Announcements - CASA

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Posted on: January 22, 2015

New Volunteer Training

If you are looking for a meaningful and enriching volunteer opportunity in the Hampton Roads area and want to do something about child abuse, CASA is right for you. We hope you decide to join our community of child advocates who speak up for abused childr...Read on...

Training Schedule

City Manager

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

Got questions about the One City Marathon weekend activities?

Want to learn more about all of the activities associated with the Newport News One City Marathon?

Several community meetings have been scheduled throughout the month of February to provide information about the race route,...Read on...

One City Marathon website
Posted on: October 20, 2014

CITY OFFICES TO OBSERVE PRESIDENTS’ DAY

Newport News City offices will be closed on Monday, February 16, in observance of Presidents’ Day. This includes City Hall, City offices at City Center at Oyster Point, public libraries, Newport News Waterworks' customer services offices, the Publi...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2014

NEWPORT NEWS CITY PRISON FARM TO CLOSE

City Manager Jim Bourey has announced plans to close the Newport News City Prison Farm by the end of June at the latest. The decision is based on a consultant’s report that has identified $8.2 million needed in improvements to the nearly 100 year old corr...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2015

Interested in a Newport News License Plate?

The City of Newport News is looking into having a custom license plate made available through DMV. To start the approval process, there must be demonstrated interest and pre-orders.

In an effort to see if we have enough interest, we are asking that yo...Read on...

Posted on: January 12, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

All Newport News city offices will be closed Monday, January 19, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This includes City Hall, city offices at City Center At Oyster Point, all public libraries, Newport News Waterworks' customer service...Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2014

Recommended Capital Improvement Plan - FY 2016 - FY 2020

The City Manager has submitted to Council his Recommended FY 2016 - FY 2020 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The CIP is a five year plan that outlines a schedule and a funding strategy for high-priority capital and equipment purchases.

Available online...Read on...

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

Veterans Day Holiday

Newport News City offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 11th, in observance of the Veteran's Day holiday. This includes City Hall, City offices at City Center at Oyster Point, all public libraries, Newport News Waterworks' customer ser...Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2014

ONE CITY MARATHON CHARITIES ANNOUNCED

Three local charities to benefit from inaugural event

MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Lee, Media Relations Coordinator, (757) 926-3685


City Manager Jim ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 8, 2014

CITY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE AND NEW ADDRESS

New site offers citizens more functionality with additional features to come

MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Lee, Media Relations Coordinator, (757) 926-3685Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2014

MAYOR GIVES STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS AT CHAMBER EVENT

Newport News Mayor McKinley L. Price delivered a “State of the City” address today at an event for the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce at the Marriott at City Center. The presentation was recorded in its entirety and will be available beginning Fri...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2014

FIFTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SOCCER AND OUTREACH EVENT TO TAKE PLACE SATURDAY

The City of Newport News Hispanic Advisory Committee to the City Manager is hosting its fifth annual International Soccer and Community Outreach Event on Saturday, August 16th. This free event is open to the public and will take place at Riverview Farm Pa...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2014

ELECTED OFFICIALS TO HOLD MEET AND GREET

Citizens are invited to the inaugural “One City Meet And Greet” to be held on Tuesday, August 19th, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Denbigh Community Center, 15198 Warwick Boulevard. The event will provide citizens the opportunity to speak one-on-one with ...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2014

FIREFIGHTER/MEDIC RECRUITS WANTED

The Newport News Fire Department and the Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue are currently conducting our annual consolidated hiring process. The application period opened on July 28th and will close on August 20th at 4:00 PM EDT. Our consolidated hiring ...Read on...

NNFD Recruiting Flyer - 2014
Posted on: August 7, 2014

COMMISSIONER OF THE REVENUE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR REAL ESTATE TAX DEFERRAL FOR THE ELDERLY AND

The Newport News Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue is accepting and processing applications for the Real Estate Tax Deferral for the Elderly and Disabled program available to Newport News homeowners. Those who meet specified eligibility requiremen...Read on...

Commissioner of the Revenue Website
Posted on: July 29, 2014

CITY MANAGER NAMES NEW DIRECTOR OF HUMAN SERVICES

Today City Manager Jim Bourey named Venerria “Ven” Lucas Thomas as Director of Human Services for the City of Newport News. She will begin her new position in September with an annual salary of $145,000. Ms. Thomas will oversee a staff of more than 375 an...Read on...


