Dorian watch: Need WiFi and a charge? Go to a Cox store

Cell phone users may one day be able to hop on 5G networks in Williamsburg.(WYDaily/Courtesy Pixabay user StockSnap)
(Southside Daily/Courtesy Pixabay user StockSnap)

Cox Communications is offering free wifi and charging station use at all of their stores in the Hampton Roads area.

Currently the stores on the Southside portions of Hampton Roads like Virginia Beach and Norfolk are closed because of Hurricane Dorian. However, the Cox Communications stores on the Peninsula are open, said Jessica Dawley, a spokeswoman with the company.

“Once the [Southside] stores reopen that WiFi and charging stations will be available,” Dawley said. “We expect to be open Saturday.”

In addition, Cox television customers will have access to the weather channel for free now until Monday.

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John Mangalonzo (john@localvoicemedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.