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Dollar Tree, Inc. CEO Mike Witynski Leaving The Company

CHESAPEAKE-Mike Witynski, CEO of Dollar Tree, Inc., is leaving the company. The announcement was made on January 24. Witynski, who has been in leadership roles at Dollar Tree since 2010 and served as its CEO since 2020, will step down...

Newport News Public Schools Superintendent Let Go Following Shooting At Richneck Elementary School

NEWPORT NEWS-On Wednesday, January 25, the school board for Newport News Public Schools (NNPS) voted to part ways with its superintendent, George Parker III, following outrage over the shooting of Abigail Zwerner, a first-grade teacher at Richneck Elementary School,...

Hampton City Council Approves Red Light Camera Proposal

HAMPTON—At its Wednesday, January 25 meeting, Hampton City Council voted on an ordinance to amend and re-enact city codes in order to authorize traffic light signal photo-monitoring systems, also known as red light cameras. Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting...

Williamsburg Planning Commission Weighs In On City’s Capital Improvement Budget

WILLIAMSBURG-Running a city is expensive. Buildings require new roofs and gutters. Sidewalks have to be repaired.  City parks should have wifi. The bulbs in street lights don’t last forever. Neither do computers or the software that goes with them. ...

Newport News Police Department Holding Hiring Event February 4

NEWPORT NEWS—The Newport News Police Department will hold an all-day hiring event on Saturday, February 4, at police headquarters, located at 9710 Jefferson Ave. in Newport News. Anyone interested in becoming a Newport News police officer or dispatcher is...

Bill Provides Tax Credit To Restaurants For Recycling Oyster Shells

Restaurants and other businesses that recycle oyster shells to help restore oyster populations and the overall health of aquatic life in the Chesapeake Bay could receive a tax credit under legislation that recently passed a Virginia Senate committee. If...

Virginia Peninsula Chamber Holds “Meet The Mayor” Event

NEWPORT NEWS—The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce invited members of the business community to meet Phillip Jones, the newly elected mayor of Newport News, on Tuesday, January 24. The event was held at the Newport News Marriott at City Center,...

Tuscany Ristorante Italiano Preparing To Open Second Location in York County

YORK-The owners of Tuscany Ristorante Italiano in Newport News are gearing up to open their second restaurant on the Peninsula. Brothers Jose, Carlos, and Mario Vela have determined that now is the right time to grow their business and...

Citizen Volunteers Wanted In York County

YORK-York County is looking for citizens to volunteer in various roles within the community. The county is in need of coaches for sports programs, park ambassadors, summer camp program volunteers, volunteers for senior center activities and special events, and...

New Exhibit Now Open At Virginia Living Museum

NEWPORT NEWS-A new interactive exhibit is now open at The Virginia Living Museum. Mazes and Brain Games, which opened January 21, is designed to show how senses can be fooled and how the brain adapts as it works to solve...

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