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    Additional DMV Select Office to Open at James City County Government Center

    Customers can conduct vehicle transactions in the County Treasurer’s Office starting August 3. Read on...
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    Governor Northam Declares State of Emergency in Advance of Hurricane Isaias

    Governor Ralph Northam today declared a state of emergency in advance of Hurricane Isaias, which is expected to impact parts of coastal Virginia starting on Monday, August 3, 2020. Read on...
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    Rental Assistance Program

    Are you facing eviction because of unpaid rent as a result of COVID-19? The Housing Office may be able to offer assistance. Read on...
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    Governor Northam Announces $644.6 Million in Federal Coronavirus Relief to Local Governments

    Second round of payments completes allocation of funding Virginia received under federal CARES Act, provides a total of $1.3 billion to localities. Read on...
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    Governor Northam Announces New Measures to Contain COVID-19 in Hampton Roads Region

    Changes include restrictions on alcohol service, indoor dining, and social gatherings. Read on...
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    Groundbreaking for Forest Heights Neighbors Drive Community Development Block Grant Project

    Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg, in partnership with James City County and other local organizations, broke ground on four lots for four deserving families in our community. Read on...
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    VDOT Issues Traffic Update for Longhill Road Widening Project

    Starting as early as Thursday, July 30, the next temporary traffic shift on Longhill Road is estimated to take place starting just west of Williamsburg Plantation Drive and just east of Williamsburg West Drive, weather permitting. Read on...
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    Governor Northam Announces $70 Million Rebuild VA Economic Recovery Fund

    Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to approximately 7,000 applicants. Read on...
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    Magnolia Studio Opens

    Their new location is 7381 Richmond Road. Read on...
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    The Brass Tap Opens in New Town Williamsburg

    They are located at 4904 Courthouse Street. Read on...
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    Virginia Department of Health Expands COVID-19 Regional Data Reporting

    Previously Only Statewide and Northern Region Key Measures Were Available Read on...
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    Governor Northam Prohibits Congregating in Bars, Stresses Caution As Virginia Moves to Phase Three

    With cases rising in other states, Virginia will maintain current restrictions on bar seating, congregating Read on...
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    VDH Urges Virginians to Engage with Legitimate Contact Tracers, Avoid Scams

    Contact Tracers Will Not Ask for Social Security Numbers or Bank Details Read on...
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    Busch Gardens Discussion at June 23 Board of Supervisors Work Session

    James City County's Board of Supervisors and legislative representatives discussed reopening strategies for Busch Gardens Williamsburg during the June 23 work session. Read on...
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    Start Peninsula Changes Event Format to Multiple Smaller Competitions

    Beginning next month, Start Peninsula will begin a series of three micropitch competitions held on July 14, Sept. 22 and Oct. 13. Read on...
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    Police Remind Citizens to Lock Vehicle Doors

    Always remove personal items from your vehicle, and always lock your car doors. Read on...
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    Governor Northam Outlines Phase Three Guidelines to Lift Additional Public Health Restrictions

    Virginia will continue to closely monitor key health metrics to determine when to safely move to next phase. Read on...
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    Parks & Recreation Summer Camps, Classes & Activities Online

    Summer programming is scheduled to resume June 29 with social distancing and increased safety guidelines. Read on...
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    James City County Parks

    All County parks and playgrounds are open; however, some amenities remain closed. Before you go, know! Read on...
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