Sunday, June 16, 2024

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: CNU program, new tenants, library designs 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.

Jewish Studies

Christopher Newport University announced it will be having a new Jewish Studies program thanks to an endowed professorship from Bert and Gladys Aaron, a couple from Williamsburg. The program starts in August. READ MORE.

CNU adds a new program, thanks to a Williamsburg couple

Restaurant space

Prayosha Hampton Retail LLC bought the roughly 6,000-square-foot space at Peninsula Town Center earlier this month. And the developer plans to complete construction by mid-August. READ MORE.

Virginia Beach developer buys $1.08M building at Peninsula Town Center

New libraries

The Pearl Bailey and Main Street libraries are getting a makeover. Currently, the city has not allocated funds for these two projects, which are still in the design phase. READ MORE.

Two public libraries are getting a makeover

Chain closes

The location in Hampton closed Jan. 23, according to the Steak ‘n Shake letter posted on the front door of the restaurant. READ MORE.

Steak ‘n Shake in Hampton is closed, but for how long?

Car crash

A Yorktown man died just five days after he drove his car into a ditch in Newport News, police said. READ MORE.

Yorktown man crashed his car in a ditch and dies five days later, police say

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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