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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Social Services Offers Foster/Adoptive Parent Orientation and Training

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Would you or someone you know be interested in becoming a foster/adoptive parent in James City County? Social Services offers training that gives families the information they need to make an informed decision about whether fostering/adopting is the right...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Police Offer Firearm Safety Courses

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James City County Police Department is offering free firearm safety classes to the public this fall. Each one-session class will cover basic safety, handling, storage and laws related to carrying a concealed handgun in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The cl...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Fire Crews Respond to Structure Fire in Stonehouse

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On August 22 at 6:53 p.m., units from the James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department and James City County Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 9000 block of Three Bushel Drive in the Stonehouse subdivision. A neighbor called ...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

2019 3rd Quarter Clean Business Award Winner: Trader Joe's

2019 Q3 winner Trader Joes

Trader Joe’s was awarded the 2019 3rd Quarter Clean Business Award by the James City Clean County Commission for their proactive efforts to lessen their environmental impact through green initiatives and sustainability practices. Trader Joe&...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Holiday Closings Announced

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James City County offices, facilities, services, libraries and courts will observe the following schedule for Labor Day.County offices:Closed Monday, Sept. 2James City County Recreation Center and Abram Frink Jr. Community Center:Closed Monday, Sept. 2All...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Economic Development Authority Revises Meeting Calendar

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At their Aug. 20 meeting, the Economic Development Authority (EDA) revised its remaining 2019 meeting calendar to include a Joint Work Session with the Board of Supervisors on Oct. 22. This meeting will be at 4 p.m. in Building F of the County Government ...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Community Participation Team Meeting Scheduled for Aug. 26

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The Community Participation Team (CPT) will meet on Monday, Aug. 26 at 4 p.m. to discuss the following:

•   Brainstorming for Public Engagement and Communications Plan

•   Website and Video Discussion

•   Election of Chair and Vice...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Police Chief Rinehimer Featured on This Week in James City County

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James City County’s Police Chief Brad Rinehimer is our guest on the podcast this week. We get an update on crime in the community, scams, passing school buses and more. Check it out and let us know what you think!This Week in James City County c...

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This Week in James City County News Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2019

Curbside Recycling Update Aug. 20

Curbside Recycling Update July

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  • Curbside recycling bills from the James City County (JCC) Treasurer’s Office will be mailed over the next week. If you have already notified us that you will be opting out but you still receive a bill, please disregard the bill.
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News Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Police Warn of ATM Skimmers

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Skimmers are becoming more prevalent in our area and one was recently located at a bank in James City County.Skimmers are devices that are placed over card readers on machines that scan credit or debit cards, like ATM’s and gas pumps. Criminals put these ...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2019

What happened at the Aug 13 Board of Supervisors Meeting?

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Here’s a quick summary of actions taken by the Board of Supervisors during the Aug 13 Regular Meeting:E.         PRESENTATIONS    

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Start Peninsula Returns to City of Hampton for Annual Event

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Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that it will return for its 8th annual event to Hampton, VA. Start Peninsula will be held Nov. 1-3, 2019 at the McGrew Towers Conference Center, 24 Indian Road, located on the Hampton University campus. Start Peninsu...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Person

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Juliann Crystal Hobbs was reported as a missing person to Virginia Beach Police Department in April of this year. Investigators have recently received information that an acquaintance dropped Ms. Hobbs off at approximately 1:30 p.m. on March 11, 2019 at t...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Aug. 30 is Jazz Night at Jamestown Jams Featuring Good Shot Judy

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Come enjoy free live music on Friday, Aug. 30 with Good Shot Judy as they perform for Jazz Night during Jamestown Jams at Jamestown Beach Event Park.Good Shot Judy specializes in delivering top-notch vocal jazz and recreating the classic nightclub enterta...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Fire in Powhatan Secondary Displaces Homeowners

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On August 12 at 1:58 p.m., units from the James City County Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 100 Block of George Wilson Court in Powhatan Secondary. Neighbors called 911 reporting the fire and first arriving units found fir...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

County Website Wins 2019 APEX Award for Excellence

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James City County has won a 2019 APEX Award for Publication Excellence for most improved website (jamescitycountyva.gov). The APEX Awards are judged by Communications Concepts, which evaluates the best practices in print, web and digital publishing for or...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Citizens Selected to Serve on the Comprehensive Plan Community Participation Team

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The James City County Board of Supervisors recently selected six citizens and four members of the Planning Commissioners to serve on the Community Participation Team (CPT).  The CPT will help staff with public outreach efforts during the review a...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Fall 2019 Good Neighbor Grant Application Available

