Wednesday, June 7, 2023

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Free tuition, arcade games, ship repair 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.

College money

Hampton University is letting University of Bahamas students affected by Hurricane Dorian to continue their college education in the states. Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane, destroying homes and affecting thousands of residents. READ MORE.

Hampton University offers free semester to displaced University of Bahamas students

Pinball machines

People feeling nostalgic for arcade games might want to check out this place. Anderson’s, a local garden center, now has arcade games in both their Newport News and Virginia Beach locations. READ MORE.

Anderson’s opens new arcade centers in Hampton Roads

Child abuse

The Children’s Advocacy Centers of Virginia are having their annual Crimes Against Children Conference at the Hampton Roads Convention Center later this month. The deadline to register is Sept. 17. READ MORE.

This gathering teaches professionals how to deal with child abuse cases

Community workshop

The city recently hosted a workshop to educate the community about the Marshall-Ridley Transformation Plan. Two residents and several city staff and partner organizations attended the free event. READ MORE.

City workshop talks revitalization efforts in the southeast community

Training program

Interested in ship repair? Women facing hardships are encouraged to apply. The Hampton Roads Workforce Council recently received a $500,000 grant to create more job opportunities for women in the ship repair industry. READ MORE.

This Hampton Roads program is for women transitioning out of homelessness, human trafficking and poverty

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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