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Animal image smallGrafton Animal Hospital Hires New Vet ... Grafton Animal Hospital now has a second full-time veterinarian, Dr. Laura Raiff, DVM, who is accepting new patients. Raiff is practicing general veterinary medicine, but has a special interest in bird, or avian, medicine. Raiff grew up in St. Louis and she graduated with a degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Missouri- Columbia in 2013. She also lived in San Diego shortly before moving to Virginia. Raiff started at Grafton Animal Hospital in July. "I came across this place and I really liked the people here and the next thing I knew I was moving from California," Raiff said. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Teen image small2014 Teen of the Year ... Kiran Bagalkotkar was chosen as the 2014 Teen of the Year by the Kiwanis International Capital District which includes Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia. She was recognized at the Governor's Banquet at Capital District Convention on August 21, 2014 in Reston, Virginia. She received $2000 scholarship and is going to be considered for the Kiwanis International Scholarship. The purpose of this award is to give recognition to deserving teenagers for their academic achievements, citizenship, service to their school and community, and character and leadership performance. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop fishing ad 440pxFish News - Tide Chart ... Cobia fishing is still good but if you have Fish image1 11sep14not had your fill of cobia fishing this summer, get out there now. These fish will be leaving our waters over the next few weeks. Sightfishing has been very good near the mouth of the bay and more fish are being seen along the oceanfront. Schools of big red drum are also being encountered occasionally by anglers looking for Fish image2 11sep14cobia and big reds are being caught around the islands of the CBBT. Puppy drum are being caught in the shallows most everywhere. More speckled trout are being caught and that bite should improve as we move into fall. Flounder fishing is good in most flounder spots. The CBBT is producing the most impressive catches and some of the coastal wrecks are holding some nice flounder. (Read full Fish News Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
Teacher imageJust so you know 18sep14Poquoson Teacher Selected for STEM Academy ... A Poquoson City Public Schools teacher was selected to participate in the Virginia Center for Excellence in Teaching (VCET), a new, highly selective professional development program for teachers, which launched this summer on the George Mason University campus in Fairfax. Charlene M. Hinshaw of Poquoson Primary School was accepted into the STEM Academy, which ran June 22-27. Hinshaw was one of 100 of Virginia's best teachers selected to attend one of four innovative summer academies focused on classroom instruction, education policy and leadership. (See Page 3, Sept 11, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Tabb Middle School Announces Honor Rolls ... Tabb Middle School All A's and All A-B Honor Rolls. (See Page 4, Sept 11, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Victory imageVictory Center Opening ... On September 3rd, The York County Republican Committee opened their Victory Center at Pilgrim Village on Route 17. Present for the ribbon cutting were Congressman Rob Wittman, Senator Tommy Norment, Delegate Brenda Pogge. Local representatives were present including our Sheriff Danny Diggs, and lovely wife Patty, Kristen Nelson, Clerk of Court, and the only one of the Board of Supervisor members, Sheila Noll. (See Page 5, Sept 11, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Foley iamgeJames Foley Leaves Legacy ... "Martyr," many Catholics have called him. A man driven by a faith that never dimmed but only grew seemingly brighter, James Foley was an American photojournalist whose work breached the cultural chasm that divides the West from the war-torn mountains of the Middle East. An exemplary chronicler, Foley was known for his investigative strength. It was late Tuesday night, Aug. 19, when a video surfaced of James Foley's beheading by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The media erupted with a whirlwind of speculation about his execution. (See Page 7, Sept 11, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

Governor imageGovernor Bob McDonnell Found Guilty of Corruption ... Unless you finally managed to take that highly coveted mid-week nap and then celebrated your skillful time management by going out to dinner and taking in a double feature, you may not be aware that a jury on Thursday found former Republican Governor Robert F. "Bob"McDonnell guilty of 11 of 13 counts of conspiracy, bribery, and extortion corruption-related counts and his wife, Maureen, guilty of nine counts. Both of the McDonnells will likely appeal the verdicts. (See Page 10, Sept 11, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

Market imageYorktown Market Days Continues This September with a Fall Arts Theme and First Paws on the Rivah ... Yorktown Market Days continues to operate weekly on Saturdays through September 27, along the Yorktown waterfront at Riverwalk Landing between Buckner and Ballard Streets. The market operates from 8 a.m. to noon. Following the close of the weekly market season, monthly markets will be held on October 11, November 8 and December 13, with extended hours in October from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and November and December from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The market hosts more than 35 local farmers, producers and vendors throughout the season with a variety of homegrown favorites. (See Page 11, Sept 11, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

Constitutional Corner: "Wishing and Hoping? ... How many of you, when you opened your eyelids this morning and found that God had given you yet another day on this earth, reviewed the inventory of perils you could face and decided it just wasn't worth it - you would stay in bed instead? Driving to work you might be killed by a sleepy driver crossing over the highway centerline. Your car might be tboned by a texting teenager as you start across an intersection. At the next intersection you might be shot resisting a carjacking. While you are walking across your company's parking lot, a coronary artery might reach 100% occlusion, triggering a fatal heart attack. As you reached for the building's door handle a meteorite might strike you on the head and end your life on the threshold of yet another day at the office. Each of these risks is real, their probability is quantifiable, as any life insurance company will tell you. (See Page 6, Sept 4, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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