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Coffee Shops Are Bustling With Independent Workers Again

Workers have slowly started returning to the office following the covid-19 pandemic. Freelance workers who may have typically worked from home in the past are also starting to venture out, occupying space and time at local coffee shops. Coffee shops...

Legalizing Marijuana: What Individuals And Businesses Need To Know

On July 1, 2021, Virginia officially legalized marijuana, meaning that it is now legal for individuals 21 years of age and older to have up to one ounce of marijuana for personal use. Consuming it in public or offering...

Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport Celebrates 50 Years

JAMES CITY-Larry Waltrip, owner of the local airport Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport on Marclay Road, is inviting the public to a free open house event on Sunday, September 19 to commemorate its 50th Anniversary. Waltrip, along with his parents and his brother,...

Hampton Roads Commemorates 20th Anniversary Of 9/11

This coming Saturday, September 11, will mark two decades since four commercial airlines were hijacked to carry out suicide attacks on four targets within the United States. It is believed passengers regained control of one of the airplanes before...

Rental Housing Still In High Demand Despite Challenges

At the beginning of the global pandemic last year, consumers saw what eventually became a “perfect storm” in the real estate market. The Federal Reserve dropped interest rates on loans to historically low levels to combat coronavirus slowdowns and...

Labor Shortage Also Impacting Pets

This summer, as more people returned to work and resumed travel, demand for pet care increased, though a lack of workers posed challenges to keep up with the demand. Many people also took in new pets during the pandemic and...

Virginia Peninsula Named Newest Wine Region In The Commonwealth

On August 24, The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau announced that the Virginia Peninsula has been approved as an American Viticultural Area (AVA), a geographic area designated as a wine grape-growing region in the United States. Williamsburg...

Hampton Roads Healthcare Organizations Update Vaccination Policies To Require Covid-19 Vaccines For All Team Members

Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters Health System, Riverside Health System, and Sentara Healthcare have announced they each expanded their employee vaccination policies to include the expectation that all team members will be fully vaccinated against...

Construction On Unmanned Systems Center Of Excellence Continues

HAMPTON—The construction of Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Unmanned Systems Center of Excellence continues on a 20-acre lot in Hampton Roads Center. The first phase of the project, which included the construction of a 22,000-square-foot facility, was completed at the end...

HRBT Expansion Providing Economic Boost For The Region

HAMPTON—To some, the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) is an engineering marvel, considered the world’s first underwater tunnel connected to man-made islands. To others, it’s a crossing point between Hampton and Norfolk that causes incredible traffic backups—a necessary evil if...

Hampton Roads Cities Issue Joint Statement About Covid Testing For City Workers

The City Managers of Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Williamsburg issued a joint statement recently, in an effort to get more people vaccinated against the covid-19 virus. The statement noted that local communities are at a critical point...

Virginia Will Now Require The Covid-19 Vaccine For State Workers

Governor Ralph Northam announced on August 5 that Virginia will require all state workers to show proof they are fully vaccinated, or be tested for covid-19 every week. This new policy, which will go into effect September 1, will...

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Opening Of New ‘Good Vibes’ Music Venue Pending In Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS—Good Vibes, the concert hall and event venue that will soon take over the space vacated by Boathouse Live in City Center at Oyster Point, is waiting for final approval from the city before reopening the facility’s doors....

Hampton City Council Recognizes Summer Business Institute

HAMPTON—The Hampton City Council added a special session to their normal docket on Wednesday, September 22 to recognize the value of the Academies of Hampton’s City Schools Summer Business Institute. At the opening of the special session, Mayor Donnie Tuck...

New Walk-In Chiropractic Office Coming To Williamsburg

JAMES CITY-The Joint Chiropractic, a walk-in chiropractic office, will soon open a location in the Williamsburg area. The Joint, which first began in 1999, tentatively plans to open a space on Centerville Road in Lightfoot in December. The family chiropractic facility...