Monday, October 3, 2022

ICYMI this week: I-64 speed limit, Shoofly Dairy Bar, larcenies from cars and more

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

Get caught up with our weekly round-up of our most-read stories.

Want to go faster on I-64? Starting Wednesday you can

For drivers on Interstate 64, the gas pedal might be pushed a little harder as the Virginia Department of Transportation increased the speed limit. READ MORE

For about 9 miles along I-64 east and west, the speed limit will increase by 5 mph. (WYDaily/File photo)
For about 9 miles along I-64 east and west, the speed limit will increase by 5 mph. (WYDaily/File photo)

Here’s when Colonial Williamsburg will light that giant Christmas tree. And it’s not on the 24th

Colonial Williamsburg’s 59th-annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony is back again this year, and for the second time, it will not be on Christmas Eve. READ MORE

Colonial Williamsburg’s annual tree lighting ceremony is on Dec. 20. (Courtesy Colonial Williamsburg)

This couple is bringing all-natural ingredients to the old Queen Anne Dari-Snak

At the end of several difficult years, Beth and Dave Hertzler found solace in a small, blue building on the side of Merrimac Trail. READ MORE

Dave and Beth Hertzler opened Shoofly Dairy Bar more than a year ago. As business chugs along, the couple is putting an emphasis on community, charity and healthy living. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)
Two firefighters order ice cream at the Shoofly Dairy Bar, at Dave and Beth Hertzler opened Shoofly Dairy Bar more than a year ago. As business chugs along, the couple is putting an emphasis on community, charity and healthy living. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)

Here’s why there isn’t a traffic light at Lafayette High School

As high school students get their licenses and head out to the roads, they might find themselves at a standstill in the school parking lot. READ MORE

Lafayette High School’s only entrance and exit intersects with Longhill Road, which can become congested during school hours. (WYDaily/Alexa Doiron)
Lafayette High School’s only entrance and exit intersects with Longhill Road, which can become congested during school hours. (WYDaily/Alexa Doiron)

There are more car larcenies in James City County than Williamsburg. Here’s why

While it may seem safe in Greater Williamsburg to just leave a car unlocked while running into the grocery store, law enforcement is warning locals of the risk involved. READ MORE

Police car on the street at night. (WYDaily/File photo)
Police car on the street at night. (WYDaily/File photo)
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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