Monday, February 26, 2024

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: CNU grads, deadly crash, college money 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.

Free books

A Newport News native saw a need for more literacy for kids so he decided to create a nonprofit and partner with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Since the program started on March 9, more than 175 children in Newport News and Yorktown received free books — in zip codes 23606 and 23692. READ MORE.

CNU student starts nonprofit to give free books to kids

Dead man

A Newport News man is dead following a single vehicle crash off Route 14 Monday afternoon, authorities said. READ MORE.

Crash in Gloucester County leaves Newport News man dead, state police say

Tuition Freeze

Paul Trible, the president of Christopher Newport University will recommend no increase in tuition at the upcoming Board of Visitors meeting next week. The final decision, however, is up to the board. READ MORE.

CNU prez to propose tuition freeze. Here’s why

Coffee Shop

In the bustling square of Port Warwick surrounded by other local businesses, Daniel Haskett, 24 decided to open a specialty coffee shop where people could connect without cellphones, loud music and other distractions. READ MORE.

Here’s what two CNU grads and a YouTube star have in a common

HRBT expansion

The Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel will now cost $3.56 billion to build two new lane tunnels along Interstate 64 in select parts of Hampton and Norfolk. READ MORE.

HRBT expansion to cost $3.56 billion

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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