Did you know

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Posted on: October 8, 2014

compost and mulch offered at the Recovery Operations Center is available to the public?

Did you know that the compost and mulch offered at the Recovery Operations Center (formerly known as the Denbigh Compost Facility) is available to the general public? If you are sprucing up your yard, you can get these products by the pick-up truckful at...More info...

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Notify Me allows you to subscribe to an unlimited number of email lists. Receive email or text message updates regarding the information you have requested. Check out Notify Me today!Read on...


Fire Department

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Posted on: July 4, 2014

Independence Day Safety

The Newport News Fire Department would like to remind residents and visitors to practice fire safety this Fourth of July.

It is unlawful for any person in the City of Newport News to own, sell, possess, store, display, use, or explode any fireworks to ...Read on...


Highlights

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Posted on: February 11, 2015

Informational meetings on the One City Marathon weekend activities

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Several community meetings have been scheduled to provide information about the race route, weekend activities, traffic impacts and expected runner timelines.

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Posted on: February 11, 2015

eBooks, eAudiobooks, & eMagazines available for download

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Newport News Public Library offers eBooks, eAudiobooks, & eMagazines available for download

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Posted on: September 17, 2014

One City Marathon - March 15, 2015

One City Marathon

Join us for the inaugural One City Marathon, March 15, 2015. Marathon Relay, Maritime 8K Run/Walk, and the Nautical Mile options also available.

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Home

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Posted on: February 26, 2015

C.R.I.M.E. Planning Process - Kick-Off Rescheduled due to Winter Storm

The Crime Reduction through Informed Members Engaging (C.R.I.M.E.) meeting scheduled for Saturday, February 28, 2015, has been rescheduled due to the inclement weather. The new date will be Saturday, March 28th, 2015, at First Baptist Church, 12716 Warwi...Read on...

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Posted on: February 11, 2015

Applications for Police Recruit Currently Being Accepted

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The Newport News Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer Recruit. Applications will be accepted from February 1, 2015 through March 31, 2015. The test for the position of Police Officer will be administered at Polic...Read on...

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

Got questions about the One City Marathon weekend activities?

Want to learn more about all of the activities associated with the Newport News One City Marathon?

Two more community meetings have been scheduled to provide information about the race route, weekend activities, traffic imp...Read on...

One City Marathon website
Posted on: February 5, 2015

Crafter Applications Available for the 42nd Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife

Applications are now available for the 42nd Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife to be held on October 3 & 4, 2015 in Newport News, Virginia. Held in a beautiful wooded area of the 8,000-acre Newport News Park, this festival attracts 70,000 people ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

CITY OFFICES TO OBSERVE PRESIDENTS’ DAY

Newport News City offices will be closed on Monday, February 16, in observance of Presidents’ Day. This includes City Hall, City offices at City Center at Oyster Point, public libraries, Newport News Waterworks' customer services offices, the Publi...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2014

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT AT MAIN STREET LIBRARY

Come celebrate Black History with us at Main Street Library as we enjoy the performance of the Ubuntu Dance Collective Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2PM. The group, who is based in the Hampton Roads area, combines accurate and cutting-edge interpretation...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2015

Interested in a Newport News License Plate?

The City of Newport News is looking into having a custom license plate made available through DMV. To start the approval process, there must be demonstrated interest and pre-orders.

In an effort to see if we have enough interest, we are asking that yo...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2014

NEWPORT NEWS CITY PRISON FARM TO CLOSE

City Manager Jim Bourey has announced plans to close the Newport News City Prison Farm by the end of June at the latest. The decision is based on a consultant’s report that has identified $8.2 million needed in improvements to the nearly 100 year old corr...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2015

STEEL BEAMS TO BE INSTALLED ON FORT EUSTIS BOULEVARD BRIDGE PROJECT

The contractor for the Ft. Eustis Boulevard (Route 105) Bridge Replacement over CSX project has major structural steel delivery and installation scheduled for Thursday, February 5th. Motorists in the area will encounter flaggers and experience periodic, ...Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2015

SOUTH MORRISON PUBLIC LIBRARY TO CLOSE FOR MOVE

The South Morrison Public Library, located in the South Morrison Family Education Center at 746 Adams Drive, will be closed Tuesday, February 3 through Friday, February 6 as the library is moving into new quarters in the Center. The library will re-open f...Read on...

