Monthly Archives April 2018

Local elections set for May 1

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – Voters will head to the polls in several Hampton Roads cities next week.

Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News and Hampton are holding elections Tuesday, May 1.

The field of candidates is crowded in Norfolk with nearly two dozen running for seats on the ciy council and school board.

Incumbent Councilmen Tommy Smiegel, Martin Thomas and Paul Riddick are running unopposed. There are several candidates running for seats in Wards Two and Three.

Chesapeake will elect a new mayor. Current mayor Richard West took over when Alan Krasnoff resigned in November. He is facing local real estate agent Jo Anne Gallant.

Voters will also choose city council and school board members in Chesapeake.

Newport News meanwhile will also elect a mayor...

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Newport News named as finalist for major federal redevelopment grant

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – A Virginia city has been named as a finalist for a major federal redevelopment grant that would help the city rehabilitate a blighted area.

The Daily Press reported Monday that Newport News could receive up to $30 million from the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Implementation grant that is administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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More: Newport News Mayor gives State of the City Address, talks Choice Neighborhoods Initiative

The Choice Neighborhood program exists to help cities revamp blighted neighborhoods by implementing plans that focus on housing, people and the neighborhood...

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PHOTO RELEASE–Retired President of Newport News Shipbuilding Honored With Navy League’s Nimitz Award

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Matt Mulherin, former executive vice president of Huntington Ingalls Industries and president of Newport News Shipbuilding, was recognized by the United States Navy League today as a 2018 recipient of its annual Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Award.

This award honors an industry leader who has demonstrated the leadership, statesmanship and dedication to the nation that were exhibited by the award’s namesake.

Mulherin, who retired from the company in July 2017 after a distinguished 36-year career, was honored at the Navy League’s annual Sea-Air-Space banquet, held on Monday at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

“Although this award has my name on it, the reality is that it’s a tribute to all o...

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