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FossilP image smallRice’s Fossil Pit: A Local Landmark Disappeared ... Drive off of Harris Creek Road in Hampton near Fox Hill and you’ll find a rather out of place lake. You could never tell that this lake once attracted people to dig for fossils and become engrossed in the prehistoric. This lake was once a 70-foot-deep, empty depression better known as Rice’s Fossil Pit. In the 1940s, William and Madeline Rice bought 18 acres of land and used it as a borrow pit. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
YBV2 image smallYorktown Beach Voted 2nd Best in All of Virginia ... The votes are in! Yorktown Beach earned the number two spot in USA Today’s 10 Best contest (for beaches in Virginia). Our thanks to the voters who selected us as a favorite beach spot. We, of course, agree! But, we’re rather biased. However, with our beach and nearby picnic area, fishing pier, restaurants, shops, and Riverwalk – all surrounded by American history! – we think a stop at Yorktown Beach can be fun for everyone. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
FI 21jun18 smallFishing News | Tide Chart ... Members of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council approved an amendment to remove Atlantic cobia from the current federal management plan and transfer management responsibility to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. The amendment is designed to prevent inconsistent regulations in state and federal waters and improve flexibility in the management of Atlantic cobia from Georgia northward to New York. (Read the Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
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Hogweed imageVirginia Tech Scientists Hopeful Giant Hogweed Can Be Contained ... Virginia Tech researchers who helped identify the dangerous Giant Hogweed plants in Clarke County, Virginia, want residents to stay on the lookout for the plant with toxic sap that can cause severe burns — but also stressed that the weeds are believed to have been planted intentionally decades ago and haven't spread in the years since.  (See Page 2, June 21, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
8K5K imageRegistration Open for Yorktown’s Annual Independence Day 8K and 5K Run/Walk ... The Fourth of July may be remembered for the Declaration of Independence, but where would we be without the defeat of British forces at Yorktown? Register to follow in the footsteps of where the American and French allies won the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War. (See Page 3, June 21, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Student Honors ... Queens Lake Middle School has released the Third Quarter All A's and AB Honor Rolls and Grafton Middle School has released the Third Quarter AB Honor Roll (All A's Honor Roll was published last week). (See Page 4, June 21, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
PRAS imagePeninsula Regional Animal Shelter Unveils New Website ... On Sunday, June 17, Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter announced on social media their brand new website. The website takes the place of a previous one, which was rather ambiguous. In conjunction with the City of Newport News, the new website provides easy access to answers regarding frequently asked questions, as well as a calendar of upcoming events. (See Page 5, June 21, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
VOpera imageVirginia Opera Announces New Director of Education and Outreach ... Virginia Opera is pleased to announce a key staff appointment that will expand the Opera’s Education and Outreach touring and program directive of the company to new levels of visibility and productivity. Cecelia Schieve, effective Friday, June 22, 2018, has been appointed to the position of Director of Education and Outreach. (See Page 5, June 21, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Capital square smallBank Street Blues ... The large barricades and Capitol Police outpost still seal off the east and west blocks of Bank Street and the northern most block of 10th street, just south of Mr. Jefferson’s Capitol. The contrived pedestrian pathway to the capitol, which created a mall of sorts for foot traffic, and connected the Pocahontas Building to Capitol Square, was put in place in December in advance of the 2018 legislative session. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)





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