Thursday, September 21, 2023

ICYMI: Lego warehouse, W&M reinstates cut sports, ex-Lafayette principal 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.

Lego warehouse

Man, with know-how and determination, one can really create unique things using Lego. Take for instance Dick Gay, who owns a company in Williamsburg called Brick X — the company has been around for four years. READ MORE

Daughters of the American Revolution in Yorktown celebrate 300 years of Custom House with Lego warehouse model

Luria beats Taylor…again

U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria has won a second term as 2nd Congressional District representative to the U.S. House, beating Republican challenger Scott Taylor. READ MORE

Luria wins second term to the U.S. House – 2nd Congressional District

Ex-Lafayette High principal

The former Lafayette High School principal indicted last year on a single count of embezzlement (over $500), was sentenced Wednesday. READ MORE

Remember that ex-Lafayette High School principal indicted on an embezzlement charge? She was sentenced this week

Wreaths for all veterans’ graves

She’s an 11-year-old who is concerned with making sure there are enough wreaths to place on the graves of veterans at the Yorktown National Cemetery this Christmas. READ MORE

Meet Cadence, the 11-year-old not letting veterans’ graves in Yorktown be wreathless. You can help her

Sports reinstated

William & Mary President President Katherine A. Rowe announced Thursday the college would reinstate the remaining varsity sports programs that were cut in September. READ MORE

W&M reinstates men’s teams through 2022

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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