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Senate bills impacting Williamsburg and Historic area’s projects and tourism

Del. Amanda Batten wants to end the Historical Triangle's 1% sales tax. Norment wants 10% of sales tax revenue for a regional indoor sports complex.
Williamsburg Jamestown-Scotland Ferry schedule


The JAMESTOWN-SCOTLAND FERRY is set to switch over its seasonal schedule on September 12, 2022.  The JSF transports motorists across the James River from Scotland to Jamestown in both directions 24 hours a day, 365...
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Thomas Jefferson Interpreter Bill Barker Leaving Colonial Williamsburg

Thomas Jefferson Information & Resources Thomas Jefferson Heads to Monticello The same actor has portrayed Thomas Jefferson at Colonial Williamsburg for 26 years. June 7 will be his last day. Costumed actor Bill Barker is transferring...

Busch Gardens’ & Kings Dominion under same owners?

Cedar Fair operates 13 properties, including Kings Dominion in central Virginia. SeaWorld Entertainment has 12 theme parks, including Busch Gardens Williamsburg. SeaWorld Entertainment offers to buy Cedar Fair parks; Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion could...

Fire in Ford’s Colony leaves one dead, one hospitalized

A fire in James City County leaves one person dead and another person hospitalized for breathing issues. The deceased has been identified as the homeowner, Thomas M. Collier Jr., 72 years of age. The...

Illy Caffe Is Taking Over Binns Location in Colonial Williamsburg’s Merchants Square

Illy Caffè, an Italian coffee company, will move into the former Binns building on D.o.G Street. The Binns of Williamsburg shop was in Merchants Square for more than 85 years until the Colonial Williamsburg...
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New Williamsburg Virginia Business Opens: The Sipping Flea

In this Coronavirus era seeing new businesses opening signals that a return to normal times is around the corner. Local business owners Jeff and Nancy Lee opened their 3rd local Williamsburg, Virginia business, The...
Lumber Liquidators moved their Toano Williamsburg headquarters to Libbie Mill in Richmond

Lumber Liquidators Moves Headquarters from Williamsburg to Richmond

Longtime Williamsburg business Lumber Liquidators officially began operating in its new headquarters at 4901 Bakers Mill Lane in Richmond on November 18, transferring more than 200 employees and leaving the 315,000-square-foot building off Barhamsville...

Life After Corona: Moody’s Kitchen Opens on Merrimac Trail

Now open: Moody’s Kitchen is now open at 7129 Merrimac Trail. Moody’s Kitchen is a brand new restaurant concept designed to produce high quality food to be eaten in the comfort of your dining...
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Local Williamsburg Virginia Government Closures for Thanksgiving Holiday

    The following is a list of the local county/city government closures for the Thanksgiving holiday (Thurs., Nov. 25, 2021) James City County WJCC Courts will close at noon on Weds., Nov. 24, 2021. Thurs., Nov. 25 and...