Friday, December 8, 2023

ICYMI: Hardest hit by COVID, ‘United We Stand,’ facemasks 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.

Hardest hit

It’s no secret the Historic Triangle relies heavily on tourism dollars and the coronavirus pandemic pretty much dented revenues for most businesses, especially the service industry. READ MORE

Area restaurants, hotels are hardest hit by the pandemic. With Busch Gardens shuttered, things remain grim

“United We Stand”

Drivers along the George Washington Memorial Highway have a new piece of artwork to view on the side of the Battery Outlet in Yorktown. READ MORE

‘United We Stand’: Mural in Yorktown pays tribute to local first responders and military personnel

Personal choice

Local teachers may have to make a tough decision this year. READ MORE

Back to school amid the coronavirus: Some local teachers have to make a ‘personal choice’


Gov. Ralph Northam now requires Virginians to wear masks in public places, but that doesn’t mean everyone is following the rules. READ MORE

Facemasks: There are still people refusing to wear them. Here’s where to find local ‘Mask-Friendly Businesses’

More Blacks

When looking at jails and prisons across the country, the faces of people of color tend to appear more frequently behind bars. READ MORE

There are more Blacks incarcerated in Virginia. Here’s what it’s like in the Historic Triangle

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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