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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

In case you missed it: This week’s top 5 stories

Editor’s note: These stories were selected based on the number of reads each story received and represent the most-read stories of the week.

Driver charged with reckless driving after tractor-trailer overturns

All lanes of I-64 west were closed near Humelsine Parkway in York County Thursday morning due to an overturned tractor-trailer. (Courtesy VDOT)
All lanes of I-64 west were closed near Humelsine Parkway in York County Thursday morning due to an overturned tractor-trailer. (Courtesy VDOT)

On the morning of June 22 a tractor-trailer flipped on Interstate 64 westbound, causing a several-mile backup for about two hours. Following the incident, the truck driver, Cortney Lynn Slater, 29, was charged with reckless driving. Click here to read more.

Stay-at-home mom can pilot a Black Hawk

After graduating from West Point in 1997, Melissa Bell was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army and moved on to flight school in Alabama. There, she trained to fly various aircraft, including a TH-67 helicopter and a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. (Courtesy Melissa Bell)
After graduating from West Point in 1997, Melissa Bell was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army and moved on to flight school in Alabama. There, she trained to fly various aircraft, including a TH-67 helicopter and a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. (Courtesy Melissa Bell)

Melissa Bell, a 41-year-old mother of three, served as a Major in the Army for over 10 years. Bell graduated from West Point in 1997 and has flown 1,110 hours in her military career. Bell now focuses her time on her children and gaining an MBA at William and Mary. Click here to read more.

Feds OK firing up Yorktown coal plants

A view of the Yorktown Power Station. (Photo courtesy of Dominion Virginia Power)
A view of the Yorktown Power Station. (Photo courtesy of Dominion Virginia Power)

The Department of Energy has allowed electrical distribution company PMJ to keep operating two coal-fired power plant in Yorktown. Dominion Energy will operate the plant during emergency situations to prevent widespread, rolling blackouts. Click here to read more.

Recent Grafton grad runs as own school board rep

Nathan Kaw-uh in his prom tux. (Courtesy Karese Kaw-uh)

Nathan Kaw-uh, an 18-year-old Grafton High School graduate, will campaign for a seat on the York County School Board. Kaw-uh believes his last four years in the school system will be helpful if he wins the seat. Kaw-uh plans to voice the complaints of students and teachers alike if he is elected to the York County School Board. Click here to read more.

Where We Live: Stately Colonial with Americana flair

(Courtesy Katelin Hill)

Jerry and Traci Hill bought an outdated, yet beautiful home — built in the 1970s in Queens Lake. Due to their busy schedule, the couple had to renovate one room at a time. The result? The home now appears similar to those seen around Colonial Williamsburg. Click here to read more.

Sarah Fearing
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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