Monday, June 17, 2024

ICYMI: Tour guides in Colonial Williamsburg, Party City to close, National Geographic show on York River 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.

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 Governor's Palace. (WYDaily/File photo)
Colonial Williamsburg Governor’s Palace. (WYDaily/File photo)

Williamsburg’s Party City to close. Here’s when

The Party City store in Williamsburg will be closing, but party hosts and planners still have some time to buy their supplies. READ MORE

Party City in Williamsburg, 5225 Settlers Market Boulevard in Williamsburg, will close in February 2020. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)
Party City in Williamsburg, 5225 Settlers Market Boulevard in Williamsburg, will close in February 2020. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)

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)

She killed a teen and dumped his body on Crawford Road. Now this woman is headed to prison

A 27-year-old woman has been sentenced to 23 years in prison in connection with the 2016 premeditated murder of an 18-year-old from Portsmouth on Crawford Road in York County. READ MORE

Amina Washington, 27 (WYDaily/Courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)
Amina Washington, 27 (WYDaily/Courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

If you’re a VPPSA recycling customer, you’re now eligible for some additional perks. Here’s how it works

This year, many recycling customers in the Historic Triangle faced a tough decision: opt out of recycling service or pay an increased fee each month to continue having recyclables picked up at the curb. READ MORE

(WYDaily/File photo)
(WYDaily/File photo)
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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