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.
The Newport News Public Library and the city’s public schools recently created a partnership to give preschoolers a public library card. The pilot program was announced on Dec. 17. READ MORE.
According to the National Retail Federation, 68 percent of holiday shoppers say they plan on hitting the stores after Christmas to shop post-holiday sales and spend gift cards but more than half also said they’ll be in-store returning or exchanging holiday gifts. READ MORE.
During the season of Santa Claus and gift giving, the children tend to be at the forefront while the growing population of senior citizens fades into the background. This year, deputies escorted and took about 12 seniors to Target at Peninsula Town Center for a holiday shopping trip sponsored by Hampton Sheriff B.J. Roberts. READ MORE.
While families are preparing to come together in tradition and parents tuck their eager children into bed on Christmas Eve, nearly 400 of those families’ loved ones will spend the holiday behind bars at Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail. READ MORE.
At Thomas Nelson Community College a new type of team is taking off: ballroom dance. Students at TNCC are starting to make a name for themselves on the collegiate ballroom dance circuit as the school’s team returned from a competition in New York City with a number of awards for various team members. READ MORE.