Monday, October 3, 2022

ICYMI this week: Earth Fare update, mother and son killed in ‘apparent’ murder-suicide, Mellow Mushroom on its way

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:

Police identify mother, son in ‘apparent’ murder-suicide at Toano home

A woman and her son died Wednesday in what James City County Police are calling an “apparent” murder-suicide at a home in Toano. READ MORE

James City County Police responded to the 2600 block of Little Creek Dam Road after an emergency call came in around 9:18 a.m. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)
James City County Police responded to the 2600 block of Little Creek Dam Road after an emergency call came in around 9:18 a.m. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

Family sues Williamsburg Landing in mother’s fall-related death at nursing home

The family of a woman who died after a fall at a Williamsburg nursing home is now suing the home for more than $2 million. READ MORE

The family of a woman who died after a fall at a Williamsburg nursing home is now suing the home for over $2 million. (File photo/WYDaily)
The family of a woman who died after a fall at a Williamsburg nursing home is now suing the home for over $2 million. (File photo/WYDaily)

Earth Fare grocery store on schedule for early summer opening in Williamsburg

The Earth Fare grocery store in Williamsburg is still on track to open in early summer, the company says. READ MORE

Construction on Earth Fare is ongoing ahead of their summer opening. In the meantime, the grocer is looking to hire more than 100 local residents for their new store. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)
Construction on the new Earth Fare grocery store is underway. The store should open in summer. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

William & Mary student uses Instagram to change image of those with ostomies

In just a few weeks, William & Mary student Molly Atwater will walk across the stage at commencement with her master’s degree in computational operations research.

One month later, she will undergo surgery to have her colon removed. READ MORE

William & Mary graduate student Molly Atwater started the Instagram account @MollyOllyOstomy to share her experiences and daily life after her ileostomy surgery. (Photo courtesy Molly Atwater)
William & Mary graduate student Molly Atwater started the Instagram account @MollyOllyOstomy to share her experiences and daily life after her ileostomy surgery. (Photo courtesy Molly Atwater)

Mellow Mushroom on track for autumn opening in Merchants Square

It’s too early to mark a date on the calendar, but the owner of Mellow Mushroom said the restaurant will likely be open in Williamsburg before the end of 2018. READ MORE

An artist's rendition of the new Mellow Mushroom in Merchants Square, that was approved by the city's Architectural Review Board. (Courtesy/City of Williamsburg)
An artist’s rendition of the new Mellow Mushroom in Merchants Square, that was approved by the city’s Architectural Review Board. (Courtesy/City of Williamsburg)
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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