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DYW17 image smallTabb and Grafton Students Win Distinguished Young Women Scholarships ... Three senior girls from the York County School System were recently selected to represent the Tidewater area in the Virginia Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program to be held in Richmond on February 25th. This scholarship program encourages continued education and provides college scholarships. It is designed to help young women develop self-confidence and the ability to interview effectively, to speak in public, to perform on stage, and to build interpersonal relationships. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
NelsonJr image smallLocal Historical Profile: Thomas Nelson, Jr. ... Virginia is rife with figures who are important to the founding of our nation, including Yorktown native, Thomas Nelson, Jr. Nelson was born on December 26, 1738 to William Nelson and Elizabeth Burwell. He was called "Junior” as he shared a first name with both his grandfather and his uncle. The Nelson family was one of the first families of Virginia and Thomas Nelson, Jr.’s grandfather, nicknamed "Scotch Tom,” founded the town of York in 1706. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop ad apr15Fish News and Tide Chart ... We hit the wrecks both Saturday and Sunday. We FI 23feb17 smallcaught tautog and tagged and released some really nice sea bass both days. We did have to steer around the Russian spy ship parked off of our coast. If the photos seem to indicate that I caught the most and largest togs, well... None really large. I weighed in one a bit over 9 pounds and had a handful of others over 8 pounds. (Read the Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
VOpera imageJust so you know 23feb17Virginia Opera Concludes 2016-2017 Season with Puccini’s Turandot ... Virginia Opera, The Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, drops the curtain on the 2016-2017 opera season with Giacomo Puccini’s final opera, Turandot. Based on the ancient fable set in China, this story of legendary Princess Turandot weaves the quest for love with the ultimate consequences. Puccini’s extravagant and exotic score - featuring ‘Nessun Dorma’ – one of the most stirring opera arias of all time - throws the audience into a world of suspense and horror. (See Page 3, February 23, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... Poquoson High School has released the 1st Quarter All A and AB Honor Rolls, Bethel Manor Elementary School has released the 2nd Quarter All A and AB Honor Rolls, and Coventry Elementary School has released the 2nd Quarter AB Honor Roll. (See Page 4, February 23, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
AskHR imageYork High School Receives Environmental Action Award from ... This week, recognized two local schools and educators for their commitment to environmental stewardship and leadership. Wendy VanHosen, assistant principal at John Yeates Middle School in Suffolk, and Amber LaMonte, a teacher at York High School in Yorktown. (See Page 5, February 23, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
TMeyer imageYork County Economic Development Authority Honors Businesses ... The Economic Development Authority (EDA) and the Office of Economic Development (OED) awarded Spain Properties with the 2017 William Rogers "Poor Potter” Award, for their significant investment in York County. Tim Meyer, President of the York County Chamber of Commerce, recognized Wormley Creek Marina, owned and operated by Doug and Pam Truston, as the Chamber’s Small Business of the Year. (See Page 5, February 23, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Square2017 image smallCapitol Square Diary - Week Seven ... It was the surprise announcement that wasn’t a surprise that still shook Virginia’s political world — House Speaker William J. Howell (RStafford), after 29 years in the House and 14 of them as speaker, announced his retirement Monday morning. While it was inevitable, and guessing when has been one of the capitol’s most popular parlor games in recent years, not many could pinpoint when he would call it a career. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
SHowell imageSenate Republicans Congratulate Speaker Howell on His Years of Service to the Commonwealth ... Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City) today issued the following statement on Speaker William J. Howell's (R-Stafford) announcement that he will not seek reelection to the House of Delegates: "Having served the Commonwealth and the citizens of Stafford and Fredericksburg with distinction for three decades, Speaker Howell has announced his well-deserved retirement from the House." (See Page 6, February 23, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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