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The Drying Co./ThermalTec

The Drying Co./ThermalTec in Toano Named to Top 25 Insulation Contractors List

James City County is pleased to announce that The Drying Co./ThermalTec has been named one of the top 25 insulation contractors in the nation by Walls & Ceilings magazine. The top 25 were compiled, reviewed and decided as the best and most ambitious insulation contractors in the country. The Drying Co./ThermalTec was one of two Virginia insulation businesses selected to the inaugural list. Continue reading


DJG Inc. Named One of 2018 Best Places to Work in Virginia

On Feb. 2, Virginia Business announced its 2018 Best Places to Work in Virginia and named DJG Inc. (DJG) as one of the winners. The 2018 Best Places to Work in Virginia list is made up of 100 companies. There were 175 entrants this year and winners were selected in three categories: small (15-99 U.S. employees), midsize (100-249) and large (250 or more). Companies and their employees were surveyed and benchmarked based on core values, work environment, and employee satisfaction. Continue reading

Award-Winning Wines

Williamsburg Winery Wins Awards for Wines

The 2015 Limited Release Norton, the 2015 Limited Release Tannat, and the 2016 Limited Release Petite Fleur have all recently received awards. The Williamsburg Winery is over 40 acres of vineyards, an on-site garden, a hotel and two restaurants, CafĂ© Provencal and the Gabriel Archer Tavern, all set on Wessex Hundred, a 300-acre farm. The Winery opened in 1988 and is open year round. There are numerous sites on the property for group tastings, weddings, and private events. Additionally, the Winery hosts a variety of special events throughout the year that are open to the public.  Continue reading

Pocahontas Trail Study

Pocahontas Trail Corridor Study

Concerned about traffic and safety along Pocahontas Trail? The Pocahontas Trail Corridor Study is working to identify key transportation needs and define a vision for the future of the corridor, and we need your feedback! Please go to by Friday, March 2 to answer 10 questions regarding traffic improvements on Pocahontas Trail. Contact the Planning Division with any additional questions: 757-253-6685 or


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