The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce hosted the newly-elected Newport News Mayor Phillip Jones in a luncheon on Tuesday. The first-time mayor began his presentation by addressing the shooting at Richneck Elementary on Jan. 6. He recognized school board members that were present. Jones said that Newport News plays an important role in the region. He plans to grow … [Read more...] about Newport News Mayor Jones Addresses Chamber
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Newly-elected Newport News Mayor Phillip Jones began his first term with baptism by fire days before he was officially sworn into office. VA Peninsula Media spoke with Jones after taking the oath of office on Wednesday about the Richneck Elementary shooting and his plans for Newport News. Richneck Elementary Jones said due to the ongoing investigation, he could … [Read more...] about Mayor Jones Talks Richneck and Plans
The Contemporary Arts Network (CAN), in Newport News, wants to help artists and art lovers connect. Asa Jackson, director of CAN, said they developed a platform where visual artists can upload, their portfolio and resume. Musicians can also use the website to upload their performances. “This is for any art professional. It can be a photographer, DJ, or graphic designer,” … [Read more...] about Contemporary Arts Network Works to Help Artists
A project led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is one of three projects to split $35 million in grants from the DOE with a partnership program of DOE’s Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC). Each project receiving the grants are joint projects between DOE’s Nuclear Physics (NP) and Advanced … [Read more...] about JLab Earns Advanced Computing Grants
Critters 4 U Rescue, recently rescued 16 cats and kittens that were abandoned in a Williamsburg Howard Johnson Hotel. They were found not healthy. The 16 cats were found sick with severe URI (Feline Upper Respiratory Infection). One cat gave birth soon after they were rescued. At least two are pregnant, three are older, five are just kittens. They are on medication for URI, … [Read more...] about Cats and Kittens Abandoned in Hotel Saved