U.Va., Va. Tech Opening Center In Newport News

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The University of Virginia and Virginia Tech are jointly opening a regional educational center near the entrance to City Center.

The University of Virginia Eastern Regional Center at Newport News is slated to open this fall, a U.Va. news release said. The school recently closed its Virginia Beach center.

The center will include several classrooms with videoconferencing to link students to professors in other locations.

The Newport News Economic Development Authority will spend almost $100,000 to renovate space in the Wells Fargo building on Thimble Shoals Boulevard, the release said. The building’s owners are contributing almost twice that amount toward the renovation.

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