Saturday, July 20, 2024

ICYMI this week: New barbecue showdown planned; Williamsburg sets stage for tax increase; otter gets aggressive

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

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

Greater Williamsburg pit masters to go head to head in barbecue cook off

The Rotary Club of the Historic Triangle is bringing Greater Williamsburg’s top barbecue chefs and aspiring backyard grill masters together for a fundraiser in July. READ MORE

(Courtesy Brad Anderson/ Rotary Club)
(Courtesy Brad Anderson/ Rotary Club)

Man dies in apparent suicide outside Dick’s in York County

A man shot and killed himself Friday in a car in the parking lot of the Dick’s sporting goods store in the Marquis shopping center, the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office said. READ MORE

Members of the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office investigate an apparent suicide Friday outside the Dick’s Sporting Goods Store in the Marquis Shopping Center. (Bryan DeVasher/WYDaily)

Williamsburg repeals Tourism Development Fund ordinance; sales tax to increase this summer

The Williamsburg City Council unanimously voted in favor of the $34.19 million budget Thursday at its monthly meeting and, in a corresponding vote, repealed funding for its Tourism Development Fund and paving the way for a 1-percent increase in the sales tax on most items beginning July 1. READ MORE

City Council voted to repeal ordinances for funding for the Tourism Development Fund, and also voted to pass their fiscal year 2019 budget. (Steve Roberts, Jr./WYDaily)
City Council voted to repeal ordinances for funding for the Tourism Development Fund, and also voted to pass their fiscal year 2019 budget. (File/WYDaily)

Colonial Williamsburg asks city to move Summer Breeze concert series to same venue as Funhouse Fest

As part of a “re-imaging” of the Wednesday series, the organization wants to double the number of concerts and move them from Merchants Square to the lawn of the Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. READ MORE

Concertgoers dance on the lawn at Funhouse Fest. (Adrienne Berard/WYDaily)

JCC: River otter attacks several visitors at Jamestown Beach Event Park

James City County officials warn visitors to Jamestown Beach Event Park to exercise caution after an aggressive river otter attacks several people. READ MORE

A river otter attacked several people at Jamestown Beach Event Park on Friday, James City County officials say. (Courtesy James City County)
A river otter attacked several people at Jamestown Beach Event Park on Friday, James City County officials say. (Courtesy James City County)
Bryan DeVasher
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Bryan DeVasher is the managing editor-digital of WYDaily. A resident of Hampton Roads for more than two decades, he has worked for news organizations in Virginia, Illinois, Missouri and Indiana. He most recently was a member of the public relations staff for Virginia State Police.

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