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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,...

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...

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...

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...

City of Newport News Holding Job Fair At Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter January 28

NEWPORT NEWS-The Newport News Parks and Recreation department is calling all animal lovers to join them for a job fair from 9am to noon on Saturday, January 28, at Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter located at 5843 Jefferson Ave. in...

New Wawa, Chick-Fil-A Being Proposed For Jefferson Avenue In Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS-Despite strong opposition, the Newport News Planning Commission recently approved conditional use permits for the construction of a new Wawa convenience store and gas station as well as a new Chick-Fil-A at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and...

Newport News, York County Release Calendar Of Events For 2023

Both Newport News and York County have a full slate of events, festivals, special programming, and other activities already scheduled for the coming year. In Newport News, family fun kicks off February 4 with the return of the Winter Carnival...

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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...

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...

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...