Friday, January 27, 2023

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Bus explosion, free food, Mike Pence 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.

Close call

Dozens of athletes on their way home from a track meet in South Carolina narrowly escaped after their charter bus burst into flames. READ MORE.

41 Hampton U. student athletes escape bus before explosion

Cheap eats

Some public schools throughout Hampton Roads offer free or reduced meals to students who meet certain income requirements or are economically disadvantaged. READ MORE.

How many students receive free lunch in Hampton Roads?

Suspicious substance

The unknown substance was found in an upperclassmen dorm room at Christopher Newport University Monday, campus officials said. READ MORE.

‘Suspicious substance’ found at CNU dorm

Overseas threats

Vice President Mike Pence spoke Wednesday about border security and other military operations to more than 80 government employees in Portsmouth, some of whom did not get paid during the partial government shutdown. READ MORE.

Pence to Coast Guard in Hampton Roads: ‘We’re going to secure the border…’

Historic Airbnb

The Huntington House, built in 1903, is on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a backdrop for small events and weddings, but mostly a workshop for Robin’s catering business. READ MORE. 

 

Here’s a historic house turned Airbnb

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
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 julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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