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Hampton Parks & Recreation Seeking Input To Update Master Plan

HAMPTON—The City of Hampton’s Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Services Department is in the process of updating its Master Plan. The Master Plan is a blueprint for the parks and recreation system in Hampton to guide the decisions, renovations, redevelopment,...

Jane Wenner Named Gloucester’s New Emergency Management Coordinator

GLOUCESTER-Jane Wenner has officially been appointed as Gloucester’s new Emergency Management coordinator as of June 7. Wenner had been serving in the position as acting emergency management coordinator since last summer. She’s been with the county since 2005. “Jane has...

York County Planning Commission Denies Second Location Of Tidal Wave Auto Spa

YORK-It appears that a second location for a Tidal Wave Auto Spa car wash in York County may not come to fruition. At its meeting on June 8, the York County Planning Commission denied a request for a Special Use...

New ABC License Ensures Safe Alcoholic Beverage Delivery

A new license designed to ensure a safe and secure way for licensed businesses now requires delivery people to pass an alcohol delivery safety and responsibility training course. Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority’s (ABC) Education and Prevention Team has...

Insurance Bill Will Benefit Virginia Realtors

RICHMOND – Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has been busy the past month signing health-care legislation. His latest was on June 16, when he signed a bill that allows members of the Virginia Association of Realtors to receive group rates...

Covid Grant Money Still Available To James City County Businesses

JAMES CITY – Small businesses in James City County still have time to apply for a covid-relief grant of up to $15,000. Scott Stevens, the county administrator, said the county received a Virginia Community Development Block grant of $700,000 in...

York County’s New Economic And Tourism Director Excited To Make Position Her Own

YORK – Kristi Olsen-Hayes’ predecessor leading the department of Economic and Tourism Development in York County was known for his passion and enthusiasm for the locality he served. In that regard, her transition appears seamless. “I have a true passion...

LEGO Will Build Its First U.S. Manufacturing Facility In Richmond Area

RICHMOND-LEGO Group has plans to build its first manufacturing plant in America, which will be located in Chesterfield County just outside of Richmond. The 1.7 million-square-foot facility will cost more than $1 billion and create more than 1,760 new jobs...

Jefferson Lab Earns Recognition From GreenBuy Award Program

NEWPORT NEWS—The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility was recently recognized by the DOE for its commitment to environmental excellence in procurement. The lab earned a GreenBuy Award for fiscal year 2021, their fifth appearance...

Civil Engineer Scott Smith Receives Prestigious Award At Hampton City Council Meeting

HAMPTON—Scott Smith, a senior civil engineer and project manager with the City of Hampton’s Public Works Division, was recently named one of the Top Ten Public Works Leaders of 2022 by the American Public Works Association (APWA). The APAW has...

Forum Will Provide Hampton Residents With Chance To Offer Input On Long-Range Community Plan

HAMPTON—Hampton 2040: The Road Ahead is a forum that will be held Monday, June 6 to provide Hampton residents with the ability to offer input into the city’s long-range community plan. The event will be held at the Hampton...

Governor Youngkin Signs Family Leave Benefit Bill

RICHMOND – On the last day of May, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin ceremoniously signed a number of bills, two of which allow family leave to be covered under insurance. “Until today, there has been no state permitting companies to offer...

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Water Country USA’s Newest Attraction Opening July 15

YORK-Water Country USA’s younger guests will have a new area of the park to explore later this month. The water park’s newest attraction, Lil’Surfers Splash Pad, is expected to open on Friday, July 15. The attraction will feature fountains, spray...

Food Lion Honors Two Williamsburg Employees For Their Service

JAMES CITY-The Food Lion grocery store chain recently recognized long-term associates for their service to the company. Among those honored were two employees who work out of the Food Lion stores in the Greater Williamsburg area. On June 30, Food...

Renovations Of Gloucester’s Historic Circle Reveal Surprises

GLOUCESTER – Renovating an old building, especially one that is a few hundred years old, often results in a few surprises. “You don’t honestly know what you’re going to run into as you peel back the layers of the building...