Tuesday, August 9, 2022

ICYMI this week: Big Lots comes to Williamsburg, Farm Fresh in Norge will close, and more

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

Keep the conversation going. Here are five stories from this week that got people talking:

Big Lots coming to Mooretown Road in July

The Williamsburg Marketcenter is being renamed the Victory Village. (Courtesy BouncePath Marketing)
The Williamsburg Marketcenter is being renamed the Victory Village. (Courtesy BouncePath Marketing)

W&M student set to sail the seven seas on 3-masted sailboat

Andrew McLaughlin never abandoned his dream.

Andrew McLaughlin is postponing graduation for two years in order to sail around the world on the Picton Castle. (Courtesy photo/Andrew McLaughlin)
Andrew McLaughlin is postponing graduation for two years in order to sail around the world on the Picton Castle. (Courtesy photo/Andrew McLaughlin)

Farm Fresh stores in Grafton, JCC to be sold

Two Farm Fresh stores in Greater Williamsburg are being purchased by rival grocers.

The Norge Farm Fresh. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)
The Norge Farm Fresh. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

Man pleads guilty to murdering teen on Crawford Road; agrees to testify against codefendant

A 22-year-old man who shot a teenager and dumped his body on Crawford Road in York County has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder — but also has the opportunity to cut time off his prison sentence if he testifies against an alleged accomplice in the crime.

Julian Rios, 20, has pleaded guilty to shooting and killing a Portsmouth teenager on June 30. Rios was also charged with sexual battery on Aug. 23 while in the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail. (Courtesy of the VPRJ)
Julian Rios, 20, has pleaded guilty to shooting and killing a Portsmouth teenager on June 30. Rios was also charged with sexual battery on Aug. 23 while in the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail. (Courtesy of the VPRJ)

‘This is literally a march for our lives’: Greater Williamsburg students join #NationalWalkoutDay

High school students from Greater Williamsburg joined students around the country in a nationwide protest for change in U.S. gun laws Wednesday.

Warhill High School students wrote their names on a paper sign that read "#NeverAgain." (Sarah Fearing/WYDaily)
Warhill High School students wrote their names on a paper sign that read “#NeverAgain.” (Sarah Fearing/WYDaily)
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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