Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Newport News Now




city council

Conditional Use Permit for Tilt Studio
At last night’s meeting, City Council approved a Conditional Use Permit to allow for the operation of Tilt Studio in Patrick Henry Mall. Tilt Studio is a family entertainment center that will feature party rooms, over 100 amusement games, a bobsled ride, bumper cars, and mini-bowling as well as a two-level laser tag course.
Property for the Newport News Green Foundation
City Council also voted to transfer a surplus, City-owned parcel at 5101 Huntington Avenue to the Newport News Green Foundation. The foundation will create and maintain the property as green space in perpetuity. Read more...
VDOT Urban Funds for Road Projects
Council approved a request to VDOT to reallocate $6,320,210 in residual Urban Funds from completed projects to six federally funded projects with funding shortfalls. VDOT Urban Funds require a 2% local match, which is $126,404.20. Read more...




City Holds Chief of Police Community Forum

Citizen input requested regarding the next Police Chief

The City of Newport News is hosting a community forum to provide Newport News residents an opportunity to share their ideas about the next Chief of Police. The forum takes place on Tuesday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m. at the Brittingham-Midtown Community Center, 570 McLawhorne Drive. Facilitated by the search firm Developmental Associates, the interactive forum is an opportunity for residents to express what they feel are the most significant law enforcement issues facing the next Chief of Police. Citizens also may voice their preferences about the qualities that are crucial for the next Chief to possess. The position became vacant when former Police Chief Rick Myers left his position with the City at the end of August, 2016. Assistant Police Chief Michael C. Grinstead was named as Interim Police Chief until a new Chief of Police is selected.  
Residents are encouraged to attend the Community Forum on December 6; however, in the event that residents are unable to attend, an online feedback form is available through Saturday, December 9 at


Winners Announced in 9th
"ZOOM IN on Newport News" Photo Contest

The winners of the 8th “ZOOM IN on Newport News” photo contest, sponsored by the Newport News Tourism Development Office, have been selected. The contest had both a professional and non-professional category and four winners were chosen over all. A Grand Prize award and an Honorable Mention was given in both categories.

Jerry Gammon of Hampton won the Grand Prize in the professional category for his entry, "Fall at Riverview Farm Park," taken near Menchville High School. Honorable Mention was won by Sarah Clark of Yorktown for her submission, "Mariners' Dance," taken at The Mariners' Museum. Read more...



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