Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Education & Business

HII Scholarship Fund Provides Opportunities For Children Of Employees

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), which includes Newport News Shipbuilding, recently announced that the company’s scholarship fund, now in its seventh year, has awarded 190 scholarships to dependent children of HII employees for the 2022-2023 school year. Over the life of the program, the fund has awarded more than $3...

Virginia ABC Awards Grants To Support Alcohol Education

The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) recently awarded more than $83,000 in education and prevention grants to communities across Virginia to help reduce underage and high-risk drinking. The selected communities were chosen based on proposed projects that will aim to prevent problem drinking and the impact it can...

Two Local Businessmen Give Back To Community Through The Non-Profit Real People Educating Others

JAMES CITY-Two life-long friends and local businessmen continue to give back to the Greater Williamsburg community and beyond through the non-profit organization they’ve established, Real People Educating Others (RPEO). Reneldo Randall and Purcell “PJ” Piggott, who first met in the seventh grade and later graduated from Lafayette High School, first...

Greenwood Christian Academy In James City Looking To Expand

JAMES CITY-Greenwood Christian Academy, a private school and day care center located within the Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center in James City County, has plans for expansion. A proposal on the expansion will be heard on Wednesday, August 3 during the next James City County Planning Commission meeting. Mark Thornblom is requesting...

W&M Names New Dean Of Raymond A. Mason School of Business

WILLIAMSBURG-A new leader for the College of William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business has been announced. The college has named Dr. Todd Mooradian as the new dean of its business school. Mooradian is currently dean of the College of Business as the University of Louisville. He will...

Word Roots Tutoring & Literacy Innovation Center In York County Celebrates One Year Anniversary

YORK-A former educator for three Peninsula school divisions has found success with the opening of her own tutoring business. Erica Harris, who used to work in the Newport News, York County and Hampton public schools, celebrated the one-year anniversary of her small business, Word Roots Tutoring & Literacy Innovation...

Virginia Tech Postdoctoral Associate Receives Jefferson Science Associate Thesis Prize

NEWPORT NEWS—A doctoral dissertation describing how the measurement of “neutron skins” at the atomic level relates to the formation and structure of neutron stars recently earned Devi Lal Adhikari the prestigious annual Jefferson Science Associates (JSA) Thesis Prize. His thesis is titled, “Neutron Skin Measurement of 208Pb Using Parity-Violating...

Start Peninsula Holding Its 2nd Annual Meet The Resources Event July 22

Entrepreneurs in Hampton Roads who are wondering what resources are available to help kick-start their businesses are in luck. Start Peninsula is holding its 2nd Annual Start Peninsula Meet the Resources event from 11am to 1pm on Friday, July 22. The virtual event will be held via Zoom. Start Peninsula...

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Reports Second Quarter Results

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) reported second quarter 2022 revenues of $2.7 billion, up 19.3 percent from the second quarter of 2021. The gains...

Hampton Officials To Meet To Discuss Economic Growth

HAMPTON-What is the current state of the economy for the City of Hampton and where is Hampton headed? Those questions and more will be addressed...

Hampton Roads Workforce Council Receives $11 Million In Federal Funding For Job Training

The Hampton Roads Workforce Council recently received $11 million in federal funding for job training. The news was announced during a ceremony on August 3....