Oh, if you are near Newport News, you are certainly close enough to sample the greatness that is Pierce's Pitt Barbecue in Williamsburg. They are great. One of the best barbecues outside of N.C. & Memphis I've ever had. They are on a service road just off I-64 in Williamsburg.
Pierce's uses Hickory & oak wood, not gas or electricity, which is important to a lot of purists. If you're not a purist what it means is that when you pull into the parking lot, you need to 'roll' your car window down and become intoxicated by the aroma.
They cook Boston butts, not whole hog. They also use what's called a 'light chop'. That means they pull the meat apart, then just give it a few whacks with a cleaver, as opposed to really going at it the way they do in eastern N.C. The result is that you end up with some 'strings' of barbecue, and some chopped. My favorite is all pulled pork, but this is very good, too.
Anyway, take the time to visit Pierce's, they are a really good 'ole time' barbecue joint, even though they do more than just barbecue.