recycling Bills are Due

Curbside recycling bills are due today, Sept. 16. If you did not receive a bill or if you have any questions or concerns, please call 757-253-6700 or email general.services@jamescitycountyva.gov.If you have already notified us that you will be opting out ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Peterson Graduates from FBI National Academy

Major Eric Peterson - National Academy Graduation

Major Eric Peterson with James City County Police Department and two hundred and fifty five other law enforcement officers graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, VA on Sept. 13. The 277th Session of the National Academy consisted of ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Police ask Public’s Assistance in Locating Wanted Subject

Tiante Sanchez Woodley

A Federal Arrest Warrant from the U.S. District Court – Eastern District of VA has been issued for Tiante Sanchez Woodley for distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base. This charge is in connection with an incident that occurred in Jam...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Sept. 13 Curbside Recycling Update

Curbside Recycling Update July

BillingCurbside recycling bills from the James City County (JCC) Treasurer’s Office have been mailed and payment is due on Monday, Sept. 16.If you have already notified us that you will be opting out but you still received a bill, please disrega...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Police Name Sharon Abney and Kevin Renee DeVerell Volunteers of the Year

Dabney and DeVerell

On Aug. 23, James City County Police Department hosted its annual Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) Annual Appreciation Dinner. During the event, Chief Brad Rinehimer presented Sharon Abney and Kevin Renee DeVerell with the VIPS Volunteer of the Year a...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Wildflower Beautification Project Selected for VACo Achievement Award

Wildflower Beautification Award Presentation with Board of Supervisors

James City County’s Wildflower Beautification Project was recently selected for a Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) 2019 Achievement Award.Through efforts initiated by the General Services Department, Keep James City County Beautiful (KJCCB) organiz...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2019

CONECT Receives 2019 Innovation Award for Public Safety

CONECT community outreach network educate care thrive

James City County’s CONECT (Community Outreach Network Educate Care Thrive) Program was recently selected as the winner of the Virginia Municipal League’s 2019 Innovation Award for Public Safety. The annual statewide competition recogn...

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CONECT Video News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Stuffing Sept. 21

Harvest Festival News Flash_2018

Come enjoy great family time and fall fun at James City County’s annual Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Stuffing! The event is Saturday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Chickahomimy Riverfront Park. Festivities include arts and crafts, food ($), games, p...

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Additional Info... News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Fall Activity Brochure Available! Get Your Copy!

Destination Recreation Brochure Cover

Parks & Recreation invites you to a great season of opportunities for all ages and abilities! The Fall 2019 edition of Destination Recreation highlights all of the department’s offerings through December, hundreds of chances to have fun and g...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2019

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

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Here’s a quick summary of actions taken by the Board of Supervisors during the Sept. 10 Regular Meeting:E.         PRESENTATIONS    

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News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Tourism Revenue Grew in 2018

2018 Tourism revenue chart

Tourism revenue for James City County reached $442 million in 2018, a 2.3% change over 2017. Local tourism-related taxes were $19.1 million, a 7.1% increase over 2017. All data was received by the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) from U.S. Travel Associ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Stormwater and Resource Protection to host a Small Project Permitting & VSMP SWPPP Template Seminar

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The James City County Stormwater and Resource Protection Division will be hosting a Small Project Permitting and VSMP SWPPP Template Seminar. Please join us for detailed information in respect to small project permitting, projects between 2500sf and less ...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2019

September Events

September Flash

Aquatics

Learn to Swim, Free Swim EvaluationsThere are individual registration periods before each swim lesson session. Registration for September/October classes is open until Sept. 20. Registration is accepted at the Recreation Centers and online. Having...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Back to School Supply & Backpack Drive

Backpack Flash

To help local youth have a successful school year, participants in James City County’s REC Connect summer camp program hosted a Back to School Supply & Backpack Drive to collect school supplies within the community. While Matoaka Elementary School par...

