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Newport News Shipbuilding

Newport News Shipbuilding (formerly Northrop Grumman Newport News), a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries, has designed, built, overhauled and repaired a wide variety of ships for the U.S. Navy and commercial customers for more than a century. The Newport News, Virginia, shipyard is Hampton Roads' largest private employer, with more than 21,000 workers, many of whom are third and fourth generation shipbuilders. It is the nation's sole maker of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of two submarine builders. Today, the shipyard is the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two companies capable of designing and building nu... Show more »
Newport News Shipbuilding (formerly Northrop Grumman Newport News), a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries, has designed, built, overhauled and repaired a wide variety of ships for the U.S. Navy and commercial customers for more than a century. The Newport News, Virginia, shipyard is Hampton Roads' largest private employer, with more than 21,000 workers, many of whom are third and fourth generation shipbuilders. It is the nation's sole maker of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of two submarine builders. Today, the shipyard is the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two companies capable of designing and building nuclear-powered submarines. The company also provides after-market services for a wide array of naval and commercial vessels. « Show less

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  • Endorsement: Joe Courtney Is Bringing In Jobs

    Endorsement: Joe Courtney Is Bringing In Jobs
    Elections in the state's 2nd Congressional District, with its huge plurality of unaffiliated voters (177, 663 unaffiliated to 121,310 Democrats and 85,514 Republicans), used to be competitive. They have been less so in recent years, largely because of the first-rate job of U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney.
  • Newsome Park: From hot spot to ghost town

    Newsome Park: From hot spot to ghost town
    Four years ago, when Charles Sinkler moved into his Newsome Park apartment, his building was full of residents and for the most part, he felt safe. Today, he is the only tenant left in his otherwise boarded-up building off Madison Avenue. In the last...

    VDOE implements guide for military families with special education students

    The Virginia Department of Education recently completed a new guide for military families who have children in special education. The guide gives answers to questions families might have about the programs available in Virginia's public schools, according...

    We need regional context

    By Jim Oliver The 15th annual State Of The Region Report aspires to "stimulate thought and discussion that will ultimately make Hampton Roads an even better place to live." Indeed, the report does a good job of addressing four important aspects of life...

    Newport News could expand area where food vending allowed

     Newport News could expand area where food vending allowed
    The Newport News City Council will soon consider whether to alter its mobile food vendor ordinance, after hearing from vendors at every council meeting since its rollout Sept. 1, many claiming the new rules have hurt their businesses. The ordinance...