Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Gloucester

Gloucester Doctor Embarking On Memorable Trip With Daughter

GLOUCESTER – Elizabeth Lunsford, an OB/GYN for Riverside Partners in Women’s Health in Gloucester since 2014, is preparing for a yearlong, cross-country trip with her young daughter. They are leaving June 15, one day before Lunsford’s 40th birthday. “It’s not...

Broadband Upgrades Underway in Gloucester

GLOUCESTER – The first phase of the project expanding wireless broadband service to underserved areas in Gloucester and Mathews counties is underway. Open Broadband, a company based in North Carolina, is outfitting towers with antennas, receivers, and other new technology...

Machicomoco State Park In Gloucester Is Attracting More Visitors

GLOUCESTER – After opening a little more than a year ago on April 16, 2021, Machicomoco State Park in Gloucester, one of the newest state parks, drew an estimated 92,000 visitors between then and Dec. 31, 2021. That averages...

Longtime Entrepreneur Opens Savannah’s Clothing Boutique And Specialty Shop in Williamsburg Prime Outlets After Fire in Gloucester

JAMES CITY-Sebastian Brock, owner of Coral Bay Candle • Body • Soul, a handcrafted candle and specialty shop that was located at 7840 Ware Neck Rd. in Gloucester, decided to close up shop after a fire caused $26,000 in...

Under the Stars Lavender Farm Opening For The Season On May 25

GLOUCESTER –Under the Stars Lavender Farm will open for its season on Wednesday, May 25. The farm, located at 11532 Harcum Rd. in Gloucester, will remain open through June 26 for pick-your-own lavender. The farm is entering its third season....

Local Government Officials Aren’t In Favor Of Eliminating The State Grocery Tax

GLOUCESTER –As prices continue to rise, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin is pushing for the elimination of the state tax on food and personal hygiene products. Such a tax cut, though, could hurt local governments. There are two proposals...

Carol Steele Named New Gloucester County Administrator

GLOUCESTER – Carol Steele, who has worked for Gloucester County for more than 35 years, will become the new county administrator beginning June 1. The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors made the announcement at its May 17 meeting. “I am...

Navigating Tough Year Helps Gloucester School Superintendent Win Award

GLOUCESTER – As the superintendent of the year in Region III, Walter “Rick” Clemons of Gloucester knew he was eligible for the state honor. He wasn’t expecting it, though. “I was definitely surprised,” Clemons said the week of May 9,...

Rappahannock Community College Receives $100,000 Grant

GLOUCESTER – Rappahannock Community College received a $100,00 grant as part of the Growth and Opportunity for Virginia (GO Virginia) program. The college, which has campuses in Glenns and Warsaw, primarily serves the counties of Gloucester, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northumberland,...

Care-A-Lot Pet Supply Coming To Gloucester

GLOUCESTER – Care-A-Lot Pet Supply, which was formed in Virginia Beach in 1988, is coming to Gloucester. Most of the company’s sales are through catalogues and online, but the building planned for the corner of U.S. Highway 17 and Providence...

Local School Districts Hope Raises Will Help With Teacher Retention

WILLIAMSBURG – As many area public schools continue to face a shortage of teachers and support staff, localities are taking aggressive approaches to slow the exodus. The first step is appropriating raises. The Williamsburg-James City County school board has recommended a...

Gloucester County Podcast Earns National Recognition

GLOUCESTER – A few years ago, Gloria Williams and Quinton Sheppard were looking for new ways for Gloucester County’s department of Community Engagement and Public Information to reach the community. They settled on a podcast, which they called “Current...

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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...