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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Newport News NLightN Holiday Tour Returns For Second Year

All are invited to help illuminate the city

We are all ready for some merriment and magic this year. To light up the city and create memorable moments for residents and guests, Newport News is once again hosting the NlightN Holiday Tour, which is part of t...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

City Announces 2021 NlightN Event Series Sponsored by Ferguson

Holiday light events taking place throughout the city

Beginning Thanksgiving Day and extending through New Year’s Day, the City of Newport News lights up with the Ferguson NlightN Holiday Event Series. Pronounced “enlighten,” ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY CLOSINGS AND SCHEDULES

City Offices – closed Thurs., Nov. 25 and Fri., Nov. 26

Libraries – closed Thurs., Nov. 25 and Fri., Nov. 26

Garbage, recycling and bulk waste collections – Thurs., Nov. 25 collections will take place on Mon., Nov. 29. All regu...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Newport News Launches Gratitude Campaign

November is National Gratitude Month, a time to embrace the power of appreciation.  In honor of this month, the City of Newport News is launching an “Attitude of Gratitude” campaign to encourage resident to give thanks. &n...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

VETERANS DAY CLOSINGS AND SCHEDULES

City Offices – closed Thursday, November 11 and Friday, November 12

Libraries – closed Thursday, November 11 and Friday, November 12

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

CANCELED: Community Invited to Holiday Food Drive and Movie Night on November 6

*** Update 11/6/21: Due to anticipated inclement weather, this event has been canceled. ***

The holiday season is beginning early in Newport News with a Holiday Food Drive Kick-Off event on Saturday, November 6.  The event begins at 5 p.m. and tak...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Funding Available to Nonprofits through the City's Community Support Grants

The city recognizes that nonprofit organizations fill an important role in improving the quality of life for citizens. To encourage local nonprofits to provide services to Newport News residents, the Community Support Agency Grant was established to award...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Virginia Department of Health Opening Community Vaccination Center in Newport News

The Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) Peninsula and Hampton Health Districts announce the opening of a state-run COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic (CVC) on Tuesday, October 19, at 13785 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA (in the Sherwoo...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Join Newport News for the “Big Bands, Blues and Brews Crawl” on October 23rd

Newport News is bringing the past to life in a unique way during the Big Bands, Blues and Brews Crawl in the city’s Yard District on 23rd Street. In a nod to the speakeasy era, this event on Saturday, October 23 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. includes...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Newport News Launches Community Survey

(Newport News, VA) – Earlier this year, Newport News launched an intensive research initiative focused on discovering and defining the assets and qualities that make the city unique in the region. Through this community-wide effort, Newport News...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Newport News Launches “On the Safe Side” Sleep Campaign

Too often, the tranquil scene of a sleeping baby can turn tragic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the cause for one out of three sudden unexpected infant deaths in the United States. &...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Parks, Recreation & Tourism to Host Second Family Movie Night

Fall has just begun, but it’s not too early to get in the Halloween spirit! To kick-off this spooky season, Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism is hosting a Family Movie Night on Saturday, October 2. Goblins and ghouls of all ages are i...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Join Newport News for the 2022 One City Marathon Weekend, March 5 & 6

Runners take your marks – the 2022 Newport News One City Marathon is back and bigger than ever!  Newport News will host in-person races, celebrations and activities on March 5 and 6, 2022.

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Public Input Needed for Update to Stoney Run Park Master Plan

Newport News is home to 36 beautiful parks with a variety of recreational opportunities. The city’s Stoney Run Park is nestled in the Denbigh area at 15194 Warwick Boulevard and boasts 228 acres. At Stoney Run Park, residents and guests enjoy at...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

LABOR DAY CLOSINGS AND SCHEDULES

City Offices – closed Monday, September 6

Libraries – closed Monday, September 6

Garbage, recycling and bulk waste collections – No collections on Monday, September 6. All collections for the week will be delayed one d...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

Newport News Fall Festival Canceled for Second Consecutive Year

With the safety of citizens and visitors in mind, the City of Newport News has canceled this year's Fall Festival of Folklife. Traditionally held the first weekend in October at Newport News Park, the festival is canceled for the second straight ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Newport News Launches Community-Wide Research and Branding Initiative

Newport News has launched an intensive research initiative focused on discovering and defining the assets and qualities that make the city unique in the marketplace. Through this community-wide effort, the city will create a unified and authentic message ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

City Managers from Six Localities Issue Joint Message on Weekly Testing for Municipal Employees

A Message from 

Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting 

Newport News City Manager Cindy Rohlf

Norfolk City Manager Larry “Chip” Filer 

Portsmouth City Manager Angel Jones 

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

NEWPORT NEWS TO HOST OUTDOOR FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

