Thursday, May 18, 2017

Newport News Now




Hospitality Industry Employees Offered FREE Customer Service Training

Morning, afternoon, and evening sessions available on May 22

Free customer service training is being offered to hospitality industry employees on May 22 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton. The seminar is designed to provide training to hospitality workers who come in contact with visitors to the region’s attractions, hotels, restaurants, retail establishments, etc. The event is sponsored by the Newport News Tourism Development Office, Newport News Hospitality Association, Peninsula Council for Workforce Development, and the Hampton Convention and Visitor Bureau. Read more...



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Tidewater Genealogical Society Holds USS Monitor Lecture

Understanding the Monitor Boys presented by John V. Quarstein

In the last few years, interest in genealogy and family history has escalated. Newport News residents are fortunate to have a top notch genealogical association right in their back yard. The Tidewater Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and sustaining interest in genealogical affairs through education and research programs designed to assist members in their search for ancestors. The next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 20 at 10 a.m. at the 1884 Warwick Courthouse at 14415 Old Courthouse Way. John V. Quarstein, Director, USS Monitor Center, is presenting Understanding the Monitor Boys. The event is free and open to the public. Read more...



Commuters to Detour Due to
Railroad Repairs

CSX Railroad has scheduled closures of various railroad crossings beginning Saturday, May 20 for the next several weeks. The closures are necessary to allow for repairs to be completed on the crossings. The closures require traffic to be rerouted, and signage will direct travelers to the detour routes. Each crossing is expected to be closed for two days. The length of closing is dependent upon weather or other unforeseen issues.

The crossings to be closed and the start dates of the closings are as follows:

  • Industrial Park – May 20

  • Harpersville Road – May 30

  • Elmhurst Street – June 5

  • Yorktown Road – June 5


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