Friday, January 27, 2023

York County

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...

Former Teacher Finds Second Calling As A Pet Photographer

YORK-Debbie Leanne Portraits was born out of a teacher’s hobby and began in 2009 in Hawaii. The business has been calling Yorktown home since 2018. Debbie Leanne Portraits, owned by Debbie Leanne Jones, specializes mainly in family pet portraits. “We...

Temporary Library At Grafton Annex Closing January 31

YORK-The temporary library location at the Grafton Annex will close on Tuesday, January 31 as the county prepares for the reopening of the new Yorktown Library. Library patrons have until 6pm Monday, January 30 to pick up any holds...

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...

Local Tourism Industry Still Struggling With Staffing Issues

WILLIAMSBURG-The local hospitality industry, particularly the food and beverage sector, continues to grapple with labor shortages. The issue was discussed during the first meeting of the year for the Williamsburg Tourism Council, which was held Tuesday, January 17 at Williamsburg...

One Girl Desserts & Pastries Reopens For Business In York County

YORK-Those who became accustomed to Najeonna Iman’s baked goods while she operated One Girl Desserts & Pastries for a little over a year and a half before it closed in August 2021 are in for a treat. The 25-year-old...

Peninsula United Way Receives Another Housing Grant

RICHMOND – The United Way of the Virginia Peninsula, for the third consecutive year, received a grant as part of the Virginia Eviction Reduction Pilot (VERP) program. The grant, which was for $850,143, comes on the heels of an $850,000...

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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...

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,...

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...