Thursday, April 18, 2024

ICYMI: Shooting, CEO at 14, Pride Fest, homeschooling 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.

Walmart parking lot shooting

The judge told Bryant she was “on the hunt” on the morning in February 2018 when she shot and killed 37-year-old Jean Bryant near an entrance to the Walmart.

This Hampton woman went to a Walmart in York County and shot her wife to death in the parking lot. Her sentence: 40 years

CEO at 14

Her venture, Heavenly Lips, opened its online store in August and relaunched at the end of October.

This Williamsburg native owns a lip gloss online store. She’s only 14

First Pride Fest

The group formed last spring as a way to address the lack of available LGBTQ resources in Williamsburg.

First Pride Festival planned for Williamsburg


In Virginia, the state’s home school population saw an increase in the past five years from 29,477 students in the 2013-2014 school year to 36,984 students in 2018-2019.

The number of home school students are rising. Here’s how it’s impacting the Historic Triangle

Learning Commons

The new space took the spot where the library had previously been. It has been redesigned to feature Makerspaces, small group workrooms, an alternate classroom, and a variety of interactive technology.

York High School’s new Learning Commons is bringing students into the future. Here’s how

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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