Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Newport News Now





Capital Improvements Plan
At an afternoon work session yesterday, City Council continued a discussion on the City Manager’s FY 2019-2013 Recommended Capital Improvements Plan. The Recommended CIP was presented to Council in October and is anticipated to be adopted in January. The entire plan can be reviewed  online.
Property Transferred to Housing Authority
City Council conveyed city-owned vacant property at 646 Hampton Avenue to the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority, which will, in turn, transfer it to Habitat for Humanity. With the support of Newport News Shipbuilding, Habitat for Humanity is building a home on the site in the spring. This will be the 16th home funded and constructed by employees of Newport News Shipbuilding, of which 13 are in Newport News.  Read more...


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Newport News Police Department Welcomes New Officers

Last Thursday, the Newport News Police Department held its 17th Basic Law Enforcement Graduation and Swearing In Ceremony and welcomed 23 new officers to the department. The ceremony took place at the David Student Union on the campus of Christopher Newport University and included the Newport News Police Department’s Honor Guard and Pipe and Drum Band. Delegate Marcia Price from the 95th District of the Virginia House of Delegates was the guest speaker for the evening and officers were sworn in by the Honorable M. Scott Stein, Newport News General District Court Judge. Family members joined the graduates to pin the badges on the new officers. Read more...

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Newport News Now




The Hampton Roads Caucus of the
Virginia General Assembly Meets

Discusses priorities for the 2018 legislative session

The Hampton Roads Caucus of the Virginia General Assembly met on Wednesday, November 29 to discuss their priorities for the upcoming 2018 legislative session.  Caucus Chair Senator Bill DeSteph and Vice-chair Delegate Matthew James presided over the meeting.  Each member or their representative had the opportunity to briefly mention some of the legislation they intend to introduce.  Their lists include legislation that will:
  • Set a gas tax floor for Hampton Roads
  • Provide funding for Port dredging
  • Establish the Commonwealth as a Nonfederal Sponsor of Hurricane and Flooding Risk Reduction Projects 
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Lee Hall Depot Holds
Special Holiday Program

Virginia's Legendary Santa Trains

Join the Lee Hall Depot for a very special yuletide program on Wednesday, December 6 at 7 p.m. in the 1884 Warwick Courthouse,14421 Old Courthouse Way to discuss the book, Virginia's Legendary Santa Trains with author Doug Riddell and former Miller & Rhoads Snow Queen, Donna Strother Deekens.

Beginning in the 1950s, department stores around the commonwealth teamed up with rail lines to create a magical Christmas adventure: the Santa Train. Delight-filled children from Richmond and Alexandria to Roanoke flocked to see and ride the trains sponsored by Miller & Rhoads, Cox Department Store, J.C. Penney and many others. Read more...




Best Choice Insurance Center

Best Choice Insurance Center is an insurance agency located at 605 Newmarket Drive, Suite 15 in the Plaza at Newmarket.  Best Choice specializes in assisting individuals with understanding the insurance process and connecting them with options that best fit their personal needs and budget.  Patrice Hilton, who offers over 20 years of experience in the industry, opened the business in February 2014.  Patrice and her team of four employees are equipped with a vast array of insurance information and dedicated to helping customers make the best selection.  
Best Choice offers services for standard and non-standard insurance, including personal (non-standard auto), commercial auto, commercial property, homeowners, workman’s comp, and general liability insurance. Read more...


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