Saturday, July 20, 2024

ICYMI: Smell loss, late packages, wreaths for vets 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.

COVID-19 side effects

Nearly 80% of those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 experience olfactory loss, or smell loss, according to Dr. Michael Jacobson, an otolaryngologist with Hampton Roads ENT. READ MORE.

Lost your sense of smell after having COVID-19? You’re not alone

Holiday shipping delays

The U.S. Postal Service, UPS and FedEx all say they are experiencing extreme increases in the volume of packages thanks to pandemic restrictions, along with staff shortages due to COVID-19. READ MORE.

USPS, FedEx, UPS all seeing ‘unprecedented’ volume, staff shortages

A festive gesture

Cadence Smeltzer attends the wreath laying ceremony at Yorktown National Cemetery each December and helps place the wreaths on the graves of veterans. READ MORE.

Remember Cadence? The 11-year-old made sure every veterans’ grave had a wreath

New holiday tunes

The Dharma Initiative is back at it again with another original song. READ MORE.

This local Hampton Roads band has a new holiday jingle out. Take a listen to it

2020’s top sailor

Actions speak louder than words, especially when those actions save another person’s life. And because of one person’s actions, Williamsburg has a new hero. READ MORE.

Former Williamsburg resident awarded 2020 USO Sailor of the Year

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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