May 28, 2015 RSS feed / News Briefs

For What It’s Worth

The “Elephant in the Room” is the tusk! Recently there has been much confusing information regarding the re-sale of elephant ivory by dealers and auction houses. Federal and state regulations are somewhat complex. More...

Bench Press Competition

The Newport County YMCA will host a free bench bress challenge on June 4. The female and male champions will receive prizes. The competition is based upon a one rep maximum.  More...

Yard Waste Pickup

Newport residents will have yard waste collected during the weeks of June 8 and 22 on residents’ regular collection day. Yard waste must be in brown paper leaf bags or loose in 32 gallon barrels. More...

Golf Tournament

The Newport Sharks Double Dutch team will hold its third annual golf tournament on Sunday, June 7 at the Green Valley Country Club. The fee is $125 per golfer. More...

Annual NBS 5K

Registration is now open for the ninth annual Norman Bird Sanctuary 5K on Saturday, June 20. This year’s event is being held in honor of David Leys, Jr.  More...

Comment Period on Bikeway Design

At a recent public hearing, the Portsmouth Town Council was presented a design study for a combined on-road and off-road bikeway that will provide a continuous corridor for bicycle travel along the west side of the island. More...

Flag Disposal

Do you have faded, torn, or tattered American flags that need to be disposed of? If so, bring them to Naval Station Newport’s Public Affairs Office, Building 690, through June 12. More...

CyperPatriot Team Takes Second in State Competition

A team of high school students from the Newport Area Career and Technical Center (NACTC) concluded an exceptional round of competition in the seventh season of CyberPatriot – the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. More...