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USCy2 image smallThe Mystery of the USS Cyclops (Part 2) ... When USS Cyclops, a Proteus class collier, left Norfolk in January 1918, no one could have predicted what would occur over the next few months. Under the command of LCDR George Worley, a German immigrant who was detested by his crew, the ship was en route to Brazil to refuel British ships just off the coast. Before returning to the U.S., Cyclops was to take on civilian passengers and take on 10,800 tons of manganese ore. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
NGor image smallU.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch Joins Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Board ... The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation board of trustees has named member Thurston R. Moore, chairman emeritus and special counsel of the Richmond law firm Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, to serve as chairman of the board, and has elected U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch to serve as a trustee of the foundation. Chairman Emeriti Henry C. Wolf and his predecessor, Thomas F. Farrell II retired from the Foundation board along with Cynthia H. Milligan effective with the Board’s regular November meeting. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
CBridge image Chapter Service Officer Tim Valentine Recognized by DAV Department of Virginia ... Disabled American Veterans York County Victory Chapter 13 announces that Chapter Service Officer Timothy Valentine was recently recognized by DAV Department of Virginia with the Phyllis B. Simons Award for Outstanding Chapter Service during 2018. Tim completed one hundred fifty-two submitted Veterans Affairs Claims or documents during last fiscal year ending 30 June 2018. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Fishing News | Tide Chart ... No submissions for this week. Check next week for more updates. (Read Last Week's Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
VCEH imageVirginia Cooperative Extension to Hold Horticultural Extravaganza and Other Events ... Registration is now open for the 25th Horticultural Extravaganza, Saturday, March 2, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Tabb High School, 4431 Big Bethel Road. This year’s keynote speaker is Bryce Lane, host of the Emmy award winning UNC TV show "In the Garden with Bryce Lane.” Each year, the Horticultural Extravaganza provides educational classes for both beginning and more experienced gardeners. (See Page 3, January 17, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
VetFilm imageDocumentary Film on Army Veteran and Service Dog to Premiere at Regent University ... A small team of local filmmakers have completed work on a documentary of an Army veteran, Toby Yarbrough, and his service dogs Duke and Sasha. The film gets its origin from the novel The Quiet Healing, which was authored by Yarbrough and published in 2017. The film is set to premiere at a special screening at Regent University on Saturday, January 19th at 7pm. (See Page 3, January 17, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Student Honors ... This week we publish the Grafton High School First Quarter Honors and Highest Honors Rolls. (See Page 4, January 17, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
400RP imageOver 400 Years of History in Hampton Roads As Told by the Rainbow Puppets ... Over 400 years of Hampton Roads history told by the Rainbow Puppets. The show is an ambitious undertaking by the company’s founder and creator David Messick, Jr. and expands on the work he and the company began with their acclaimed telling of Jamestown’s 400th anniversary. Rainbow Puppets are the current Sunburst Awards Performing Artists of the Year. (See Page 5, January 17, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
RLuria imageRep. Luria Refuses Pay Until Congress Pays Federal Employees ... The most recent government shutdown has taken its toll on the country’s federal employees and their families. Representative Elaine Luria (Virginia’s Second District) is refusing to receive pay until federal employees receive theirs. In a letter to Philip G. Kiko, Chief Administrative Officer at the Capitol, dated January 2, 2019, Rep. Luria asked that her pay be withheld during the shutdown. (See Page 5, January 17, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Sheriff J.D. "Danny” Diggs Seeks Re-election ... J. D. "Danny" Diggs has announced that he will be seeking re-election as Sheriff of York County and the City of Poquoson. Diggs was first elected Sheriff in 1999, and ran unopposed in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015. Sheriff Diggs said, "I have enjoyed serving the citizens of York and Poquoson as their Sheriff. Over the years, the trust that the public has for the Sheriff's Office has grown." (See Page 6, January 17, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Capital square smallGeneral Assembly: Week One - Senators Say the Craziest Things ... The relaxed, yet filled with the fun of reunions, Happy New Year’s greetings and anticipation of the Monday and Tuesday preceding the beginning of a General Assembly session morph into pure excitement when it is gaveled into business on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday allow lawmakers, staff, lobbyists, activists, media and all else to gradually acclimate themselves into what will evolve into a frenetic pace. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

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