Wednesday, October 5, 2022

ICYMI this week: Williamsburg’s popular ReStore, William & Mary’s griffin and more

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

Get in on the conversation. Here are this week’s most-read stories:

This Williamsburg ReStore is the most successful in Virginia. Here’s why

The assortment of patio furniture, planters and rocking chairs that greet guests between the brick columns out front of the Williamsburg Habitat ReStore might clue in savvy shoppers that savings can be found once they pass through the sliding glass doors. READ MORE

The Williamsburg ReStore is one of the most profitable in the country. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)
The Williamsburg ReStore is one of the most profitable in the country. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)

Bronze griffin’s ‘graphic’ testicles prompt student, alumni debate at William & Mary

The statue stands proudly facing Richmond Road, but some William & Mary students have had a less-than-proud reaction to the statue. READ MORE

A griffin statue in Tribe Plaza has received some criticism about its anatomy. (WYDaily/Courtesy Flat Hat News)
A griffin statue in Tribe Plaza has received some criticism about its anatomy. (WYDaily/Courtesy Flat Hat News)

Alleged driver in York County hit-run has a history of infractions on the Peninsula

He is currently under investigation for this most recent incident, but he has a history of vehicle infractions and other charges over the years in Williamsburg, Henrico County and, mostly, in New Kent County, according to court documents. READ MORE

Alexander Michael Crosby (WYDaily photo/Courtesy of Henrico County Sheriff's Office)
Alexander Michael Crosby (WYDaily photo/Courtesy of Henrico County Sheriff’s Office)

Parents can shop for their kids or sell the clothes they’ve outgrown at this new store

Two Trolls Consignment is moving into a 2,100-square-foot space in the Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center on John Tyler Highway in mid-December READ MORE

Two Trolls Consignment is aiming for a mid-December opening in Williamsburg Crossing. (WYDaily/ Courtesy Google Maps)
Two Trolls Consignment is aiming for a mid-December opening in Williamsburg Crossing. (WYDaily/ Courtesy Google Maps)

Historic Toano might get a facelift. Here’s how

Today, when drivers pass through the sleepy village on the outskirts of Williamsburg, they see scattered, mismatching buildings with businesses that come in and out. But Toano wasn’t always like this. It was once a flourishing area with its own high school, theater, and newspaper. READ MORE

Toano (WYDaily/Alexa Doiron)
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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