Sunday, April 14, 2024

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Veterans Day, racial slurs, gym workouts 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.

War stories

The Hampton Roads area is a hub for veterans and each of their stories represent something different about service in the United States military. These veterans sat down with WYDaily and shared their stories of service. READ MORE.

VIDEO: Hear from three veterans how military service has changed through the ages

Grant money

York County School Division and Langley Air Force Base have partnered to benefit the future of science and technology. Officials at YCSD announced Tuesday it would be working with the Air Force Base for a new grant that would focus on “evidence-based, rigorous national STEM instruction.” READ MORE.

YCSD receives grant for partnership with Langley Air Force Base

Football chants

Officials at the Virginia High School League have responded to a video featuring the Phoebus High School football team using a racial slur in their huddle — the league imposed sanctions on the school’s football program. READ MORE.

Playoff games are at stake after this video of Phoebus High’s football team surfaced

Membership swaps

The Virginia Living Museum, the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA and the YMCA of South Hampton Roads are swapping memberships in December. This membership swap lasts the entire month of December. READ MORE.

Gym workouts and wild animals? These nonprofits are swapping memberships

OSHA report

The Virginia branch of Occupational Safety and Health Administration found the general contractor not at fault for the death of a construction worker at the new Ferguson Headquarters Building 3 at City Center. W.M. Jordan Company is the main contractor for the project and works with a subcontractor, Mid Atlantic Steel Erectors Inc. READ MORE.

Remember the worker who died at City Center? Here’s an update on the OSHA report

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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