Posted on: January 22, 2015

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT RECEIVES THIRD RE-ACCREDITATION

Agency initially accredited in 2003 by American Public Works Association

The Newport News Department of Public Works has recently been awarded its third prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) Re-Ac...Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2014

Recommended Capital Improvement Plan - FY 2016 - FY 2020

The City Manager has submitted to Council his Recommended FY 2016 - FY 2020 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The CIP is a five year plan that outlines a schedule and a funding strategy for high-priority capital and equipment purchases.

Available online...Read on...

View CIP online
Posted on: January 12, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

All Newport News city offices will be closed Monday, January 19, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This includes City Hall, city offices at City Center At Oyster Point, all public libraries, Newport News Waterworks' customer service...Read on...

Posted on: December 8, 2014

Can Your Library Fines

Donations replace fines during the holiday season

Newport News library patrons can make donations of food and personal items over the holiday season instead of paying fines for overdue materials.

The Can Your Fines program allow...Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2014

Community input sought on libraries' future

Newport News residents encouraged to join community discussions on future of libraries

MEDIA CONTACT: Karen L. Gill, Community Relations and Programs Coo...Read on...

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Posted on: November 7, 2014

Library events for December 2014

Holiday events, crafts, future discussions, more in December at Newport News Libraries

MEDIA CONTACT: Karen L. Gill, Community Relations and Programs Co...Read on...

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Posted on: October 14, 2014

Craft Sale Dec. 5, 6 to benefit Grissom Library

Knitting group donates items for sale to benefit Grissom Library in annual event

MEDIA CONTACT: Karen L. Gill, Community Relations and Programs Coordinat...Read on...

Posted on: October 16, 2014

Newport News Friends of the Library to hold book sale Oct. 24-25

Books, more for sale Oct. 24-25

MEDIA CONTACT: Karen L. Gill, Community Relations and Programs Coordinator, 757-926-1357


Bargain hunters can...Read on...

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Posted on: October 8, 2014

ONE CITY MARATHON CHARITIES ANNOUNCED

Three local charities to benefit from inaugural event

MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Lee, Media Relations Coordinator, (757) 926-3685


City Manager Jim ...Read on...

Marathon website
Posted on: October 8, 2014

CITY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE AND NEW ADDRESS

MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Lee, Media Relations Coordinator, (757) 926-3685

The City of Newport News today launched a new and completely revamped website along with a new web address, or URL – Read on...


Human Services

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Posted on: August 14, 2014

IMPACT 2014 – Backpack Give-Away, STEM Fair and Field of Friends Community Fun Day

Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Impact 2014 - Backpack Give-away, STEM Fair and Field of Friends Community Fun Day will be held at South Morrison Family Education Center. Free and open to the public, IMPACT 2014 will be held at 746 Adam...Read on...

Posted on: July 23, 2014

Asset Based Community Development Training

Do you see things in your neighborhood that you would like to see changed but don’t know who is a neighborhood leader that can help you? You can BE that neighborhood leader.

On Friday, August 8, 2014, 6-9 pm and Saturday, August 9, 2014, 8 am-1 pm a f...Read on...


Library

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Posted on: November 7, 2014

Library events for December 2014

Holiday events, crafts, future discussions, more in December at Newport News Libraries

MEDIA CONTACT: Karen L. Gill, Community Relations and Programs Co...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: November 4, 2014

Community input sought on libraries' future

Newport News residents encouraged to join community discussions on future of libraries

MEDIA CONTACT: Karen L. Gill, Community Relations and Programs Coo...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: October 14, 2014

Craft Sale Dec. 5, 6 to benefit Grissom Library

Knitting group donates items for sale to benefit Grissom Library in annual event

MEDIA CONTACT: Karen L. Gill, Community Relations and Programs Coordinat...Read on...

Posted on: October 16, 2014

Newport News Friends of the Library to hold book sale Oct. 24-25

Books, more for sale Oct. 24-25

MEDIA CONTACT: Karen L. Gill, Community Relations and Programs Coordinator, 757-926-1357


Bargain hunters can...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: October 22, 2014

Teens learn to create comics as part of Teen Read Week events

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Teens in Newport News learned how to create their own comic hero, chose books they couldn’t do without and watched the movie “Divergent” to celebrate Teen Read Week™, Oct. 12-18, at Newport News Public Libraries.

Vince White, creator of “The Legend Of ...Read on...

Posted on: September 25, 2014

Youth mark Banned Books Week

Youth at Pearl Bailey Library recently learned about the importance of the freedom to read.

Members of the library’s advisory committees for teens and youth assisted staff in creating a display for Banned Books Week, Sept. 21-27 this year. Youth posed ...Read on...

