Sunday, November 27, 2022

ICYMI: Capturing the heart of Williamsburg, COVID vaccine, Love Island 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.

Local filmmaker

Craig Minton didn’t have a specific goal in mind when he began filming shots of the Williamsburg area during the pandemic. He was simply looking for something to do with his time. READ MORE

‘A labor of love’: See how this local filmmaker is capturing the heart of Williamsburg

Who get’s it first?

On Friday, Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE applied for an emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its COVID-19 vaccine and another company, Moderna is expected to follow suit. But the question on everyone’s mind is if either company receives the EUA, who will get the vaccine first? READ MORE

The COVID-19 vaccine: Here’s what to expect

Love Island

Lakeyn Call grew up in Yorktown, and now finds herself calling Miami home after filming CBS’ Love Island season 2. READ MORE

Yorktown woman now calls Miami home after being on CBS’ ‘Love Island’


The coronavirus pandemic has made it harder for many nonprofits to provide services to residents on the Peninsula, including children in desperate need of new shoes. READ MORE

Helping the shoeless: Local nonprofit expands outreach during the coronavirus


Police on Tuesday said a 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder in connection with the Oct. 30 shooting death of 17-year-old in James City County. READ MORE

James City County boy charged in connection with shooting death of 17-year-old

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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