Friday, September 22, 2023

ICYMI: WWII photos, Village Shops, pit bulls 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.

WWII photos

“I just feel like if we can get these stories documented, then the families can have them before it’s too late.” READ MORE

Local photographer takes on project to document stories of WWII veterans (Free read)

Change of plans

Last year, the Village Shops at Kingsmill Shopping Center were mostly vacant and there were plans to renovate a couple buildings and even add a pedestrian plaza and drive-thru lane to make it more appealing for new businesses. READ MORE

The plans for what’s to be of the Village Shops at Kingsmill have changed. Here’s an update (Free read)

Pit bulls

“They’re just dogs and want to be loved like any other dog. Once people see these are goofy, loving, normal dogs, their perception changes.” READ MORE

Notice a lot of pit bulls in local shelters? Here’s why

Urgent care

Velocity Urgent Care is a fast-paced clinic where patients can walk in without an appointment and get seen quickly. READ MORE

Velocity Urgent Care announces a new location in Lightfoot


The Williamsburg store is Williams-Sonoma’s only location on the Peninsula. READ MORE

Williams-Sonoma at Merchants Square is closing

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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