Wednesday, October 5, 2022

ICYMI: Renaming buildings at W&M, at-home COVID test, new handgun law 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.

Renaming buildings

The College of William & Mary is coming to terms with its ties to slavery and racism. READ MORE

Confronting history: W&M Board of Visitors split on ‘imperatives’ to rename buildings at the college

At-home COVID test

William & Mary plans to welcome back its students for the fall semester during the coronavirus but with some requirements. READ MORE

At-home COVID-19 tests: W&M expects students to stick to the ‘honor code’

Grafton update

James Carroll, the division’s chief operations officer, said the completion date for the repairs is set for Aug. 21, but they are hoping to finish repairs even sooner. READ MORE

Standing the test of time: Grafton Complex scheduled to complete repairs by Aug. 21

Local coronavirus testing sites

As coronavirus cases rise across Hampton Roads and the Peninsula, it may take longer to receive your COVID-19 results. READ MORE

Local coronavirus testing sites feel a strain to have results processed. The reason may be different than you think

New gun laws

More than 1,000 people have been denied the purchase of a firearm under a new law in Virginia that limits purchases to one handgun a month. READ MORE

New handgun law leads to more than 1K denials

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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