Saturday, March 25, 2023

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Shipyard severance, traffic delays, horse racing and more

With dozens of headlines every week, it’s easy to miss some here and there. Get in on the conversation.

Here are this week’s most-read stories.

Voluntary buyouts

The Newport News Shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries offered voluntary severance to more than 2,500 employees last month. But questions still remain. READ MORE.

Two weeks later, shipbuilding buyouts remain unclear

Highway projects

The Virginia Department of Transportation started the I-64 widening project in 2015. So why is it taking so long? READ MORE.

Tired of traffic delays on I-64? Here’s an update on VDOT’s widening project

Public libraries

Do people even go to the library anymore? Maybe not. According to Bree Harris, marketing director for Newport News Public Library, 829,936 people visited the library branches last year. READ MORE.

Local libraries: Obsolete or trendy?

Virtual bets

The Richmond-based company plans to renovate an existing building in this city into an indoor, off-track betting facility. With City Council’s approval, of course. READ MORE.

Like betting on horses? This city just approved an off-track betting facility

Bird names

This museum’s two bald eagles have been nameless for almost 15 years. Help this museum name the dynamic duo before Jan. 17. READ MORE.

Lewis & Clark, Justice & Freedom or Sam & Joe? Help name this museum’s dynamic duo

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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