Thursday, July 7, 2022

ICYMI this week: Jeff Bridges bases character off Williamsburg man, new Busch Gardens memberships and more

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:

‘The Dude’ abides: Jeff Bridges bases film character on Williamsburg man

Actor Jeff Bridges stars in the new film “Bad Times at the El Royale.” He plays a man masquerading as a priest, and in an appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert last week Bridges said he based his character on a man who has deep roots in Williamsburg. READ MORE

So Busch Gardens announced a new membership plan. Will you need to update your plan?

Busch Gardens has revamped their membership plans and not everyone is happy about it. READ MORE

Apollo's Chariot (WYDaily/Courtesy Busch Gardens Williamsburg)
Apollo’s Chariot (WYDaily/Courtesy Busch Gardens Williamsburg)

Former Planning Commission chairman, wife charged following alleged domestic dispute in street

He told police he did not know he ran over the woman’s leg until he got out of the car moments later, according to a Williamsburg Police spokesman. READ MORE

Demetrios Florakis in a mugshot from May 2017. (WYDaily/Courtesy VRPJ)
Demetrios Florakis in a mugshot from May 2017. (WYDaily/Courtesy VRPJ)

After 30 years, Ace makes move across Midtown Row

The dusty tiled floors will soon be polished and packed wall-to-wall with shelves of home improvement and lawn care products. READ MORE

The front sign was installed last week on Ace Hardware's new store. (WYDaily/ Andrew Harris)
The front sign was installed last week on Ace Hardware’s new store. (WYDaily/ Andrew Harris)

Virginia DMV now offering federally-compliant REAL ID

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles now offers federally-compliant REAL ID driver’s licenses and ID cards. READ MORE

REAL ID compliant driver's licenses look just like a regular license but have a star on the upper right. (WYDaily photo/Courtesy Virginia DMV)
REAL ID compliant driver’s licenses look just like a regular license but have a star on the upper right. (WYDaily photo/Courtesy Virginia DMV)
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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