Wednesday, April 24, 2024

ICYMI: Confederate memorial removed, Busch Gardens season ticket holders, brothel law in Williamsburg 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.

Confederate memorial no more

The monument was removed by local contractors and moved into a storage facility. READ MORE

The Confederate memorial in Williamsburg is no more

Ex-Walsingham staffer

A former Walsingham Academy staff member is now being implicated in an alleged sexual assault that happened some 24 years ago while she was still employed at the school. READ MORE

Ex-Walsingham Academy staffer arrested in connection with sexual assault case in the 90s

Brothel law

It’s a rumor that usually starts on college campuses: If multiple women of no relation are living under the same roof, then they are considered to be living in a brothel. READ MORE

The so-called ‘brothel law’ in Williamsburg is a myth, but that’s not the problem here

100 years

It was only a century ago that women had to shout, protest and fight their way to have their voices matter. READ MORE

A century of voices: Celebrating 100 years of women’s right to vote

Season ticket holders

Busch Gardens Williamsburg has been mostly shut down during the coronavirus pandemic, leaving season ticket holders and other members in limbo, waiting for the park to reopen. READ MORE

Busch Gardens Williamsburg gives season ticket holders options 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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