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The 7th Annual Winter Blues Jazz Fest Planned For June 24-27 in Williamsburg

WIILLIAMSBURG-The popular Winter Blues Jazz Fest is scheduled this year for June 24-27. The festival, which is typically held each January but was postponed this past January due to the pandemic, will take place mainly outside under a large tent...

Pariser Dermatologist Specialists Opens A New Office in New Town

JAMES CITY-A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on June 17 for Pariser Dermatology Specialists, which recently opened a new office on Courthouse Street in New Town. The new location will offer general dermatology services, and also includes an expanded...

Newport News Bake Shop Featured on “Good Morning America”

NEWPORT NEWS-The new bakery O’s Cakes was recently featured on the ABC morning news program “Good Morning America.” On June 8, GMA ran a segment featuring O’s Cakes co-owners, Olajuwon Bynoe and his wife, Aysia, who opened the bake shop...

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...

Seven Meads Now Available At The New Windchaser Meadery In Lightfoot

JAMES CITY-A few years ago, Joseph Hultman was searching for a special gift for his daughter’s wedding. He wanted to incorporate his family’s Italian and Swedish heritage into the celebration, so he decided to make a batch of honey...

New Bake Shop Opens On Merrimac Trail

JAMES CITY-Those with a sweet tooth can get their fix at the new Parties Galore Cakes & More bake shop on Merrimac Trail. A grand opening for the new business was held on May 22. Owner Teirra Caines decided to...

1st Advantage Opens New Branch

NEWPORT NEWS—1st Advantage Federal Credit Union recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of one of their newest branches. The new branch is located inside the Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News. The branch relocated from a...

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Home For Overhaul

NEWPORT NEWS—The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) recently arrived at Newport News Shipbuilding to start its refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) after years of advanced planning. “For the last three years, we have planned each step of...

Huntington Ingalls Releases First Quarter Profit Statements

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), the parent company of the Newport News Shipyard, reported first quarter revenues of $2.3 billion, up less than 1 percent from the first quarter of 2020. Newport News Shipyard’s contribution to HII’s overall revenues including...

HRT To Implement Service Reliability Plan

Beginning on May 9, Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) will implement its new Service Reliability Plan in an effort to scale back all transportation services due to current staffing issues. The Plan is expected to remain in place until at...

Newport News Shipbuilding Expands Apprentice School Programs

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries recently announced The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding was certified by the Council for Occupational Education to provide academic degrees in 26 educational programs. Beginning in 2023, the school will grant Associate degrees of applied...

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Dominion Energy Customers Will Benefit From Stronger Grid

Dominion Energy Virginia customers will continue to experience more reliable service, new tools to manage energy usage, and greater access to clean energy sources as efforts continue on the Company’s 10-year plan to transform the electric distribution grid. With Phase...

Tradition Brewing Company Turns 5

NEWPORT NEWS-Tradition Brewing Company is celebrating a milestone anniversary in June, its fifth birthday. The brewery, located on Thimble Shoals Boulevard near City Center at Oyster Point, will host a three-day festival in honor of the anniversary June 25-27. The celebration...

Crumbl Cookies Chain Is Heading To The Peninsula

HAMPTON-The national cookie chain Crumbl Cookies is eyeing two locations on the Peninsula. Spencer Rowe recently relocated to the Hampton Roads area to open a Crumbl Cookies in Peninsula Town Center in Hampton. While an exact opening date has not...