Saturday, December 2, 2023

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: 2nd Amendment, best-selling author, coworking space 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.

Pedestrian fatalities

Each year, dozens of people are killed by cars while crossing the street. In 2018, there was a 3 percent increase on the number of pedestrians hit by vehicles, according the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. But what about 2019? READ MORE.

Recap: Here’s how many pedestrians were killed last year

No. 1 sheriff

As the newly elected sheriff for Hampton in November 1992, B.J. Roberts said he’d walked into the downtown jail certified for 135 but spilling over with about 500 inmates. READ MORE. 

Hampton Sheriff B.J. Roberts is the longest-serving sheriff in the state. Here’s a look back on his tenure

Rehab project

A building in the southeast community of Newport News is getting a facelift and a new purpose. READ MORE.

Here’s an update on that coworking space in Newport News

Constitutional rights

Hampton City Council on Wednesday withdrew a resolution that would have declared the city a 2nd Amendment Constitutional city. READ MORE.

Hampton City Council withdraws 2nd Amendment resolution

Book signing

Author Christian S. Graves is setting out on a bi-coastal tour to promote his third book, Being Brothers, with his first stop in Hampton. By the way, he’s only 10 years old. READ MORE.

This Hampton boy, 10, is already a best-selling author (Free read)

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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