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CandidateT image smallGetting to "Meet the Candidates” at Tabb High School ... On April 12th, Tabb High School hosted a "Meet the Candidates” event. Lt. Governor Ralph Northam, candidate for Governor of Virginia, and Justin Fairfax, candidate for Lt. Governor were the main speakers for the night. Before the main event took place at 6:30, there was a meet and greet from 5:30-6:30. This gave anyone in attendance the opportunity to talk to both Northam and Fairfax in a more informal manner. Christopher Newport University professor, Rachel Bitecofer, acted as moderator for the "interview” style event. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
AviationH image smallA Parcel of Aviation History: Naval Air Station, Yorktown ... The advent of heavier-than-air controlled flight brought new horizons and expanded boundaries of the limits of man. With the U.S. entrance into World War I coming on the heels of just such invention, the desire to reach further, higher, and the benefit there in, was not lost on the U.S. military. As such, air stations were opened in strategic coastal locations to support the war effort and further aviation experimentations. With this in mind, the U.S. Navy founded Naval Air Station, Yorktown in July 1919. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop ad apr15Fish News and Tide Chart ... Drum have move into the seaside surf of the Eastern Shore. More black drum than red drum are being caught so far with more red drum moving in every day. The red drum bite has been great out of Hatteras over the FI 20apr17 smallpast week. Virginia’s bite will catch up over the next couple of weeks and by May, it will be red hot. Puppy drum and speckled trout are being caught inside the inlets. It is time for them to show up on the flats of the western side of the bay. A few pups and specks have been caught here already. Both speckled trout and gray trout have shown in gillnet catches in the Hampton Roads area. (Read the Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
MCB imageJust so you know 20apr17New Local Breweries Added To 5th Annual Mariner’s Craft Beer Festival ... The Mariners' Museum will host its fifth annual Craft Beer Festival on Sunday, May 7, 2017, from 12 to 5 p.m. In years past, the festival has drawn more than 1,700 people, becoming one of Hampton Roads' most anticipated and unique craft beer events. There will be more than 50 craft beers available for tasting from 20 local, regional, and national breweries. (See Page 3, April 20, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
PIY imagePirates Invade Yorktown April 29th and 30th ... Pirate groups representing the accurate representation of seafaring life in the late 17th and early 18th centuries will embark upon Riverwalk Landing in Historic Yorktown on Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a funfilled mix of activities, pirate encampments, vendors, and demonstrations. Activities for the weekend event will be scattered throughout Riverwalk Landing, including the Watermen’s Museum grounds. (See Page 3, April 20, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... Tabb High School has released the 2nd Quarter Honors Roll and Grafton High School has released the 2nd Quarter Honors Roll. (See Page 4, April 20, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
AdmiralP imageRetired Admiral to Give Presentation on WWII Battle of Midway ... Admiral Walter F. Doran, U.S. Navy (Ret.), presents the story of the epic Battle of Midway in a free, public presentation on Sunday, April 30, from 3 to 4 p.m., in York Hall, 301 Main Street in Historic Yorktown. This program is sponsored by the York County Historical Committee. Admiral Doran will answer questions following his presentation. The 1942 Battle of Midway, which turned the tide of World War II in the Pacific theatre, is considered by many historians to be the greatest victory in the history of the U.S. Navy. (See Page 6, April 20, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Y10K imageVictory at Yorktown 10K Ran This Past Weekend For Third Year ... While the morning started off gray and cloudy, the spirits of the participants couldn’t be dampened. The Victory Family YMCA held their 3rd annual Victory at Yorktown 10K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run in on April 15th. The 10K took place along the streets of Yorktown, including the waterfront. This route was USATF 10K certified and was classified as a Virginia State RRCA 10K Championship event, a Hampton Roads Super Grand Prix Event, and a Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix Event. (See Page 7, April 20, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?
RT17 imageYork County Replaces Rt. 17 Sign in Partnership with Newport News ... For decades, drivers traveling north on Route 17 heading into York County from Newport News passed a large sign in the median recognizing civic organizations in the county. Over the years, the effects of weather and time have reduced the sign to an eyesore. Repairing or replacing it was not an option because of today’s VDOT regulations regarding signs in the medians. (See Page 8, April 20, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Square imageCapitol Square Diary - The Nothingness of Terry McAuliffe ... The recently completed Reconvened (aka "Veto”) Session of the General Assembly may not have been the most eventful. All of Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoes were sustained for the fourth consecutive year. That’s quite a streak, but it doesn’t mean he went four years undefeated. Aside from his inyour- face vetoes, complete with unprecedented "veto signing ceremonies” staged for maximum bombast, McAuliffe may go down as the least accomplished governor in Virginia’s modern history. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

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