Saturday, September 23, 2023

ICYMI: Christmas lights map, 2nd Amendment, Three Cabanas and more

Sam Sansalone maps holiday light displays all over Hampton Roads (WYDaily/Courtesy Sam Sansalone)
Sam Sansalone maps holiday light displays all over Hampton Roads (WYDaily/Courtesy Sam Sansalone)

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.

Christmas lights

Last year at Thanksgiving, Sansalone and his wife spent more than 100 hours driving around Hampton Roads, documenting the best light displays they could find. READ MORE

Looking for Christmas lights? This guy can hook you up with a map

2nd Amendment

The move was short of declaring the county as a ‘2nd Amendment’ sanctuary, a term commonly used to describe actions already taken by other localities. READ MORE

James City County ‘reaffirms’ commitment to state, US constitutions

Three Cabanas

The store was bought and opened in early November, but it was closed for a week for renovations. READ MORE

This new Downtown Williamsburg store is looking to provide shoppers with access to ‘resort-style brands’

E-scooters, anyone?

City Manager Andrew Trivette wants to keep e-scooters out of heavy pedestrian areas such as downtown and the parts of the historic area. READ MORE

Williamsburg City Council unanimously OKs e-scooters

A threat?

It was just after word got out about the “threat” and parents took to social media Wednesday that the principal sent out the email to the Tabb Middle School community. READ MORE

A ‘threat’ was reported at Tabb Middle School, but parents were notified more than a week later

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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