Thursday, April 18, 2024

ICYMI: Tony Shaver ‘will not be retained,’ Coleman Bridge, Colonial Williamsburg union 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 from the past week.

Hampton University grad opens new pharmacy in Williamsburg

Those looking for a more personal experience with their local pharmacist are now in luck. READ MORE 

The Prescription Shoppe opened March 6 in Courthouse Commons. (WYDaily/Julia Marsigliano)
The Prescription Shoppe opened March 6 in Courthouse Commons. (WYDaily/Julia Marsigliano)

The Coleman Bridge spans 3,750 feet over a historic river — but here’s what makes it truly unique

Towering dozens of feet above the York River, the George P. Coleman Bridge is a hulking part of the Yorktown and Gloucester horizon. READ MORE

The George P. Coleman Bridge (WYDaily/File photo)
The George P. Coleman Bridge (WYDaily/File photo)

Mum’s the word at William & Mary – officials would not say whether head men’s basketball coach was fired

Director of Athletics Samantha K. Huge made the announcement in a prepared statement late Wednesday afternoon, only saying Shaver “will not be retained.” READ MORE

And then a follow up: Now this: W&M wouldn’t say it, but Coach Shaver was fired. Now he’s eligible for a $1.7M payout

Tony Shaver (WYDaily/File photo)
Tony Shaver (WYDaily/File photo)

As changes come to Colonial Williamsburg, former union members look on with disappointment

In the late 1960s, Edith “Cookie” Heard was one of the founding members of the Colonial Williamsburg Food and Beverage Workers Union. READ MORE

Colonial Williamsburg’s latest admission revenue information shows admissions took a dip from 2016 to 2017, the first decrease since 2014. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)
Colonial Williamsburg workers outside the Governor’s Palace. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)

New Town matches national trends as business owners combat rumors

It was 10 years ago when Amanda Wilbourne first opened her store, the Nautical Dog, in New Town, and since then she said she has noticed frustrating reactions to the business trends. READ MORE

Sola Salon Studio is opening on Main Street in New Town, across the street from Opus 9 Steakhouse. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)
(WYDaily/File photo)
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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