Enjoy a movie under the stars, as Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism presents Family Movie Night on Saturday, August 28.  Grab your lawn chairs and blankets to watch “Tom & Jerry” (2021 version) on the lawn at th...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Mayor McKinley L. Price to Host 6th Annual Play Ball Event

Newport News Mayor McKinley L. Price and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism are partnering with Major League Baseball and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula to offer an evening of fun and engaging activities for young people...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Newport News Launches Community Assistance Response (CARE) Program

The City of Newport News has launched a progressive new program designed to provide crisis intervention services to individuals within the city.  The CARE program is the result of a partnership between the Newport News Fire Department (NNFD), the...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

INDEPENDENCE DAY CLOSINGS AND SCHEDULES

For information on our 4th of July citywide outdoor activities, visit www.nnva.gov/1935.

City Offices – closed Monday, July 5

Libraries – closed Monday, July 5 (Libraries are not open Sundays)

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Celebrate 4th of July Outdoors with Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of FUN in 2021!

Fireworks to return in 2022

In the spirit of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of FUN in 2021, the City of Newport News is encouraging residents to commemorate the founding of our Nation by celebrating the great outdoors.  Unfortunately, COVID impacte...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

City and Shipyard Announce Partnership to Train and Employ Southeast Community Residents

Workforce development effort combines trades training and wrap-around services

The City of Newport News and Newport News Shipbuilding are partnering on a workforce development initiative with a focus on the Marshall-Ridley Choice Neighborhood Initiative (C...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

City Breaks Ground on First Phase of New Construction in Southeast Community

On June 15, 2021, the City of Newport News and the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NNRHA) broke ground on the first phase of construction for the city’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI).  The mixed-use de...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Rotary Club of Warwick at City Center Donates to Create Beauty Salon at Four Oaks Day Service Center

Women experiencing homelessness are being given the gift of pride and renewal thanks to a generous contribution from the Rotary Club of Warwick at City Center.  The club donated $1,000 to create a beauty salon at the Four Oaks Day Services Center...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Juneteenth Holiday Closings and Schedules

Celebration - Juneteenth activities and events all week long, June 12-19  - www.nnva.gov/Juneteenth

City Offices – closed Friday, June 18

Libraries – closed Friday, June 18, and Saturday, June 19

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Newport News Commemorates Juneteenth with Weeklong Celebration

JUNETEENTH

Activities and events take place June 12-19

The City of Newport News and the Downtown Newport News Merchants and Neighbors Association, Inc. are partnering to commemorate history with a weeklong celebration of Juneteenth. Citizens are invited to spend the ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Newport News COVID-19 Vaccine Center to Offer Extended Hours

Beginning Thursday, June 3, the Newport News Community Vaccination Center (CVC) will modify its hours to provide free COVID-19 vaccines from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. The center will continue to operate from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Memorial Day Closings and Schedules

City Offices – closed Monday, May 31

Libraries – closed Monday, May 31

Garbage, recycling and bulk waste collections – No collections on Monday, May 31. All collections for the week will be delayed one day, i.e., Monday’s collections will take plac...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

City Launches Greater Hilton Area Planning Process

The City of Newport News has begun the process of updating the Hilton Area Neighborhood Plan. Through a robust planning process, which includes a significant amount of community involvement, the city will create the new Greater Hilton Area Plan (GHAP). Th...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

FCC Launches Emergency Broadband Benefit to Help With Internet Access

The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

City Treasurer to Host Unclaimed Property Virtual Call Event

One in four Virginians has missing money. To help citizens determine if they are one of them, the City Treasurer Marty Eubank is partnering with the Virginia Department of Treasury to host an Unclaimed Property Virtual Call Event. The event is being held ...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Newport News to Host Hurricane Preparedness Facebook Live on May 13

Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and lasts until November 30. Storms can strike at any time and it’s important you have plans in place to protect yourself, your family and home. This week is the National Weather Services’ annual Hurricane Prepare...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Newport News Partners with HRT to Provide Bus Passes for Travel to Vaccine Clinics

Program helps individuals overcome transportation barriers preventing vaccinations

The City of Newport News is partnering with Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) to make it easier for residents to travel to a vaccination clinic.  Beginning today, residen...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

COVID-19 Community Vaccination Center to Open in Newport News

A regional, state-managed Community Vaccination Center (CVC) will open in Newport News on Tuesday, April 27.  Up to 1,000 vaccines a day will be administered at this CVC, which is located at 13785 Warwick Boulevard in the former Sherwood Shopping...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Petco Love Invests in Lifesaving Work of Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter

