Wednesday, July 6, 2022

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Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Is Opening Two Peninsula Locations

Peninsula residents will soon have an additional restaurant option that specializes in chicken come this fall. Hampton as well as York County will soon be home to Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers. Based out of Baton Rouge, LA, the chain...

Newport News Williamsburg Airport Still Trying To Overcome Impacts Of Pandemic

NEWPORT NEWS— Newport News Williamsburg Airport (PHF) released an Annual Report at the end of December to provide a “state of the union” message to local and state stakeholders, and to give Peninsula residents an update on airport operations. “Calendar...

New Development In Williamsburg Will Include Affordable Housing

WILLIAMSBURG-A new development featuring townhomes will soon be built on Strawberry Plains Road. The complex will include workforce housing units. At its meeting on June 9, the Williamsburg City Council approved the sale of property that the city owns for...

Two Companies Submit Proposals For Potential Regional Sports Complex

JAMES CITY –Two companies appear interested in being involved in a proposed regional sports complex that is gaining momentum in Greater Williamsburg. After canceling its June meeting, the Historic Triangle Recreational Facilities Authority has one next scheduled for July...

James City County Examining The Need For Additional Office Space

JAMES CITY – Scott Stevens has been with James City County for nearly four years, and for almost all that time, the locality has been studying its space needs. “The end result was that we need more space, more square...

Four Oaks Day Service Center Helping More Homeless Deal With The Summer Heat

NEWPORT NEWS—The extreme temperatures during the summer and winter months can be brutal on the homeless, and the numbers this summer are expected to be higher than usual. Not just the temperature, but also the number of people who...

Fort Monroe’s Future Looking Bright

HAMPTON-The City of Hampton and The National Park Service continue to expand the amenities at Fort Monroe to make it a premier destination in the region for tourists and locals alike. Leaders of Fort Monroe gave a 10-year status report...

Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter Looking For Assistance With Overcrowding Issue

NEWPORT NEWS—There is a mantra in the animal rescue world: “If you can’t adopt, foster. If you can’t foster, volunteer. If you can’t volunteer, donate.” Those words are ringing true at shelters across the United States right now, including...

Economic Experts Predict Hampton Roads Will Continue To Be Affected By Inflation And Labor Shortages

NEWPORT NEWS-Midway through 2022, inflation and worker shortages have had a negative impact on not only the nation, but the commonwealth of Virginia and the Hampton Roads region as well. The two will continue to take a toll on...

W&M Making Commitment To Athletic Community With New Athletics Complex

WILLIAMSBURG – The word “commitment” is used often in college athletics. The sports information department will refer to an incoming athlete as a “commitment.” College coaches point to the “commitment” it takes from athletes to be successful, and the...

Local Travel Agents Stay Busy As More People Booking Summer Trips

Local travel agencies, one of the hardest hit industries during the height of the covid-19 pandemic in 2020, are having a moment as more people are deciding to venture out this summer. According to state tourism officials, roughly 89...

Senator Monty Mason Sponsors Health-Care Bill Supporting Small Businesses And Their Employees

RICHMOND – Two days after ceremoniously signing bills dealing with family leave and insurance, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin continued with the health-care theme. On June 2, Youngkin put his signature on a bill that allows small businesses to group...

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Water Country USA’s Newest Attraction Opening July 15

YORK-Water Country USA’s younger guests will have a new area of the park to explore later this month. The water park’s newest attraction, Lil’Surfers Splash Pad, is expected to open on Friday, July 15. The attraction will feature fountains, spray...

Food Lion Honors Two Williamsburg Employees For Their Service

JAMES CITY-The Food Lion grocery store chain recently recognized long-term associates for their service to the company. Among those honored were two employees who work out of the Food Lion stores in the Greater Williamsburg area. On June 30, Food...

Renovations Of Gloucester’s Historic Circle Reveal Surprises

GLOUCESTER – Renovating an old building, especially one that is a few hundred years old, often results in a few surprises. “You don’t honestly know what you’re going to run into as you peel back the layers of the building...