Wednesday, April 17, 2024

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Hidden figures, Aviation school, community outreach 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.

Katherine Johnson

NASA said pioneering black mathematician Katherine Johnson has died. She worked on NASA’s early space missions and was portrayed in the film “Hidden Figures,” about black female aerospace workers. READ MORE.

Katherine Johnson, a pioneering black mathematician and one of NASA Langley’s ‘Hidden Figures,’ has died

Police explorers

Cpl. Zachariah Frederick has been working at the Hampton Police Division for more than 20 years but his service with the department started when he was a teenager. READ MORE. 

Teens are getting first-hand experience in this program on what it takes to be a cop

Maintenance fees

The Aviation Academy is moving to Denbigh High School after the Peninsula Airport Commission decided not to renew a building lease with Newport News Public Schools. READ MORE.

The Aviation Academy in Newport News is moving. Here’s why

Marathon closures

Hundreds of joggers, runners and walkers will flood city streets on Sunday for the Newport News One City Marathon. WYDaily compiled a list of road closures from the city, including blocked intersections for the marathon so you can plan ahead or sleep in on Sunday. READ MORE. 

The Newport News marathon is Sunday. Here’s a list of road closures

Brain injury

The Denbigh House in Newport News recently received a grant to help transport brain injury survivors on the Peninsula. READ MORE. 

This funding is ‘critical for survivors of brain injury residing in Williamsburg, James City County, and York County’

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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