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Hampton City Council Recognizes Summer Business Institute

HAMPTON—The Hampton City Council added a special session to their normal docket on Wednesday, September 22 to recognize the value of the Academies of Hampton’s City Schools Summer Business Institute. At the opening of the special session, Mayor Donnie Tuck...

Is A Second Broadband Option Also Coming To James City County?

JAMES CITY-It appears James City County may follow Williamsburg’s lead when it comes to offering residents an additional choice for cable and Internet. On September 9, Williamsburg City Council approved a franchise agreement with Shenandoah Cable Television LLC, or Shentel,...

EPA Announces $477 Million Loan To HRSD For Water Infrastructure Project

NEWPORT NEWS—U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator for Water, Radhika Fox, recently announced a $477 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD). This loan is the second installment of...

Hampton Roads Businesses Potentially Affected By President Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Orders

President Joe Biden recently implemented a six-prong attack on the pandemic that “will ensure that we are using every available tool to combat covid-19 and save even more lives in the months ahead, while also keeping schools open and...

Williamsburg Introduces New Real Estate Tax Relief Program

WILLIAMSBURG-Williamsburg property owners who have struggled with the economic impact of the covid-19 pandemic are now eligible to apply for real estate tax relief to offset the recent tax rate increase. City Council voted unanimously at its meeting on September...

Public Input Sought For Update To Stoney Run Park Master Plan

NEWPORT NEWS—Newport News is developing an updated master plan for Stoney Run Park and would like public input. The existing Stoney Run Park Master Plan was completed in 1998, and a great deal has changed in the city and region since that...

Second Broadband Service Provider Approved For Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG-On September 9, Williamsburg City Council unanimously approved a franchise agreement with Shenandoah Cable Television LLC (Shentel) to provide additional broadband services to city residents and businesses. The agreement now allows for Internet, television, and phone service competition in Williamsburg....

Williamsburg City Council To Consider Adding Another Broadband Service Provider

WILLIAMSBURG-A public hearing is scheduled for this Thursday, September 9 during the Williamsburg City Council meeting to discuss the possibility of adding a second broadband service provider. Currently, Cox Communications is the only broadband service provider within the city of...

HII Names Stewart Holmes As Executive Vice President, Government and Customer Relations

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced recently that Stewart Holmes has been named executive vice president, government and customer relations, succeeding Mitch Waldman, who will retire on Sept. 30. “Mitch has been an integral part of HII since day...

Virginia Launches Nation’s First State-Led Supply Chain Optimization Program

Virginia recently launched the nation’s first official state-led Supply Chain Optimization Program. As outlined in the International Trade Strategic Plan for Virginia, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s new program is designed to help Virginia businesses streamline their supply chain management and...

Governor Proclaims September Virginia Spirits Month

For the sixth year in a row, the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) will celebrate September as Virginia Spirits Month as recently proclaimed by Governor Ralph Northam.  The month-long...

Maritime Support Services Company To Add 166 New Jobs

Prism Maritime LLC, a full-service provider of maritime support services to the U.S. government, will invest $4 million to expand in the city of Chesapeake. The company will construct two new 12,000-square-foot facilities to be used for manufacturing, lab, and...

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Lucky Junque Hosts Vintage Market

Lucky Junque’s 3rd Annual Vintage Market will take place on Saturday, October 9, from 10:00am – 4:00pm. The event will be held rain or shine at 7787 Richmond Road in Toano near the Big Yellow Chair. Come out and...

ASPIRE Hosts Presentation On How To Reduce Work Stress

WILLIAMSBURG-ASPIRE will host the professional development session “Simple Self-Care Practices To Reduce Workday Stress” on Thursday, September 30 at 9am.  Rebecca Reimers Cristol, a certified professional life coach, will offer tips and advice on how to reduce work stress,...

Find Something Unique For Your Home At Joni’s Consign & Design

JAMES CITY-Joni Spangler, owner of the consignment shop Joni’s Consign and Design in the Colony Square Shopping Center on Jamestown Road, is one business owner who decided to turn a long-time hobby into a job. “I’m one of those people...