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Additional Info... News Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Social Services Offers Foster/Adoptive Parent Orientation and Training

Stuffed teddy bear

Would you or someone you know be interested in becoming a foster/adoptive parent in James City County? Social Services offers training that gives families the information they need to make an informed decision about whether fostering/adopting is the right...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Police Offer Firearm Safety Courses

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James City County Police Department is offering free firearm safety classes to the public this fall. Each one-session class will cover basic safety, handling, storage and laws related to carrying a concealed handgun in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The cl...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2019

2019 3rd Quarter Clean Business Award Winner: Trader Joe's

2019 Q3 winner Trader Joes

Trader Joe’s was awarded the 2019 3rd Quarter Clean Business Award by the James City Clean County Commission for their proactive efforts to lessen their environmental impact through green initiatives and sustainability practices. Trader Joe&...

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Additional Info... News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Start Peninsula Returns to City of Hampton for Annual Event

Start Peninsula logo

Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that it will return for its 8th annual event to Hampton, VA. Start Peninsula will be held Nov. 1-3, 2019 at the McGrew Towers Conference Center, 24 Indian Road, located on the Hampton University campus. Start Peninsu...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2019

New Opportunity for County Businesses

Be a featured business

Economic Development is pleased to announce a new initiative to feature County-based businesses in its communications and outreach. Businesses located in James City County are invited to complete an online survey. Submissions will be used to curate conten...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2019

Clean Water Heritage Grant Opens for Applications

Clean Water Grant

James City County Stormwater and Resource Protection has opened the Clean Water Heritage Grant to applicants.The Grant provides cost-share funding to homeowner associations, communities, contractors, businesses, and individuals who own stormwater infrastr...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Update - New Dates Available - Fire and Police to Offer Active Shooter and Stop the Bleed Training

Stop the Bleed web

-- Updated to reflect the July 13 and Aug. 31 classes are full and to announce new dates. --James City County’s Fire and Police Departments are hosting a CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events) training session followed by a Stop the Bleed trai...

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Registration News Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Police Remind Citizens to Lock Vehicle Doors

Lock Your Car Doors

Residents are reminded to protect their property by removing valuables (especially electronics, firearms, purses/wallets and shopping bags) from vehicles and always locking doors, keeping windows and doors locked at night and when not at home and keeping ...

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News Releases

News Flash

Posted on: September 17, 2019

James City County Parks & Recreation Earns Top Honors at State Conference

VRPS_Winners_Flash

James City County Parks & Recreation earned four of the top honors bestowed by the Virginia Recreation & Park Society during its annual Conference in September. Over 500 delegates from around the state gathered Sept. 7-10 for the VRPS 64th Annual ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Stuffing Sept. 21

Harvest Festival News Flash_2018

Come enjoy great family time and fall fun at James City County’s annual Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Stuffing! The event is Saturday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Chickahomimy Riverfront Park. Festivities include arts and crafts, food ($), games, p...

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Additional Info... Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Fall Activity Brochure Available! Get Your Copy!

Destination Recreation Brochure Cover

Parks & Recreation invites you to a great season of opportunities for all ages and abilities! The Fall 2019 edition of Destination Recreation highlights all of the department’s offerings through December, hundreds of chances to have fun and g...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 29, 2019

September Events

September Flash

Aquatics

Learn to Swim, Free Swim EvaluationsThere are individual registration periods before each swim lesson session. Registration for September/October classes is open until Sept. 20. Registration is accepted at the Recreation Centers and online. Having...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Back to School Supply & Backpack Drive

Backpack Flash

To help local youth have a successful school year, participants in James City County’s REC Connect summer camp program hosted a Back to School Supply & Backpack Drive to collect school supplies within the community. While Matoaka Elementary ...

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Additional Info... Parks & Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: September 20, 2019

Comprehensive Plan Planning Commission Working Group Meeting Scheduled for Sept. 26

PCWG 2014

The Planning Commission Working Group (PCWG) will hold a work session on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the Building F Work Session Room at the James City County Government Center to begin its work on updating to the 2015 Comprehensive Plan, Toward 20...

