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Oakland Point project fills a gaping need

I am writing to support The Oakland Pointe project. I grew up in Toano, graduated from Walsingham Academy and am a landowner in Toano.

My family has lived for generations in James City County and the James City Chapel, a stone’s throw from this proposed development. It is the final resting place for my parents, grandparents and great-grandparents, among numerous other relatives. I have frequently visited our family farm during the past 35 years to care for my elderly parents and our properties.

My support for the Oakland project stems from my professional expertise as a doctor of economics, my personal experience on the need for affordable housing in James City County and my family’s legacy of having a deep affinity for the American worker.

Economic arguments alone conclude this project i...

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Newport News Public Schools offers substitute teaching to furloughed employees

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Newport News Public Schools is encouraging furloughed federal employees to become a substitute teacher.

The school district is hosting a ‘Federal Employee Substitute Teacher Job Fair’ on Wednesday, January 23 at 9 a.m. The event will only go until 11 a.m. at the NNPS Human Resources Office located at 12507 Warwick Boulevard in Newport News.

Applicants will have onsite interviews and on-the-spot job offers.

People are weighing in on the invite. Bobby and Rosemary Boone know how much the shutdown is affecting people around them.

“Some of us are blessed where it’s not affecting us but eventually it will affect everybody,” Bobby Boone said. “It’s a great idea NNPS is doing this."

This is just the latest to help federal workers in our area...

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Howard Hanna Real Estate Announces New Newport News Office

Howard Hanna Real Estate has announced a new Newport News, Va., office, moving to 724 Thimble Shoals Blvd. in City Center at Oyster Point. Sandy Yoder Wagner is the managing broker of the office. To celebrate the opening, a ceremony and open house will be held on October 24 at 4 p.m.

“We are thrilled to be relocating to our new home in City Center and look forward to serving clients at the highest level from this state-of-the-art facility,” says Yoder Wagner, who has been affiliated with Howard Hanna since 2005. “We are excited about the future and our plans to grow and expand on the Peninsula.”

“City Center is a prime spot for a new Howard Hanna office,” says Gail Coleman, president of the Howard Hanna Southeast Region...

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Johnson, Dowtin Share A-10 Player of the Week Award After Marquee Performances

Courtesy: Atlantic 10 Conference

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – La Salle senior B.J. Johnson and Rhode Island sophomore Jeff Dowtin were selected as the GEICO Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Basketball Co-Players of the Week, while Davidson freshman Kellan Grady was named the league’s Rookie of the Week. The awards, announced Monday, are for games played Feb. 19-25.

Johnson averaged 26.0 points and 16.0 rebounds over two games for the Explorers, shooting 51.5 percent (17-of-33) from the floor. The forward from Philadelphia had a career week, beginning with 29 points and a career-best 23 rebounds in an overtime loss to No. 18/18 Rhode Island...

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Housing Advocates Pledge to Lower VA’s Skyrocketing Eviction Rates

The Eviction Lab placed Richmond second in the nation, with an eviction rate of 11.44 percent in 2016. (Pixabay)

RICHMOND, Va. — After a recent New York Times article revealed Richmond has one of the highest eviction rates in the country, housing advocacy groups gathered this week to figure out how to solve the problem.

The data from Princeton University’s Eviction Lab showed that half of the 10 largest cities in the U.S. with the highest eviction rates are right here in Virginia. They are not quite sure why, but a new coalition formed the Campaign to Reduce Eviction to bring down those eviction rates in Richmond, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk and Chesapeake.

Christie Marra is a staff attorney with the Virginia Poverty Law Center who’s leading the campaign.

"We are trying to look at all t...

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More than 70 storage units broken into in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police are investigating after several rental storage units were broken into Tuesday morning in Newport News.

Police were notified about the thefts from Extra Space Storage in the 800 block of J. Clyde Morris Blvd around 7:30 a.m. An investigation found 74 units that were broken into.

All of the units targeted had standard padlocks, according to detectives. Rental units with a new circular lock were not touched, police added.

Multiple items have been reported missing, and Extra Space’s owners are in the process of notifying owners.

If you have any information that could help police, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).

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Newport News Schools looking into student’s injuries, mother’s claims

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Latoya Tucker will never forget what her son Jaden told her when he got home from school last Thursday. He was talking about a teacher at Epes Elementary.

"(He said) ‘she grabbed me by my arm … then dragged me out of my teacher’s class into her class. She dragged me into the bathroom, threw me into the bathroom, and threw me against the wall.’"

So she took pictures of Jaden showing scratches on several parts of his body.

5 Photos Marks on Jaden Tucker allegedly made by a Newport News teacher.

The school district gave 10 On Your Side this statement late Friday afternoon:

Newport News Public Schools takes reports of staff misconduct very seriously...

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Newport News man convicted of searching for obscene pictures during federal supervision

Elmer E. Eychaner

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Newport News man was convicted Friday of attempted receipt of obscene pictures depicting the sexual abuse of children, obstruction of justice, destruction of evidence and penalties for a registered sex offender, according to the Department of Justice.

According to court records, Elmer Eychaner III, 46, was previously convicted in federal court of child pornography crimes in 2008. In June 2016, Eychaner began a period of federal supervision in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Originally, Eychaner was not allowed to have a computer, but he asked for a computer so that he could look for a better job. The probation office allowed him to have a computer that was monitored through a third-party company called RemoteCOM.

According to the Department of Just...

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Additional Information About 4204 Newport Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151

4204 Newport Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151
4204 Newport Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151
Year Taxes Land Additions Total Assessment 2017 $4,674 $139,000 + $170,720 = $309,720 2016 $4,529 $169,000 + $221,920 = $390,920 2015 $4,133 $159,000 + $211,330 = $370,330

The price and tax history data displayed is obtained from public records and/or MLS feeds from the local jurisdiction. Contact your REALTOR® directly in order to obtain the most up-to-date information available.

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SUV flips in Newport News crash

Photo provided by the Newport News Police Department.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Police are investigating a crash that happened around noon in Newport News that left one white SUV flipped and two people in the hospital.

According to officials, that crash was in the Prince Drew Road and Warwick Boulevard area of the city, and that one man in the SUV was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The other injured was a juvenile that was traveling in the black sedan involved in the crash. He also was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Newport News Police Department is still investigating the crash.

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