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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Nov. 4 Planning Commission Canceled

Planning Commission meeting canceled

The James City County Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 4 has been canceled.The Planning Commission will meet on Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. for a joint work session with the Board of Supervisors and will be held in the James City County Gov...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Board of Supervisors, City Council and School Board to Hold Joint Meeting Oct. 26

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**An earlier version of this release included incorrect Zoom information. The release has been updated. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.**The James City County Board of Supervisors will conduct a remote meeting on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Two Additional Locations Available for Ballot Drop Off

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Registered voters in James City County can now drop off completed ballots for the Nov. 3 election at the following locations:

  • New! - Abram Frink Jr. Community Center, 8901 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, VA 23185
  • New! - James City County Library, 7770 Croak...
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News Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Second Set of Finalists from Start Peninsula Micro Pitch Announced

Start Peninsula logo

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the second set of finalists for the 2020 Start Peninsula were announced following an online micro pitch competition. The finalists are 13b Bakery & Bistro, Opready, Stasis, Universal Cure: The Stress Reduction Program and Wave Cof...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Agricultural & Forestal District Advisory Committee Meeting Scheduled for Oct. 22

AFD Scheduled

The Agricultural & Forestal District (AFD) Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 at 4 p.m. Pursuant to the Continuity of Government Ordinance adopted by the Board of Supervisors on Apr. 14, 2020 and readopted ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Police Seek Larceny Suspects

Larceny from vehicles suspect

In the early morning hours of Oct. 6, an unidentified suspect made entry into multiple unlocked vehicles in the White Hall neighborhood. Multiple items, including a firearm, were stolen.Residential surveillance cameras captured the suspect attempting to e...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Police Respond to Fatal Traffic Crash

James City County Police Department patrol vehicle

On Oct. 14 at approximately 11:12 p.m., officers responded to a single vehicle crash in the 4600 block of Rochambeau near the intersection of Cloverleaf Lane. A 2006 Toyota Tacoma was traveling west bound, went off the road and hit a stump. The vehicle we...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

James City County Housing to Open Waiting List for Mainstream Vouchers

Mainstream Voucher Waiting List Open Online Only Oct 29 9 am 6 pm

James City County Housing will be accepting applications on-line for its Housing Choice Voucher, Mainstream Voucher Program beginning Oct. 29, 2020 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Applications must be submitted on-line at www.waitlistcheck.com/va2701.S...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

What happened at the October 13 Board of Supervisors Meeting?

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Here’s a quick summary of actions taken by the Board of Supervisors during the October 13 Regular Meeting:

E.         PRESENTATIONS    

1.      &...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Development Review Committee Meeting Scheduled for Oct. 21

Development Review Committee

The Development Review Committee (DRC) will meet Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 at 4 p.m. Pursuant to the Continuity of Government Ordinance adopted by the Board of Supervisors on April 14, 2020 and readopted on Sept. 8, 2020, the meeting will be held electroni...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2020

New Event Venue Begins Construction

The Maine of Williamsburg

James City County is pleased to announce that The Maine of Williamsburg (The Maine) has begun construction of a new wedding, event and retreat venue. The Maine will be 9,000 square feet of indoor space on a 20 acre parcel, which is part of a working a far...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Police Seek Larceny Suspects

Renwick - Jamestown Road larceny from vehicles

On Sept. 19 and Oct. 3, an unknown group of suspects made entry into multiple unlocked vehicles throughout the Jamestown Road/Lake Powell Road areas of the County. Multiple items including firearms, credit cards, checks and cash were taken. It appears to ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Good News for Flood Insurance Policy Holders

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Homeowners with flood insurance policies in James City County will see a larger discount in their rates as the result of floodplain management activities implemented by the County.

The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Business Submissions Needed for New Awareness Campaign

COB Submissions

James City County Economic Development is pleased to invite County-based businesses to be featured in an awareness campaign celebrating County businesses and resiliency. The Office of Economic Development knows that 2020 has been difficult and the County ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Classic Consignments Williamsburg is Now Open at 7405 Richmond Road, Suite A.

