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Man dies after being ejected from vehicle during a crash in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., (WVEC) — A man died after his car crashed and hit a power box in Newport News early Friday morning, Assistant PIO Brandon Maynard said.

The crash occurred around 1:30 a.m. in the 12600 block of Jefferson Avenue.

Police found that the driver of a white 2006 Nissan Altima was ejected from the car after it crashed and hit a power box, Maynard said.

According to the Dominion Energy outage map, 47 customers are without power due to the vehicle crash.

The driver has not been identified, Maynard said. He said that speed was a factor in the accident.

The Newport News Police Department Crash Team Unit is investigating.

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PHOTO RELEASE–Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces New Vice President And Chief Counsel of Newport News Shipbuilding Division

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that Jon Arena has been named vice president and chief counsel of HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. He will succeed Jim Gildea, who retired on April 1.

Arena will be a key member of the law department’s leadership team, reporting directly to Kellye Walker, executive vice president and chief legal officer, and indirectly to Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin. In this role, he will be responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to senior management and overseeing and coordinating the provision of legal advice to Newport News.

Arena comes to HII from Boeing, where he served as senior counsel, Boeing Global Services, since 2015...

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10th Annual Youth Career Expo being held Thursday in Hampton

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A youth career expo will be held Thursday at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.

The 10th Annual Youth Career Expo is being put on by the Peninsula Council for Workforce Development and the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the six school divisions of the Greater Virginia Peninsula.

The event is designed to help the future workforce make informed choices about life after high school.

Over 250 business professionals and members of the United States Armed Forces will be at the expo conducting mock interviews and serving as guides. Over 2,000 high school students are expected to attend.

There will be over 60 exhibitors in many industries such as Shipbuilding, Construction, Healthcare, Advanced Manufacturing, Local Government Agencies, Information...

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Carol Sonne Wilkes Obituary

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Carol Sonne Wilkes, of Alexandria VA and Orrs Island ME, died March 26, 2018, predeceased by her parents, Grace Joline Sonne and Niels Henry Sonne, of Chelsea NY and Harpswell ME, and by her husband of 36 years, Lawrence Alan Wilkes of Alexandria VA. She is survived by her son, Lawrence Gordon Wilkes of Newport Beach CA, her daughter, Anne Joline Wilkes, of Richmond VA, her sister, Jane Hadden, of Durham, NC, her sister- and brother-in-law Barbara and Gerry Wilkes of Warrenton VA and Boothbay Harbor ME and six nieces and nephews. In addition to her successful career in commercial real estate, from which she recently retired as Director of the GSA Account for CBRE, Carol was an expert needlepointer, who generously shared her talent among many friends...

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For the Record – April 2018

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Chesapeake Square Mall has a new lease on life. Virginia Beach-based Kotarides Holdings purchased the 29-year-old mall for $12.9 million and wants to revive its reputation as a destination regional mall. The 613,809-square-foot enclosed mall is anchored by J.C. Penney, Burlington Coat Factory and Target stores and Cinemark Chesapeake Square cinemas. Target and Cinemark own their spaces. With a current occupancy rate of 58 percent, the mall has about 100 stores and kiosks. (

CBRE|Charlottesville said the Crossways Shopping Center at 1589-1593 Crossways Boulevard in Chesapeake was bought by Ultimate Retail Realty LLC. An affiliate of Harbor Group International LLC was the seller. Financial details of the deal were not released...

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Species battle pits protected sea lions against fragile fish

In this March 14, 2018, photo, a California sea lion, designated #U253, heads towards the Pacific Ocean after being released in Newport, Ore. After a decade killing the hungriest sea lions in one area, wildlife officials now want to do so at Willamette Falls, a waterfall in the Willamette River about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southeast of Portland. Five days after his 2 1/2-hour drive to the Oregon coast, #U253 was back at Willamette Falls, hungry for more fish. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

NEWPORT, Ore. — The 700-pound sea lion blinked in the sun, sniffed the sea air and then lazily shifted to the edge of the truck bed and plopped onto the beach below.

Freed from the cage that carried him to the ocean, the massive marine mammal shuffled into the surf, looked left, looked right and then started swim...

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Community Development Partners Opens Housing for Homeless Veterans in Newport Beach, CA

(MENAFN Editorial) NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ –Community Development Partners is pleased to announce the grand opening of The Cove Apartments in Newport Beach, CA. A ceremony to celebrate the milestone will take place tomorrow, Thursday, March 15 from 11am-1pm at the property, located at 6001 Coast Boulevard.Speakers include:

City of Newport Beach Affordable Housing Task Force, Kevin Muldoon
Community Development Partners President, Kyle Paine
Mercy House Executive Director, Larry Haynes
The Home Depot Foundation representative, Bradley Litchfield

The $6.6 million project provides permanent affordable and supportive housing for homeless veterans and low-income seniors age 62+ earning 30-60 percent of the area median income (AMI)...

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VA: Elite Cancels Service from Newport News to Myrtle Beach

March 10–Elite Airways announced Friday that it has canceled plans to fly to Myrtle Beach from Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, saying the passengers weren’t there to support the flights to the South Carolina tourist destination.

But Elite says it’s still hoping to launch service from Newport News later this year, saying it’s looking particularly at routes to Florida.

The Myrtle Beach service was to begin April 6. But bookings — on two flights per week — were not where they needed to be a month from the service’s launch, the airline said.

"We had high hopes for start of service at Newport News, but the demand for this particular city pairing wouldn’t have been sufficient to proceed," John Pearsall, the president of Elite, based in Portland, Maine, said in a statement...

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Windsor Obituary: Jesse Pasker, 71

Jesse L. Pasker, 71, of Bloomfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital.

Born in Newport News, VA to the late Mary Lou Pasker and Thomas DeBreaux, he lived in Manchester and Windsor for many years before settling in Bloomfield. An Army Vet, Jesse served his country proudly and with honor during the Vietnam War.

Jesse was a handsome, quick-witted, and hardworking insurance broker with a no nonsense demeanor, acerbic mischievous wit, and indelible spirit. He loved those closest to him fiercely and without limits, and he will be dearly missed.

Jesse is survived by his children, Jennifer "Tish" Gary of Hyattsville, MD, Michael Powell of Windsor, Kendra Pasker of Los Angeles, CA, and Ebony "Star" Solanke of Norfolk, VA; a brother Joseph Pasker (Daisy), as w...

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Kingsport Speedway drivers ready to take on new challenges

At Saturday’s annual Kingsport Speedway Car Show at The Mall at Johnson City, drivers talked about how a strong field of cars at the 3/8-mile concrete oval could be even deeper this season with so many of the paved tracks in the region closing down.

Kingsport Speedway is the only NASCAR-sanctioned track in Northeast Tennessee or Southwest Virginia running a weekly program these days. Newport (Tenn.) Speedway, Lonesome Pine Raceway in Coeburn, Va., and the Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va., have completely closed or will run only special events in 2018.

Ronnie McCarty, the 2015 and 2016 track champion from Kingsport, has the goal of regaining the title this season...

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