Good Neighbor Grant for Environmental and Beautification Placemaking Initiatives

The Clean County Commission is making ten $500 Good Neighbor Grants available to neighborhood groups and homeowner associations. The purpose of the grant is to enhance the sense of community and environmental wellness of our neighborhoods through the deve...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Field Replacement Project Completed at Warhill Sports Complex

Replacement Fields at Warhill Sports Complex

James City County recently completed the replacement of seven synthetic turf athletic fields at the Warhill Sports Complex located at 4900 Stadium Road. After 11 years of regular use by football, soccer, field hockey and lacrosse teams, the original field...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Police Invite You and Your Kids to Ice Cream With a Cop

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In an effort to reach kids and adults alike, James City County Police Department offers Ice Cream With a Cop, a spin-off of Coffee With a Cop, but for kids. Ice Cream With a Cop aims to bridge relationships between local police officers and kids in a fun ...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Voices of James City County Heard in Recent Citizen Survey

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This past spring, the Center for Survey Research (CSR) at the University of Virginia contacted 3,000 randomly-selected residents of James City County on behalf of the Board of Supervisors to determine residents’ opinions on a range of issues related to th...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2019

EDA Strategic Investment Area Committee Schedules Meetings

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The Economic Development Authority (EDA) Strategic Investment Area Committee has scheduled two meetings. The meetings will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 21 and Wednesday, Sept. 18. Both meetings will take place in the Economic Development conference room loc...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2019

New Opportunity for County Businesses

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Economic Development is pleased to announce a new initiative to feature County-based businesses in its communications and outreach. Businesses located in James City County are invited to complete an online survey. Submissions will be used to curate conten...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2019

August Events

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Learn to Swim, Free Swim EvaluationsThere are individual registration periods before each swim lesson session. Registration for the August/September session is open until Aug. 9. Registration is accepted at the James City County Recreation Center ...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Board of Supervisors Chairman Issues Proclamation

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Board of Supervisors Chairman James Icenhour, Jr. formally presented a Proclamation, on July 23 during the Board's Work Session, to Mr. Kojo Yankah and members of the delegation from the Jamestown District in Accra, Ghana.

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News Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Life Jacket Loaner Program

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Life jackets are available for loan at Chickahominy Riverfront Park and at the James City County Marina.At Chickahominy Riverfront Park, the free jackets provided by US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 67 of Williamsburg are offered in partnership with the ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

The Abram Frink Jr. Community Center is open weekends!

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The Abram Frink Jr. Community Center (AFCC) is now open daily, with the addition of new weekend hours! The Center is open Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 6 p.m. Weekday hours remain the same - Monday through Thursday, 4 to 9 p.m. and Friday, 4 to 8 p.m. The C...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Clean Water Heritage Grant Opens for Applications

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James City County Stormwater and Resource Protection has opened the Clean Water Heritage Grant to applicants.The Grant provides cost-share funding to homeowner associations, communities, contractors, businesses, and individuals who own stormwater infrastr...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Would You Need Extra Help if an Evacuation Was Ordered?

Emergency Preparedness Checklist

If a hurricane or flood would hit James City County tomorrow, are you ready? Do you have an emergency plan?While preparing for an emergency is important for everyone, those with special or functional needs due to health and mobility challenges are at grea...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Are Your Looking to Make a Difference in One Day?

Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg 2019 James City County Home Repair Blitz

James City County, Habitat for Humanity of the Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg, and Housing Partnerships have joined forces to help homeowners make repairs to the exterior of their homes to improve the entire neighborhood. Homeowners eligible for help ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2019

We've Got Camps!

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We want to help you keep the summer full of fun! James City County is offering nearly 100 exciting camps this summer! Camps were are listed below by week offered, and then by age.

Week of July 1

Little Tykes Summer Camp • Ages 3-5Monday-Th...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Update - New Dates Available - Fire and Police to Offer Active Shooter and Stop the Bleed Training

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-- Updated to reflect the July 13 and Aug. 31 classes are full and to announce new dates. --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 trai...

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Registration News Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Nonresident Parking Fees Return to Jamestown Beach Event Park

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Parking fees for nonresidents are charged at Jamestown Beach Event Park, 2205 Jamestown Road annually from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day. The parking fee is charged Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends and holidays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at ...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Police Remind Citizens to Lock Vehicle Doors

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Residents are reminded to protect their property by removing valuables (especially electronics, firearms, purses/wallets and shopping bags) from vehicles and always locking doors, keeping windows and doors locked at night and when not at home and keeping ...

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