$30,000 grant to help save more pet lives in Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson & York County

The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter has been awarded a $30,000 grant investment from the newly named Petco Love to support their lifesaving work for a...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Newport News Hosting Youth Mental Health Discussion Thursday, April 22

The Newport News Mayor’s Youth Commission (MYC) and the Newport News Police Department’s (NNPD) Young Adult Police Commission (YAPC) are teaming up to host a virtual panel discussion titled Youth Mental Health – Emerging from...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Hampton Roads Mayors to Address Youth Violence During Virtual Forum

Newport News Mayor McKinley Price is participating in an online Mayors’ Forum on Monday, April 12 at 7 p.m. The virtual event is being hosted by Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck in honor of the start of national Youth Violence Prevention Week. Other pa...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Collaborative Partnership Preserves 550 Acres Within City Watershed

Newport News Waterworks, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) have collaborated to protect 550 acres of city-owned open space and wetlands in York County. This land is owned b...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Small Business Loans Available Through the CARES Act

Our nation's small businesses are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. To assist small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Newport News has applied for and received funding throu...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Health Districts, Localities & Health Systems Join Forces Under Operation Vaccinate the Peninsula

Today, our regional healthcare community joined together to create Operation Vaccinate the Peninsula, a collaboration across local health districts, localities, and health systems on the Peninsula. Consisting of the Peninsula and Hampton Health Districts,...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

NNPS, Police and City Partner with BusPatrol to Keep Students Safe

Newport News Public Schools, the Newport News Police Department and the City of Newport News have launched a school bus safety program in partnership with BusPatrol.

As part of the BusPatrol safety program, all 340 NNPS buses have been outfitted with stop-...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Waterworks Deploying Smart Meters Across Service Area Beginning March 1

Newport News Waterworks is beginning the much-anticipated smart meter installation project.  This project will last approximately two and a half years, as crews upgrade over 130,000 existing meters in Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, York County ...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

NEWPORT NEWS VIRTUAL ONE CITY MARATHON STARTS MARCH 5

Several races sold out; new race day beer for 2021; sponsors return

The 7th annual One City Marathon (OCM) is just a few weeks away. This year, the races are virtual, and a multi-race challenge is also available allowing participants to run in up to three ...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

City Hosting COVID Vaccine Facebook Live on February 10

Join Newport News for a Facebook Live discussion on the COVID-19 Vaccine on Wednesday, February 10 at 7 p.m. Hear what the Peninsula Health District, healthcare officials and the city are doing to ensure all who want a vaccine have access to one. ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Hampton 5th Grader Donates Pet Toys to Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter

Last weekend the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter received a generous donation from a very special 10-year-old named Connor. PRAS is one of the largest open intake shelters in the area, and with that comes an extensive and ongoing wish list of items need...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Newport News Fire Department Selected to Participate in Community Risk Reduction Pilot Program

The city of Newport News Fire Department has been selected by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to participate in the second phase of a pilot program to build a digital community risk assessment (CRA) tool. Aligned to NFPA’s&nb...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Commissioner of Revenue Expands Online Resources for Businesses

Newport News business owners can now file and pay their business licenses and business-related taxes online. This new service makes it easier for people to conduct their business with the city while ensuring the safety of employees and visitors during the...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Mayor McKinley Price to Host Annual Day of Service Food Drive on January 18

Newport News Mayor McKinley L. Price hosts an annual Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day of Service Food Drive to provide essential supports to residents on the Peninsula. This year’s event is even more critical, as the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Urban Libraries Council Recognizes Newport News Public Library for Innovation

Newport News Public Library (NNPL) received an Innovations Initiative Honorable Mention from the Urban Libraries Council (ULC). The annual Innovations Award competition recognizes and raises the visibility of cutting-edge programs, strategies, tools, tech...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Atkinson Boulevard in Newport News Opens

The City of Newport News hosted a drive-in Ribbon Cutting event today to open the new Atkinson Boulevard.  Residents and guests attended to be the first to drive across the new roadway, which connects Warwick Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue.

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

DRIVE-IN RIBBON CUTTING FOR ATKINSON BOULEVARD

The City of Newport News is holding a drive-in Ribbon Cutting event on Tuesday, December 8 at 1:00 p.m. to open the new Atkinson Boulevard.  Residents and guests are invited to attend to be the first to drive across the new roadway that connects ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

2020 Newport News One City Marathon to be Held March 1

The sixth annual Newport News One City Marathon will take place on Sunday, March 1, 2020.  The event returns with a full line-up of activities for people of all ages and abilities. 

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Newport News Awarded $30 Million HUD Grant

The City of Newport News and the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority are the recipients of a $30 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) program. Funding ...

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