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James City County

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  • Gardening in Hampton Roads: The disliked sweetgum tree is actually a good tree to grow

    Gardening in Hampton Roads: The disliked sweetgum tree is actually a good tree to grow
    Sweetgum, a tree most people dislike because the spiny fruits drop and hurt your feet when you walk on them, is a valuable food source for songbirds and squirrels that eat the plant's seeds. A large tree with a straight trunk, sweetgum is a fast-...
  • Think local when sniffing out scholarship opportunities

    Think local when sniffing out scholarship opportunities
    It's not uncommon to hear of unwon scholarship awards just waiting for a lone student application. But how do you tap into this seemingly free money? "There really is a lot of money out there," says Penny Petersen, director of school counseling for the...
  • 128 Deal, Williamsburg, VA 23188

    128 Deal, Williamsburg, VA 23188
    On March 9th, W.J. Baetz and Laura A. Baetz, Co-Trustees, sold their residence at 128 Deal in Williamsburg, VA to Mr and Mrs Gregory L. Koontz. The residence was purchased for $470,000. Dr. Gregory L. Koontz is a local dentist with a specialty in...
  • Herbs add flavor and good health to your garden and lifestyle

    Herbs add flavor and good health to your garden and lifestyle
    The word "herb" conjures up visions and aromas of basil, dill and parsley. Yet there's more to an herb than meets the eye or nose. Herbal encyclopedias describe an herb as a small seed-bearing plant with fleshy, not woody parts — hence the term...
  • Outdoor Show at McDonald Garden Center teaches you all about gardening in Hampton Roads

    Outdoor Show at McDonald Garden Center teaches you all about gardening in Hampton Roads
    You can have soil that's poor and difficult to drain. You can have moles that tear up your yard and voles that eat your plants. You can have a shady yard with a spot of sun or the reverse — sun with a splash of shade. Yet you can still...
  • Kathy Van Mullekom: Monrovia's new Sunshine Blue blueberry makes a perfect plant for any garden in Hampton Roads

    A Daily Press photographer and I toured the elegantly expanded Anderson's Home and Garden Showplace this week and there's one plant there everyone should have in their yard. Monrovia's new Sunshine Blue blueberry is a four-season shrub that gives you hot...
  • Driver charged in fatal accident

    A 19-year-old Williamsburg man was killed late Friday night in a head-on collision on Richmond Road with another driver who was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, according to Virginia State Police. Around 11:45 p.m. Friday, State...
  • Involuntary manslaughter case to grand jury

    Christopher Mellis, fresh off a Friday night shift at Paul's Deli in Williamsburg, was driving alone in his Chrysler Cirrus about 11:30 p.m. April 10 when he was struck head-on by a Jeep Liberty. The Jeep didn't have its headlights on, a witness said....
  • Man charged with DWI now faces homicide

    The man charged with driving while intoxicated in connection with a wreck that killed a 19-year-old Williamsburg resident in April pleaded not guilty Thursday in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court, a day after being indicted by a grand jury on a...
  • Man faces 65 years in fatal DUI

    When morning dawned April 11, Donna Mellis knew her youngest son Christopher was dead. She went to the Williamsburg funeral home where the 19-year-old was taken. As a mother, she needed to see her son one more time. As a nurse, she wanted to lay hands on...
  • Landscaping adds value and beauty to your home

    Landscaping adds value and beauty to your home
    One of your greatest assets grows in your own yard — literally, according to the Virginia Green Industry Council. While paint and repairs do a lot to make your home look and feel better, simple landscape upgrades and improvements add value to your...
  • City Guide: Surry

    Surry County A short ferry ride across the James River from Jamestown can transport you to rural Surry County. When the first English settlers sailed up the James River in 1607, they first landed on the south side of the river near the present town of...