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Here are some of WYDaily’s most-read local business stories in June

With dozens of local coronavirus, Black Lives Matter protests and economy stories dominating the news cycle every day, it’s easy to miss some other news here and there.

Here are five of our most-read local business stories in June you may have missed.

New life

The Governor’s Inn has sat vacant for the past year and unused but a new project is looking to bring life back to the location.  READ MORE

New development looks to bring life to former Governor’s Inn location

Micro weddings

Some prefer a small and more intimate event, and with the entry of the coronavirus this year, micro-weddings are seemingly becoming a new trend as social distancing measures remain in place. READ MORE

Two hours to ‘I do’: This new local business is providing fast, intimate wedding ceremonies

Fenton Mill opposition

The narrow roads that will become easily congested and unsafe  appears to be the center of the group’s concerns. READ MORE

‘We don’t want to live in an urban setting like Newport News’: Fenton Mill opposition

Vacation channel

The Vacation Channel has filled the screens in hotel rooms across Coastal Virginia for nearly four decades but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the tourism industry has changed. READ MORE

As tourism comes to a screeching halt, a local production channel is expanding its offerings

Vitamins, anyone?

People choosing the route of boosting their immune system to avoid being infected by the coronavirus are turning to supplements. READ MORE

Vitamin shops see increase in sales during the coronavirus

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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