Saturday, September 23, 2023

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Donation scams, solar schools, jails diets 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.

VB scammers

In the days following the Virginia Beach shooting, multiple support funds for victims’ families have popped up across social media. So how can you tell which donation fund will actually give the money to the victims’ families? READ MORE.

Avoid being victimized by scammers, especially following the horrific mass shooting in Virginia Beach

Solar panels

Dominion Energy will accept applications for the Solar for Students program, which gives solar panels to eligible schools or cultural institutions for free starting this summer. READ MORE.

Calling all schools, cultural institutions: Dominion is accepting applications for solar panels

Diet restrictions

There are three jails on the Peninsula that houses hundreds of inmates, each with their own unique qualities. And diets, too. READ MORE.

If an inmate has a strict diet, do the jails accommodate their request?

Health center

The Southeastern Virginia Health System opened another location in the city: Warwick Physicians. The new community health center offers family practice and pediatrics services. It opened June 3. READ MORE.

New community health center opens in Newport News

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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