Wednesday, July 17, 2024

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Veterans Day, election results, waterwalk 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.

‘Optimal’ operations

Smithfield Foods is closing its distribution center to “optimize” its national distribution operation, according to a statement from Smithfield Foods. The facility will close operations Dec. 31 and 39 salaried and hourly workers will be affected. READ MORE.

Smithfield Foods to shutter distribution center in Newport News

New clerk

Angela Reason, a small business owner, was elected to the circuit court clerk seat in a close victory, according to unofficial results Tuesday night. READ MORE.

Angela Reason beats incumbent for circuit court clerk seat in Newport News

Census jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring thousands of workers across the nation and in the Hampton Roads and Peninsula areas to ensure maximum participation in the upcoming 2020 Census. The agency started recruiting in enough time for new employees to receive training and start working in their communities temporarily from mid-March through about July 2020. READ MORE.

The Census Bureau is hiring locally. Here’s how you can apply

Scenic View

More than a year after its grand opening and ribbon cutting, the Waterwalk at Central Park in Hampton is nearing completion. Robin McCormick, a spokeswoman for the city of Hampton, said the finishing touches on the $5.4 million linear park’s lighting and landscaping would be completed by the end of the year to finish the two-and-a-half-mile trail. READ MORE.

Here’s what’s next for Hampton’s newest two-and-a-half-mile ‘linear park’

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is Monday and across the Peninsula several localities, churches and veterans group are hosting ceremonies to honor veterans of the armed forces. WYDaily has compiled a list of Veterans Days ceremonies on the Peninsula. The events below are free unless otherwise noted and occur on multiple dates, not just on Nov. 11. READ MORE.

Here’s a list of Veterans Day ceremonies on the Peninsula

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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