Thursday, October 6, 2022

Newport News

Good Vibes Concert Hall In Newport News Closing After Less Than A Year In Operation

UPDATE: The original version of this article stated that Good Vibes was closed by order of the Newport News Police Department. The Newport News Police Department has stated that this is inaccurate and that they were not aware of...

Free Indian Classical Folk Music Brings “Love and Peace” To CNU

NEWPORT NEWS—The Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution at Christopher Newport University (CNU) will welcome maestro Ustad Shafaat Khan and Daniel Johnson, who will present a free concert at the Ferguson Center Peebles Theater on Saturday, September...

Change Of Command At Fort Eustis Taking Place September 8

NEWPORT NEWS—Joint Base Langley-Eustis recently announced there will be a change of command ceremony at Fort Eustis at 9am on Thursday, September 8, 2022. General Paul E. Funk II will relinquish command of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine...

Three-Property Portfolio Sold In Hampton Roads

NEWPORT NEWS-Three apartment complexes were collectively sold recently, including two in Newport News. On September 7, Berkadia announced the sale of the Ashton Portfolio, a three-property multifamily portfolio in the region. The three developments include: Apex at Ashton Green, located at 329...

Mayo’s Lawn & Garden In Hilton Village Prepares To Close Up Shop This Fall

NEWPORT NEWS-Hilton Village residents will soon say goodbye to a local business that’s been a staple in the community for more than six decades. Mayo’s Lawn & Garden, a locally owned and operated lawn, garden, and hardware store, recently...

Habitat For Humanity Receives $22,500 Grant From Lowe’s To Improve Resident’s Homes In Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS- Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg was awarded a $22,500 grant from Lowe’s. The grant will assist with repair projects in the Newmarket Creek section of Newport News. The Joint City Home Repair Blitz serves low-income, elderly,...

Amtrak Saw Record-Number Of Passengers In Virginia In July

RICHMOND-Amtrak ridership reached an all-time high in Virginia in July. In a release issued on August 30, The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (VPRA) and Amtrak announced that the train system reached a record high that month with more than 110,000...

The Fifth Annual Great Food Truck Festival Returns To The Peninsula

NEWPORT NEWS—The largest food truck festival in the state returns to the grounds of Centura College in Newport News in September. The Great Food Truck Festival, sponsored by Yelp, will feature food trucks and other activities. The event is...

ABC, Local Distilleries Offering Special Deals For Virginia Spirits Month

RICHMOND-The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC), in partnership with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), is celebrating Virginia Spirits Month in September with special deals. “We are proud to support a wealth of talented distilleries who...

Dran’s Heating & A/C Expanding, Rebranding Its Business

NEWPORT NEWS—Dran’s Heating & A/C will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, September 20 beginning at noon, to celebrate the grand opening of the expansion and rebranding of the business. The company is adding electricians to its staff...

Riverside Regional Medical Center’s Surgical Intensive Care Unit Receives Silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence

NEWPORT NEWS-Riverside Health System announced that the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) at Riverside Regional Medical Center (RRMC) has earned the Silver Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. The Beacon Award for Excellence recognizes unit...

Higher Interest Rates Lead To Fewer Homes On Market

WILLIAMSBURG – The number of residential listings for the Peninsula on the active market decreased for the third consecutive July, according to data recently released by the Real Estate Information Network (REIN). In July 2020, there were 1,550 listings. That...

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Tambora Latin Cuisine In York County Closes

YORK-A Latin restaurant on George Washington Memorial Highway has closed after two years in operation. Tambora Latin Cuisine, located at 1900 George Washington Memorial Highway, shut its doors in September. The restaurant shared news of its closure in a social media...

Newport News Looking To Redevelop Sherwood Shopping Center

NEWPORT NEWS-Sherwood Shopping Center on Warwick Boulevard may soon be getting a facelift. During a joint meeting with the Newport News City Council, Planning Commission, Economic Development Authority and Newport News Public Library Board of Trustees on September 27, city...

Regional Economic Forecast is Mostly Cloudy With A Chance of Recession

YORK-The economy is “quite strange right now,” said Greg Grootendorst, chief economist with the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, who presented a sobering update to the York County Board of Supervisors during its work session on Tuesday, October 4....