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  • Va. historic area marking ‘First Assembly Day’

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Historic Jamestowne is gearing up to commemorate the anniversary of the first legislative assembly in English North America. Officials say two events are being held to mark the milestone. On Saturday, an interactive presentation is set to take place at the Historic Jamestowne Memorial Church. It was erected on the site…

  • Interior chief: Jamestown at risk from rising seas

    STEVE SZKOTAK Associated Press JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell got a firsthand look Thursday at the effect of climate change on ever-receding Jamestown island, concluding that America’s first permanent European settlement is clearly vulnerable to rising seas. Led by National Park Service rangers, Jewell trekked around the island, where some sections now…

  • Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation exec starts new job

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia agency that operates the Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center museums will have a new director this week. Peter Armstrong takes over as senior director of museum operations and education at the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation on Wednesday. He’ll play key roles in preparing to open the American Revolution Museum, which…