Thursday, September 21, 2023

ICYMI: Historic house for sale, autism awareness, nursing homes Phase 3 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.

Historic house, anyone?

The property, 400 and 402 Scotland St., is next to the Prince George Street Parking Garage and walking distance to Merchants Square. READ MORE

This Historic house is for sale in Williamsburg

Cellphone law

Gov. Ralph Northam signed a bill which prohibits people from holding a personal communications device such as a cellphone while driving, almost two years after Roxanne Gabel went to the State Capital to share her daughter’s story and advocate to pass a similar bill. READ MORE

She fought for this bill after her daughter died. It’s now law

Autism awareness

On Sept. 19, 2018, the James City County Police Department started the Autism Awareness project, which trains officers how to communicate with people who have autism and provides free window stickers for vehicles and homes stating “Occupant with autism may not respond to verbal commands.” READ MORE

Autism Awareness: Here’s how James City County Police handle residents with autism

Nursing homes Phase 3

Nursing homes, assisted living and long-term care facilities closed themselves off from the rest of the world to prevent the coronavirus from spreading to a high risk population: The elderly. READ MORE

Phase 3: How nursing homes and long-term care facilities are transitioning while keeping residents safe during the pandemic

Round 2

The College of William & Mary has decided to retest all of the students on campus for the fall semester. READ MORE

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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