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Planning

News Flash

Posted on: September 20, 2019

Peterson Graduates from FBI National Academy

Major Eric Peterson - National Academy Graduation

Major Eric Peterson with James City County Police Department and two hundred and fifty five other law enforcement officers graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, VA on Sept. 13. The 277th Session of the National Academy consisted of ...

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Police Department
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Police Name Sharon Abney and Kevin Renee DeVerell Volunteers of the Year

Dabney and DeVerell

On Aug. 23, James City County Police Department hosted its annual Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) Annual Appreciation Dinner. During the event, Chief Brad Rinehimer presented Sharon Abney and Kevin Renee DeVerell with the VIPS Volunteer of the Year a...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Police Remind Citizens to Lock Vehicle Doors

Lock Your Car Doors

Residents are reminded to protect their property by removing valuables (especially electronics, firearms, purses/wallets and shopping bags) from vehicles and always locking doors, keeping windows and doors locked at night and when not at home and keeping ...

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Police Department
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Police Offer Firearm Safety Courses

Firearm Safety Class sized for web.jpg

James City County Police Department is offering free firearm safety classes to the public this fall. Each one-session class will cover basic safety, handling, storage and laws related to carrying a concealed handgun in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The cl...

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Police Department
Posted on: August 22, 2019

Police Department Seeks Grant Funding Under Justice Assistance Grant

James City County Police Department patrol vehicle

James City County Police Department is seeking funding for enhancing law enforcement programs through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program: Local Solicitation in the amount of $10,710. The Police Department plans to use the JAG...

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Police Department
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Police ask Public’s Assistance in Locating Wanted Subject

Tiante Sanchez Woodley

A Federal Arrest Warrant from the U.S. District Court – Eastern District of VA has been issued for Tiante Sanchez Woodley for distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base. This charge is in connection with an incident that occurred in Jam...

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Police Department
Posted on: July 9, 2018

The Watch Dial by JCCPD

The Watch Dial

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 Police Department
Posted on: May 13, 2019

2018 Annual Report

Law Enforcement Center

The mission of the James City County Police Department is to perform our duties and fulfill our responsibilities of enforcing the law, preserving the peace, and providing police services so that it improves the quality of life for all citizens within our ...

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Police Department

News Flash

Recycling

9 Stories
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Sept. 13 Curbside Recycling Update

Curbside Recycling Update July

BillingCurbside recycling bills from the James City County (JCC) Treasurer’s Office have been mailed and payment is due on Monday, Sept. 16.If you have already notified us that you will be opting out but you still received a bill, please disregard the bil...

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Recycling
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Have More Questions About Recycling? Tune into Recycling Changes Part 2 on Podcast

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Dawn Oleksy, James City County’s Environmental Sustainability Director joins us on the podcast and this time she is joined by Tracy Hofmeyer, Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority’s (VPPSA) Recycling Coordinator. Togeth...

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This Week in James City County Recycling
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Aug. 30 Curbside Recycling Update

Curbside Recycling Update July

BillingCurbside recycling bills from the James City County (JCC) Treasurer’s Office have been mailed and payment is due on Sept. 16.If you have already notified us that you will be opting out but you still received a bill, please disregard the bill.Paymen...

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Recycling
Posted on: August 20, 2019

Aug. 20 Curbside Recycling Update

Curbside Recycling Update July

Billing

  • Curbside recycling bills from the James City County (JCC) Treasurer’s Office will be mailed over the next week. If you have already notified us that you will be opting out but you still receive a bill, please disregard the bill.
  • If you choose to opt...
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Recycling
Posted on: July 19, 2019

July 19 Curbside Recycling Update

Cart Collection Update

James City County is committed to recycling and is working closely with several subcontractors to both deliver and remove curbside recycling carts to over 20,000 households.The first priority of this transition has been to ensure that every resident who n...

