ICYMI: Beards and cops, Witch of Pungo, Grammy 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.

Beards and cops

The new policy is “indicative of the actions of a modern 21st Century law enforcement agency,” Police Chief Larry Boone said.

Beards and tattoos: Here’s why the Norfolk PD changed its uniform policy

The Curvy Flipper

With 25 years of experience as a runway and print plus-size model, Tracie Stern understands how a piece of clothing that fits just right can encourage a woman to hold her head a little higher and walk with a brighter sense of confidence.

This former plus-size model is using her fashion sense to benefit the community

A Grammy

The distinction honors “recordings which have been exceptional and iconic contributions to our musical, social, and cultural history.

A song of this rock and roller with Hampton Roads ties just got inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame

E-scooters, again

The saga continues.

Changes to e-scooter city codes need to happen soon, but VB City Council is ‘not there yet’

The ‘Witch of Pungo’

Some know her as nothing more than the infamous “Witch of Pungo” while others may say Grace Sherwood was a mother and farmer who persevered as a woman before her time.

Celebrating Grace Sherwood when it’s easy to remember her as the ‘Witch of Pungo’

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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.