Monday, December 5, 2022

Government & Business

York County Seeking Citizen Input On Water Street Area Master Plan

YORK-York County is seeking input from community members about the future of the Water Street area. Citizens will have the opportunity to offer their feedback regarding the Water Street Area Master Plan during the Christmas Market on Main event...

Hampton Mayor Delivers State Of The City Address

HAMPTON—On Thursday, December 1, more than 500 people gathered at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton to hear the State of the City Address. This marked the first time since 2019 the address was delivered in front of...

Urban Air Adventure Park Slated To Open In Newport News In 2023

NEWPORT NEWS-Urban Air Adventure Park, an indoor amusement facility, has been given the go-ahead to open a location on the Peninsula. On November 22, the Newport News City Council approved a conditional use permit to operate the facility in the...

Businesses Often Struggle With The Difference Between Employees And Independent Contractors

NEWPORT NEWS – Differentiating between an employee and an independent contractor is not always easy. The United States Department of Labor and many states do have a 24-point test to help with the determination. However, the U.S. Department of Labor...

Williamsburg’s State of the City Message To Be Presented Live and Online

WILLIAMSBURG – The City of Williamsburg invites residents to participate in its biennial State of the City event, an informational presentation available online or in-person. The State of the City presentation usually occurs every two years, giving residents an update...

James City County Parks & Recreation Department Earns National Reaccreditation

JAMES CITY-James City County announced on November 28 that its Parks and Recreation Department recently earned reaccreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The distinction makes...

Williamsburg City Council Set to Make School Board Appointment

WILLIAMSBURG – Four people have applied for a soon-to-be vacant seat on the Williamsburg James City County School Board. The Williamsburg City Council will make its decision at its December 8 meeting. Kyra Cook, who currently holds one of the...

Short-term Rentals Stir Concern In James City County

JAMES CITY-A nearly surefire way to make waves in the neighborhood is to rent out rooms in your home, or the whole home itself, to tourists. Yet more than 30 James City County property owners may be doing just...

Virginia’s October Economic Stats Offer Optimism

RICHMOND – Virginia’s labor force increased by 1,162 in October, keeping the number of Virginia’s employed at more than 4.3 million. The numbers from the Bureau of Labor and Statistic’s Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) show the commonwealth’s labor force...

Covered Boats at James City County Marina Must Move As Boathouse Declared Unsafe

JAMES CITY COUNTY — Even those who love to be on the water joke that “boat” is an acronym for “break out another thousand,” or “bankruptcy on a trailer.” As owner of a marina, the James City County Board...

Shipyard Suppliers: Businesses On The Peninsula Add Their Talents To The Shipbuilding Process

HAMPTON—At a media event prior to the keel-laying ceremony for the USS Enterprise (CVN-80) aircraft carrier, a chance meeting with representatives from the Aircraft Carrier Industrial Base Coalition (ACIBC) launched an idea for a series of articles about local...

Newport News Among Leaders In Percentage Of Women Business Owners

NEWPORT NEWS – The Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News area is ranked fifth in the nation in percentage of women business owners, according to Backgroundchecks.org. In the case of Newport News, that isn’t an accident. “We’ve really been putting a little bit...

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York County Seeking Citizen Input On Water Street Area Master Plan

YORK-York County is seeking input from community members about the future of the Water Street area. Citizens will have the opportunity to offer their feedback regarding the Water Street Area Master Plan during the Christmas Market on Main event...

Hampton Mayor Delivers State Of The City Address

HAMPTON—On Thursday, December 1, more than 500 people gathered at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton to hear the State of the City Address. This marked the first time since 2019 the address was delivered in front of...

Warwick Moose Lodge To Hold Merry Market Craft And Vendor Fair December 4

NEWPORT NEWS—Warwick Moose Lodge, in conjunction with Giving Hope in Hampton Roads, will host a Merry Market Craft and Vendor Show on Sunday, December 4 from 9am to 4pm at 1711 Warwick Moose Ln. in Newport News. The event is...