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James City County

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  • Retail sales tax to increase to 6 percent on July 1 for Hampton Roads shoppers

    Retail sales tax to increase to 6 percent on July 1 for Hampton Roads shoppers
    Hampton Roads residents will see a 6 percent sales tax on their receipts beginning July 1. The increase, up from 5 percent, was voted into effect by Virginia legislators in April, as part of a statewide transportation plan. Virginia’s current...
  • Retail sales tax to increase in Hampton Roads on July 1

    Hampton Roads residents will see a 6 percent sales tax on their receipts beginning July 1. The increase, up from 5 percent, was voted into effect by Virginia legislators in April, as part of a statewide transportation plan. Virginia’s current...
  • Medicaid reform commission begins work amid protests

     Medicaid reform commission begins work amid protests
    RICHMOND – The General Assembly commission tasked with monitoring the progress of Medicaid reform with an eye to expanding the program in Virginia held its first meeting in Richmond Monday. The Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission, made up of...
  • Report: How Tidewater grocery retailers fared in 2012

    Report: How Tidewater grocery retailers fared in 2012
    Traditional grocery stores like Food Lion, Farm Fresh and Harris Teeter are facing stiff competition in the Tidewater market, according to a new report by Food World, an industry publication. According to the report, Food Lion holds the largest market...
  • Tennis: Remembering Lafayette's regional excellence of the1990s

    Tennis: Remembering Lafayette's regional excellence of the1990s
    Menchville this year was the first team from Newport News or Hampton -- or from the currently configured Peninsula District -- to capture the Eastern Region boys tennis championship in three decades. But the Daily Press thanks longtime Lafayette coach...
  • 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

    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,...
  • 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...