Nothing was more popular last week than a report about not just one, but two Sonic Drive-Ins coming to Thurston County.
Here are last week’s top stories, based on reader traffic to our website:
1. Developer wants to build 2 Sonic Drive-Ins in Thurston County: Known for its carhops on roller skates, the Oklahoma-based fast-food chain has set a goal to open 14 franchises in the Puget Sound region by 2018. The first local site is slated for a 2-acre vacant lot at Martin Way and Kingham Street in the Tanglewilde area of unincorporated Thurston County. Another Sonic Drive-In has been proposed at 1301 Cooper Point Road SW in west Olympia, just north of Black Lake Boulevard near Haggen and Pier One Imports.
2. Construction worker rescued after falling in hole at Lacey Costco: Lacey police Sgt. Matt Koehler said two other construction workers were attempting to free the man from the hole and refused to stop and let firefighters help. Officers tried to remove the two men from the scene. One of the men complied and moved away, but the other man pushed an officer into the hole, Koehler said. The man was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault and booked into the Thurston County Jail.
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3. Woman with serious burns flown to Harborview after car-related accident: Matison Long, 21, who lives in the Hawks Prairie area of Lacey, suffered a serious burn to her right arm.
4. 2 dead, 1 injured during Tumwater church kayak outing: A Lacey man remains in intensive care after two of his friends died Saturday on a sea kayaking trip with a Tumwater church group. Jacob M. Austin, 52, of Lacey and Mandi Walkley, 39, of Chehalis died after a sudden windstorm overturned their kayaks in the cold waters of Dungeness Bay near Sequim.
5. Restaurant inspections for April 15: Never good: “Floor beneath cook’s line was extremely filthy.”