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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Aug 01

Newport News Television Releases New Program Schedule

Posted on August 1, 2017 at 9:29 AM by Communications Department

Newport News Television has a variety of new programs airing on their channel as well as on their online streaming services. Watch today on Cox 48 / Verizon 19, on demand at, or download the NNTV Live app to your mobile device for one-tap viewing of NNTV & NNTV2. All new programs air several times throughout the day. NNTV Logo_SCCheck out a list of the new programs below and take a minute to learn more about what great things are happening here in Newport News.

Inside Newport News Update:
HRT Corridor Study For over a year, Hampton Roads Transit has been working with the city to identify high capacity transit options on the peninsula to address future transportation needs. The results of the study to date have now been released to the public for review. The HRT Peninsula Corridor Study is recommending a bus rapid transit system and three route corridors that will effectively compete for federal funds and move the plan forward. This Inside Newport News Update takes you to one of the local public meetings for a look at the on-going study.

Great Things are Happening in Newport News:
Public Art Hammer Tribute Great things are happening, especially at the corner of City Center and Canon boulevards with the unveiling of the city’s newest public art courtesy of the Newport News Public Art Foundation. Paying homage to the working person, Hammer Tribute created by Iowa artist and now Jacksonville art professor Jim Benedict is the foundation’s 20th unveiling and becomes part of one of the most impressive city public art portfolios in the country. Newport News Television takes you to the installation and unveiling and speaks one-on-one with artist Jim Benedict.

NNTV Community News:
Summer in the City In our latest Community News program, we make our way to the Brittingham-Midtown Community Center for the kickoff of Summer in the City. See Newport News families attend the kickoff and enjoy some free food, games, fun, and education about the activities happening around the City. Summer in the City was designed to provide youth and young adults ages 16-24 positive activities to do during the evenings and on weekends in the months of July and August.

One City, One Future Comprehensive Plan 2040 Update
The Newport News Department of Planning staff has been working with the Comprehensive Plan Citizen Advisory Committee since 2013 reviewing and updating the city’s current comprehensive plan for the future. Together they are ready to present their first draft and recommendations to the public, a process that started July 17th at the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center. This program is a video version of the city’s three public meetings held last month to introduce the draft plan to citizens and stakeholders and explain the process. The city’s Manager of Comprehensive Planning Britta Ayers hosts this live-to-tape presentation.

PFAC Dream House Remix 25th Anniversary
For the 25th Anniversary of the much beloved exhibition “Dream House,” the Peninsula Fine Arts Center has re-imagined the original 1992 vision. The original “Dream House” exhibition consisted of 76 artists creating over 200 works within the galleries. The exhibition was popular with the community, so for its 25th Anniversary the galleries at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center will be transformed into various rooms of a household with the theme “Home Is Where The Art Is.” The exhibition will be on display until October 8, 2017.