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Castle Lanterra Acquires VA Community

Meridian Obici

Castle Lanterra Properties (CLP) has acquired a 224-unit luxury community in Suffolk, Va. The Class A property is situated in the Hampton Roads metropolitan region, one of the most popular areas in the country for new Millennial residents.

Located at 1000 Meridian Obici Way off Suffolk’s historic Main Street, Meridian Obici offers easy access to some of the largest employers in the market, including the Naval Station and Portsmouth Marine Terminal, Sentara Obici Hospital, Target, Sysco, Kraft, Unilever and GEICO.

The property features a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments ranging from 718 square feet to 1,432 square feet. Amenities at Meridian Obici include:

a saltwater swimming pool a sundeck a fitness center a multimedia theater a car-care center a dog park


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Proposed teachers pay raise stirs debate in Newport News budget meeting


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — The City of Newport News held its first of two public hearings for its proposed 2020 operational budget on Tuesday night.

Many teachers and members of the community used the meeting to speak out about the funding for the school district. City manager Cynthia Rohlf recommended level funding for the district despite a 2% increase for the overall budget.

Earlier this year, the school board voted to ask council for $2.4 million more for funding that would allow them to give 2% raise to teachers and add other positions.

Rhonda Wagner, the president of the Newport News Education Association, says it felt like a slap in the face seeing the proposed budget.

She believed that council would be for the increase, but believes that many listened to the impassioned pleas...

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Newport News Weekend Weather Forecast

What to expect from the weather this weekend in the Newport News area.

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Here’s your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky.

Thursday, April 4

Mostly cloudy overnight.

High 62, low 50Chance of rain: 72%Visibility: 9 miles
Friday, April 5

Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.

High 61, low 52Chance of rain: 98%9 mph winds, with gusts up to 22 mph
Saturday, April 6

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

High 66, low 56Chance of rain: 80%
Sunday, April 7

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.


High 66, low 51Chance of rain: 10%Visibility: 10 miles5 mph winds, with gusts up to 17 mph

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Man falls out of truck with furniture in Newport News, dies from injuries

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — On Sunday, March 17 at 10:52 a.m., Newport News police were sent to the intersection of Warwick Boulevard and Woodhaven Road for an accident with injuries.

It was reported to police that someone had fallen out of a moving vehicle.

When police arrived, a witness told them she saw a small, black truck in front of her driving south on Warwick Boulevard with furniture in the back. While driving several couches and a man fell out of the truck on the street in front of her.

The truck continued to drive without stopping and the woman had to slam on her brakes to avoid hitting the victim.

The victim, identified as 31-year-old Robert Banfiel, was taken to the hospital in life-threatening condition suffering from injuries to his head, face, arms and legs.

Police reported that Ban...

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Seniors volunteer for Foster Grandparent Program in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va (WAVY) — When it comes time to retire, it can be hard to accept your days will be lighter and there may be less people around you on a day-to-day basis.

For many seniors, this can lead to depression and loss of a healthy lifestyle.

However, a recent study shows volunteering with the youth in your community can help you live longer and avoid those feelings.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) found Senior Corps volunteers reported much higher self-rated health scores, compared to older adults in similar circumstances who do not volunteer.

Eighty-four percent of volunteers in these programs reported stable health after two years of service...

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Newport News, VA Real Estate: Open Houses

So you want to look at some open houses for sale in Newport News this weekend? Good idea. An open house planned by the right realtor can help you in any number of ways. Open houses provide you information on how to list and show your own house and they can give you an idea of the quality of homes in an area before you waste too much time going house to house.

The best open house of all? The open house that you end up owning. Take a look at the open houses in and near Newport News listed by our partners at

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Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks puts Newport Beach abode up for sale

The two-story home on the Balboa Peninsula offers outdoor spaces such as a patio off the living room, a balcony off the master suite and a rooftop deck. (

While his team makes a push for the playoffs, Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks is making some moves of his own. His Newport Beach home of three years is on the market for $3.395 million.

That’s nearly $400,000 more than he paid for it in 2016, records show.

Designed by local architect Eric Aust, the 2015 home sits on a long, thin lot on the Balboa Peninsula. Shades of white cover just about everything in the 3,143-square-foot floor plan, from the paneled walls to the built-in cabinetry to the marble countertops.

The two-story home on the Balboa Peninsula offers outdoor spaces such as a patio off the living room, a b...

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Newport News: 5 Open Houses Coming Up (PICS)


NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Browsing houses for sale online can be a somewhat inefficient process. Pictures might not demonstrate what a house has to offer, and they can often make a dud of a property appear more spacious and sparkling than it is in reality. That’s why open houses are so handy: No more guesswork involved!

Ready to start hunting? To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the five newest open houses scheduled in the Newport News area. That way, you can get a feel for the current offerings without committing to a house blindly.

Below is an address, photo, price, home size and open-house time for each property on our list — such as one with 3 beds and 3 baths for $380,000, and another with 3 beds and 1 bath for $178,800.

Click on any address for additional photos and detail...

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VA Freebies, Deals To Celebrate National Margarita Day

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VIRGINIA — Grab your shaker of salt, folks. It’s Friday, income taxes are due soon and you might have to pay more, what better day than to turn Feb. 22 into a great excuse to indulge in margaritas and fun at restaurants in northern Virginia.

The folks at have put together a list of restaurants with locations across the country offering discounts and freebies on Friday. Terms and availability for these deals may vary by location, so be sure to check with your local business before visiting.

Applebee’s: If tequila just isn’t your thing, try the Applebee’s drink special of the month, a $1 hurricane with rum, passion fruit, orange, and black cherry and lime flavor.

Bahama Breeze: Celebrate National Margarita Day on Feb. 21 and 22 with $2...

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Census Tract 031602 in Newport News City County, Virginia Housing

The median year that a house in Census Tract 031602 was built is 1961, which is older than the median year for a house built in the state which is 1980 and is older than the median year for a house built in the USA which is 1976.

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