Saturday, September 23, 2023

ICYMI: Veterans video, ‘Williamsburg Stars,’ 1st black FBI agent, new retail shops 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.

A video

These veterans sat down with WYDaily and shared their stories of service.

VIDEO: Hear from three veterans how military service has changed through the ages

Dance the night away

The “stars” are volunteers that come from various industries throughout the area including dentistry, health and real estate.

Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars announces 2020 lineup


Jones had worked as a police officer in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area before he joined the African-American Army Regiment, the Buffalo Soldiers.

This Hampton man was the first African American to join the FBI 100 years ago

Two fires, one morning

Residents displaced following separate fires in York and James City counties

New shops

The shops would be a retail location on 2.75 acres on the south side of the Monticello Avenue corridor.

A new set of retail shops might be coming to Monticello Avenue

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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