Tuesday, June 18, 2024

ICYMI: Wheel of Fortune, Yorktown on TV show, Colonial Williamsburg accused of hurting tour companies 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 most-read stories.

Here’s one reason to watch Wheel of Fortune: A Williamsburg contestant

On Wednesday, Tasha Raquepo represented Williamsburg on Wheel of Fortune to solve puzzles in a chance to win prize money. READ MORE

Tasha Raquepo, a Williamsburg local, will appear on Wheel of Fortune at 7 p.m. on ABC 13 on Wednesday. (WYDaily/Courtesy Tasha Raquepo)
Tasha Raquepo, a Williamsburg local, appeared on Wheel of Fortune at 7 p.m. on ABC 13 on Wednesday. (WYDaily/Courtesy Tasha Raquepo)

This woman says Colonial Williamsburg is hurting tour companies in the area, so we sought answers. What we got was silence

For the first time in 30 years of working with a tour company in town, Angela Taverniti’s frustrations with Colonial Williamsburg have become too much. READ MORE

Colonial Williamsburg has its own ghost tours, but paranormal investigators have been left out of the story. (Colonial Ghosts/Facebook)
(WYDaily/Courtesy of Colonial Ghosts Facebook)

National Geographic show will tell tales of York River’s underwater history

A film crew for a well-known television channel flew all the way to Virginia from London to document a newly-found shipwreck in the mud of the York River. READ MORE

A future episode of National Geographic’s “Drain the Oceans” television show will feature the York River and its underwater mysteries using computer-generated imagery. (WYDaily/Courtesy of York County)
A future episode of National Geographic’s “Drain the Oceans” television show will feature the York River and its underwater mysteries using computer-generated imagery. (WYDaily/Courtesy of York County)

Jane Austen Society is finally coming to Williamsburg

After nearly four years of planning, the time has finally come for hundreds of Jane Austen fans to descend on Williamsburg. READ MORE

The Jane Austen Society of North America will hold their national conference in Williamsburg in 2019, where hundreds of Austen fans will come together to dance, discuss and share their passion. (Photo courtesy of Amy Stallings)
The Jane Austen Society of North America will hold their national conference in Williamsburg in 2019, where hundreds of Austen fans will come together to dance, discuss and share their passion. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Amy Stallings)

Hampton woman who was attacked by her pit bull dies

Authorities identified the woman as Morgan Crayton. She was 31 years old. READ MORE

Hampton Police are responding to a homicide which occurred earlier this morning (WYDaily Photo/ Courtesy of the Hampton Police Department)
(WYDaily/Courtesy of the Hampton Police Department)
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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