Do you have a plan?
With hurricane season approaching, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management wants the public to “know your zone.” The state has created an interactive tool that allows residents to look up their addresses and find out their respective zones. READ MORE.
Encouraging more female riders
This spring, Katlyn Tuttle became a sponsored team rider for both Custom X Bodyboards, a California-based company, and Duck Village Outfitters in the Outer Banks. Team members get rewards such as free boards, clothing and accessories, travel opportunities and money for competitions, while providing pictures and videos for promotional advertisements and social media sites. READ MORE.
Getting info out
SentarAlert will use 120-character text messages to send out emergency alerts. They can go to anyone who signs up for them: hospital visitors; contractors who are working in hospital facilities or on hospital grounds; and even patients. READ MORE.
Here’s where the money’s going
The total fiscal year 2019 Hampton city budget is $471,165,931, a 0.71 percent increase over fiscal year 2018. READ MORE.
From Richmond to Newport News
The new police chief of Newport News will oversee a staff of 600 sworn and non-sworn personnel and an annual operating budget of $49 million. READ MORE.
Here’s a couple more stories people were talking about:
This ‘joke’ can cost you time in a federal prison
Officials said the FBI and local law enforcement follow up on every tip they receive. Agents and officers “analyze and investigate all threats to determine their credibility.” READ MORE.
Here’s an app that will tell you more about the history of Virginia
The app features more than 400 of the state’s “most impactful” places, people, and events, including 200-plus actual locations. READ MORE.