Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Here are some of WYDaily’s most-read local business stories

With dozens of local coronavirus, Black Lives Matter protests and economy stories dominating the news cycle every day, it’s easy to miss some other news here and there.

Here are five of our most-read local business stories in August you may have missed.

Artsy cookies

The coronavirus pandemic has caused some people to grow their creative side and for Yorktown resident Maureen Roth, that meant spending her days with icing and sugar. READ MORE

Yorktown woman brings art to the faces of cookies

History and coffee

History and coffee may have never before tasted so good together. READ MORE

History and coffee: This shop is offering guided tours in historic Yorktown

Fashion, friendship and celebration

Those driving through Toano this weekend might see a flourish of pink balloons strung up alongside a historic building. READ MORE

Williamsburg locals start new pop-up business based on fashion, friendship and celebration

Victoria’s no more

Doug and Doris Bryant have been the owners of Victoria’s, a restaurant, for the past 30 years. READ MORE

30 years: Victoria’s in Williamsburg bids adieu, but…

Candy shop

The Wythe Candy & Gourmet Shop in Merchants Square has new owners. Well, sort of. READ MORE

This local candy shop has ‘new’ owners

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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