Thursday, October 6, 2022

Government & Business

Newport News Looking To Redevelop Sherwood Shopping Center

NEWPORT NEWS-Sherwood Shopping Center on Warwick Boulevard may soon be getting a facelift. During a joint meeting with the Newport News City Council, Planning Commission, Economic Development Authority and Newport News Public Library Board of Trustees on September 27, city officials heard a presentation about a proposal to redevelop the...

Regional Economic Forecast is Mostly Cloudy With A Chance of Recession

YORK-The economy is “quite strange right now,” said Greg Grootendorst, chief economist with the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, who presented a sobering update to the York County Board of Supervisors during its work session on Tuesday, October 4. “We’re kind of in an unprecedented place.” Grootendorst based his murky...

Virginia Organizing Stresses Need For Newport News City Council To Address Homelessness Crisis

NEWPORT NEWS-Organizers of the Newport News/Hampton Chapter of Virginia Organizing held a press conference at 11am on Wednesday, October 5, outside the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter on Jefferson Avenue to request that the Newport News City Council address the city’s homelessness crisis. Virginia Organizing is a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization...

New Kent County Ready For Growth Challenges

NEW KENT – Rodney Hathaway has been the New Kent County administrator since 2012, and an employee of the county even longer. So, when he says the quality of living is high in New Kent, he’s speaking from firsthand experiences. He also can quickly explain why it is one of...

James City County Provides Updates On Two Big Projects During Community Conversations Event

JAMES CITY-Residents of James City County were invited to a Community Conversations event on Thursday, September 29 to hear updates on two projects the county is pursuing in the next few years. Roughly 30 people were in attendance during the meeting, which was held at the James City County Recreation...

James City County Eyes Longhill Road As Potential Site For New Government Center

JAMES CITY-James City County is moving a step closer with its plans for a new government complex. The James City County Board of Supervisors gave tentative approval on Tuesday, September 27 to proceed with building a new government center on Longhill Road. The county is eyeing land adjacent to its...

Williamsburg Seeking Public Input On City Priorities

WILLIAMSBURG-The City of Williamsburg is conducting a survey to gauge feedback from residents on the city’s priorities for the next two years. Williamsburg City Council identifies strategic objectives for the government every two years. The Goals, Initiatives, and Outcomes (GIO) document is an expression of the city’s priorities. The intent...

Greater Williamsburg Residents Find Route 199 Corridor Study Unfavorable

WILLIAMSBURG - For nearly 13 of its 14 miles, State Highway 199, a bypass road that forms a wobbly U on Williamsburg’s western edge, presents much like a standard, limited-access highway. There are a few stoplights but also long stretches of pavement where it’s easy to go the speed...

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Tambora Latin Cuisine In York County Closes

YORK-A Latin restaurant on George Washington Memorial Highway has closed after two years in operation. Tambora Latin Cuisine, located at 1900 George Washington Memorial Highway,...

Yankee Candle Returning To Williamsburg For The Holiday Season

JAMES CITY-Yankee Candle is making a return to Greater Williamsburg, albeit temporary. The candle retailer is opening a popup at Williamsburg Premium Outlets on Richmond...

Christopher Newport University To Host Hiring Event October 10

NEWPORT NEWS-Christopher Newport University (CNU) will host a hiring event on Monday, October 10. CNU is looking to fill positions in housekeeping and dining. Positions...