Thursday, June 24, 2021

New Construction

Habitat For Humanity Dedicates New Home

NEWPORT NEWS—Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg welcomed the James family to their new Newport News home during a dedication ceremony held recently. Kameera James, a pipefitter for Newport News Shipbuilding, and her two young sons excitedly cut...

Newport News Breaks Ground On Choice Neighborhoods Initiative

NEWPORT NEWS—The City of Newport News and the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NNRHA) recently broke ground on the first phase of construction of the City’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI). The mixed-use development will feature apartments, townhomes, and...

Four Oaks Day Services Center Will Open New Beauty Salon

NEWPORT NEWS—Women experiencing homelessness are being given the gift of pride and renewal thanks to a generous contribution from the Rotary Club of Warwick at City Center. The club recently donated $1,000 to create a beauty salon at the...

Green Clean Express Car Wash Expanding Operations To The Peninsula

Norfolk-based Green Clean Express will soon be making vehicles on the Peninsula squeaky clean when they open two new locations—one in Hampton and one still to be determined—later this year. The Hampton facility will be located at 1045 W....

Ship Repair Facility To Create 119 New Jobs

Lyon Shipyard, a full-service ship repair and industrial service provider, will invest $24.4 million to expand its operation in the City of Norfolk. The company will add a new marine travel lift and increase the footprint of its waterfront...

Virginia’s Largest Competitive Aquatic Facility Opening In 2022 In Hampton

HAMPTON—The Hampton Virginia Aquaplex & Splashdown Park is currently under construction across from the Hampton Convention Center and is expected to be open late next summer. The $29.5 million, 67,000 square-foot facility, which is located at the corner of Coliseum...

New Apartments Coming To The Warehouse District

NEWPORT NEWS—If you’ve ever wanted to live within walking distance of a craft beer brewery, your chance is coming soon. “The Yard,” located at the Walker-Wilkins-Bloxom Warehouse District on 23rd Street will have seven apartment units available starting July...

Wawa in Lightfoot Set To Open On June 10

JAMES CITY-The new Wawa convenience store and gas station in Lightfoot will open on June 10. A general manager at the store confirmed news of the opening of the new Wawa, which is located at the intersection of Richmond and...

Premier Resort Coming To Fort Monroe

HAMPTON—There’s an underused section of Fort Monroe that will be getting more than a little love in the near future. The Fort Monroe Authority (FMA) has approved a 40-year ground lease with Smithfield-based Pack Brother Hospitality, which will invest...

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...

Major Solar Projects Approved for Dominion Customers

The Virginia State Corporation Committee (SCC) recently approved the largest group of new solar projects for Dominion Energy Virginia (DEV) customers. The nine new solar facilities will total nearly 500 megawatts, enough to power 125,000 homes at peak output...

Newport News Creating Health And Wellness Trail

NEWPORT NEWS—As part of the implementation of the city's Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) grant, Newport News is in the process of developing a Health and Wellness Trail Network. The Network is intended to connect activity and investment within the...

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Virginia General Assembly To Convene In August To Discuss American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

A special session of the Virginia General Assembly will convene in August to address judicial vacancies as well as how to allocate more than $4.3 billion in federal relief funding following the covid-19 pandemic. “With more Virginians getting vaccinated every...

Virginia Governor Releases Unemployment Stats For May

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced on June 23 that the commonwealth’s unemployment rate dropped .2-percentage points to 4.5 percent in May, which is 4 percent points below the rate from a year ago. Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains...

Submissions Now Being Accepted For Consideration For New Virginia Time Capsule

Governor Ralph Northam is inviting citizens of Virginia to submit items for a new time capsule that will be buried on Monument Avenue in Richmond where a statue of Robert E. Lee is scheduled to be removed soon. The...