Wednesday, July 17, 2024

ICYMI: Blue crab, super gonorrhea, Diversity College, a lot going on at Peninsula SPCA, Healthy Start, and more

Once in a blue moon

Jim McInteer, who at 73 has been crabbing commercially for 10 years and recreationally for decades, says he’s caught blue crabs “with blotches of white, and some other slight discolorations, but never a solid-blue blue crab.” READ MORE.

Say what?

In Hampton Roads in 2016, Virginia Department of Health statistics show that Norfolk had the highest number of gonorrhea cases reported with 996, which equates to 403.1 infections per 100,000 people. Newport News was next. READ MORE.

Diversity matters

The Diversity College program is a free set of classes designed to educate individuals about the value of diversity, unity and inclusion in contemporary workplaces and in the community. READ MORE.

A lot more going on

Three years ago, the Peninsula SPCA split from the city and decided to run as an independent animal shelter to better serve the community. READ MORE.

Healthy Start

This year’s graduation is special because fathers will get a chance to share their experiences of raising a child in the program. READ MORE.

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Aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned professionals might want to check out this new course

The course is made up of eight two-hour classes that will provide in-depth knowledge on steps needed to move a business forward. READ MORE.

Special prosecutor to probe Rep. Taylor’s staff’s signature gathering for Shaun Brown

Commonwealth’s Attorney for Virginia Beach Colin D. Stolle filed the request for a special prosecutor, saying “this office is so situated with respect to potential witnesses in this matter as to render it improper for this office to make any potential charging decisions or to prosecute such potential charges.” 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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