Wednesday, January 26, 2022

ICYMI: Busch Gardens rides, warrants issued in Popeyes credit card fraud case, new restaurant in Stonehouse and more

With dozens of headlines every day, it’s easy to miss some here and there.

Get in on the conversation with this list of most-read stories from WYDaily this week.

Warrants issued for ex-Popeyes employee in connection with credit card fraud case

Williamsburg Police have taken out warrants for a former Popeyes employee in connection with two reports of credit card fraud last month. READ MORE

Warrants have been issued for the arrest of Shakira Brenae King, 22, in connection to credit card fraud reports at the Williamsburg Popeye's franchise. (WYDaily/Courtesy WPD)
Warrants have been issued for the arrest of Shakira Brenae King, 22, in connection to credit card fraud reports at the Williamsburg Popeye’s franchise. (WYDaily/Courtesy WPD)

Vote on Busch Gardens height waiver delayed after noise, sound concerns from Kingsmill residents

The James City County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday delayed a decision on a 355-foot height waiver for a new attraction at Busch Gardens after several Kingsmill homeowners voiced concern about potential noise and sight impacts. READ MORE

(WYDaily/Courtesy Busch Gardens)
(WYDaily/Courtesy Busch Gardens)

Contractor: Man killed after steel falls on him at a high-rise construction site in Newport News

Authorities have identified the man who died as Jose Ramos-Enrriquez of Mcgaheysville. He was 42 years old. READ MORE

Screenshot of W.M. Jordan's aerial footage of the construction site at City Center (WYDaily/ Julia Marsigliano)
Screenshot of W.M. Jordan’s aerial footage of the construction site at City Center (WYDaily/ Julia Marsigliano)

Restaurant opening to the public at Stonehouse golf course

When the Stonehouse Golf Club closed its course in 2017, weeds began to grow up along the once-smooth course and the green slowly changed to brown. READ MORE

The Stonehouse Golf Club is reopening this summer, along with 501 Bar and Grill at Stonehouse. (WYDaily/Courtesy of 501 Bar and Grill at Stonehouse)
The Stonehouse Golf Club is reopening this summer, along with 501 Bar and Grill at Stonehouse. (WYDaily/Courtesy of 501 Bar and Grill at Stonehouse)

Project Madrid at Busch Gardens? It’s not what you thought

Turns out, Madrid will not come to fruition, said Suzy Cheely, senior leader of design and engineering at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. READ MORE

Busch Gardens Williamsburg has been named the world's most beautiful park for the 28th consecutive year. (Courtesy photo/Busch Gardens)
Busch Gardens Williamsburg has been named the world’s most beautiful park for the 28th consecutive year. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Busch Gardens)

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Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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