Thursday, February 29, 2024

ICYMI: Here are some non-Hurricane Florence-related stories you may have missed

Hurricane Florence took centerstage last week as far as news is concerned. Here are some of the other stories you may have missed:

One-stop shop

Police and insurers will now have real-time access to collision data and reports through ASSI’s Microsoft award winning Collision Reporting & Occurrence Management System. READ MORE.

Free classes for moms

The classes will be offered Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. beginning Sept. 11 at Sentara Careplex Hospital. READ MORE.

Books needed

The library book cupboard is a program that allows inmates to choose two books per week to read. READ MORE.


With this nature backpack, kids of all ages (and adults, too) can explore and learn about Virginia state parks. READ MORE.

Two warnings?

This is the first year the NWS has issued both coastal flood and tropical storm watches and warnings at the same time. READ MORE.

Other stories people were talking about:

From pumpkin patches to fall festivals, here’s a list of events in Newport News and Hampton

Here’s a list of 2018 fall-related events in Newport News and Hampton.

Why does FEMA monitor the Waffle House Index in times of severe weather?

Waffle House, really? 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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