Friday, July 12, 2024

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Old bones, job skills, car crashes 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.

Older employees

According to the 2016 U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics, 40 percent of the workforce is 55 years and older. And not every employee is staying in the same job until she or he retires. READ MORE.

Old and unemployed? Here’s how you can adapt to the workforce

Yorktown bones

The two winning artifacts get a combined $7,000 conservation grant and previous honorees include the USS Monitor’s gun turret at the Mariners’ Museum and Park and an 18th century Korean silk tapestry from the Hermitage Museum & Gardens in Norfolk. READ MORE. 

Mastodon bones found in Yorktown named top 10 endangered artifacts in Virginia

New resources

According to the Virginia Employment Commission, Hampton’s underemployment rate is 12 percent, more than three times the city’s 3.7 percent unemployment rate, an issue the city is hoping its new WorkOne Resource Center can fix. READ MORE.

Unemployed or underemployed? This workforce center tackles both

Shipyard death

James Goins, a master shipbuilder and sheet metal worker specialist for Newport News Shipbuilding, fell at the shipyard on Dec. 13, said Duane Bourne, spokesman for the Newport News Shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. READ MORE.

An employee fell at Newport News Shipyard. He died three weeks later

Distracted driving

Lakin Ashlyn Gabel wasn’t wearing a seatbelt as she snapped a selfie and posted it to Snapchat, seconds before she lost control of her Toyota 4-Runner, which rolled a couple times — she was ejected. READ MORE.

She took a selfie in her pickup and 20 seconds later, she was dead

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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