Sunday, February 25, 2024

ICYMI this week: Lawsuit against Williamsburg Christian Academy, a discovery at Jamestown and more

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

Get in on the conversation. Here are this week’s most-read headlines on WYDaily.

Parents sue Williamsburg Christian Academy, claim son received unfair punishment

The parents of a 2016 Williamsburg Christian Academy graduate are suing the school, alleging the school violated a “contractual relationship” under its student handbook when it suspended the student and didn’t allow him to walk at graduation. READ MORE

John Andrew Van Bergen (WYDaily/File photo)
John Andrew Van Bergen (WYDaily/File photo)

Jamestown Unearthed: Archaeologists think they’ve found remains of one of Virginia’s early governors

Born in 1587, Sir George Yeardley was governor of Virginia three different times and oversaw the first English legislative assembly in the New World in 1619. Hedied in 1627. READ MORE

Archaeologists Mary Anna Hartley (left) and Bob Chartrand excavating the bones they believe belong to Governor George Yeardley. (WYDaily/ Courtesy Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation)
Archaeologists Mary Anna Hartley (left) and Bob Chartrand excavating the bones they believe belong to Gov. George Yeardley. (WYDaily/ Courtesy Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation)

Preliminary NTSB report reveals new details about deadly Williamsburg helicopter crash

A helicopter that crashed into a Williamsburg condominium building earlier this month, killing a resident and its pilot, began experiencing problems moments after takeoff,  according to a preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety Board. READ MORE

An investigator photographs a piece of wreckage from a crashed helicopter on Tuesday, July 10, at the Bristol Commons townhouse complex in Williamsburg. (WYDaily/Bryan DeVasher)
An investigator photographs a piece of wreckage from a crashed helicopter on Tuesday, July 10, at the Bristol Commons townhouse complex in Williamsburg. (WYDaily/Bryan DeVasher)

ICE arrests man in James City County as part of statewide crackdown

Federal immigration authorities arrested 132 people — including a man in James City County and four in Newport News — earlier this month as part of an 11-day crackdown in Virginia and Washington. READ MORE

Federal immigration authorities arrested 132 people during a recent 11-day operation in Virginia and Washington. (WYDaily photo/Courtesy U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)
Federal immigration authorities arrested 132 people during a recent 11-day operation in Virginia and Washington. (WYDaily photo/Courtesy U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

Busch Gardens’ Escape from Pompeii closed indefinitely after fire on roof

A fire has put a Busch Gardens’ attraction is out of commission further notice. READ MORE

Escape from Pompeii is closed indefinitely after a fire broke out Saturday. (WYDaily/Courtesy Busch Gardens)
Escape from Pompeii is closed indefinitely after a fire broke out Saturday. (WYDaily/Courtesy Busch Gardens)

 

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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