Sunday, November 27, 2022

ICYMI: Sir Bacon the pig is shot, Historic Toano recognized, Kmart closes and more

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

Get in on the conversation. Catch up with this list of our most-read stories for the week.

Sir Bacon of Burg, the elusive pig, shot to death

Sir Bacon of Burg, a pig made famous in the internet for avoiding capture for months, was killed this morning by police on the Route 199 median, according to James City County Police. READ MORE

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A pig — perhaps Sir Bacon of Burg —rummages through leaves in a James City County yard around Christmas time. (WYDaily/Courtesy Tracy Deibler Tingen)
A pig — perhaps Sir Bacon of Burg —rummages through leaves in a James City County yard around Christmas time. (WYDaily/Courtesy Tracy Deibler Tingen)

Mostly vacant, this local shopping center hopes for new life

At the Village Shops at Kingsmill, everything is quiet. READ MORE

The Village Shops at Kingsmill have been approved for redevelopment. Most of the shopping center is vacant, and an outdated directory shows several businesses that have closed in recent years. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)
The Village Shops at Kingsmill have been approved for redevelopment. Most of the shopping center is vacant, and an outdated directory shows several businesses that have closed in recent years. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)

The time has come for Williamsburg’s Kmart

The time has come: Kmart is officially closed. READ MORE

Kmart in Williamsburg has closed. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)
Kmart in Williamsburg has closed. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)

Toano is full of history and now the state is giving it recognition

Drivers on the small section of Richmond Road leading through Toano can now look out their windows and see a recognized historic district. READ MORE

The Toano revitalization project, led by developer Jack Wray, has taken its next step as a historic district approved by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Alexa Doiron/WYDaily)
The Toano revitalization project, led by developer Jack Wray, has taken its next step as a historic district approved by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Alexa Doiron/WYDaily)

Beating cancer, living life in an RV, Williamsburg couple won’t slow down

In 1966, Jeffrey and Sharon Lawrence met while volunteering with the Peace Corps in Brazil, beginning a more than 50-year journey together. READ MORE

(WYDaily/Courtesy Sharon Lawrence)
(WYDaily/Courtesy Jeffrey Lawrence)
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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