Teen Advisory Committee
Posted on: September 19, 2014

Local authors' day on Sept. 27

Readers can connect with Newport News published and self-published authors on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Local Authors’ Day sponsored by the Newport News Public Library System.

Participating registered authors will have a table to sell and sign books a...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2014

Teen, Halloween, Civil War events, more in October

Workforce Series

Teens and adults ages 14 and older can network with others while obtaining some needed skills for entering the workforce, 2-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Pearl Bailey Library; and 2-4:30 p.m. ...Read on...

Posted on: August 28, 2014

Teens create Japanese headbands

Eight members of Pearl Bailey Library’s Anime and Manga Club created their own Hachimaki headbands on Aug. 23, with the guidance of the club organizer, Louis Hubert.

In the Japanese culture, Hachimakis are usually made of thin strips of white or red co...Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2014

Thousands of books, more given away at event

Free demonstrations, books, school supplies, food, animals and fun drew about 1,700 people to the STEM Fair/Impact 2014 Family Day on Aug. 23 at the South Morrison Family Education Center.

The Newport News Public Library System gave away 1,412 free boo...Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2014

Trivia contest winners get free movie passes

Free passes to the new Paragon City Center 12 Theater will be awarded to winners in a trivia contest.

“The Giver” Book to Movie Contest is open to all residents of Newport News who have read “The Giver” book by Lois Lowry and submit a completed entry f...Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2014

Community service award

Because of its focus on helping citizens, Pearl Bailey Library recently received the 2014 Outstanding Community Service Award from the Office of Human Affairs Board of Directors.

The Office of Human Affairs, a community action agency serving Hampton an...Read on...


Parks, Recreation & Tourism

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

Crafter Applications Available for the 42nd Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife

Applications are now available for the 42nd Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife to be held on October 3 & 4, 2015 in Newport News, Virginia. Held in a beautiful wooded area of the 8,000-acre Newport News Park, this festival attracts 70,000 people ...Read on...

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Police Department - Public Information Office

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Posted on: March 4, 2015

Police Seek Bank Robber in 03/04/2015 Old Point National Bank Robbery

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On March 4, 2015, at 12:12 PM officers were dispatched to Old Point National Bank located at 11751 Jefferson Ave., in reference to a bank robbery. Bank employees advised a masked black male entered the bank with a black revolver in his hand. The man deman...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2015

C.R.I.M.E. Planning Process - Kick-Off Rescheduled due to Winter Storm

The Crime Reduction through Informed Members Engaging (C.R.I.M.E.) meeting scheduled for Saturday, February 28, 2015, has been rescheduled due to the inclement weather. The new date will be Saturday, March 28th, 2015, at First Baptist Church, 12716 Warwi...Read on...

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Posted on: February 25, 2015

March Coffee with a Cop Planned

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Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation. A chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood!

The March "Coffee With a Cop" Event will be held at Angelo's Steak & Pancake House

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Posted on: February 11, 2015

Applications for Police Recruit Currently Being Accepted

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The Newport News Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer Recruit. Applications will be accepted from February 1, 2015 through March 31, 2015. The test for the position of Police Officer will be administered at Polic...Read on...

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Posted on: March 5, 2015

03/05/2015 Daily Press - Weekly Wanted

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The Daily Press publishes a "Weekly Wanted" page in the paper that identifies suspects that are wanted by the Newport News and Hampton police departments.

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Posted on: February 4, 2015

February Coffee with A Cop Event Planned!

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Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation. A chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood!

The February "Coffee With a Cop" Event will be held at the Belgian Waffle & Steakhouse.

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Posted on: January 23, 2015

Arrest Made in Commercial Burglary Cases

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On Wednesday January 21st, 2015, detectives released video in reference to 3 commercial burglaries in the southeast community of Newport News. On January 22, 2015, Newport News Police detectives received information in reference to the commercial burglar...Read on.....

Posted on: January 13, 2015

Robbery Suspects Sought - Identification Requested

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On Monday, January 5th at about 7:45pm, a male victim was walking in the area of N. Elm Court and Merry Oaks Drive in Newport News when he was approached by a Hispanic male and two other males. Suspect #1 pulled produced a silver handgun and demanded the ...Read on...

Surveillance Video
Posted on: September 17, 2014

Scam Alert

Don't be the victim of a scammer! Newport News Police will publish scams and other illegal activities you can be on the lookout for.