Tuesday, April 23, 2024

ICYMI: From Publix to drones, this week’s most-read stories

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

Keep the conversation going. Here are five stories from this week that got people talking:







  • WYDaily got word from Publix this week, who confirmed the rumors many people had heard: Yes, Publix is coming to the old Martin’s location on Monticello Avenue.


  • We found out a sorority was suspended at William & Mary just before Thanksgiving for hazing new members. The school told WYDaily the hazing activities included limiting new members’ contact with non-sorority members, socially isolating them, and forcing them to eat food.


  • Plan ahead for this year’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Colonial Williamsburg, because the date has changed from Christmas Eve to Dec. 21.


  • Drone law can be vague in some localities. WYDaily dug into drone law and a police report to find out your rights from the ground.


  • A woman has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of a 58-year-old pedestrian on Richmond Road in June.


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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