Tuesday, June 6, 2023

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Grant money, construction death, heritage day 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.

Big check

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson was in Newport News Monday carrying two big checks: $30 million each for Newport News and Norfolk. READ MORE. 

$60 million from HUD will help two Hampton Roads cities with redevelopment

City Center

A construction worker was killed after steel fell on him and another worker at a high-rise construction site here Tuesday morning, according to the contractor. READ MORE. 

Contractor: Man killed after steel falls on him at a high-rise construction site in Newport News

Indigenous people

The annual Hampton Heritage Day is known for showcasing the history in Hampton and in past years, the forgotten narrative of the Native American nations. READ MORE. 

Hampton’s Heritage Day brings a new perspective of indigenous people, enslaved persons

Offshore drilling

The drilling for oil off the shores of Virginia remains a highly contentious topic of debate and on May 18 those who oppose the practice will come together in Hampton Roads to join their Hands Across the Sand. READ MORE. 

Hands Across the Sand events set for Hampton Roads

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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