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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Historical Commission Seeks Nominations for Historic Preservation Awards

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Historic Preservation Awards are presented by the Historical Commission to individuals, groups or organizations that meet the following criteria:

  • The act or project must have made an important contribution to the preservation of the County’s hist...
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Historic Preservation Awards News Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2020

BOS Chair Jim Icenhour Discusses the Importance of Economic Diversity and Bagpipes on Podcast

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Jim Icenhour, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and Representative of the Jamestown District, joins the podcast this week to talk about why it seems like nothing ever comes out of our studies, economic development, bagpipes and more! Check it out and l...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Comprehensive Plan Planning Commission Working Group Meeting Scheduled for Feb. 3

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The Planning Commission Working Group (PCWG) will hold a work session on Monday, Feb. 3 at 4 p.m. in the Building F Work Session Room at the James City County Government Center to begin its work on updating to the 2015 Comprehensive Plan, Toward 2035: Lea...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2020

County Administrator Hosts Community Conversations Kickoff on Feb. 18

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On Tuesday, Feb. 18, County Administrator Scott Stevens will host the kickoff for Community Conversations, a new series of informal conversations with County residents about their local government. This event will take place at Legacy Hall, 4301 New Town ...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

National Weather Service to Offer Basic SKYWARN Class May 4

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Want to learn how to spot approaching hazardous weather conditions? James City County and the City of Williamsburg, in partnership with the National Weather Service, will offer a Basic SKYWARN class Monday, May 4 at 6 p.m. The class will take place at the...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

Police Seek Suspects in Larceny and Fraud Incidents

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On Dec. 10, sometime between 8 a.m.-2 p.m., a wallet was stolen from a business office located in the 5200 block of Monticello Avenue. That afternoon, an unknown person(s) used the victim’s credit card at the 7-Eleven at 416 Bypass Road in York ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2020

Police Seek Qualified Applicants for Police Officer

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Interested in a career in law enforcement? Join the James City County Police Department (JCCPD) and start a career by being part of a team dedicated to providing comprehensive law enforcement services and programs to the citizens of our community. As a Ja...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2020

Fatal Bicycle Accident on the Virginia Capital Trail

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On Jan. 24 at approximately 3:10 p.m., James City County Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to a bicycle accident on the Virginia Capital Trail in the area of Jamestown High School. A witness walking her dog observed an elderly male coming down a...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Update to Fatal Morning Fire in Ford's Colony

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Update: The deceased has been identified as the homeowner, Thomas M. Collier Jr., 72 years of age. The James City County Fire Marshal’s Office has completed the investigation and determined that the fire was caused by smoking materials.On Jan. 2...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2020

EDA Real Estate Committee Approves 2020 Meeting Calendar

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The Economic Development Authority (EDA) of James City County’s Real Estate Committee has approved its 2020 meeting calendar. The meeting will occur on the first Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. beginning on Feb. 6. The meetings will be held in ...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Winter/Spring Activity Brochure Available. Get your copy!

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Winter/Spring Activity Brochure AvailableParks & Recreation can help you plan for a new year filled with opportunities to live happier and healthier! The Winter/Spring 2020 edition of Destination Recreation highlights all of the department&am...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

New Ladder Truck Pushed In to Service

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On Jan. 15, James City County firefighters and Board of Supervisors member Ruth Larson performed the time-honored tradition of the push-in ceremony for the new Ladder 31 truck. A push-in ceremony is a firefighter tradition to inaugurate a new apparatus su...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2020

What happened at the Jan. 14 Board of Supervisors Meeting?

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Here’s a quick summary of actions taken by the Board of Supervisors during the Jan. 14 Regular Meeting:E.         PRESENTATIONS    1.         Reti...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Senior Valentine's Day Breakfast Scheduled for Feb. 14

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The James City County Adult Services team will host the 2nd annual Senior Valentine’s Day Breakfast on Feb. 14 from 9-11 a.m. at the James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Road. This is a free event and open to any James City County ...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2020

2020 Dog Licenses Available

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Dog owners in James City County can purchase 2020 dog licenses through the Treasurer’s Office. The renewal period runs through Jan. 31 every year and tags must be on dogs by Jan. 31. Add a new dog to your household after Jan. 31? Dog tags are av...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Fire and Police to Offer Active Shooter and Stop the Bleed Training

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James City County’s Fire and Police Departments are hosting a CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events) training session followed by a Stop the Bleed training session on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Fire Training C...

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Registration News Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2020

JCSA Board of Directors Organizes for 2020

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The James City Service Authority Board of Directors met on Jan. 2 for their annual organizational meeting to elect a Chairman and Vice Chairman. Sue Sadler was reelected Chairman. Ruth Larson was reelected Vice Chairman.Sadler represents the Stonehouse Di...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2020

Board of Supervisors Organizes for 2020

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The James City County Board of Supervisors met on Jan. 2 for their annual organizational meeting to elect a Chairman and Vice Chairman. Jim Icenhour was reelected Chairman. Michael Hipple was reelected Vice Chairman.Icenhour represents the Jamestown Distr...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2019

January Events from Parks & Recreation

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Happy New Year! Take advantage of our many programs, special events and activities to get you on the path to a great 2020!

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Learn to Swim, Free Swim EvaluationsThere are individual registration periods before each swim lesson session. Registration f...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2019

Free Christmas Tree and Leaf Disposal Available for Residents

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Through Jan. 31, James City County residents can recycle Christmas trees free of charge at any County Convenience Center during normal operating hours. The Centers are located at 117 Tewning Road, 1204 Jolly Pond Road and 185 Industrial Boulevard. All dec...

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