Monday, July 15, 2024

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Mike Pence, body positivity, missing man 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.

ABLE fashion

Amanda Campbell has been struggling with an eating disorder since she was 10 years old. Now, she runs her own fashion business from her studio in Newport News, making clothing by hand to help women through fashion garments, body positivity and self care. READ MORE.

This Busch Gardens employee has a side gig: Making clothes by hand to empower women

Good girls

When someone is referred to as a “good girl,” we might think of a modest woman who is faithfully dedicated to her church. Or even a woman who is obedient to her parents or partner. READ MORE.

What’s a ‘good girl’? This organization is redefining the term

Downtown apartments

A new apartment complex is coming to the downtown area of Newport News. Provost Construction is renovating several historic buildings into apartments to cater to shipyard employees in downtown Newport News. READ MORE. 

New apartments are coming to downtown Newport News

Missing man

Newport News Police have identified the body found in the water on Sunday as that of Leon Francis, a 62-year-old Newport News man who had been missing for nearly a month. READ MORE. 

Police: Body found Sunday was that of missing Newport News man

Supporting survivors

Elizabeth Jones was in a domestic violence situation for eight years before she left Southern Illinois and moved to Hampton Roads in 2000. She now helps provide emotional support to other survivors of domestic violence as the founder and CEO of two nonprofits: See the Light Be the Light for adults and Out of the Ash for children. READ MORE.

This domestic violence survivor is using her experience to help others

NASA Langley

Vice President Mike Pence made his way around Hampton Roads Wednesday and on the way stopped for a tour and remarks at NASA Langley Research Center. READ MORE.

Pence visits NASA Langley as he makes his rounds throughout Hampton Roads

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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