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Hospitality & Tourism

Water Country USA Revamps Aquazoid Amped

YORK-Aquazoid Amped will debut its redesigned look in May 2022 as the latest addition to fan-favorite waterslides and rides at Water Country USA. Described as a full-sensory, immersive ride offering guests a special effects show, pulse-pounding music, and dynamic lighting...

The Torggler Center At CNU Is Ready For Visitors

NEWPORT NEWS—While the Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center at Christopher Newport University already had visitors over the summer, the official opening to the public will be on Sunday, October 31 at 1pm, and will include the premier exhibition...

James City Plans “Boo Bash” At The Beach

JAMES CITY-James City County will host a “Boo Bash” seasonal celebration at Jamestown Beach Event Park on Saturday, October 16 from 1pm to 4pm. Attendees can enjoy a day at the beach with a Halloween twist. The event will include...

Virginia Living Museum Offers Halloween Fun For All Ages

NEWPORT NEWS-The Virginia Living Museum is offering up special spooky events to celebrate Halloween for families as well as adults only. The museum’s popular “Night Of The Living Museum” Halloween event for families returns October 22-23 and October 29-30. The...

Hampton Roads Economy Still Feeling The Effects Of Pandemic

NEWPORT NEWS-While the Hampton Roads region has seen some improvement following the economic fallout of the covid-19 pandemic, the area still has not fully recovered. That was the crux of a State of The Region report for Hampton Roads in...

Registration Now Open For The Newport News One City Marathon

NEWPORT NEWS –Newport News recently announced plans to bring back the One City Marathon March 4 through 6, 2022. Newport News Shipbuilding will once again be the presenting sponsor for the event, which will return for its 8th Annual run....

Archeologists Unearth Remains Of Original Structure Of One Of America’s Oldest Black Churches

WILLIAMSBURG-Archeologists from Colonial Williamsburg recently discovered remains of a building at the original site of Historic First Baptist Church, one of the nation’s oldest Black churches. The discovery comes a year after excavation first began at the site, which is...

LOVE Letters To Remain in Yorktown

YORK-York County recently announced that the Virginia Tourism’s life-sized LOVE artwork will remain a permanent fixture along the waterfront in Yorktown. The letters are currently on display along Riverwalk Landing between Water Street Grille and the Freight Shed and...

Bacon’s Castle Offers Two Nights Of Scary Fun With Haunt Nights

To celebrate the season, Bacon’s Castle in Surry will present two nights of Haunt Nights on Saturday, October 16 and Saturday, October 30. The event will include a campfire, cider, ghost stories, tours, costumed interpreters, and a Q&A with paranormal...

What Is The Economic Impact Of Sports Tourism In Hampton Roads?

When most people think of sports, what probably comes to mind most often is a professional game or match viewed on television, a live event one can go to in support of their school, or the youth sports that...

Visit Williamsburg Earns State and National Recognition For Marketing Campaign Launched During The Pandemic

WILLIAMSBURG-Visit Williamsburg was recently honored with several awards for a few of its tourism marketing campaigns. Visit Williamsburg, an affiliation of the Williamsburg Tourism Council, announced on September 22 that it received an eTourism Summit Excellence Award (eTSY) in the...

Williamsburg Invites James City and York To Collaborate On Indoor Sports Complex

WILLIAMSBURG-Discussions have recently revved up again between Williamsburg and James City and York counties about the possibility of opening an indoor sports complex in the Greater Williamsburg area. On September 21, Williamsburg City Manager Andrew O. Trivette sent a letter...

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Keep Your Business Protected During Cybersecurity Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The overarching message this year, “If you Connect it, Protect it,” dives into the importance of keeping connected devices safe and secure from outside influences. Here are a few quick tips to help you...

James City First Responders Will Host Halloween Event

JAMES CITY COUNTY --- James City County Police Department, Fire Department and Emergency Communications will host Halloween with Heroes on Thursday, October 28, from 6pm to 8p.m. at James City County Law Enforcement Center located at 4600 Opportunity Way. Children...

Hampton Named Among Safest Cities In The U.S.

HAMPTON—Hampton is one of only two midsize Virginia cities to be named the 100 safest in America. Midsize cities are those with populations between 100,000 and 300,000. Large cities were those above 300,000, and small cities had between 10,000...