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Hampton Small Business Wins Big Grant

HAMPTON—Shored Up LLC, a Hampton-based ecotourism business that provides kayaking and walking tours around the Downtown Hampton area, recently received a $9,925 grant from the Oyster Innovation Award Program. The grant, funded by the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance in partnership...

SCC Approves Dominion Energy Grid Transformation Plan

The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) recently approved—subject to certain requirements—Phase II of Dominion Energy’s Grid Transformation Plan (GT Plan), the company's ten-year plan to transform the electric distribution grid.  "This is another major step forward in building a clean...

Dominion Energy ‘Solar for Students’ Programs Seeking Applications

The Dominion Energy Solar for Students program is soliciting new sites in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Through a Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation grant to the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project, the program offers K–12 students and educators a hands-on learning experience...

Virginia Named State Of The Year For Business

RICHMOND – Business Facilities magazine recently named Virginia the state of the year in its Overall Business Climate category. The commonwealth also was recently named the best state for business by CNBC. “I am proud of the work our administration...

New Classes Added To New Horizons Program

HAMPTON – Spring classes at the Center for Apprenticeship and Adult Training (CFAAT) are about to start, and there are some new options coming in the new year. Among the goals of the CFAAT, which is run by New Horizons...

Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce Will Host Legislative Forum on January 6

WILLIAMSBURG-The Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Legislative Forum on Thursday, January 6 at 8am at the Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St. This free community event affords local businesses and residents an opportunity to discuss with...

Virginia Natural Gas Named Utility Business Customer Champion In National Study

Virginia Natural Gas (VNG) has been recognized as one of the top utilities for best-in-class business customer engagement in a leading study of utility industry customer experience, released by Escalent, a top human behavior and analytics firm. The study, Cogent...

Governor Northam Announces More Than $3.6 Million in Growth and Opportunity Grants

On Monday, December 20, Governor Ralph Northam announced more than $3.6 million in Growth and Opportunity for Virginia (GO Virginia) grants to support 13 projects focused on expanding workforce development and talent pipelines in key industries, fostering business, and...

James City, York, and Williamsburg Join Hampton Roads Alliance

James City County Economic Development, Yes Williamsburg, and York County Economic Development recently joined Hampton Roads Alliance. Hampton Roads Alliance, which is based in Norfolk, made the announcement on December 1. The mission of the Hampton Roads Alliance organization is...

YPSO Sponsors Free RAD Classes For Poquoson and York County Residents

YORK-The Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD) is a program that teaches realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. The comprehensive, women-only course focuses on awareness, prevention, risk reduction, risk avoidance, and hands-on defense training. Courses are taught by nationally certified RAD instructors,...

The Pizza Shop In Grafton Closes Its Doors

YORK-The Pizza Shop, located at 5214 George Washington Highway in Washington Square Shopping Center in Grafton, appears to have officially closed. Established in 1982, the restaurant was a local's favorite known for its pizza and submarine sandwiches. The establishment's telephone...

ODU Earns Research 1 Carnegie Classification

Old Dominion University (ODU) earned the Research 1 Classification, indicating “very high research activity,” from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, placing it among the highest level of research institutions in the United States. The Carnegie Classification...

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Applications Being Accepted For Newport News YouthBuild

NEWPORT NEWS-The next cohort of the Newport News YouthBuild begins Monday, January 31. The organization is currently accepting applications for the program. Newport News YouthBuild helps young people aged 16-24 gain work-based education that leads to industry-recognized credentials, employment placing,...

New Mexican Restaurant Slated To Open In Surry This Summer

SURRY-Longtime restaurateur Luis Pedraza hopes to open Morelia Mexican Restaurant on the main drag in Surry by summer 2022. While Pedraza has already purchased the vacant building located at 11487 Rolfe Highway, he's currently awaiting approval from a lender...

New Busch Gardens Roller Coaster Opening March 25

JAMES CITY-Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced the opening date for its latest attraction, the roller coaster Pantheon. The new ride will officially open to the public on March 25, 2022. Those with membership park passes will have the opportunity to...