Wednesday, August 10, 2022

ICYMI: March for Our Lives, Corner Cafe closes, and Anderson Cooper comes to town

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:

Anderson Cooper coming to W&M for CNN live interview with James Comey

The Student Assembly of William & Mary on Wednesday announced plans to sponsor a live CNN Town Hall on campus April 25 with news anchor Anderson Cooper. READ MORE.

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will moderate a conversation with former FBI director and William & Mary alumnus James Comey on April 25. (Courtesy photo/Flickr)

Corner Cafe closes in New Town, as owners seek more time with family

Corner Cafe has closed its doors for the final time. READ MORE.

The Corner Cafe's owners have announced the store has closed. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)
The Corner Cafe’s owners have announced the restaurant has closed. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

Historic Yorktown home struggles to find new life

In Historic Yorktown, the Cole Digges House sits on prime real estate. It’s on the top of a hill. It overlooks the York River.  But there’s no one inside to enjoy the view. READ MORE.

The Cole Digges House in Yorktown is up for lease, but the cost of maintaining the historic building could be an issue for small businesses, according to former tenant Glenn Helseth, owner of the Carrot Tree Kitchen. (Alexa Doiron/WYDaily)
The Cole Digges House in Yorktown is up for lease, but the cost of maintaining the historic building could be an issue for small businesses, according to former tenant Glenn Helseth, owner of the Carrot Tree Kitchen. (Alexa Doiron/WYDaily)

March for Our Lives Williamsburg draws more than a thousand gun control advocates

More than a thousand peaceful protesters gathered before the Colonial Capitol Saturday afternoon with a message. READ MORE.

7th grade Suffolk resident Kyra Carl held a sign near the back of the crowd. Her mother Karen said she is tired of the gun violence. "A couple years ago my daughter said she wanted to start watching the nightly news," Karen Carl said. "She sees too much of this [violence]." (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)
7th grade Suffolk resident Kyra Carl held a sign near the back of the crowd. Her mother Karen said she is tired of the gun violence. “A couple years ago my daughter said she wanted to start watching the nightly news,” Karen Carl said. “She sees too much of this [violence].” (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

2 rings and 400 dogs: Couple attends dog parade the morning of their wedding

Heritage Humane Society is accustomed to making matches, but the animal shelter doesn’t typically match people in holy matrimony. READ MORE.

Matt and Mara Dudley are two dog lovers. During the photo session after their wedding, a stranger walked by with his dog. The newlyweds called him over and posed with the dog. (Courtesy Daniel Gorman)
Matt and Mara Dudley are two dog lovers. During the photo session after their wedding, a stranger walked by with his dog. The newlyweds called him over and posed with the dog. (Courtesy Daniel Gorman)
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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