Sunday, December 10, 2023

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: STEM program, crabby fries, accreditation loss 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.

Brave Heart

A licensed private pilot and research engineer at the National Institute of Aerospace by 2017, Heather Kline wouldn’t have had many female mentors as she was coming up in the field which is why she and other women in STEM dedicate their time to middle school-age girls in the Brave Heart program at Hampton City Schools. READ MORE.

Girls in Hampton middle schools learn leadership and STEM through this program

Military Monday

A Hampton mother and military veteran was spotlighted in NBC’s TODAY show segment, “Honoring our Military” Monday in which she received a grand gift. READ MORE. 

This local vet was given a new car, featured on NBC’s TODAY show

Vehicle crash

The Newport News man involved in a single-vehicle crash Sunday has died from his injuries, according to the Virginia State Police. READ MORE.

Newport News man succumbs to his injuries following vehicle crash

New restaurant

It’s been called one of the most anticipated restaurant openings in Hampton Roads — you’d usually have to track the “Got Fish?” food truck around the seven cities when a craving for their crabby fries hits. The wait is over. READ MORE.

‘Got Fish?’ sets up shop in Hampton

Pharmacy woes

Hampton University School of Pharmacy’s accreditation has been temporarily reinstated with probation, according to the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. READ MORE.

Hampton University’s School of Pharmacy has temporarily restored its accreditation

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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