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Mid Atlantic Dairy Queen Pledges $5 Million In Support Of CHKD’s Mental Health Initiative

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD) recently received a $5 million dollar pledge from Mid Atlantic Dairy Queen, who’s been a benefactor for close to two decades, to support its “Lighting the Way” mental health initiative. Matthew Bean, director...

Spero Health Brings Lifesaving Addiction Treatment to Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS-A new addiction treatment facility recently opened in Newport News. Spero Health, which is based out of the Nashville, TN area, was established in February 2018 and has more than 80 locations in six states. The organization opened three...

Virginia Tech Postdoctoral Associate Receives Jefferson Science Associate Thesis Prize

NEWPORT NEWS—A doctoral dissertation describing how the measurement of “neutron skins” at the atomic level relates to the formation and structure of neutron stars recently earned Devi Lal Adhikari the prestigious annual Jefferson Science Associates (JSA) Thesis Prize. His...

The Leather Apron Offers American-crafted Woodwork And Home Goods For The Rugged and Refined

NEWPORT NEWS-City Center at Oyster Point recently welcomed a new tenant. Husband and wife team Emmanuel and Sabrina Hales have accomplished their longtime dream of owning their own business with the opening of The Leather Apron on June 1. “We came...

The Yard District Will Host Elite Amateur Bike Race July 30

NEWPORT NEWS—The Yard District will be the site of an elite amateur bicycle racing event that will take place on Saturday, July 30 from 3pm to 9:30pm. The event, The Newport News Twilight Criterium, is sanctioned by USA Cycling...

Lidl To Close One Of Its Peninsula Stores

NEWPORT NEWS-The Germany-based discount grocery chain Lidl is permanently closing one of its Peninsula locations. Local Lidl fans won’t be happy, but the rumors are true. Known for its “suspiciously low-priced groceries, puzzling prices, and undeniable quality,” Lidl has decided...

Multiple Residential Complexes In Newport News Hoping To Expand

NEWPORT NEWS-When the Newport News Planning Commission next meets, it will consider several proposals with regards to potential expansions of four residential developments in the city. Public hearings are scheduled for Wednesday, July 20, during the next Planning Commission meeting....

Eggleston Planning Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For New Wellness Center In Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS—After nearly 20 years of delivering its mission on the Peninsula, the non-profit agency Eggleston has invested more than $2.3 million to continue to provide key services to adults with disabilities. They recently opened the Eggleston Wellness Center,...

The Offices @ Two Five & J To Host Free Entrepreneurial Seminars

NEWPORT NEWS-The Offices @ Two Five & J, a co-working space in the Southeast Community of Newport News, will host two free seminars for entrepreneurs within the coming weeks. The first seminar, entitled “I Have a Business Idea, Now What?”...

Local Hotel Industry Still Trying To Recover From Pandemic

WILLIAMSBURG – Just three years ago, the hotel industry, especially on the Peninsula, was thriving. “In 2019, everybody was crushing it. The first quarter of 2020 people were crushing it,” said Liz Parker, general manager of Holiday Inn Newport News...

SeaView Lofts Apartment Complex In Newport News Condemned

NEWPORT NEWS—SeaView Lofts, a luxury apartment complex in Newport News, was deemed condemned on June 29 after the New Jersey owner of the building failed to meet minimum safety standards. The owner was then found in contempt of court...

Start Peninsula Holding Its 2nd Annual Meet The Resources Event July 22

Entrepreneurs in Hampton Roads who are wondering what resources are available to help kick-start their businesses are in luck. Start Peninsula is holding its 2nd Annual Start Peninsula Meet the Resources event from 11am to 1pm on Friday, July...

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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...