Tuesday, November 29, 2022

ICYMI: WJCC principal, older Thomas Jefferson leaves CW, Econo Lodge proposes affordable apartments 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 this week.

WJCC principal placed on administrative leave

Just in time for the end of the year, Lafayette High School has fallen under new leadership. READ MORE

(WYDaily/File photo)

UPDATE: Questions remain surrounding the resignation of Lafayette High School principal — and officials decline to elaborate

Colonial Williamsburg’s Thomas Jefferson interpreter leaves for Monticello

Bill Barker, a historical actor and interpreter of Thomas Jefferson at Colonial Williamsburg, is moving to the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello. READ MORE

Bill Barker has portrayed Thomas Jefferson since the 1980s. (Courtesy Summer 2016 Trend & Tradition Magazine and Colonial Williamsburg)
Bill Barker has portrayed Thomas Jefferson since the 1980s. (Courtesy Summer 2016 Trend & Tradition Magazine and Colonial Williamsburg)

Williamsburg man wins New York Giants tickets for the next 100 years. No, really

The New York Giants are making waves in Williamsburg after a local man won two season tickets to see the team play — for the next century. READ MORE

A in a video posted by the New York Giants football team, Gregory Hampton talks about what the team means to him and his family. (WYDaily/Courtesy New York Giants)
A in a video posted by the New York Giants football team, Gregory Hampton talks about what the team means to him and his family. (WYDaily/Courtesy New York Giants)

Econo Lodge owner aims to fill need for affordable rentals with redevelopment project

As the lodging industry in Williamsburg has slowed down, hotels and motels have sought new lives, becoming distilleries, William & Mary student housing, and affordable housing. READ MORE 

Add another Williamsburg hotel to the list: Econo Lodge off Second Street is proposing converting its 48 hotel rooms into 42 “adaptive” housing units. (WYDaily/Courtesy City of Williamsburg)
Add another Williamsburg hotel to the list: Econo Lodge off Second Street is proposing converting its 48 hotel rooms into 42 “adaptive” housing units. (WYDaily/Courtesy City of Williamsburg)

The annual water quality report has been released. Here’s how Williamsburg, JCC stack up

When residents get their water from the tap, they expect it to be safe. READ MORE

The Skiffes Creek Reservoir can be seen from Route 60 near the James City County-Newport News line. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)
The Skiffes Creek Reservoir can be seen from Route 60 near the James City County-Newport News line. (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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