Tuesday, June 25, 2024

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: ‘Living museum,’ air show, OSHA penalties 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.

No show

Excited for the Hampton Roads Air Show this year? Well, it’s cancelled. Joint Base Langley-Eustis rescheduled the air show in May to the summer of 2022. READ MORE.

Langley pushes Hampton Roads Air Show another two years. Here’s why

Black history

One of Hampton History Museum’s most acclaimed exhibitions is back for its third year with its youth actors from Hampton’s chapter of Jack and Jill of America. Children of ages ranging from preschool to high school are portraying 30 more groundbreaking African American figures in history this year in “The Living Black Wax Museum.” READ MORE.

Anticipated exhibition, ‘The Living Black Wax Museum,’ is back at the Hampton History Museum

Adopting airmen

More than 50 first-term airmen arrive at Joint Base Langley-Eustis every month (about 600 per year), and for a lot of them, this is the farthest they’ve ever been away from their homes and support systems. READ MORE.

This program is looking for families who can make new JBLE airmen feel like they have a ‘home away from home’

Shipyard citations

The Newport News Shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries received two serious citations and one willful citation after a shipyard worker fell 20 feet while working on the USS George Washington aircraft carrier. READ MORE.

Newport News Shipbuilding could potentially pay $161K in penalties to OSHA (Free read)

Boy Scouts

Although with the Boy Scouts of America recently said they’re filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the organization made it known in a recent news release that the move to create a “Victims Compensation Trust” will not affect troops in local communities. READ MORE.

The Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy but these local troops are unscathed

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
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 julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

Related Articles