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MTWM image smallCommunity Shaken By Murder at Tabb WalMart ... 15 Feb 2018 – York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Department responded to a call from the Tabb WalMart located on George Washington Memorial Highway regarding a shooting in the store’s parking lot. At approximately 9:30 A.M., a woman was shot in the parking lot of the store. The victim was transported to Riverside Hospital and arrived within fifteen minutes from the initial shooting and the victim was taken into surgery. At approximately 12:30 p.m., Ms. Jean Bryant was pronounced deceased. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
R2SY image smallPoquoson Superintendent Named Region 2 Superintendent of the Year ... Poquoson City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Parish has been named the Superintendent of the Year for Region 2. Region 2 is comprised of school divisions which serve the counties of Accomack, Isle of Wight, Williamsburg James City, Northampton, Southampton, and York, as well as the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
GWCTA image smallGreater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance Recognizes American Revolution Museum with Award ... The Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance presented the Lafayette Award to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown last night at the Freight Shed for the York County Economic Development Authority’s Distinguished Business Affair. GWCTA is a sponsor of this event which recognized significant economic development projects in 2017. President/CEO of GWCTA, Karen Riordan, presented the brand new 2018 Lafayette Award to Philip Emerson, Executive Director of the James town-Yorktown Foundation and the American Revolution Museum. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
FI2 22feb18 smallEagle22Feb18 imageFishing News | Tide Chart ... No Changes for Tournament Rules or Citation Requirements in 2018 -- The 61st annual Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament, which opened January 1, 2018 and runs throughout the year, held its annual Tournament Committee meeting in December to consider possible rule and Citation minimum changes. The main agenda items reviewed included the 2017 citation data with a comparison to prior years, a discussion of using power assist gear for day time deep-dropping for swordfish, and the consideration of a possible name change for the Tournament. (Read the Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
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 cwah imageColonial Williamsburg’s Annual Homeschool Days Offer Deals for Learning Feb. 24 Through March 4 ... Colonial Williamsburg’s annual Spring Homeschool Days offer special deals on admission and interactive program experiences designed to make 18th century life come alive for young learners Feb. 24 through March 4. While guests can create their own Colonial Williamsburg itineraries any day of the year to support any homeschool curriculum, Single-day and Multiday tickets are available during this offer with an advanced reservation at a saving of up to more than 75 percent off retail. (See Page 3, February 22, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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RDHS imageRiverside Doctors’ Hospital to Support Three Scholarships to the WJCC Scholarship Fund ... Williamsburg Community Foundation is excited to once again partner with Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg who will support three scholarships for students planning to pursue a career in health services, with preference given to a student demonstrating financial need. This is the sixth year in a row that Riverside Doctors’ Hospital has funded this scholarship for local students. (See Page 3, February 22, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Student Honors ... York High School has released the First Quarter Highest Honors List (Honors List was published last week), York River Academy has released the First Quarter Honors and Highest Honors Lists, and, Poquoson Elementary School has released the First Quarter AB Honor Roll (All A's Honor Roll will be published next week). (See Page 4, February 22, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
NavyCS imageYorktown Native Serves Aboard One of the Navy’s Most Versatile Combat Ships ... A Yorktown, Virginia, native and 2005 Grafton High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a crew working aboard one of the country’s most versatile combat ships. Petty Officer 1st Class Samuel Johnson is a fire controlman serving aboard USS Gabrielle Giffords based in San Diego. A Navy fire controlman is responsible for missile systems and associated computers and radars for the ship’s self defense. (See Page 5, February 22, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
PPLH imagePoquoson Public Library History Programs Explore Time During the World Wars ... On Saturday February 10th, the Poquoson Historical Commission held its first Hunt for History at Poquoson Public Library. Nine Historical Commission volunteers worked with 10 people to identify and scan old family photographs and work on family histories. Three photograph collections were brought in with 50 photographs scanned and added to the Commission’s inventory. This event was the kickoff event for the lecture series Hometown Heroes Go to War which commemorates the 75th and 100th anniversaries of World War I and II. (See Page 5, February 22, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Capital square smallGeneral Assembly Week 5: Welcome To The Commonwealth of Virgersey ... A prominent, principled conservative member of the General Assembly said to a group of conservative activists not long after November’s elections that the Democrat wave that practically zeroed out the Republicans’ 16-seat majority in the House of Delegates would lead to the "Marylandization” of Virginia, with every type of liberal law slipping through the two one-seat Republican-controlled chambers and on to Democrat Governor Ralph Northam’s desk. I think "Virgersey” sounds better. At least it’s funnier and a lot easier to say. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)





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