Tuesday, June 25, 2024

ICYMI: Town’s beloved barfly turns 100, witchcraft at Jamestown, Operation Cookout and more

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

Get caught up with this list of most-read stories on WYDaily this week.

Williamsburg’s ‘beloved barfly’ is turning 100 — and she wants the town to come to her party

On Sept. 15, Barb will have a real spaghetti meal — one of her favorites — at the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4639. READ MORE 

Mari Barb, a WWII veteran and Williamsburg staple, will turn 100 Sept. 16, 2019. She is asking for friends, both current and future, to attend her birthday party Sept. 15. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)
Mari Barb, a WWII veteran and Williamsburg staple, will turn 100 Sept. 16, 2019. She is asking for friends, both current and future, to attend her birthday party Sept. 15. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)

A new play at Jamestown Settlement is using witchcraft to tell the story of women. Yes, witchcraft

It’s the witching hour in Williamsburg as a new play comes to Jamestown Settlement to immerse the audience in a 17th century witch trial. READ MORE

Jamestown Settlement's new play, "Season of the Witch," will tell the story of the first woman accused of witchcraft in the English North American colonies. (WYDaily/Courtesy Jamestown Settlement)
Jamestown Settlement’s new play, “Season of the Witch,” will tell the story of the first woman accused of witchcraft in the English North American colonies. (WYDaily/Courtesy Jamestown Settlement)

Operation Cookout: 39 people accused of using Hampton Roads as a distribution point for heroin, fentanyl

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia G. Zachary Terwilliger stood alongside federal and local law enforcement officials from Newport News and Hampton to announce “a significant law enforcement action” at his office in Norfolk Thursday. READ MORE

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia G. Zachary Terwilliger announces the results of Operation Cookout in a news conference Thursday Aug. 29, 2019. (WYDaily)
U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia G. Zachary Terwilliger announces the results of Operation Cookout in a news conference Thursday Aug. 29, 2019. (WYDaily)

What’s new at W&M? Crosswalk lights, degree options, a tribute garden and more

Although William & Mary is centuries old, the university continues to evolve, and each new academic year brings changes with it, from the subtle to the significant. READ MORE

Named for former W&M President Taylor Reveley, the garden is under construction and is expected to be completed later this fall. (WYDaily/Courtesy of University Advancement)
Named for former W&M President Taylor Reveley, the garden is under construction and is expected to be completed later this fall. (WYDaily/Courtesy of University Advancement)

When it comes to the largest industries, how do wages in Hampton Roads stack up?

There are a lot of things that make Hampton Roads — and its traffic — as busy as it is.  READ MORE

John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) at Newport News Shipbuilding (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries)
John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) at Newport News Shipbuilding (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries)
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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