Tuesday, November 29, 2022

ICYMI: Lightfoot shop moves to New Town, James Blair principal demoted, a landmark murder case and more

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This Lightfoot shop is moving to New Town — and bringing decor, gifts with it

The shop, which sells decor, gifts and more, opened in Lightfoot in April 2018. It has been closed since late December because the owner needed to rest after breaking her foot in September. READ MORE

Customers will walk through the gates and into a courtyard full of owner Rosa Mann's favorite garden and outdoor supplies. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)
At the Lightfoot location, customers walked through gates and into a courtyard full of owner Rosa Mann’s favorite garden and outdoor supplies. (WYDaily/Andrew Harris)

What’s coming to Merrimac Trail near Emily’s Donuts?

If you’ve driven near the intersection of Merrimac Trail and Penniman Road recently, you may have seen some new activity. READ MORE

A Dollar General is slated to be built along Merrimac Trail near the intersection of Penniman Road. (WYDaily/Courtesy Google Maps)
A Dollar General is slated to be built along Merrimac Trail near the intersection of Penniman Road. (WYDaily/Courtesy Google Maps)

James Blair demotes principal to address issues in the new school

Students at James Blair Middle School will see a new face of leadership starting Wednesday after a number of concerns regarding bullying in the building were raised. READ MORE

The new James Blair Middle School features a large, rounded section on one corner, which faces the intersection of Ironbound and Richmond roads. The second floor of the rounded section is where the school's media center is located. WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)
The new James Blair Middle School features a large, rounded section on one corner, which faces the intersection of Ironbound and Richmond roads. The second floor of the rounded section is where the school’s media center is located. WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)

Murder, but no body: Three W&M alums and their role in a landmark Virginia case

When Ron Peterson arrived at Radford University in southeast Virginia in 1984, he quickly realized the campus carried a somber story. READ MORE

Jurors, attorneys, a judge and other people involved in the Gina Renee Hall murder case walk train tracks during a walk-through of locations related to Hall's murder in 1980. (WYDaily/Courtesy Radford News Journal)
Jurors, attorneys, a judge and other people involved in the Gina Renee Hall murder case walk train tracks during a walk-through of locations related to Hall’s murder in 1980. (WYDaily/Courtesy Radford News Journal)

Some roadside memorials are not legal — here’s how to stay within the law

Every day, thousands of vehicles travel east and west on Interstate 64 in Hampton Roads. Cars and trucks fly by patches of woods, fender benders and blown-out tires daily, all just another part of the daily commute. READ MORE

A roadside memorial with a white cross and flowers has sat on the side of an exit ramp for Interstate 64 exit 238 for about three years. VDOT says stopping on the side of the interstate to set up, visit, or maintain a memorial is a safety hazard and illegal, although it is unclear whether this particular memorial is considered to be on the interstate. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)
A roadside memorial with a white cross and flowers has sat on the side of an exit ramp for Interstate 64 exit 238 for about three years. VDOT says stopping on the side of the interstate to set up, visit, or maintain a memorial is a safety hazard and illegal, although it is unclear whether this particular memorial is considered to be on the interstate. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)
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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