Thursday, September 29, 2022

ICYMI: Husband accused of murder, Ironman marriage proposal, pick-your-own lavender 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.

Court docs: Man charged in wife’s death accused of assaulting her twice before

A 75-year-old James City County man accused of killing his wife Saturday has been previously charged in connection with domestic incidents involving his wife. READ MORE

Robert Lee Coates (WYDaily/Courtesy of Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)
Robert Lee Coates (WYDaily/Courtesy of Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

First Ironman 70.3 brings champions — and a marriage proposal — to James City County

On Sunday, Ironman competitors came out to Chickahominy Riverfront Park to shed sweat, tears and even a little bit of love. READ MORE

RELATED STORY: Police identify woman killed in James City County shooting; husband in custody

NYPD Officer and athlete Tim Stamm hugs his fiancee Nicole Sweeney after proposing to her with the help of her young son Sunday. (WYDaily/Alexa Doiron)
NYPD Officer and athlete Tim Stamm hugs his fiancee Nicole Sweeney after proposing to her with the help of her young son Sunday. (WYDaily/Alexa Doiron)

Here’s where you can pick your own lavender in Williamsburg

Sweethaven Lavender farm of Williamsburg at 2301 Jolly Pond Road will have its first-ever Lavender Festival on June 29 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. READ MORE

Owner of Sweethaven Lavender farm of Williamsburg, Kerry Messer, captures a shot of her daughter, Hannah, in front of their farm's fields. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Kerry Messer)
Owner of Sweethaven Lavender farm of Williamsburg, Kerry Messer, captures a shot of her daughter, Hannah, in front of their farm’s fields. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Kerry Messer)

Crash in York County kills Hampton man

The Virginia State Police has identified the motorcyclist who died following a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon as Gary Wade Massey, 63, of the 1300 block of Big Bethel Road, Hampton. READ MORE

(WYDaily/Courtesy of Pixabay)
(WYDaily/Courtesy of Pixabay)

More details set in stone for new Fourth of July events in Colonial Williamsburg

More details are being set in stone for this year’s Fourth of July events in Williamsburg. READ MORE

The Summer Breeze concert series is planned to take place on the lawn of the Dewitt Wallace Decorative Art Museum. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)
New Fourth of July events are being planned for the lawn of the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum in Colonial Williamsburg, where the Summer Breeze concert series has previously taken place. (WYDaily/File photo)
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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