Tuesday, April 16, 2024

ICYMI: Retired NASA employee works to restore extinct cattle, missing JCC man, former Friendly’s site 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.

Retired NASA employee works to bring back ‘extinct’ cattle breed — and its future could be just north of Williamsburg

It’s been 10 years since Gene Bowen, a retired NASA employee, first set his sights on trying to restore a nearly-lost bloodline of Dexter cattle. READ MORE

Gene Bowen with Eve of Paradise and her new calf, Titian of Paradise. Titian was born March 8, 2019 and carries a gene for red coloring. His birth means Bowen would potentially breed a red Legacy Dexter in the future. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Tracey Leftwich)
Gene Bowen with Eve of Paradise and her new calf, Titian of Paradise. Titian was born March 8, 2019 and carries a gene for red coloring. His birth means Bowen would potentially breed a red Legacy Dexter in the future. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Tracey Leftwich)

Man still missing despite K9, drone searches; police asking for help

A man is still missing from James City County, and police are asking for the public’s help in finding out where he is. READ MORE

Aaron Jacobson, 31, was last seen at his residence in Toano on the evening of Feb. 12, according to a report from James City County. (WYDaily/Courtesy James City County)
Aaron Jacobson, 31, was last seen at his residence in Toano on the evening of Feb. 12, according to a report from James City County. (WYDaily/Courtesy James City County)

New life in store for former Friendly’s on Richmond Road

The former Friendly’s location on Richmond Road will finally see a new tenant, and its “not another pancake house.” READ MORE

The Friendly's located at 1803 Richmond Road, seen here in 2014, closed in November 2014. (WYDaily/File photo)
The Friendly’s located at 1803 Richmond Road, seen here in 2014, closed in November 2014. (WYDaily/File photo)

Williamsburg in the running for USA Today’s ‘Best Historic Small Town’

The race is on: Williamsburg is in the running for USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice awards. READ MORE

Colonial Williamsburg Governor's Palace. (WYDaily/File photo)
Colonial Williamsburg Governor’s Palace. (WYDaily/File photo)

Spring is here and so are new stores at the Williamsburg Premium Outlets

Three new businesses are gracing the windows of Williamsburg Premium Outlets this spring. READ MORE

King of Clubs Brewing Co. is one of three stores to open in the Williamsburg Premium Outlets this spring. (WYDaily/Courtesy Lance Zaal)
King of Clubs Brewing Co. is one of three stores to open in the Williamsburg Premium Outlets this spring. (WYDaily/Courtesy Lance Zaal)
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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