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NFS1 image smallCounty Breaks Ground on New Fire Station #1 ... On Tuesday, May 15, York County broke ground on the site of its future Fire Station #1, an 18,000 square foot building that will replace an aging fire station located on Route 17. At almost 60 years old, the current Fire Station #1 is outdated and undersized for today’s modern fire and rescue apparatus. In addition, the widening of Route 17 impacted the front driveway of the facility. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
PBME image smallPoquoson and Bethel Manor Elementary Win Big at Great Computer Challenge ... Teams from Poquoson Elementary and York County’s Bethel Manor Elementary traveled to Old Dominion University to compete in the 33rd Annual Great Computer Challenge on Saturday, May 12. This event, sponsored by WHRO, Old Dominion University, and the Consortium for Interactive Instruction, hosted teams from regional K-12 schools who competed in computer-based challenges. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
MMWWI image smallNew Exhibition at Mariner’s Museum Features Local WWI Stories and Artifacts ... This Saturday, The Mariners' Museum and Park will open a new exhibition that commemorates the 100th anniversary of America's involvement in the "war to end all wars." Answering America's Call: Newport News in World War I will feature artifacts, photographs, and documents relating to the camps located here in Newport News as well as the critically important Animal Embarkation Depot. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
FI 24may18 smallFishing News | Tide Chart ... If you’ve always wanted to try fishing, now is your chance! You may fish without a license again this year during the first weekend in June. Take advantage of the free fishing days, June 1, 2 and 3, 2018 and enjoy the great outdoors with your family and friends without having to spend money for a fishing license. No fishing license of any kind will be required for recreational rod and reel fishing during free fishing days. (Read the Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
Colonial Williamsburg Marks Memorial Day Weekend with Free Military Admission and Commemoration ... Colonial Williamsburg honors American military service Memorial Day weekend May 25-28 with free admission tickets for active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, National Guard members and their immediate dependents thanks to a $100,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation. (See Page 3, May 24, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
MMDA imageMathews Market Days Announces Poster Contest to All ... The Bay School Community Arts Center and the Mathews Market Days Committee are jointly conducting the Mathews Market Days Poster Contest this year. The Mathews Market Days festival is held each year on the Friday and Saturday following Labor Day. A centerpiece of the festival is the official Market Days Poster, a limited edition, signed and numbered, collectible art print. (See Page 3, May 24, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Student Honors ... Poquoson High School has released the Second Quarter All A's and AB Honor Rolls; Bethel Manor Elementary School has released the Second Quarter All A's and AB Honor Rolls; and, Coventry Elementary School has released the Second Quarter All A's and AB Honor Rolls. (See Page 4, May 24, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
WOB imageWarbirds Over the Beach, In Pictures ... The Military Aviation Museum on Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach held its annual airshow, Warbirds Over the Beach, on May 19-21, 2018. This exciting event, which seeks to commemorate World War II and educate the public on the history of the Greatest Generation’s war, did not let the weekend’s poor weather put too much a damper on the festivities. Reenactors from all over the country were on hand. (See Page 5, May 24, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
PSP imagePoquoson Names New Primary School Principal and High School Assistant Principal ... The Poquoson City School Board approved the appointment of Kimberly Gryszko to the position of Principal of Poquoson Primary School at a meeting on Tuesday night. Mrs. Gryszko served as the Assistant Principal at the school since 2015. The School Board also approved the appointment of Andrew Roberts as the new Assistant Principal at Poquoson High School. He will replace George Yeager who is retiring after 33 years of service to education. (See Page 5, May 24, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
FBatten imageFrank Batten Jr. Elected to Colonial Williamsburg Board ... The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation board of trustees has elected Frank Batten Jr., chairman, president and CEO of Landmark Media Enterprises LLC and Dominion Enterprises, to serve as a trustee of the Foundation. "Colonial Williamsburg serves a critical role in our society, engaging varied audiences in a conversation about our nation’s founding ideals and their undiminished relevance.” (See Page 7, May 24, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Summer Events in Virginia Worth Traveling For ... Virginia's lineup of summer festivals makes it the ideal destination for travelers looking for an eventful vacation. From delicious culinary, craft beer and wine festivals to a thriving music scene and diverse outdoor landscapes, Virginia has something for everyone this summer. (See Page 9, May 24, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
4th Annual Memorial Day Quiz ... Memorial Day. It is more than just a time to kick off the summer with cookouts and trips to the beach. It is a time to solemnly remember those brave women and men who died while serving in the military. At 3:00 p.m. on Memorial Day, we will have a National Moment of Remembrance to honor those brave soldiers. (See Page 9, May 24, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Capital square smallSpecial Session: How to Relegate Your Party to Minority Status ... In the aftermath of the Democrat landslide last November in which Republicans maintained their House majority by the pick of a draw that settled a tied House election, the GOP caucus expressed that it could regain five or six of the 15 lost seats. That’s the number of districts, they believe, that are mostly reliable Republican that flukishly got caught up in the wave. It’s reasonable thinking. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)

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