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Studio South Yoga Center In Lightfoot To Close

JAMES CITY-Studio South Yoga studio, a popular fitness center on Lightfoot Road in Williamsburg, is permanently closing its doors. The last day of operation for the studio will be Wednesday, January 19. Studio South founder Katy Speegle Henderson shared the...

BK’s Tobacco & Accessories Plans Expansion To Yorktown

YORK-BK’s Tobacco & Accessories is planning to expand, adding a third location on Hampton Highway in York County. It was announced on January 4 that BK’s Tobacco & Accessories, which currently has two locations in Hampton on Mercury Boulevard and...

New Mexican Restaurant Slated To Open In Surry This Summer

SURRY-Longtime restaurateur Luis Pedraza hopes to open Morelia Mexican Restaurant on the main drag in Surry by summer 2022. While Pedraza has already purchased the vacant building located at 11487 Rolfe Highway, he's currently awaiting approval from a lender...

On Command Dog Training Develops K9s And Owners At The Same Time

NEWPORT NEWS—For those who may have brought home or received a new canine pet over the holidays or for the New Year, training is important. If a four-legged family member is showing signs of behavioral issues as they mature...

On The Horizon: Economic Development Directors In Hampton and Newport News Discuss Plans For...

How well Hampton and Newport News cultivate business relationships will determine their success in 2022. For Chuck Rigney, Hampton’s Economic Development Director, it’s a matter of taking advantage of what the city has to offer regarding its air, land, and water resources. For Florence Kingston, Director of Newport News...

Urology of Virginia Celebrates A Century Of Serving In Hampton Roads

Urology of Virginia celebrated its 100th year of providing urological care to residents of Hampton Roads on January 1, 2022. Specializing in medical and surgical care of the genitourinary system, Urology of Virginia treats many conditions, including kidney stone issues and cancers of the kidney, bladder, and prostate as...

Creative Cuisines Teams With Chef Hans Schadler On New Wine Dinner Series

WILLIAMSBURG-Creative Cuisines, a catering business on Garrison Drive in Williamsburg, is partnering with Chef Hans Schadler on a new monthly wine dinner series. Noreen Graziano, owner of Creative Cuisines, first...

Williamsburg Offers Many Choices to Celebrate National Hot Tea Month

WILLIAMSBURG-January is National Hot Tea Month and many local establishments continue the English tradition of holding afternoon tea as a sociable event for friends and family. Not to be confused...

New Busch Gardens Roller Coaster Opening March 25

JAMES CITY-Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced the opening date for its latest attraction, the roller coaster Pantheon. The new ride will officially open to the public on March 25, 2022....

On The Horizon: Economic Development Directors Discuss 2022

A pair of local county economic development directors predict the key to a successful new year might come down to real estate. In the case of York County, Economic Development...

Elite Auto Body Inc. Set To Open New Location In Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS—A vacant industrial property located at 529 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. in Newport News was recently sold for $1.2 million. The 21,845-square-foot light manufacturing (M1-Zoned) building is situated on 2.37 acres and was purchased by Haras921B, LLC from Richman Property Holdings, LLC. The property is located near Jefferson Avenue with close proximity to Oyster Point. The Newport News City...

Hampton Roads-based ivWatch Fabricating N95 Masks To Help Combat Coronavirus

NEWPORT NEWS-ivWatch, LLC, a medical device manufacturing company located on Tech Center Parkway in Newport News, is one of a handful of businesses in the United States who have been approved to create surgical N95 Masks to help prevent the spread of illnesses including...

Riverside Health System Discusses Diabetes Disparities In Online Seminar

Riverside Health System is among the leaders in its field in Southeastern Virginia. However, the organization is about more than healing people. “We’re dedicated to being the community’s resource for health care, guidance, and education,” said Toiya Sosa, the group’s associate vice president and chief...

Big Accounting Firms Favor W&M Graduates

WILLIAMSBURG – The College of William & Mary has one of the highest percentages of alumni working at the four biggest accounting firms in the country, according to the website OnlineU.com. With 17.71 percent of its accounting alumni working at Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young,...

HII Launches Amphibious Transport Dock

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division recently announced the successful launch of amphibious transport dock (also known as a Landing Platform Dock or LPD) Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29). Richard M. McCool Jr., the 13th LPD in the San Antonio class of amphibious assault force ships, will support U.S....

LISC Receives State Funding To Help Small Businesses Impacted By Pandemic

A new initiative called the Virginia Small Business Resiliency Fund program was recently launched, providing more than $9.7 million in grants for a dozen projects across the commonwealth. This funding will help create programs and products that will expand...

Two Newport News Companies Graduate From Virginia’s VALET Program

NEWPORT NEWS-Two Newport News medical device manufacturers are among 15 companies across Virginia who recently graduated from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s (VEDP) Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program. VALET, which first began in 2002, is a two-year international...

Blue Talon Bistro In Williamsburg Planning A New Outdoor Patio

WILLIAMSBURG-An outdoor patio located at Blue Talon Bistro on Prince George Street in downtown Williamsburg may become a permanent fixture for the restaurant. On January 19, The Planning Commission for the City of Williamsburg approved a request from Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to make adjustments to...

Applications Being Accepted For Newport News YouthBuild

NEWPORT NEWS-The next cohort of the Newport News YouthBuild begins Monday, January 31. The organization is currently accepting applications for the program. Newport News YouthBuild helps young people aged 16-24 gain work-based education that leads...

Purrhaps It’s Serendipity Inc. Offers Local Pet Adoption Services

NEWPORT NEWS-Catherine Lanning officially opened Purrhaps It's Serendipity Inc. nonprofit animal rescue October 11, 2021. What was supposed to be a short-term summer job with Heritage Humane Society in...

Air Power Park Seeking Petition Signatures For Grant Funding

HAMPTON—The Hampton History Museum is seeking grant money that would enhance the restorations and improvements currently underway at Air Power Park, located at 413 W. Mercury Blvd. in Hampton. The museum is seeking digital...