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  • Chocolate is a passion for Williamsburg chef Marcel Desaulniers

    Chocolate is a passion for Williamsburg chef Marcel Desaulniers
    If scholarship money had been available for Marcel Desaulniers to go to mortuary science school, the culinary world would have been considerably less sweet. Desaulniers, who with his wife Connie Desaulniers, owns Mad About Chocolate on Armistead...
  • African Americans were the first tour guides of Williamsburg area

    African Americans were the first tour guides of Williamsburg area
    Tourists in Williamsburg before the city's restoration was well underway were left on their own to wander about unescorted, except at Bruton Parish Church. There, they would be greeted by the African-American sexton. For nearly four decades, three men...
  • A cradle of slavery and black resistance on the banks of the York

    A cradle of slavery and black resistance on the banks of the York
    Slavery may not have been born on the banks of the York River. But the rich alluvial soil that made the region’s sweet-scented tobacco so popular and profitable during the late 1600s provided the historic ground where Virginia’s slave...
  • Tourism Alliance wants up to 90 percent more funds from York

    The Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance has requested additional money from surrounding localities and up to a 90 percent increase in funding from York County. York County currently contributes the least — approximately $342,447...
  • Black history milestones played out in Williamsburg

     Black history milestones played out in Williamsburg
    Few doubts about the legal status of Virginia's blacks remained after the General Assembly — meeting in the new capital of Williamsburg in October 1705 — doubled down on the increasingly restrictive laws of the late 1600s by defining slaves as...
  • Defining, then defying the bonds of slavery in Virginia's colonial capital

    Defining, then defying the bonds of slavery in Virginia's colonial capital
    Few doubts about the legal status of Virginia’s blacks remained after the General Assembly — meeting in the new capital of Williamsburg in October 1705 — doubled down on the increasingly restrictive laws of the late 1600s by defining...
  • A look at Jamestown's role in forging the chains of slavery

    No place was more instrumental in the development and definition of slavery in Virginia than the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown. Here are some of the landmark events that played out in the colony's first capital during the 1600s:...
  • Dominion Power, preservationists face off over proposed towers across James River

    Dominion Power, preservationists face off over proposed towers across James River
    JAMES CITY — Virginia's largest electricity provider will face off against James City County and preservationists this week in a battle over proposed new electrical towers crossing one of the nation's most historic waterways. The battleground is...
  • Colonial Williamsburg offers discount to pass holder friends

    Colonial Williamsburg offers discount to pass holder friends
    Colonial Williamsburg annual, collegiate and Good Neighbor pass members can bring friends and family to visit for only $10 through March 8. “Winter is a wonderful time to experience Colonial Williamsburg,” said Skip Ferebee, director of...
  • Students take virtual field trip to colonial times

    Students take virtual field trip to colonial times
    There were no big yellow school buses, permission slips or paper bag lunches for this school field trip. In fact, students never even left their desks. At Pembroke Lakes Elementary on Thursday, a fifth-grade class went on an electronic field trip, using...
  • Notes and notables

    Sing a song Warm up your vocal chords. They're talking again about the need for a state song. Virginia has been without one since 1997, when the General Assembly figured out the implications of "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" and attached "emeritus"...