Friday, December 9, 2022

ICYMI: York elementary school principal arrested, Mitchell Reiss to step down, new dog groomer 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 WYDaily’s most-read stories.

This York County elementary school principal was arrested, and officials didn’t tell parents

A York County elementary school principal was arrested for alleged assault and battery of a family member. READ MORE

RELATED STORY: York County school officials just told parents about this principal’s June 14 arrest. What gives?

Kristin Renee Bolam was arrested on June 14 for assault and battery of a family member (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the York County School Division)
Kristin Renee Bolam was arrested on June 14 for assault and battery of a family member (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the York County School Division)

Colonial Williamsburg CEO to ‘step down’ in October. He received $100K bonuses in 2017 and 2016

“I have immensely enjoyed my five years as the Foundation’s President and CEO,” Reiss said in a prepared statement.  READ MORE

RELATED STORY: Colonial Williamsburg responds to questions about Mitchell Reiss’s departure — with silence

Mitchell Reiss (Photo courtesy Colonial Williamsburg)
Mitchell Reiss (WYDaily/Courtesy of Colonial Williamsburg)

Dog groomer opens on Strawberry Plains, taking the place of past groomer with history of abuse

A Williamsburg-area couple, Victor and Brandi Torres, are looking to rewrite the narrative associated with 3715 Strawberry Plains Road, the location where Henning was filmed abusing the dog. READ MORE

Brandi Torres, with the help of her husband Victor, is opening Pawpular Pets Dog Grooming at 3715 Strawberry Plains Road. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)
Brandi Torres, with the help of her husband Victor, is opening Pawpular Pets Dog Grooming at 3715 Strawberry Plains Road. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)

31-year July 4 tradition comes back to town, thanks to Williamsburg Kiwanis

Five years ago, a longtime Williamsburg event — a family-friendly staple on the Fourth of July — shuddered to a halt. READ MORE

The Wren Yard (WYDaily/File photo)
The Wren Yard (WYDaily/File photo)

W&M’s Huge remains mum on Shaver’s firing, still won’t say how many candidates were interviewed

On a rainy and overcast Tuesday evening, more than 100 people gathered in the presidential suite at Zable Stadium to hear Samantha Huge, the athletic director for the College of William & Mary, speak about the current and future plans for the college’s athletic program. READ MORE

Samantha Huge, athletic director for Tribe Athletics, participated in a town hall discussion at the Zable Stadium on Tuesday (WYDaily/ Julia Marsigliano)
Samantha Huge, athletic director for Tribe Athletics, participated in a town hall discussion at the Zable Stadium on Tuesday (WYDaily/ Julia Marsigliano)
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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