Friday, April 19, 2024

ICYMI: Mick Jagger settling down with Williamsburg woman, movement in Merchants Square, homeless students 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 WYDaily’s most-read stories from this week.

Report: Mick Jagger ‘settling down’ with woman from Williamsburg

Melanie Hamrick, a soloist at the American Ballet Theatre company in New York, is dating Mick Jagger, 75, from the Rolling Stones. READ MORE

Screenshot of Melanie Hamrick's Facebook profile picture (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Melanie Hamrick)
Screenshot of Melanie Hamrick’s Facebook profile picture (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Melanie Hamrick)

There’s some movement at Merchants Square. Here’s an update

The old location for Binns of Williamsburg is gaining new life. READ MORE

The 400 block of Merchants Square. (WYDaily/Courtesy Google Maps)
The 400 block of Merchants Square. (WYDaily/Courtesy Google Maps)

There are 400 homeless students in Williamsburg, JCC this school year. What’s being done about it?

In Williamsburg, homelessness shows its face in subtle ways: makeshift tents near the railroad tracks, piles of clothing in the woods off Richmond Road and motel rooms serving as temporary housing. READ MORE

A WJCC Schools bus stops to drop off a student at a row of hotels on Capitol Landing Road in May 2018. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)
A WJCC Schools bus stops to drop off a student at a row of hotels on Capitol Landing Road in May 2018. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)

He’s 14 and headed to William & Mary. Say what?

Standing about 5 feet tall, Ronald “Ronnie” Littman, 14, has blondish-brown hair that reaches down to his eyebrows. He enjoys Dungeons and Dragons, playing sports and acting on stage. READ MORE

Ronnie Littman will start his studies at William & Mary in August at age 14. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)
Ronnie Littman will start his studies at William & Mary in August at age 14. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)

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)
Saint Bede Catholic Church (Sarah Fearing/WYDaily)
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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