Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Business Briefs

WJCC School Division Receives Electric Buses From Dominion Energy

JAMES CITY-The WJCC School Division, Dominion Energy, and Sonny Merryman, the Jouley electric school bus supplier, have partnered to add four electric school buses to the school division’s bus fleet. WJCC Schools hosted a special “plug-in” ceremony for the new...

WCF Awards More Than $100,000 In Scholarships

WILLIAMSBURG-Williamsburg Community Foundation (WCF) recently awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to students in the WJCC School Division. A total of $114,125 in scholarship money went to 73 graduating seniors from the division’s three high schools, Lafayette, Jamestown, and Warhill....

Living Otter Ball Raises More Than $181,000

NEWPORT NEWS—The Virginia Living Museum recently announced the success of the 2021 Living Otter Ball: A Community Conservation Challenge, which was held April 12–May 20. Presented by TowneBank, the virtual campaign encouraged, inspired, and engaged community members to become...

Newport News Plans Virtual Job Fair For Area Youth

NEWPORT NEWS—Young people looking for jobs are invited to the One City Celebrations Youth Job Fair on Tuesday, June 22 from 10am–1pm. During the virtual event, participants will hear from employers actively recruiting for a variety of positions. This...

Antiques Roadshow Will Film In Colonial Williamsburg In September

WILLIAMSBURG-The popular PBS television series “Antiques Roadshow,” will be, well, hitting the road again this year, and Colonial Williamsburg is scheduled to be one of its stops. “Antiques Roadshow” focuses on local antique owners who bring in items to be...

New State Farm Office Opens Near Ft. Eustis

NEWPORT NEWS-A new State Farm Insurance office has opened on Warwick Boulevard near Ft. Eustis. State Farm agent Kristina Kuebler opened the new office on June 1. Kuebler, a former educator, sells homeowner's insurance and auto insurance as well as...

Youth Enrichment Program Accepting Applications

Middle and High School students in Newport News and Hampton are encouraged to apply for the Youth Enrichment Program. This leadership development and internship program for teens is sponsored by the Community Builders Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to...

Summer Job Program Seeks Businesses

HAMPTON—Hampton’s Summer Youth Employment Program, which gives young adults ages 16-24 summer work experience designed to cultivate their professional and personal goals, is looking for employers to provide summer job opportunities to program participants. All program participants are paid by...

Sentara And Cone Health Cease Plans To Merge

Sentara Healthcare announced that a deal to merge with Cone Health fell through. A proposal to unite Sentara with the North Carolina-based Cone Health healthcare system was first broached in August 2020. Leadership teams from both systems began discussions to...

Fox Hill Neighborhood Center Opening

HAMPTON—Fox Hill-area residents will again have a neighborhood center when the new facility opens on Saturday, June 5. Located in the former Cornerstone Church at 65 Hall Road, the center will open for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10am and...

Contract To Charter Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Reached

Dominion Energy, Ørsted, and Eversource recently announced an agreement for Ørsted and Eversource to charter Dominion Energy’s Charybdis, the first Jones Act-qualified offshore wind turbine installation vessel in the United States, for the construction of two offshore wind farms...

Williamsburg City Buildings Reopen To The Public

WILLIAMSBURG-Effective June 1, all of the City of Williamsburg’s facilities will reopen to the public, with the exception of Quarterpath Recreation Center. In addition, face coverings will no longer be required for fully vaccinated individuals when entering any of the...

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Reports Second Quarter Results

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) reported second quarter 2022 revenues of $2.7 billion, up 19.3 percent from the second quarter of 2021. The gains were primarily driven by revenue attributable to the acquisition of Alion Science and Technology in...

Hampton Officials To Meet To Discuss Economic Growth

HAMPTON-What is the current state of the economy for the City of Hampton and where is Hampton headed? Those questions and more will be addressed by government officials who serve on the Hampton City Council, Economic Development Authority, Redevelopment and...

Hampton Roads Workforce Council Receives $11 Million In Federal Funding For Job Training

The Hampton Roads Workforce Council recently received $11 million in federal funding for job training. The news was announced during a ceremony on August 3. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration awarded the American Rescue Plan Good Jobs...