- Joining the ultimate-role-model ranks of the notorious R.B.D, NASA Langley’s “human computer” and recent recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Katherine G. Johnson, will have a new Langley building named after her. Via the DP.
- Norfolk’s newly elected mayor, Kenny Alexander, is not only the Mermaid City’s first mayor in two decades, but he’s its first African-American mayor — and that comes with a delicate balancing act. Via the Pilot.
- And speaking of historic elections, Williamsburg City Council will welcome its first Asian-American representative, William and Mary senior Benming Zhang. Via WVEC.
- Thursday is Cinco de Mayo, and a ramped-up Virginia Beach police force is on the lookout for anyone who may be driving drunk. Via Southside Daily.