ICYMI: Mass shooting, Gold Star moms, Birds and more

Check out the stories people were talking about in this week's 'In Case You Missed It.'

With dozens of headlines every week, it’s easy to miss some here and there.

Get in on the conversation. Here are this week’s most-read stories.

Devastating day

“The people involved are our friends, co-workers and neighbors, colleagues.” READ MORE

Shooter kills 12 people at city’s Municipal Center; mayor calls it ‘the most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach’

Gold Star moms

“When the phone rang, I always hoped it was my son. But the knock on the door… you know it’s bad.” READ MORE

A knock on the door: How Hampton Roads mothers survive the deaths of their veteran children

The Birds

It’s illegal to ride Bird Scooters on the boardwalk and bike path. READ MORE

Here’s the deal about those Bird scooters on the boardwalk at the Oceanfront

She’s the one

The vote came after the board’s previous appointee, Michael Mullins, withdrew his application after sexist and racist Facebook posts on his personal profile surfaced. READ MORE

Virginia Beach School Board picks Owens for Rose Hall District seat

More recess

Teachers will be working with administrators over the summer to develop schedules and implementation guidelines. READ MORE

Public school students in Virginia Beach will have more recess time

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John Mangalonzo (john@localvoicemedia.com) 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.