Thursday, September 28, 2023

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Pure Barre, HRBT expansion, city homicides 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.

New franchise

After Crystal Wojciechowski moved to Washington, D.C. and walking anywhere from 10 miles a day to the metro, she started having pain when she walked. The cure? Pure Barre. READ MORE.

CNU grad and Newport News native opens ‘Pure Barre’ in hometown

Shipping industry

In the next year or two, the seabed between Hampton and Norfolk will start to change. Mud and sand will slowly move as a custom-built boring machine tunnels alongside the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel. READ MORE.

HRBT expansion: How officials are avoiding disrupting the shipping industry, national security

Unsolved deaths

Since April 16, there have been four homicide investigations. And only one has been solved. The case of the dentist. READ MORE.

Newport News police solve dentist death yet other homicides remain unsolved

Missing kid

The search for the missing 2-year-old boy continued Tuesday, but police and search parties had no substantial updates regarding the operations. And the question remains: Where is Noah Tomlin? READ MORE.

Where is Noah? No signs of the 2-year-old boy as police expand search

Food Lion

Select Food Lion grocery stores across Virginia and the Carolinas now offer “Food Lion To-Go.” One of the locations is in Hampton. The Hampton store and dozens of others, launched the new shopping program on June 24. READ MORE.

Food Lion launches grocery store pick-up 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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