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SHI2 image smallThe Southampton Insurrection (Part 2) ... Nat Turner was a fervently religious man who inspired many of his fellow enslaved blacks in Southampton County, Virginia during the 1820's into the first two years of the 1830's. After generations of the cruelty, oppression, and inhumane treatment under the horrific institution of chattel slavery, Nat Turner believed he was given a sign from God to lead a charge against the white slaveholders of the county; to do God's bidding by making the them pay for the sins of slavery. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
PVPD image smallColonial Williamsburg Celebrates the Many Presidents of Virginia on President’s Day ... This past weekend Colonial Williamsburg celebrated President's Day with a number of events recalling the important role Williamsburg played in the lives of many of our presidents. Sunday at 10:30 a.m. a public audience with our first president, George Washington, was presented. Visitors to Colonial Williamsburg were encouraged to meet with President Washington. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
YorkStars image PWrest image smallPoquoson Wrestlers Repeat as State Champions ... The dynasty continues! Poquoson's vaunted wrestling squad grappled its way to a hard-fought win over Grayson County this past weekend. In addition to capturing the 11th team title, three superstar Poquoson wrestlers won individual titles. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
FI 21feb19 smallFishing News | Tide Chart ... I had told my crew earlier in the week that I didn't think it looked good for the weekend but I was leaving it up to them. If they thought there was a weather window, I'd go. Johnny Boyd was the only one smart enough to say that it looked too rough. (Read the Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
DGIF28 imageDGIF Reports 28 New CWD-Positive White-Tailed Deer in Northwest Virginia ... Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was confirmed by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) in 26 deer from Frederick County and two deer from Shenandoah County during 2018. Twenty-six of the CWD-positive deer were harvested by hunters and showed no symptoms of the disease. (See Page 2, February 21, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Qtet imageTelegraph Quartet to Perform Music by Mozart, Weinberg, and Dvořák in Williamsburg ... On Monday, March 11, 2019 at 7:30pm and Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 8pm, the San Francisco-based Telegraph Quartet (Eric Chin and Joseph Maile, violins; Pei-Ling Lin, viola; Jeremiah Shaw, cello) is presented by the Feldman Chamber Music Society at Chrysler Museum of Art's Kaufman Theater and the Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg at the Williamsburg Library Theatre. (See Page 3, February 21, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
BMuse imageMuse – An Exploration of Inspiration at the Bay School ... The Bay School Community Arts Center will host an exhibition of sculptures and paintings by local artists Sue Henshaw and Rebecca West. The show entitled "Muse,” looks at creative inspiration – where ideas come from, and how they find their way into form. Opening reception is Friday, February 22 from 5-7 pm. (See Page 3, February 21, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Student Honors ... This week we publish the Bethel Manor Elementary School Second Quarter All A's and AB Honor Rolls; the Coventry Elementary School Second Quarter All A's and AB Honor Rolls; and, the Dare Elementary School Second Quarter All A's and AB Honor Rolls. (See Page 4, February 21, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
KDVol imageKings Dominion Announces Removal of Volcano ... Kings Dominion dealt an unfortunate blow to coaster enthusiasts on February 8th when they announced the permanent closure of fan-favorite, "Volcano: The Blast Coaster."Opening in the Safari Village section of the park in 1998, Volcano was the world's first inverted launch coaster. It featured four inversions, an 80-foot drop, and reached speeds in excess of 75 mph. (See Page 5, February 21, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Virginia Is Deemed ‘Ripe’ For Berry Growing ... Virginia is not just for lovers, but for berry growers, too, according Dr. Reza Rafie, Virginia State University Extension specialist in horticulture. That's because after conducting extensive research of berry production across central and southside Virginia, Rafie is confident that Virginia's climate and soil are well suited to grow strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. (See Page 8, February 21, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Virginia Living Museum Bacchus Wine and Food Festival a Success ... The Virginia Living Museum's 14th annual Bacchus Wine and Food Festival, presented by Old Point National Bank, successfully concluded February 8. It was an elegant evening of fine wine, local food and entertainment with sold out 680 guests in attendance. The event raised $87,000 in support of science education and conservation. (See Page 9, February 21, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Capital square smallGeneral Assembly Week Six: Scrambling For Cover ... No one yet knows how the unprecedented controversies over the commonwealth’s top three elected office holders will unfold. There are hints and rumors of more embarrassing, if not legal, ramifications to come — more (and more distasteful) pictures of Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring and perhaps another allegation of sexual assault against Democrat Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

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