Tuesday, October 3, 2023

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: New apartments, hit-and-run, STEM gym 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.

Whittaker Place

Whittaker Memorial Hospital is getting a $14 million makeover. The historic black hospital which was founded in 1908 and became a staple in the southeast community of Newport News, is now going to be transformed into low-income apartments. READ MORE.

Former historically black hospital to be transformed into low-income apartments

Poquoson man

A Poquoson man has died after he was hit by car 10 days ago, authorities said in an email on Monday. The suspect is described as a Hispanic or white man with short hair, a mustache and a “dark tan,” authorities said. READ MORE.

Police need your help finding the driver involved in a hit-run that killed this Poquoson man

Robotics practice

During the school year, hundreds of students practice their passions in after-school clubs such as art, sports and STEM programs. But where do some of these teams like robotics, meet to practice for the upcoming season? The Peninsula STEM Gym, of course. READ MORE.

Peninsula STEM gym offers local robotics teams space to practice

Bikini bar

Across the Warwick Boulevard from the Tom & Ann Hunnicutt Family YMCA is the Katt Bikini Bar and Grill, a beige colored building with a robin’s egg blue sign. While it seems like the bar itself is run down, it is very much alive. READ MORE.

Did you know there’s a ‘bikini bar’ near the YMCA? Here are the rules on such establishments

Shooting range

City Council here on Wednesday approved a permit application for an indoor shooting range at Langley Research & Development Park, across the street from Derby Run Apartments. Gunsmoke will have 24-hour access. READ MORE.

City Council approves shooting range

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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