Thursday, February 29, 2024

ICYMI: Vaccinate Virginia, Capitol riot, hybrid learning 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.

Library reopening

After having closed its doors for about a month, the Williamsburg Regional Library reopened both the Williamsburg and James City County library buildings Tuesday, Feb. 16. READ MORE.

Williamsburg Regional Library is reopening its doors on Tuesday

Death penalty

Since 1976, 113 Virginians have been executed, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. Now, it appears Virginia is on its way to ridding itself of the death penalty, joining 22 states that have already done so. READ MORE.

Virginia is on its way to abolishing the death penalty. Meanwhile, a mother shares both grief and relief

COVID-19 registration

After weeks of residents navigating the COVID-19 vaccination registration system through their local health departments, the Virginia Department of Health launched a statewide central hub streamlining the vaccination process. READ MORE.

‘Vaccinate Virginia’ website is now live. Here’s what that means

James City County Police investigate fatal car crash near Warhill Sports Complex

Authorities are investigating a car crash near the Warhill Sports Complex that left a James City County woman dead. READ MORE. 

James City County Police investigate fatal car crash near Warhill Sports Complex

School update

Less than two weeks ago, Gov. Ralph Northam said he expected all school divisions to reopen with in-person learning options available to students by March 15. Northam’s comments were not considered an official mandate, so what do the York County School Division and Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools plan to do? READ MORE.

Local school divisions move forward in bringing students back to the classroom

Capitol riot

A Williamsburg man at the Capitol riot in Washington on Jan. 6 was arrested by FBI agents from the Norfolk FBI office Tuesday. READ MORE.

Williamsburg man charged with assaulting police officers during Capital riots, court documents say

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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