Thursday, July 18, 2024

ICYMI this week: Fire destroys Brass Shop, W&M professor settles lawsuit, townhomes proposed near Holly Hills

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

Keep the conversation going. Here are five of our top-read headlines this week:

Fire ravages Williamsburg Brass Shop, 2 other businesses

Firefighters work to extinguish the fire at the Williamsburg Brass Shop in Colonial Town Plaza. (Courtesy photo/Mary Robinson)

Fire swept through several businesses — including the Williamsburg Brass Shop — late Saturday in James City County. READ MORE

Community rallies around hair stylist who lost salon, dog in Norge fire

Mia's Salon was destroyed by a fire April 21. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)
Mia’s Salon was destroyed by a fire April 21. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

A door, blackened and warped, sits wide open beneath the faded numbers “6971.” READ MORE

Second fire this weekend displaces family of 4 in James City County

A family was displaced by a house fire early Sunday morning in the Mirror Lakes subdivision. (Courtesy photo/James City County)
A family was displaced by a house fire in the Mirror Lakes subdivision. (Courtesy photo/James City County)

A family was displaced by a house fire early Sunday morning, shortly after another fire engulfed the Williamsburg Brass Shop in James City County. READ MORE

New townhome development proposed near Holly Hills Carriage Homes

The location of the proposed townhomes, adjacent to the Carriage Homes at Holly Hills. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)
The location of the proposed townhomes, adjacent to the Carriage Homes at Holly Hills. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

A developer wants to construct more than three dozen new townhomes just off Route 199 in Williamsburg.  READ MORE

Former W&M professor settles discrimination lawsuit against university

A former professor has reached a settlement with William & Mary several months after filing a discrimination lawsuit. 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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