VA News Reader

February 14, 2023

Photo by Daniel Sangjib Min for Richmond Times-Dispatch

A 263-year-old Williamsburg school building goes on a half-mile journey

By Eric Kolenich for Richmond Times-Dispatch

By Friday morning, the old schoolhouse had been laid on steel I-beams and jacked 7 feet in the air. The only thing left to do was turn on the Mack truck’s engine and start the journey.

More than two hours later, the building arrived at its new home at the intersection of Francis and Nassau streets, where Colonial Williamsburg will put it on public display.

Read the full article at Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Photo by Peter Cihelka for The Free Lance-Star

Stafford girl remains chipper in the face of bone marrow failure

By Cathy Dyson for The Free Lance-Star

Elliott Domaleski was watching “The Muppet Christmas Carol” when she saw Tiny Tim’s crutch, propped up in the corner by itself.

Most 5-year-olds probably wouldn’t have given the image a second thought.

But Elliott’s young life has changed dramatically in the last two months, since sudden bruises and a rash indicated severe bone marrow failure. The cartoon stirred something inside the little girl with big blue eyes.

“I hope I don’t die young,” she said.

Read the full article at The Free Lance-Star.

Photo by James Jarvis for FauquierNOW

Circuit Court judge denies Citizens for Fauquier County’s records request for emails related to Amazon data center

By James Jarvis for FauquierNOW

Judge Alfred Swersky announced Tuesday he plans to issue a formal opinion denying Citizens for Fauquier County’s request to obtain over 3,000 emails sent between town officials and Amazon representatives.

Read the full article at FauquierNOW.


Faces of Journalism – Steve Stewart of Boone Newsmedia Inc.

Had he not gotten into publishing, Steve Stewart likely would still be a sportswriter.

Forty years ago, Stewart was a 15-year-old who stumbled into covering local sports for a community newspaper in Mississippi. During a 15-year run working for newspapers in Mississippi, Stewart ascended to managing editor at a newspaper owned by Emmerich Newspapers. At the age of 26, he was asked to go to another newspaper to become publisher.

Read more on Virginia News Reader.

What’s a loaded gun? Northumberland’s working to clarify that!

By Tyler Palicia for News On The Neck

The Northumberland County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to reevaluate an ordinance prohibiting people from transporting, possessing, or carrying loaded shotguns or rifles in vehicles on public streets, roads, or highways within the county.

Read the full article at News On The Neck.


Pulaski native finds joy on Disney’s Main Street

By Patrick Ford for Southwest Times

Madison Surber has found a source of joy in her work at Disney World and she hopes to continue finding that joy wherever she goes next.

“I work on Main Street in the confectionary,” said Surber. “That is where everyone comes to get the famous Mickey Caramel Apples and Rice Krispies.”

For Surber, her time at the confectionary is a reminder of home.

Read the full article at Southwest Times.

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