Thursday, November 30, 2023

ICYMI: Front porch photos, mourning from a distance, searching for answers and more

With dozens of local coronavirus stories every day, it’s easy to miss some here and there.

Here are some of WYDaily’s most-read stories so you can get in on the conversation.

Front porch photos

During the time of a pandemic, one military neighborhood is taking small joys and making them big. READ MORE

Capturing life under a ‘stay-at-home’ order…front porch-style

Mourning from a distance

When a loved one dies, their family and friends mourn the loss through celebrations of life such as funerals. READ MORE

Mourning from a distance: The coronavirus may have stopped many aspects of life, but funeral services must continue

Elsa Call

Around 8 every night, a local military housing neighborhood goes quiet as the sound of neighbors calling out into the distance can be heard.  READ MORE

From the ‘Elsa Call’ to ‘Frozen’ songs, joy is spread in this neighborhood amid the coronavirus stay-at-home order

Coronavirus and hurricane season

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to create a national disaster, local emergency management departments have to prepare for the next potential natural disaster: hurricane season. READ MORE

Coronavirus and hurricane season: What happens when two disasters strike at once?

Searching for answers

Feeling ill is one thing. Getting tested, well, that’s another. And in Smith’s case, it’s been “chaotic.” READ MORE

Searching for answers: Williamsburg man who tested positive for COVID-19 describes ‘chaotic’ testing system at Sentara

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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