Showing posts with label local Virginia news. Show all posts
Showing posts with label local Virginia news. Show all posts

Thursday, July 1, 2010

~~WAL*MART Schedules Store Opening In Onley~~

The newly built Onley Wal-Mart will open its new Supercenter on Wednesday, July 21st according to officials. Further announcements regarding the opening will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

The 155,000 sq. ft. building is set to employ 300 workers, with over 1,500 applying. The employees have been training for their new positions over the past couple of weeks.

The stores construction began in October, but due to the wet winter and spring the construction had several set backs according to Weis Builders foreman Vernon Gibson.

The Onley Supercenter is the 78th in Virginia.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Checkpoints At Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Toll Plazas

The Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response operation, called VIPR, has officers pulling randomly selected vehicles out of line and checking them for anything unusual, said Tom Anderson, the bridge-tunnel’s deputy director.

The goal of the event, a repeat of an operation held in the fall, is to increase safety, prevent terrorism and “act as a method of deterrence,” Anderson said.

The checkpoints are coordinated by the Transportation Security Administration and include the FBI, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Coast Guard, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Norfolk and Virginia Beach police and Northampton County Sheriff’s Office, Anderson said. Police dogs also are being used to check vehicles.

The checkpoints began early this morning and will continue through the day, Anderson said.