Friday, April 12, 2024

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Modern eatery, museum app, highway markers 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 restaurant

The former Lunch Bell spot is now a modern eatery catered to vegetarians. Vedeat opened July 4 in City Center at Oyster Point and has been busy ever since. READ MORE.

New vegetarian restaurant opens in City Center

Free app

The Virginia Living Museum in Newport News is upping its technology game with a new app. The app was launched July 23 and features interactive maps, animal descriptions, a daily calendar and more. READ MORE.

Virginia Living Museum introduces new interactive app for museum guests

Road reflectors

Driving on the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel at night, you might see a small, reflecting light on the side of the road. Known as highway markers, they are used to help drivers see the road lines during the night and rainy weather. READ MORE.

So what’s the deal with those highway markers?

Cybersecurity jobs

With people and companies using technology more than ever, there is a need for privacy and Virginia universities are filling that need with growing cybersecurity programs. READ MORE.

Here’s how local universities are filling the fastest growing job market in the country

Red wolf

The Virginia Living Museum in Newport News has a new member: An 11-year-old female American red wolf. The wolf was acquired from the Brevard Zoo in Florida several months ago, said Judy Triska, spokeswoman for the museum. READ MORE.

There’s a new resident at the Virginia Living Museum

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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