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Virginia General Assembly To Convene In August To Discuss American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

A special session of the Virginia General Assembly will convene in August to address judicial vacancies as well as how to allocate more than $4.3 billion in federal relief funding following the covid-19 pandemic. “With more Virginians getting vaccinated every...

Submissions Now Being Accepted For Consideration For New Virginia Time Capsule

Governor Ralph Northam is inviting citizens of Virginia to submit items for a new time capsule that will be buried on Monument Avenue in Richmond where a statue of Robert E. Lee is scheduled to be removed soon. The...

Those On Unemployment Must Once Again Show Proof Of Job Search

Individuals who are receiving unemployment benefits in Virginia must once again prove that they are searching for a job in order to continue to receive those benefits. The change went into effect on June 1. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam decided...

The City of Williamsburg Is Hiring For Several Positions

WILLIAMSBURG-The City of Williamsburg is seeking employees to fill numerous positions within the city. Available positions include assistant city manager; a Care Team registered nurse; a summer youth counselor; and an attendant for Quarter Path Recreation Center. Williamsburg is also looking...

Northam Wants To Speed Processing Of Unemployment Claims

On May 19, Governor Ralph Northam directed the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) to invest $20 million to dramatically expand the agency’s ability to process complicated unemployment insurance claims. Executive Directive Sixteen required the agency to add 300 new adjudication...

Newport News and Hampton Adopt New City Budgets

On Tuesday, May 11, Newport News City Council adopted the FY 2022 Operating Budget. City Council held two public hearings and received public comments through their website, email, and voicemail after the City Manager submitted her recommended budget on...

Williamsburg ARB Will Host Building Products Showcase

WILLIAMSBURG-Williamsburg’s Architectural Review Board (ARB) will host a Building Products Showcase of possible additions to its list of permissible building materials. The event will take place on Monday, May 10 from 2pm to 6pm outside of the Stryker Center on...

Governor Northam Begins to Ease Pandemic Restrictions As More Virginians Are Vaccinated

A day after quietly lifting the ban on restaurant bar service, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced additional loosening of coronavirus pandemic restrictions that are set to begin on May 15. As more Virginians become vaccinated again covid-19, the governor has...

Hampton Public Libraries Are Now Open

As of Monday, April 19, all Hampton Public Libraries—including the main branch on Victoria Boulevard and the Northampton, Phoebus, and Willow Oaks branches—will now be open on the weekdays from 10am – 4pm, and on Saturdays from 1 –...

Newport News Libraries Now Open

NEWPORT NEWS—Newport News Public Library (NNPL) welcomed back in-person visitors starting on Monday, April 12 when all branches officially reopened to the public. In-person services include holds, pickups, browsing and checkout, as well as use of computers, printing, copying,...

Hampton Offers COVID-19 Vaccine Options

HAMPTON—The city of Hampton has now opened COVID-19 vaccines to anyone 18 years and older. They will be holding a clinic at the Hampton Roads Convention Center on Wednesday, April 14, 9am – 4pm for those who want the...

Bill Proposed To Make Farmers Markets Essential

RICHMOND-Virginia’s House and Senate passed a bill deeming farmers markets essential businesses during a state of emergency. Virginia House Bill 2302 was first proposed following the impact of covid-19. Essential businesses were allowed to remain open when quarantine began in...

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Virginia General Assembly To Convene In August To Discuss American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

A special session of the Virginia General Assembly will convene in August to address judicial vacancies as well as how to allocate more than $4.3 billion in federal relief funding following the covid-19 pandemic. “With more Virginians getting vaccinated every...

Virginia Governor Releases Unemployment Stats For May

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced on June 23 that the commonwealth’s unemployment rate dropped .2-percentage points to 4.5 percent in May, which is 4 percent points below the rate from a year ago. Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains...

Submissions Now Being Accepted For Consideration For New Virginia Time Capsule

Governor Ralph Northam is inviting citizens of Virginia to submit items for a new time capsule that will be buried on Monument Avenue in Richmond where a statue of Robert E. Lee is scheduled to be removed soon. The...