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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Offering Free Admission For Military June 27-July 4

JAMES CITY-In honor of Military Appreciation week, Busch Gardens Williamsburg will off free admission to the park to active-duty members of the military from Monday, June 27 through Monday, July 4. The special also includes discounted admission for military families...

Gloucester’s New Tourism Coordinator Ready To Promote County

GLOUCESTER – Susan Ammons grew up in Deltaville, VA, and, when she was young, her family often came to Gloucester. She knows the county well. However, in her first few weeks on the job as Gloucester’s new tourism coordinator,...

Hampton Roads Celebrates Juneteenth With Multiple Events

Juneteenth marks the emancipation of thousands of enslaved people. Though President Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation in January 1863, it wasn’t until two years later that federal troops arrived in Texas to enforce the proclamation on June...

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Hosting Civic Event Series Geared Toward Younger Generations

YORK-The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is launching “What Freedom Means,” a themed series of civics-related programs and events in June and July. The series of events is geared toward engaging younger generations in the role of American democracy. Programs commence Sunday,...

“Sips and Trips” Event Happening At The Mariners’ Museum on June 18

NEWPORT NEWS—On Saturday, June 18, The Mariners’ Museum and Park will celebrate the Mariners’ "Sips & Trips" event from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. This new event is a combination of two of the annual gatherings the museum has hosted in...

Axe Republic In New Town Holds Ribbon Cutting Event For New Owners

JAMES CITY-The axe throwing facility Axe Republic in New Town is under new ownership. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on June 2 for the new owners, Lydia Hertzler and Matt Murnion. The pair, who are engaged, bought the business...

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Announces Summer Concert Lineup And More

JAMES CITY-Busch Gardens announced on June 1 its summer entertainment schedule, which begins Friday, June 17 and continues daily through Sunday, August 14. This year’s programming includes concerts featuring national artists as well as acts from America’s Got Talent, firework...

Big Tent Returns To The Newport News Greek Festival This Year

NEWPORT NEWS—The Newport News Greek Festival will be held outside again for the first time since the covid-19 pandemic introduced the world to social distancing. Previous festivals have progressed from well-choreographed, take-out only meals to indoor dining with limited...

Blackbeard Pirate Festival Returns To Downtown Hampton June 3-5

HAMPTON—After a two-year break, the popular and nationally recognized Blackbeard Pirate Festival will be back in Hampton June 3–5. Costumed re-enactors will take visitors back to 1718 when the notorious Blackbeard was sailing the waters of Hampton Roads. Be ready...

Hilton Art Walk & Busker Festival Scheduled For June 4

NEWPORT NEWS—Historic Hilton Village (HHV), Inc. will hold its third annual Hilton Art Walk & Busker Festival on Saturday, June 4 from 11am to 5pm. More than 70 artists and artisans will line the 10200 and 10300 blocks of...

Harbor Cruises Returning To Downtown Hampton

HAMPTON—For those who shed a tear when the Miss Hampton II cruised up the Hampton River for the last time in late July 2021, turn that frown upside down—your ship is about to come in. The Hampton Queen, operated by...

Buckroe Beach Reopening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set For May 27

UPDATE: The Buckroe Renovation Celebration has been postponed due to weather issues. The postponement date is still yet to be determined. HAMPTON—After completing two phases of renovations that began in spring of 2021, the reopening of the boardwalk at Buckroe...

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Reports Second Quarter Results

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) reported second quarter 2022 revenues of $2.7 billion, up 19.3 percent from the second quarter of 2021. The gains were primarily driven by revenue attributable to the acquisition of Alion Science and Technology in...

Hampton Officials To Meet To Discuss Economic Growth

HAMPTON-What is the current state of the economy for the City of Hampton and where is Hampton headed? Those questions and more will be addressed by government officials who serve on the Hampton City Council, Economic Development Authority, Redevelopment and...

Hampton Roads Workforce Council Receives $11 Million In Federal Funding For Job Training

The Hampton Roads Workforce Council recently received $11 million in federal funding for job training. The news was announced during a ceremony on August 3. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration awarded the American Rescue Plan Good Jobs...