50-plus employers coming to job fair on Wednesday in Newport News

HIRE Peninsula 2018 is hosted by ECPI University’s Newport News campus, and will held from noon to 3 p.m. The campus is located at 1001 Omni Boulevard.

The fair is open to the public, but the first hour is reserved exclusively for veteran job seekers.

Employers include:

Huntington Ingalls SC3 (a technology company) Canon of Virginia Sentara Healthcare Riverside Health Systems Williamsburg Landing Virginia Health Services Department of the Air Force Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue Newport News Shipbuilding Norfolk Police Department Bon Secours Virginia Beach Police Department Consulate Hearth Care/Newport News Ferguson

If you’re interested — just fill out the application online here.

For more information, you can contact ECPI’s Campus Career Services Advisor Renée Turner at 757-838-91...

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Newport News teachers call for 4% raise at city council meeting

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Teachers in the Newport News School Division spoke at a Tuesday night city council meeting in the fight for higher pay.

This latest debate comes as teachers continue to protest around the country, in states like Oklahoma, demanding better pay. A public hearing on the budget began at 7 p.m.

Kindergarten teacher Mary Vause joined dozens of others asking the city council to fund a four-percent raise for teachers and other Newport News Public Schools staff. The school division says proposed funding for next year only allows for a two-percent raise.

“The average teacher in Newport News I believe makes around $50,000 a year and the difference is between around $80 and $160 a month," Vause said. "That can make a difference for a lot of hardworking families.”

The current propos...

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Gail Kane

By Forbes Funeral Home

Gail Kane, 77, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at her daughter’s home in Hobart on April 2, 2018. She was born on April 18, 1940, in Illinois to Siguard and Evelyn (Dean) Haugland. On August 31, 1959, she married Ray McCraren. Together they raised three children in Illinois.

While living in Illinois Gail worked as a banker and as a bus driver. On September 19, 1981, she married Earl Kane in Illinois and they moved to Sturgeon Bay where she worked for a number of years in the real estate business. Earl preceded her in death on December 26, 2012. Gail and Earl very much enjoyed their years of retirement in Door County.

Survivors include three children, Scott (special friend, Bev) McCraren, Gurnee, IL; Jill (Randy) Brown, Newport News, VA; Wendy (David) Martinson,...

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155 Bloxom Drive, Newport News, VA 23608

On March 15th, 2010, Joshua M. Tillett sold his residence at 155 Bloxom Drive in Newport News, Virginia, to Mr. and Mrs. Brion P Blaise. The residence was purchased for $200,000.

Joshua Tillett is a Nuclear Reactor Operator for the U.S. Navy. He attended Excelsior College where he received his BS in Nuclear Engineering Technologies. Brion P. Blaise is a Senior Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.

155 Bloxom Drive sits on .24 acres and has 1,750 sq ft of living space. The colonial-style, brick home comes complete with 4 bedrooms and 2 ½ bathrooms and was built in 1969. The 2-story home also features a fireplace, 2-car garage and deck.

155 Bloxom Drive is located in the Denbigh neighborhood in Newport News, Virginia.

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

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:

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). The Cove joins Rocky Hill (Vacaville, CA) and The Orchard (Santa Ana, CA) in Community Development Partners’ expanding portfolio of properties serving individuals experiencing homelessness.

Located just steps from Coast Highway and public beaches, The Cove Apartments features 12...

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Public Records for week of March 19

SALES

Divaris Real Estate

Community Alternatives Management Group purchased the 23,397-square-foot Chesapeake Building at 410 North Center Drive in Norfolk for $1,700,000. The investment sales team of Michael Divaris, Jason Oliver, Alex Divaris and Elizabeth Paasch brokered the sale on behalf of the seller, ICC Norfolk 9, Ltd.

V5 Realty purchased 1.01 acres of land at 829 Tluchak Lane in Chesapeake from Dominion Blvd. LLC for $159,500. Jason Oliver and Alex Divaris brokered the sale on behalf of the buyer.

JLL

Doran Group LLC sold the property at 3101 Magic Hollow Blvd. in Virginia Beach. Landon Hinton and Kris Kennedy represented the seller.

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Marlyn Development Corp. purchased six parcels consisting of 7.89 contiguous acres at 4020 Victoria Blvd...

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Watanabe Named Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year

Watanabe is the first player in school history to be named A-10 Defensive Player of the Year

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — After turning in one of the finest defensive seasons in school history, senior guard Yuta Watanabe highlighted GW men’s basketball’s conference awards as he was named the Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year on Tuesday.

Watanabe was also tabbed to the All-Conference Third Team and All-Defensive Team, while graduate student Patrick Steeves earned a spot on the All-Academic Team for the second straight year.

A 6-foot-9 product of Kagawa, Japan, Watanabe made a name for himself by consistently shutting down the opposition’s best player...

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VA: New Newport News Airport Director Wants to ‘Put Airport Back on the Map’

Feb. 23–The new executive director of Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport told the airport’s board on Thursday that airlines around the country are now in an "expansion mode" and that the airport is in a good position to "put itself back on the map."

Michael Giardino, the former Rochester, N.Y., airport executive who took the helm in Newport News in November, said the facility is getting back on its feet financially.

The airport’s operating budget is still "a challenge," he said. Case in point: The airport lost $175,000 in January — the result of a traditionally slow month for passengers combined with flight cancellations from snow — as well as continuing high attorney fees to deal with the airport’s ongoing legal challenges.

But in capital projects, Giardino said, $4...

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Newport News man gets 138 years in deadly home invasion

A Newport News man will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars, after he was sentenced to 138 years for a deadly home invasion. A 32-year-old woman was killed and another was injured in May 2014.

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Last Word on workforce housing, Feb. 10

Last Word
City taxes

Here we go again, as the Williamsburg City Council looks to raise taxes after its annual retreat. The city manager can’t offer a specific reason why he anticipates a reduction in revenues from the meal and room taxes. The mayor and council members keep looking for ways to increase our taxes rather than looking for budget reductions. When bills start to go up, a family starts to look for ways to reduce spending. The city and outlying counties need to be more creative in figuring out how to craft their budgets. Every department wants more money, but it is up to the leaders to say no. Residents need to tell council what they want or face higher taxes.

Workforce housing

Williamsburg and James City County really need some more lower-income apartments for people who work i...

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