Monthly Archives July 2019

Motorcyclist dies in crash on I-664 in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A Hampton man died Wednesday when his motorcycle crashed on I-664 in the area of 35th St. and Jefferson Ave.

Virginia State Police say the motorcycle was the only vehicle involved in the crash on northbound I-664 at exit 5. The motorcyclist, 32-year-old Michael Allen Karika, was thrown off his Suzuki bike while he was trying to leave the interstate.

Police say speed is believed to be a factor in the crash.

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VIDEO RELEASE–The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding Celebrates 100 Years of Craftsmanship, Scholarship and Leadership

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., July 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Apprentice School at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division celebrated its 100-year anniversary on Monday.

The company held a ceremony to mark the day–July 1, 1919–when the school was established. During the event, a historical highway marker was unveiled, and tools, textbooks, commemorative coins and other items were placed in a time capsule. The alumni room also was dedicated in honor of Danny Hunley, an Apprentice School graduate and retired vice president who was instrumental in getting the new school building built in downtown Newport News in 2013.

The school is celebrating its centennial with special events throughout the year and has received special proclamations from the Commonwealth of Virgin...

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The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding turns 100

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding turns 100 on Monday, and they are ready to celebrate.

Starting at 4 p.m., a historical highway site marker will be unveiled and items unique to the school’s history will be placed into a time capsule as part of the celebration.

Since it opened at the end of World War I, The Apprentice School has graduated more than 10,800 highly skilled shipbuilders, including craftspeople, engineers, and designers.

The Apprentice School accepts about 225 apprentices per year. The school offers four- to eight-year, tuition-free apprenticeships in 19 trades and eight optional advanced programs.

Apprentices work a 40-hour week and are paid for all work, including time spent in academic classes.

Through partnerships with Thomas Nelson Comm...

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