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James City County

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  • Asking for public information may cost you

    Robert Holloway, a York County resident, has been chasing public records since 2006, initially because of concerns about silt runoff into the Poquoson River and now because he likes to see what his county is doing. He regularly submits requests for a...
  • Gloucester County earns award for website transparency

    Gloucester County is one of 19 local cities, counties and school districts in Virginia and 247 across the nation to receive an award for its transparent government website. The "Sunny Award" is from Sunshine Review, a national nonprofit organization...
  • Open meetings are about public access and accountability

    Open meetings are about public access and accountability
    Virginia's Freedom of Information Act is blunt about public meetings. It ensures "free entry to meetings of public bodies wherein the business of the public is conducted." And while the 45-year-old law allows some exemptions – notably when the...
  • Bright and bold ornamental plants add dose of sunshine to Hampton Roads gardens

    Bright and bold ornamental plants add dose of sunshine to Hampton Roads gardens
    Nine shrubs and groundcovers with various shades of yellow and gold foliage -- all meant to brighten the garden -- are featured in this year's Beautiful Gardens lineup for Virginia gardeners. Since 2009, the plant introduction program has tested and...
  • Virginia Living Museum: Birdhouses, bird counts and bird fun all this spring

    Virginia Living Museum: Birdhouses, bird counts and bird fun all this spring
    March 15 is the deadline to enter the For the Birds Birdhouse Competition and Exhibit at the Virginia Living Museum, according to a museum news release. “Hampton Roads has a wealth of native birds that use birdhouses to nest. We’re...
  • Saturday nature walks: Bluebirds and wildlife watching part of free outdoor events

    Saturday nature walks: Bluebirds and wildlife watching part of free outdoor events
    Feb. 16 is your chance to take a nice nature walk in upper York County and  James City County. Both nature walks encompass information about bluebirds, which are beginning to look for nesting places, so you can learn how to attract bluebirds to your own...
  • Peninsula schools have responded to calls for better mental health services

    Peninsula schools have responded to calls for better mental health services
    HAMPTON — Crystal Sellman spends her days floating in and out of classrooms at Hunter B. Andrews PK-8 School in Hampton. A mental health counselor, Sellman has six students on her caseload. She spends one to three hours a day assessing and...
  • In 1800s Williamsburg, 'Cheap Store' made black merchant rich

    In 1800s Williamsburg, 'Cheap Store' made black merchant rich
    Like many other small towns across the rural South, Williamsburg spent most of the late 1800s struggling to recover from the catastrophic effects of the Civil War. Abandoned by many of its residents after Federal troops occupied the area in May 1862,...
  • Sen. Miller wants funds to restore Jamestown Church

    Sen. John Miller, D-Newport News, has asked the General Assembly to include $100,000 in its budget amendments to help preserve the 350-year-old Jamestown Church Tower. The church tower is one of the last remaining original structures from Virginia's...
  • Norquist opposes Gov. McDonnell transportation funding plan

    Head of Americans for Tax reform Grover Norquist criticized Gov. Bob McDonnell's transportation plan which swaps out the state's gasoline tax for a o.8 percent increase in the state sales tax. "The plan as it stands now fails in its goal to prioritize...
  • Food and wine benefits warm the winter months

    Food and wine benefits warm the winter months
      Three food and wine benefits take place in the coming weeks. Sister Cities benefit Sister Cities Yorktown is hosting a winter wine dinner to benefit its activities with its sister city, Port-Vendres in France. The event will take place at 7 p.m....
  • Funds and classes can help you become backyard beekeeper

     Funds and classes can help you become backyard beekeeper
    Have you ever thought about becoming a beekeeper? There's good reason to seriously consider this backyard pastime. Bees pollinate our food crops, make honey for us and generally benefit the balance of nature, according to Pete Ostrowski, president...