Wednesday, October 5, 2022

ICYMI: Busch Gardens’ new coaster, charges dropped against principal, Trump at Jamestown 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 from the past week.

The final clue is revealed for new Busch Gardens coaster

In a lightning-filled video on social media, Busch Gardens Williamsburg released its final clue about the identity of a new roller coaster Tuesday, several weeks after the park first released a video identifying July 30 as the official coaster reveal date. READ MORE

Busch Gardens, located in lower James City County, was recently honored by the National Amusement Park Historical Association for the 29th year in a row. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Busch Gardens)
(WYDaily/Courtesy of Busch Gardens)

Charges against York County elementary principal dropped

The case of Kristin Renee Bolam, a York County elementary school principal who was arrested for alleged assault and battery of a family member, was found “nolle prosequi” on Friday. READ MORE

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)

Virginia lawmakers spar on reported Trump visit to Jamestown

Virginia lawmakers are sparring after a report that President Donald Trump will attend the 400th anniversary celebration of the first meeting of the state’s legislative body in Jamestown. READ MORE

President Donald Trump WYDaily file/Courtesy of Pixabay)
President Donald Trump WYDaily file/Courtesy of Pixabay)

School lawyer: Despite birth certificate, Grimm still female

Gavin Grimm, the transgender man who sued after being barred from using boys bathrooms in high school, remains female today, no matter what his birth certificate or a Virginia judge might have said, a lawyer for the school board argued in federal court Tuesday. READ MORE

On Tuesday, a federal judge ordered the Gloucester County School Board to schedule a settlement conference with 19-year-old transgender student Gavin Grimm, who sued the school division in 2015 after being forced to use restrooms that did not align with his gender identity. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Virginia ACLU)
On Tuesday, a federal judge ordered the Gloucester County School Board to schedule a settlement conference with 19-year-old transgender student Gavin Grimm, who sued the school division in 2015 after being forced to use restrooms that did not align with his gender identity. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Virginia ACLU)

This outfit in Toano is not horsing around

Looking for a new best friend? How about one that weighs 1,000 pounds? READ MORE

Children participate in a Dream Catchers’ summer camp where they engage in Equine-Assisted Activities with therapy horses. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center)
Children participate in a Dream Catchers’ summer camp where they engage in Equine-Assisted Activities with therapy horses. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center)
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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