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Jan 19

King William Historical Society Outlining Activities for 2022

Posted on January 19, 2022 at 5:15 PM by Christine Branch

Inclement weather postponed the King William County Historical Society’s (KWCHS) January 16th Membership Meeting. 
The meeting has been rescheduled for Sunday, January 30th, at 2:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the County Administration Building.

County Staff sat down with members of the KWCHS last week and had a good discussion surrounding important topics. It was good to see the many exciting things outlined for this year by the organization. They include:

  1. Archaeological dig on the grounds of the Old Courthouse where many interesting artifacts have already been found.
  2. Continued maintenance on the Old Courthouse.
  3. Joint venture with County Government in improving the Welcome Signs upon entrance into the County.
  4. Continuing the promotion of teaching school-age children about County history and the person, King William, for whom we are named.
  5. Establishing a Certified Local Government (CLG) designation.
  6. Continue to update the guide outlining Historic Resources in King William which includes colorful maps and illustrations.

The facility is currently closed for the winter but plans are being made to add more displays when it becomes accessible to the public.

Many thanks to the volunteers who make preserving the County’s history a “labor of love.”  

For more information on the KWCHS, visit kingwilliamhistory.org.


Parks & Recreation Basketball Schedule Interrupted
 Due to COVID-19 & Pending Snowstorm

The difficulties of leading team sports and playing out the season’s schedule is always a challenge for Parks & Recreation Staff, but between COVID-19 and inclement weather, the task is increasingly tougher.

Parks & Recreation Director Kayla Huffman has already announced this Saturday’s youth basketball schedule is canceled because of rising COVID-19 cases among the teams and another snowstorm that is expected to hit the area beginning Thursday night.

The first week of games was held last Saturday and ran smoothly, according to Huffman. She is hopeful the schedule for practices and games will resume the week of January 24.


Unemployment Numbers Positive for King William County

King William County has fought through the labor shortage of COVID-19 and has very impressive unemployment numbers through the month of November.

Recent state statistics show King William at 2.4 percent unemployment, which is in the range of 100 people or less in our County. This was lower than the 2.7 percent that was reported in October.

State statistics tend to lag behind a couple months, but it is apparent the working population in King William is finding jobs both inside and outside the County borders.