Friday, April 12, 2024

ICYMI: From lawman to businessman, COVID curfew, state of the city 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.

Lawman to businessman

After about 32 years of serving York County and Poquoson working at the sheriff’s office, Capt. Troy Lyons is retiring — effective Jan. 1. But it doesn’t end there. READ MORE

From lawman to businessman: This York-Poquoson Sheriff’s captain is taking a leap


Police on Monday said an arrest has been made in connection with a suspicious package call last month which led to a bomb squad and FBI searching a man’s home in James City County. READ MORE

Remember when a bomb squad searched a man’s home in James City County? There’s been an arrest

COVID curfew

Citing rising coronavirus positive cases and hospitalizations, Gov. Ralph Northam on Thursday imposed news restrictions ahead of the Christmas and New Year holidays. READ MORE

Northam imposes added COVID-19 restrictions – curfew, 10-person limit among them

Open it up

Some parents want the school divisions to reopen full-time and have in-person classes. READ MORE

‘Closing schools should not be an option:’ WJCC parents petition school board for in-person classes

State of the City

The core of the address was to inspire residents to imagine what the next 20 years of Williamsburg will look like, bringing up ideas and propositions from the city’s strategic planning retreat a few months ago. READ MORE

Did you get a chance to watch Williamsburg’s State of the City Address? Here are the highlights

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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