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Here’s when Colonial Williamsburg will light that giant Christmas tree. And it’s not on the 24th
Colonial Williamsburg’s 59th-annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony is back again this year, and for the second time, it will not be on Christmas Eve. On Monday, Colonial Williamsburg announced the tree lighting ceremony will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 20 in Market Square.
Williamsburg man charged after allegedly driving more than 2,000 miles in car he was supposed to fix
A Williamsburg man stands accused of using a car he was supposed to fix after he took a deposit for the work. Travis Paul Dringenberg, 25, was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle and failure to deliver property after a cash advance of $200 or more, according to documents filed in York-Poquoso
Newport News woman shot in head after man enters home
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Newport News Police Department is investigating a shooting in the 3600 block of Marshall Avenue that left a woman injured Tuesday evening. The call came in at 5:39 p.m. Medics were in the area for a call not related to the incident. The victim, a 32-year-old woman, approached
Teacher Fired for Refusing to Call Female Student “He”
A transgender female high-school student in Virginia has succeeded in getting one of her teachers fired after he refused to refer to her as “he.” On December 6, the West Point, Virginia, school board voted 5-0 to terminate Peter Vlaming, a French teacher at the city’s high school, after he rejected
Last Word on the winter storm, Dec. 12
I just want to thank the Dominion Power crews for putting the power back on as soon as they did. Thank you, Dominion Power. As I sit here in the dark, again, and see that Williamsburg and James City have the highest number of outages in Dominion’s coverage, can anyone explain why? We pay the same ra
Search underway for endangered James City County man
JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WVEC) — Have you seen Charles Cooper?. According to the James City County police, 26-year-old Cooper was last seen on foot in the 6600 block of Richmond Road on December 8 around 3 a.m.
Colonial Williamsburg withdraws Goodwin Square plan
Colonial Williamsburg will take its proposed Goodwin Square project back to the drawing board. In a news release, the city announced the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has withdrawn its application to build a public plaza on the site of its P3 parking lot, located behind the Blue Talon Bistro in M
Survey: James City employees generally happy in their jobs, but cite concerns about wages
While James City employees express high job satisfaction, a third of respondents say they aren’t paid fairly for their work, according to results from an employee survey reviewed by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.
Court docs: W&M student charged after lying to police about age, illegal drinking
A William and Mary student stands accused of lying to a police officer after police say he possessed alcohol and told them he was 21. Alexander Edison Giarracco, 20 of Williamsburg, was charged with falsely identifying to a police officer, underage possession of alcohol and breaking the city’s noise
Williamsburg area gets a suprising snowfall
The third time was the charm. While forecasts called for heavy beatings from hurricanes Florence and Michael, the Williamsburg area missed the worst of those storms. It was the opposite situation Sunday, when a low-key forecast of light snow and rain turned into 4 to 8 inches of snow, which threw an
VDOT crews work to clear roads following weekend winter storm
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) -- Virginia Department of Transportation crews have worked over the past two days to clear area roadways after a weekend winter storm created a mess in parts of the Peninsula.
Hanson and fans almost MMMbopped when tent collapses in Williamsburg
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) - The band Hanson had to cut a holiday performance at the Williamsburg Winery short Sunday afternoon. And it's a good thing they did or they may have been MMMbopped when the tent they were performing under collapsed.
Williamsburg visitors and locals enjoy and battle the winter snow
WILLIAMSBURG, Va — Williamsburg was met with an early brush of winter weather Sunday. An early December winter storm covered the city in snow. For store owner Sam Wallace, that meant shoveling the snow away from his store, after closing early over the weekend.
More than 7,000 residents without power in James City County
JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WVEC) — About 7,749 Dominion Energy customers in James City County are without power Sunday. Dominion's power outage website shows about 1,147 customers in Williamsburg and 1,470 customers in York County are also without power.
Man facing drug, ammo charges following arrest in Newport News
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) -- Newport News police arrested a man after executing a search warrant at a home this week. Police say 68-year-old William Langley faces drug and ammunition charges. Officers executed the warrant at the a home on Manor Road on Dec. 10 in reference to the smell of marijuana.
High school students stage walkout to support teacher fired for refusing to call female student ‘he’
WEST POINT, Virginia, December 10, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A large group of students walked out of their classes Friday to protest the firing of a teacher who refused to refer to a female gender-confused student as male.
Speed limit increasing on I-64 in Hampton, Newport News
HAMPTON/NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) -- A near 10-mile section of Interstate 64 on the Peninsula will see a speed limit increase this week. The Virginia Department of Transportation said in a news release the limit is being raised from 60 mph to 65 mph from Jefferson Avenue in Newport News to just east
Drivers try to be cautious in winter storm
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WVEC) — A large amount of snow in Williamsburg caused many people to get prepared quickly Sunday night. Germaine Williams is taking all precautions before hitting the road with his family after over four inches of snow fell to the ground.
Toy gun found after social media post prompts lockdown at high school
JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) -- A cap gun was found after a social media post prompted a lockdown at Jamestown High School late last week. Officials with Williamsburg-James City County Schools said that on Dec. 7 students reported a social media message to administrators that showed a potential wea
Man convicted of charges in Toano double shooting
JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) -- A man charged in a 2017 double shooting that killed on person and left another injured has been convicted. Court records show Malcom Shemar Lee was found guilty of second-degree murder, use of a firearm in a felony and nonviolent felon in possession of a firearm on D