Thursday, December 1, 2022

ICYMI: Long John Silver’s closes, Busch Gardens height waiver approved, Williamsburg Live and more

With dozens of headlines every day, it’s easy to miss some here and there.

Get in on the conversation and catch up with this list of the week’s most-read stories.

After 42 years, Long John Silver’s closes in Williamsburg

Long John Silver’s, 736 Merrimac Trail, is now closed, according to several paper signs posted in the business’s door and a side window. READ MORE

Long John Silver's on Merrimac Trail has closed its doors. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)
Long John Silver’s on Merrimac Trail has closed its doors. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)

Food, drink and music: Here are new Williamsburg Live details

The festival, which will replace the Virginia Arts Festival’s Funhouse Fest, will have a variety of different performing acts, local craft beers and food trucks from all over Hampton Roads. READ MORE

The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg building stands tall behind the Funhouse Fest tent in 2018. Funhouse Fest has been replaced by Williamsburg Live this year (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing
The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg building stands tall behind the Funhouse Fest tent in 2018. Funhouse Fest has been replaced by Williamsburg Live this year (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing

How high? Well, JCC supes just approved the tallest-ever height waiver for Busch Gardens

“We have a gold mine in Busch Gardens right now working with us,” Supervisor Michael Hipple said during the meeting. READ MORE

(WYDaily/Courtesy Busch Gardens)
(WYDaily/Courtesy Busch Gardens)

This man allegedly threatened the Cheese Shop after being fired. The charge he’s facing is pretty serious

A man was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly threatening the Cheese Shop in downtown Williamsburg. READ MORE

Tijuan Lee Jones, 35, was arrested on Tuesday after making verbal threats to The Cheese Shop, according to police reports. (WYDaily/Google Maps)

Overnight fire destroys Surf Rider in Poquoson

A well-known seafood restaurant in Poquoson went up in flames Wednesday morning, and fire officials are calling it “pretty much a total loss.” READ MORE

The Surf Rider restaurant went up in flames Wednesday morning, June 12, 2019. (WYDaly/Courtesy of 13NewsNow)
The Surf Rider restaurant went up in flames Wednesday morning, June 12, 2019. (WYDaly/Courtesy of 13NewsNow)
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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