Thursday, February 2, 2023

ICYMI: Returning W&M students, Busch Gardens phased reopening, Ku Klux Klan in the area 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.

Pack light

In the students’ housing contract for the school year, the university added a new clause, which included the words “pandemic” and “act of God” as wiggle room in case the college needs to close and send students home earlier than expected. READ MORE

Returning William & Mary students encouraged to pack for two, three weeks

Busch Gardens reopening

The announcement to reopen Busch Gardens in Williamsburg comes after the park recently sent a survey to guests to gather more information about how best to reopen. READ MORE

Early August: That’s when SeaWorld says Busch Gardens Williamsburg is expected to begin its phased reopening

KKK

The Loyal White Knights is a Ku Klux Klan associated group based out of Pelham, North Carolina, with branches throughout Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, and New York. READ MORE

Notes tied to North Carolina Ku Klux Klan found in Williamsburg, James City, York counties

Stricter guidelines

Gov. Ralph Northam on Tuesday imposed stricter guidelines for restaurants, gatherings in Hampton Roads and the Peninsula, citing a rise in positive cases of the coronavirus. READ MORE

Northam imposes stricter guidelines for Peninsula, Hampton Roads restaurants. This involves capacity, closing times

First nine weeks

WJCC Superintendent Olwen Herron announced in an email to staff Monday the district would move forward with remote learning for all students in the first nine weeks of the school year. READ MORE

Williamsburg-James City County opts for remote learning in first nine weeks

John Mangalonzo
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John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) 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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