Thursday, November 30, 2023

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Veterans homecoming, asbestos scare, TLC show 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.

Welcome home

Joint Base Langley-Eustis is putting their services on display for those who’ve served “30 days or 30 years” in a “Veterans Homecoming” event on Feb. 8. READ MORE.

Fort Eustis hosts ‘homecoming’ for veterans to use their new extended privileges

Vacant seat

The Newport News School Board has made an appointment to fill the vacant school board seat on Friday. READ MORE.

Newport News School Board fills vacant seat

Human trafficking

Ateba Gaines is raising awareness about a bill that would expunge the records of human trafficking victims in Virginia. READ MORE.

CNU grad advocates for bill expunging records of human trafficking victims

Old tiles

Hampton Fire and Rescue’s Fire Station 7 located in the Fox Hill neighborhood has been evacuated and closed after city officials said they confirmed asbestos in the building Thursday. READ MORE.

Asbestos was found in this Hampton fire station

Feet problems

Dr. Ebonie Vincent, Hampton University alumna, has made her television debut, starring in “My Feet Are Killing Me” on TLC, a reality series that follows the foot and ankle surgeon and her counterpart, Dr. Brad Schaeffer, in their practice to treat complicated and sometimes life-threatening podiatry cases. READ MORE.

This Hampton University alumna is starring in a TLC reality show

Beach trash

Hampton’s Public Works Department saved taxpayers more than $100,000 by replenishing Buckroe Beach with dredged sand from Indian Creek…but not all were impressed. READ MORE.

Here’s why the sand at Buckroe Beach is darker and littered

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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