Tuesday, June 18, 2024

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Pinups, community walks, Amtrak trains 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.

Military resources

Hampton Roads is home to thousands of active duty military members, their families and veterans. The area has dozens of resources for military including hospitals and nonprofits. Here’s another resource: The Hampton Roads Military Advisory Council. READ MORE.

Did you know Hampton Roads has a military advisory group? Here’s what it’s all about

Body positivity

Kari Young is a woman who dabbles in everything from homeschooling her children and styling hair to makeup artistry and photography. Her other hobby? Pinup girls. READ MORE.

This local pinup organization promotes nonprofits across Hampton Roads

New library

The Virgil I. Grissom Library is supposed to get a makeover as part of the Denbigh-Warwick Area Plan. But when does construction start? Not any time soon. READ MORE.

What’s going on with the new Grissom library? Well, nothing yet

CARE walks

Last year, the Newport News Police Department started organizing a series of community walks after homicides. “Today is a joint effort between the police department and the faith leaders of our city to begin to establish a system of care and compassion through citizen engagement and prayer,” Police Chief Steve Drew said in a news release from Nov. 8, 2018. READ MORE.

Here’s what residents and nonprofits think about the community walks in Newport News

More trains

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation’s DC2RVA Rail Project aims to help relieve congestion on the highways like I-64 and other areas in Northern Virginia. How? By adding round trip trains to Norfolk and Newport News to relieve congestion on highways like Interstate 64. But how will these additional trains affect Hampton Roads and when will the trains actually start service? READ MORE.

More Amtrak trains are coming to Hampton Roads, but not any time soon

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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