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Recycling
Posted on: July 16, 2019

July 16 Curbside Recycling Update

Curbside Recycling Update July

New Carts The new contractor, TFC, and County staff are working through the list of customers who have reported not receiving a cart.If you have not received a cart and have not yet reported it to James City County General Services, please send a...

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Recycling
Posted on: July 9, 2019

Changes to Curbside Recycling Program Featured on Podcast

Podcast

Do you have questions about the recent changes to the County’s curbside recycling collection program? Dawn Oleksy, James City County’s Environmental Sustainability Director, joins us on the podcast this week to go over all of the detai...

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This Week in James City County Recycling
Posted on: July 1, 2019

July 1 Curbside Recycling Update

Curbside Recycling Update July

New CartsThe new recycling carts have been delivered throughout James City County as of Saturday, June 29. If you have not received a cart and have not yet reported it to James City County General Services, please call the recycling hotline at 757-253-670...

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Recycling
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Changes are Coming to Curbside Recycling Program Beginning July 1

Curbside Recycling Update

As a result of changes in the international trade market, the net cost of recycling has increased drastically to the contractors providing curbside pickup services. Because James City County is a community committed to sustainability, we want to:

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Recycling

News Flash

Posted on: September 13, 2019

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Willimasburg

Howl-O-Scream (HOS) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg opens on Saturday, Sept. 14 and is open on select days through Sunday, Oct. 27. Fear awaits in World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park’s collection of elaborate haunted houses, immersive themed scare zones, chal...

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Tourism Blog

News Flash

Posted on: September 18, 2019

Kristi’s in the Burg Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Kristi's in the Burg logo

James City County is pleased to announce that Kristi’s in the Burg celebrated their anniversary of being open with a ribbon cutting. Kristi’s in the Burg is a bakery and sweets shop located at 5242 Olde Towne Road, Suite 10. Kristi’s in the Burg is owned ...

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Tourism News
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Sweethaven Lavender of Williamsburg Launches E-Commerce

Sweethaven Mercantile Shop photo by Lindsey Lyons Photography

Sweethaven Lavender of Williamsburg (Sweethaven) is pleased to announce they have launched e-commerce for their small batch, all-natural lavender products. A variety of Sweethaven skincare, culinary and lavender products including small or large dried bou...

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Tourism News
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Tourism Revenue Grew in 2018

2018 Tourism revenue chart

Tourism revenue for James City County reached $442 million in 2018, a 2.3% change over 2017. Local tourism-related taxes were $19.1 million, a 7.1% increase over 2017. All data was received by the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) from U.S. Travel Associ...

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Tourism News
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Billsburg Brewery Hosts Oktoberfest Event

Billsburg Brewery - Oktoberfest flyer

Celebrate Oktoberfest with Billsburg Brewery on Saturday, Oct. 5 from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. Enjoy beer courtesy of 16 local breweries from Hampton Roads. Each brewery will be pouring their own “fest bier” or a German-style lager in the p...

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Tourism News
Posted on: September 4, 2019

“TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia” Exhibit at Jamestown Settlement

TENACITY logo - Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

Have you visited Jamestown Settlement lately? Make sure to check out “TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia,” a special yearlong exhibition on display through January 5, 2020. The special exhibit explores little-known, captivating personal stori...

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Tourism News
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Bacon’s Rebellion Special Events at Historic Jamestowne

Bacon's Rebellion

Enjoy a special evening walking tour, “The Burning of Jamestown” to commemorate Bacon’s Rebellion on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. During this special evening walking tour, guests will be led through the colonial town site and see the dramatic events unfol...

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Tourism News
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Fee Free Days at Historic Jamestowne

Historic Jamestowne

Throughout the year, there are several fee free days at Historic Jamestowne. On these select days, there is no admission fee.

Fee Free Days

  • Saturday, Sept. 28 in honor of National Public Lands Day
  • Monday, Nov. 11 in commemoration of Veterans Day

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Tourism News

News Flash