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LISC Receives State Funding To Help Small Businesses Impacted By Pandemic

A new initiative called the Virginia Small Business Resiliency Fund program was recently launched, providing more than $9.7 million in grants for a dozen projects across the commonwealth. This funding will help create programs and products that will expand...

Two Newport News Companies Graduate From Virginia’s VALET Program

NEWPORT NEWS-Two Newport News medical device manufacturers are among 15 companies across Virginia who recently graduated from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s (VEDP) Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program. VALET, which first began in 2002, is a two-year international...

Virginia Shells Out More Than $60 Million In Affordable And Special Needs Housing Loans

RICHMOND-On January 13, it was announced that Virginia will hand out more than $60 million in Affordable and Special Needs Housing loans. The money will be used for 42 projects across the state, including several on the Peninsula, which...

Ferebee Confirmed As Interim Hampton City Council Member

HAMPTON—The Hampton City Council filled its vacant seat on January 12, 2022 when Michelle Ferebee was sworn in to replace, on an interim basis, former Councilwoman Chris Snead, who resigned on January 1, 2022 when she was sworn in...

James City, York Announce New Supervisor Chairs For 2022

Two local governments have recently named new chairs and vice-chairs for 2022. The James City County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, January 3 for its annual organization meeting. Roberts District Supervisor John McGlennon was elected chairman of the Board...

Jefferson Lab Postpones Open House Event

NEWPORT NEWS—The U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has postponed its next open house event, which was scheduled for March 2022. The laboratory’s open house events have been put on hold since 2020 due to the...

Minimum Wage Set To Increase To $11 Per Hour On January 1

Pursuant to guidelines set by the Virginia Minimum Wage Act, the minimum wage for hourly workers will increase from the $9.50 per hour rate established on May 1, 2021, to $11 per hour beginning on January 1, 2022. Any...

Newport News Mayor Honored By U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

NEWPORT NEWS—Newport News Mayor McKinley L. Price was recognized last week for his work to advocate for America's global leadership as an imperative and effective approach to strengthening our country’s local communities. Mayor Price is one of nearly 100...

Hampton Diversity Official Earns National Recognition

Imara "Gabe" Diaz, interim executive director of the city's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, was selected as one of the Top 100 Influencers in Local Government by the national professional association Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL). Diaz serves as...

Newport News Police Department Offers ‘Safe Exchange Zone’ For Holiday Transactions

NEWPORT NEWS—The citizens of Newport News who buy and sell items online may now conduct their transactions at the Newport News Police Department Headquarters located at 9710 Jefferson Ave. in Newport News. For the convenience of Newport News residents, the...

Governor Northam Announces Tax Reduction For Working Virginians

As Governor Ralph Northam continues his ‘Thank You, Virginia’ Tour before leaving office, he announced that unprecedented economic strength is enabling Virginia to both invest in long-term priorities—by raising salaries for teachers and law enforcement, funding Historically Black Colleges...

Governor Northam Releases Virginia’s First Coastal Resilience Master Plan

Governor Ralph Northam recently released the Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan, providing a foundational and fundamental step toward protecting Virginia’s coast. Virginia's coastal areas face significant impacts from rising sea levels and increased storm flooding. The commonwealth, regional, and local...

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York Seeking Artist Applications For “Art At The River”

YORK-Artist applications are due Tuesday, February 1 for the annual juried art show “Art at the River,” which will be held this year on Sunday, May 8. Original artwork in a variety of media are being accepted. This includes painting,...

Eastern State Hospital To Host Job Fair January 27

WILLIAMSBURG-Eastern State Hospital will host a job fair on Thursday, January 27, from 4pm to 6:30pm. The facility is located at 4601 Ironbound Rd. On-the-sport interviews will be available for the following positions: full- and part-time entry-level psychiatric technicians; forensic...

LISC Receives State Funding To Help Small Businesses Impacted By Pandemic

A new initiative called the Virginia Small Business Resiliency Fund program was recently launched, providing more than $9.7 million in grants for a dozen projects across the commonwealth. This funding will help create programs and products that will expand...