Classic Consignments Williamsburg

Classic Consignments Williamsburg recently held a ribbon cutting and grand opening for its new space at 7405 Richmond Road, Suite A. Classic Consignments is a gift and consignment store selling gently used furniture and accessories. Classic Consignments i...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Police to Host Stuff the Cruiser Food Drive

stuff the cruiser

James City County Police Department will host a Stuff the Cruiser Food Drive on Nov. 7 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Walmart Neighborhood Market at 4670 Casey Boulevard. Citizens are invited stop by and drop off non-perishable food items for holiday meals for loc...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Halloween 2020

Halloween

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) have issued guidance for Halloween. Unless new guidance is issued prior to the end of the month, James City County feels that those who want to participate in...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Police Investigate Robberies at 7-Eleven

7-Eleven Robbery Suspects

Update: Further investigation has revealed that the robbery at the 7-Eleven at 8185 Croaker Road actually occurred at 2:06 a.m. but was not reported until later in the morning. The release has been updated with the correct time.

On Oct. 6 at approximately ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Did You Miss the LIVE Broadcast of This Week in James City County Featuring the Election Q&A?

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James City County’s Director of Elections and General Registrar, Dianna Moorman recently joined us for our first live episode of This Week in James City County. She talked about the upcoming election, recent changes in laws, important deadlines and more.V...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Fall Activity Brochure Available! Get Your Copy!

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Destination Recreation BrochureParks & Recreation welcomes you to fall and to a new world where the great outdoors, more than ever, can also be great medicine in these challenging times. The Fall 2020 edition of Destination
Recreation
highlights all ...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

First Set of Finalists from Start Peninsula Micro Pitch Announced

Start Peninsula logo

Last week, the first set of finalists for the 2020 Start Peninsula were announced following an online micropitch competition. The finalists are 4.0 Inventions, Hottrok and AGENZ by TAO Agency. Barre by the Bay Round 2 was designated as an alternate.

  • 4.0 In...
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News Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Parks & Recreation Plans October Events

October Flash

As the impacts of COVID-19 continue to be felt, we ask for your patience, flexibility and support. We depend on you, our patrons, to follow safety and social distancing guidelines as regularly released by the Governor of Virginia, the Virginia Department ...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Greater Williamsburg Area Receives Grant From GO Virginia State Board to Update Analysis

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Last week, the Greater Williamsburg Partnership (GWP) announced that the region received grant funding from the GO Virginia State Board to support the update of the Greater Williamsburg’s Targeted Industry Analysis. GWP named Chmura Economics & Analyt...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Police Participate in Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative

drug take back

On Oct. 24, officers with the James City County Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be at the James City County Law Enforcement Center at 4600 Opportunity Way from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. collecting potentially dangerous expired, unuse...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

JCC Releases 2019 Annual Report on the Floodplain Management Plan

Floodplain

James City County has released the 2019 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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2019 Report on the Floodplain Management Plan News Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Governor Northam Announces Expansion of $70 Million Rebuild VA Grant Fund for Small Businesses

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Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Rebuild VA, the $70 million economic recovery fund launched in August, is expanding its eligibility criteria to allow more small businesses to apply. Businesses that received funding from the federal Coronavirus...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Three Options for Voting in the Nov. 3 General and Special Election

Vote web

Registered voters in James City County have three ways to cast their ballots for the General and Special election in November.In-person absentee (early) and mail-in voting is now available to all James City County registered voters. Sample ballots, precin...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

PerfectMind Introduced

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James City County Parks & Recreation has launched PerfectMind, a new registration system. The new system offers customers a more efficient experience for all department registrations including memberships, drop-in admissions, facility reservations and...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Parks & Recreation Plans Child Care Program for Grades K-5

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James City County Parks & Recreation’s state-licensed REC Connect program will modify its operations in conjunction with WJCC Schools’ decision to offer remote learning for the first nine weeks of the 2020-21 school year. REC Conne...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Start Peninsula Changes Event Format to Multiple Smaller Competitions

Start Peninsula logo

Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that it will return for its ninth annual year in 2020. Beginning next month, Start Peninsula will begin a series of three micropitch competitions held on July 14, Sept. 22 and Oct. 13. At each micropitch event, there...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2020

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 electronics and...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

James City County Parks & Facilities

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James City County Parks & Facilities

County Parks, Centers & Facilities Update September 25, 2020   Due to the continued impacts of COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, some park amenities remain closed. Th...

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