Wednesday, June 7, 2023

ICYMI: Peninsula coronavirus cases, guns and golf, pen pal during a pandemic 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.

Where are the cases?

The Virginia Department of Health tracks the number of positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases throughout the state by health district and locality, but it remains vague where exactly these cases are. READ MORE

The Va. Department of Health knows where the coronavirus cases are on the Peninsula so why won’t they let the public know?

Guns and golf

While many businesses have had to close down or alter their operations due to the coronavirus pandemic, a gun rights activist group is arguing that indoor gun ranges shouldn’t be one of them. READ MORE

Guns and golf: How are non-essential businesses determined?

Pen pal during a pandemic

With the ink of her gel pen dried on the paper, 9-year-old Brynn Larson found herself staring at a carefully-crafted pen pal letter that might never be sent. READ MORE

A letter in waiting: A Norge third grader’s quest to find her pen pal during a pandemic


While this time of social isolation is difficult for many struggling with addiction, those addicted to pornography are having a particularity tough time. READ MORE

For those recovering from porn addiction, social isolation can be especially difficult

Senior care facilities

The Virginia Department of Health is not releasing which long-term care/senior care facilities on the Peninsula have positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19). READ MORE

How many senior care facilities on the Peninsula have cases of the coronavirus? It’s hard to say

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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