Sunday, February 25, 2024

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Poké bowls, new restaurant, diversity 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.

“Sushi” bowl

After his cousin decided to open a poké restaurant in Ohio, Wei Lin thought it was a great idea to bring the west coast trend to the Peninsula. Poké Surf had its soft opening on Sept. 10. READ MORE.

New poké place opens in Newport News

Fostering diversity

The FBI’s Norfolk field office will host a community event about diversity and inclusion at the headquarters of the Newport News Police Department on Thursday. The goal of the program is to educate the community about the role of each agency and how they work together to keep their jurisdictions safe, according to the FBI’s news release. READ MORE.

The FBI and Newport News Police will host a diversity and inclusion event. Here are the details

Rental space

After her church Psalms Ministries split up, Valerie Chester said she thought the building should be used as a venue space. With the help of her husband and a few friends, the group created Studio 128, a new banquet hall across the street from Huntington on the James apartments. READ MORE.

There’s a new banquet hall in Newport News

Asian fusion

Craving poké bowls, ramen and boba tea? Domoishi, the Asian fusion chain, has opened a new location next to Sushi King off Jefferson Avenue. READ MORE.

Domoishi comes to Newport News

College expansion

City Council on Tuesday approved a rezoning application from the Christopher Newport University Foundation which would allow the university to possibly expand its student dormitories off Sweetbriar Drive. The approximately 2.8 acres of land was previously zoned for low-residential housing and is adjacent to 7-Eleven and across the street from single family residential houses. READ MORE.

CNU dorms to possibly expand off Sweetbriar Drive

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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