ICYMI: Code Ninjas, DUI fight, Something in the Water 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.

Learning the code

This new center in Virginia Beach teaches kids the ‘language of the 21st century’

The fight continues

For the 15-year span the couple served volunteering as coordinators for the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Southside chapter, Kaye Walsh said they annually awarded officers at the Virginia Beach Police Department for what she equates to as saving more lives than any other law enforcement agency in the region.

Here’s how Virginia Beach Police continues to lead the fight against impaired driving

SITW 2020

Officials learned how they could better improve transportation, information distribution, and making the permitting process more consistent, but also increasing parking for rideshare service providers, and how they better involve and communicate with local businesses and residents sooner.

Something in the Water: What went well, what didn’t, and how it’ll be better in 2020

Saving Pembroke

The home was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and is on the Virginia Landmarks Register.

A Virginia Beach man is crowdfunding to save Pembroke Manor

Roller rink

Sk8 House will be the place to host special events like gaming tournaments and competitions in the eSports lounge and birthdays in the six party rooms.

This ‘not your average’ roller rink is coming to Virginia Beach

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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.