Thursday, June 20, 2024

ICYMI: No new nurses, James City County homicide, dean’s ‘disappointing’ letter 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.

No new nurses

Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools and the York County School Division have opted for virtual learning for the first nine weeks of school due to the coronavirus. But neither school division plans to hire more nurses once school reopens. READ MORE

Local school districts say there’s no need to hire additional nurses. Here’s why

Virtual music lessons

A high school violinist typically comes to their music class, places their bow on the strings and hears the sound of dozens of other student musicians around them. But thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, that experience has changed. READ MORE

Hearing the music: Here’s how virtual music lessons will impact local students this fall

Homicide investigation

Police are trying to piece together the circumstances surrounding the death of a 45-year-old James City County man, whose body was found in a grassy area near a motel Saturday. READ MORE

James City County man found dead in a grassy area near motel

UPDATE: Motel employee jailed in connection with homicide of James City County man


A letter penned by Marjorie Thomas, William & Mary’s dean of students was “disappointing” with “accusatory and threatening language.” READ MORE

W&M student association calls dean’s COVID letter ‘disappointing,’ with ‘accusatory and threatening language’


Danitza “Dee” James, an Army veteran from Toano who was stationed at Fort Eustis, wants a mural of Vanessa Guillen in Hampton Roads or on the Peninsula to raise awareness about military sexual trauma. READ MORE

#IAmVanessaGuillen: Army veteran wants mural of Vanessa Guillen in Hampton Roads or the Peninsula

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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