Sunday, December 10, 2023

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Collection bills, pet adoptions, tornado damage 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.

Recycling fees

In Newport News, the city bundles solid waste and recycling fees for residents which costs anywhere from $5.84-$7.30 depending on the size of the garbage can — that’s $303.68 to $379.60 a year. READ MORE.

Residents across the Peninsula will see a significant spike in recycling bills

Community outreach

From community forums and Facebook Live chats to crime updates and #9PMRoutine reminders, the department promotes and posts a variety of content — daily. Another thing the department has been promoting? Tail-wagging Tuesdays. READ MORE.

Tail-wagging Tuesdays? Here you go

Light tornado

On Friday, April 19, a tornado hit the Peninsula causing downed trees in parts of York County and Newport News. But according the National Weather Service office in Wakefield, the tornado was actually quite light. READ MORE.

Tornado damage in York County and Newport News was considered ‘light’

Guy Fieri

Flavortown is coming back to Hampton Roads — again. Guy Fieri, the Food Network host of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, is opening two new restaurants in Hampton. READ MORE.

Flavortown: Guy Fieri to open two restaurants in Hampton

Harris Teeter

Harris Teeter, the North Carolina-based grocery store chain, is opening another location in Hampton Roads. According to Harris Teeter’s announcement, the new store is one of 10 Farm Fresh stores the retail giant purchased from SUPERVALU in May of last year. READ MORE.

Harris Teeter to open new location in Hampton

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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