Friday, March 1, 2024

ICYMI: New barbecue place, former area priest named as sexual abuser, Sam’s Club at Marquis and more

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

Get in on the conversation with this list of most-read stories last week.

Williamsburg has a new BBQ place

Before moving to the states, Matt Yikilmaz was a bank manager in Turkey. READ MORE

Red Pig BBQ & Brew is officially open in Williamsburg (WYDaily Photo/Julia Marsigliano)

Former Williamsburg priest named on Diocese list detailing ‘credible’ sexual abuse

On Wednesday, the Catholic Diocese of Richmond made waves when it published a list of 42 names of clergy with “credible and substantiated” allegations of sexual abuse involving minors. READ MORE

GuernseyTingle received a design award for its work on Saint Bede Catholic Church (Sarah Fearing/WYDaily)
(WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)

New documents filed show footprint of new Busch Gardens ride, Madrid

Busch Gardens has not publicly released information on what type of ride the 315-foot Madrid will be, but new documents show it’s going to be pretty… big. READ MORE

A site plan shows the area Madrid will be built in at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing, JCC Planning Department)
A site plan shows the area Madrid will be built in at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing, JCC Planning Department)

Sam’s Club at the Marquis Shopping Center? Well…

The special use permit approved in 2013 to build a Sam’s Club in the Marquis Shopping Center expired last November, Deputy Planning Director Tim Cross said. READ MORE

The Sam's Club was approved for this plot of land in the Marquis Shopping Center. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)
The Sam’s Club was approved for this plot of land in the Marquis Shopping Center. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

James Blair’s former principal – now an associate – gets to keep his old pay. What gives?

Ty Harris has been demoted from principal to associate principal at James Blair Middle School, but it doesn’t appear as if this new position means anything different from before. READ MORE

Ty Harris (left) at the dedication of James Blair Middle School at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Harris was principal of the school but reassigned to the associate principal position on Feb. 6. (WYDaily/Courtesy Eileen Cox)
Ty Harris (left) at the dedication of James Blair Middle School at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Harris was principal of the school but reassigned to the associate principal position on Feb. 6. (WYDaily/Courtesy Eileen Cox)
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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