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Hampton, Newport News students can sign up for free Wi-Fi devices

Hampton, Newport News students can sign up for free Wi-Fi devices

Hampton City Schools is joining a program by Sprint that aims to put a million Wi-Fi devices in the hands of high school students. The 1Million Project provides free Wi-Fi-enabled hotspot devices, either a smartphone, tablet or hotspot device, to give internet access for students who otherwise may not have reliable internet to do schoolwork. It will broaden the ability for students who receive take-home Chromebooks in Hampton City Schools to fully utilize them, said Paul Lawrence, director of information…

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A dancing preview of the Newport News Greek Festival on Coast Live

A dancing preview of the Newport News Greek Festival on Coast Live

NEWPORT NEWS, Va – If Greek food and music gets you dancing, folks from the Newport News Greek Festival show us how to enjoy the big event. May 31 – June 3, the Newport News Greek Festival is held at the grounds of saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. For more information visit newportnewsgreekfestival.org Presented by Hampton Roads Pediatric Dentistry HRPediatricDentistry.com Source Article

Poquoson’s new city budget brings higher real estate tax rate

Poquoson’s new city budget brings higher real estate tax rate

The Poquoson City Council approved a budget, capital improvement plan and higher real estate tax rate. The bulk of the higher tax rate will pay debt service on capital projects, most significantly renovations at Poquoson Middle School. Start the conversation, or Read more at Hampton Roads Daily Press. Source Article

Wood Partners Announces Grand Opening of Alta Citizen at Patrick Henry

Wood Partners Announces Grand Opening of Alta Citizen at Patrick Henry

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., May 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Wood Partners, a national leader in multifamily real estate development and acquisition, announced today the grand opening of Alta Citizen at Patrick Henry. The 209-unit community in Newport News, Virginia is located at 301 Continental Parkway in the Patrick Henry Place mixed-use development. Situated in historic Newport News and down the road from Oyster Point and Tech Center, it’s the perfect location to work, live, and play. In addition to an idyllic…

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Woman accused of kicking, dragging puppy in Newport News apartment complex elevator

Woman accused of kicking, dragging puppy in Newport News apartment complex elevator

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A puppy has been taken away from its owner after allegations of animal cruelty in Newport News. The 10-month-old puppy, Hendrix, is now being cared for at the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter, according to Newport News City Officials. Police say back on April 25, authorities were called to the Liberty Apartments off the 3100 block of West Avenue after there were allegations of animal cruelty. According to a search warrant, the officer was shown video footage…

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Price defeats 3 challengers to remain mayor of Newport News

Price defeats 3 challengers to remain mayor of Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News will continue under the same leadership come July 1. McKinley Price beat out 3 other candidates for the job on Tuesday night to be Newport News’ mayor for the next four years. With 85 percent of precincts reporting at 8:37 p.m., Price had nearly 4,000 more votes than his nearest challenger, Marcellus Harris III — 7,683 to 3,809. This will be Price’s third term as mayor. The election also included races for 3…

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Single family home sales up, prices down from last year

Single family home sales up, prices down from last year

More sales and lower prices could prove encouraging for emerging residential developments in the city such as Quarterpath, pictured here. (Rodrigo Arriaza / Virginia Gazette) Potential homebuyers in the Greater Williamsburg area have a lot to think about as the real estate market steadily improves during the first quarter of 2018, with more homes sold and at lower prices than in the first three months of 2017. The Williamsburg Area Association of Realtors reports that 12 more single-family homes have…

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Newport News South Precinct hosts ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event

Newport News South Precinct hosts ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) — Newport News Police Department’s South Precinct will host a Coffee with a Cop event on April 17. From 9 to 11 a.m. at the South Precinct Building located at 3303 Jefferson Avenue officers will be available to speak with community members. There will be no agendas or speeches, just a chance to enjoy a free cup of coffee and ask questions, voice concerns and get to know officers in local neighborhoods. Officers will also offer…

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Hampton Roads homeless veterans to receive help through HUD, VA joint program

Hampton Roads homeless veterans to receive help through HUD, VA joint program

Four Hampton Roads-area housing authorities and agencies will receive more than $149,000 to help aid 20 homeless veterans under a joint voucher program run by the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development. The awards are part of $693,962 being given to 13 agencies across Virginia to help provide homes to 78 veterans through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program, according to a HUD news release Friday. The program works to reduce veteran homelessness by providing money for…

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Newport News to demolish abandoned apartment complex after ten years

Newport News to demolish abandoned apartment complex after ten years

Newport News, Va. – The City of Newport News has issued a notice to demolish the abandoned apartment complex on Dresden Drive. The former Vista Garden apartment complex located next to the Ivy Farms neighborhood, has been abandoned for more than 10 years. The Ivy Farms neighborhood intentionally requested the city to install a fence to separate the neighborhood with the multiple apartment complexes located in the area. The neighborhood has historically been high in crime. A shooting involving two…

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