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On The Horizon: Economic Development Directors In Hampton and Newport News Discuss Plans For 2022

How well Hampton and Newport News cultivate business relationships will determine their success in 2022. For Chuck Rigney, Hampton’s Economic Development Director, it’s a matter of taking advantage of what the city has to offer regarding its air, land,...

Urology of Virginia Celebrates A Century Of Serving In Hampton Roads

Urology of Virginia celebrated its 100th year of providing urological care to residents of Hampton Roads on January 1, 2022. Specializing in medical and surgical care of the genitourinary system, Urology of Virginia treats many conditions, including kidney stone...

On The Horizon: Economic Development Directors Discuss 2022

A pair of local county economic development directors predict the key to a successful new year might come down to real estate. In the case of York County, Economic Development Director Jim Noel is excited about the potential for the...

Casinos Are A Game Of Chance

With casinos in Norfolk and Portsmouth scheduled to open in 2023, one big question remains: Are they a sure bet, a safe bet, or a sucker’s bet? “It really depends on who you talk to,” said Gretchen Heal, the Vice...

Peninsula Legislative Leaders Discuss Issues In Local Forum Ahead Of 2022 General Assembly Session

WILLIAMSBURG-As the Virginia General Assembly prepares for its upcoming 2022 Session, some of Peninsula’s legislative leaders discussed several issues during a Legislative Forum presented by the Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce. The forum was held on Thursday, January 6 at...

York County’s Options Limited When It Comes To Future Of Marquis Shopping Center

YORK–Two days after Dick’s Sporting Goods in the Marquis Shopping Center off Humelsine Parkway closed, York County’s Economic Development Director was blunt when discussing the prospects of a replacement. There’s not much the county can do. “Not really,” Economic Development...

Local Business Owner Bringing ABA Basketball Team To Williamsburg

JAMES CITY – Kenya Williams, a former basketball player and coach, recently became a basketball team owner thanks to an assist from his wife, Demetria. “This business was a joint ownership between my wife and me," Williams said of his...

New Children’s Mental Health Facility Coming To Gloucester

GLOUCESTER – A few pictures and one visit to the Middle Peninsula were all it took for Whitteney Guyton to decide to open a residential mental health facility for children in Gloucester. Guyton, who owns Synergy Health Systems in Portsmouth,...

James City, York, and Williamsburg Join Hampton Roads Alliance

James City County Economic Development, Yes Williamsburg, and York County Economic Development recently joined Hampton Roads Alliance. Hampton Roads Alliance, which is based in Norfolk, made the announcement on December 1. The mission of the Hampton Roads Alliance organization is...

Sentara, EVMS, And ODU Sign Collaboration Agreement

Leaders from Old Dominion University (ODU) and Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) recently met to commit in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen educational research and health care outcomes in Hampton Roads. The agreement launches a collaboration to explore...

Hampton Roads Ranks In the Top 20 Nationally In 2022 Housing Forecast

According to the 2022 Housing Forecast from Realtor.com®, Hampton Roads is one of the top 20 markets in the nation for areas that will lead in listing price appreciation and home sales growth next year. The area ranks at...

More Improvements Planned For William & Mary In 2022

WILLIAMSBURG – Groundbreaking on two major facility renovations at the College of William & Mary are scheduled for 2022, the first one in the spring. Phase 1 of the Kaplan Arena renovations, originally announced in February 2020 and scheduled...

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Applications Being Accepted For Newport News YouthBuild

NEWPORT NEWS-The next cohort of the Newport News YouthBuild begins Monday, January 31. The organization is currently accepting applications for the program. Newport News YouthBuild helps young people aged 16-24 gain work-based education that leads to industry-recognized credentials, employment placing,...

New Mexican Restaurant Slated To Open In Surry This Summer

SURRY-Longtime restaurateur Luis Pedraza hopes to open Morelia Mexican Restaurant on the main drag in Surry by summer 2022. While Pedraza has already purchased the vacant building located at 11487 Rolfe Highway, he's currently awaiting approval from a lender...

New Busch Gardens Roller Coaster Opening March 25

JAMES CITY-Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced the opening date for its latest attraction, the roller coaster Pantheon. The new ride will officially open to the public on March 25, 2022. Those with membership park passes will have the opportunity to...