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YPSLook image smallNew Year, New Look for York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office ... Sheriff J.D. "Danny" Diggs announced today a change to the York- Poquoson Sheriff’s Office’s uniform. Starting January 7, 2018, all York- Poquoson deputies will begin wearing navy blue uniform shirts. The change in uniform will be a sharp contrast to the silver- tan shirts previously worn. Sheriff Diggs stated, "I want all citizens and business owners to be informed of the change to prevent any confusion once we go to the new uniform shirt. County citizens are so familiar with the current uniform. I don’t want anyone confused about who is showing up when a call for assistance is requested”. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
PMSAll image smallPoquoson Middle School Raises Thousands "All for Books” ... Poquoson Middle School students learned about the importance of doing service projects to help others by raising $2,276 for "All for Books” prior to and during our Scholastic Book Fair. This is a new school record! Mrs. Purdie’s team won our school competition by raising $946. Funds will be used to purchase books for the school library and to help fund the author visit program. Scholastic Books will match over $1,000 of the funds with a contribution to Kids In Need Foundation. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
FI 4jan18 smallFishing News | Tide Chart ... Virginia Living Museum Receives Donation from Bass Tournament. The James River Striped Bass Tournament was held on November 11, 2017. A total amount of $10,000 was donated to the Virginia Living Museum (VLM). The donation was presented to the Virginia Living Museum at the Captains Party held at the Deep Creek Landing Marina in Newport News on Friday, November 10, 2017. The James River Striped Bass Fishing Tournament is coordinated by Randy Abbitt (of National Exterminating Company Inc.) and his daughter, Jessica Godfrey. (Read the Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
VOpera imageVirginia Opera Presents Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream ... Virginia Opera presents its third production of the 2017-2018 Season, A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Benjamin Britten in Norfolk, Richmond, and Fairfax. The performances are from February 9 through February 25, 2018. Based on Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, Britten’s opera blurs the lines between fantasy and reality through specific musical themes and styles. Each character in the opera belongs to one of three groups: the rustics, the lovers or the fairies. (See Page 3, January 11, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Student Honors ... Yorktown Elementary School has published the First Quarter All A and A-B Honor Rolls and Grafton Middle School has published the First Quarter All A and A-B Honor Rolls (See Page 4, January 11, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Noll18 imageSheila Noll Elected 2018 Chairman and Tom Shepperd Elected 2018 Vice Chairman of York County Board of Supervisors ... The York County Board of Supervisors elected Sheila S. Noll (District 2) as its 2018 Chairman during the January 2, 2018, meeting. Thomas G. Shepperd (District 5) was elected Vice Chairman. Mrs. Noll is currently serving her sixth term on the York County Board of Supervisors. She has previously served as Chairman in 1998, 1999, and 2017, and Vice Chairman of the Board in 1997 and 2016. Mr. Shepperd is currently serving his fifth term on the Board. He previously served as Chairman in 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2015, and Vice Chairman in 2003, 2007, 2011, and 2014. (See Page 5, January 11, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Constitutional Connection: The Constitution and Our Military ... Our US Constitution defines what the federal government is authorized to do. For a United States military, the Constitution states in Article 1, Section 8 (the article generally known as the "enumerated powers”) that the federal government is to maintain a navy. A US navy was needed to protect those states which were not easily able to maintain a state navy because they were landlocked. A federal standing army was not to be established. Why? Because each state had its own militia. (See Page 7, January 11, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Capital square smallNew Building, New Faces, Uncertain Vibe ... It’s hard to determine what’s creating the most buzz as the 2018 General Assembly begins. The 19 new faces and an unthinkable near parity in the House of Delegates thanks to a Democrat landslide last November and a coin flip last week to break a tie election in the 94th House District — or the new, albeit temporary (for four years), General Assembly Building. The new GAB is the old Pocahontas Building, where the Office of the Attorney General was for years. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)





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