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Sheriff image smallSheriff image2 smallYork-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office Places "In God We Trust” on Sheriff’s Vehicles ... The York- Poquoson Sheriff’s Office recently added "In God We Trust” to the front fenders of their patrol cars. Sheriff Diggs said, "Having ‘In God We Trust’ on our vehicles does not injure or threaten anyone. It is not an attempt to urge anyone to support or convert to any one religion. God has blessed me and the Sheriff’s Office. This is one way of honoring God by acknowledging Him for His blessings upon us and it shows our patriotism by displaying our national motto.” (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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Plunge image smallVirginia Beach Polar Plunge Brings in a Million ... Almost 4,000 Virginia residents, including myself, braved the icy ocean waters on Saturday in Virginia Beach’s annual participation in Polar Plunge. The combined fundraising efforts of these participants has raised over a million dollars, $1,020,000 and counting, to be exact. The Polar Plunge is an annual weekend long fundraising event that benefits The Special Olympics. Participants are required to turn in at least $100 in order to receive the gifts and prizes that come along with participating. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop ad apr15Fish News - Tide Chart ... Local angler FI 11feb16 smalland scientist, Dr. John Graves, has been selected to be inducted into IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame at their fall meeting. The IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame recognizes extraordinary achievements in recreational fishing around the world by anglers, captains, scientists,FI3 11feb16 smallconservationists, writers, or fishing industry leaders. Dr. Graves was selected due to hisFI2 11feb16 smalltremendous contributions to fisheries science, education, and conservation. He is also a tireless participant in fisheries management at the federal and international levels. Anglers chasing after rumors of bluefin tuna found acres of big rockfish about 15-25 miles off of Virginia’s coast this week. They did not find any bluefin tuna. (Read Full Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)

Just so you know 11feb162016 Coastal Virginia Home and Garden Show: Everything plus the Kitchen Sink ... The Coastal Virginia Home and Garden Show will feature the latest home-and-garden trends, expert advice and everything you need to create the indoors and outdoors of your dreams … plus the kitchen sink. The show, hosted annually by the Peninsula Housing and Builders Association (PHBA), runs Friday, Feb. 12, and Saturday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive, in Hampton. (See Page 3, February 11, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... Bruton High School has released their First Quarter Honors List and Grafton High School has released their First Quarter Honors List. (See Page 4, February 11, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
LFCU imageLangley Federal Credit Union Builds New Coliseum Location ... Langley Federal Credit Union began construction on a new Coliseum Branch located at 1055 West Mercury Blvd. in Hampton, Virginia. This branch represents the first step towards an economic development project in the heart of Coliseum Central where Langley executives, working in partnership with the City of Hampton, are determined to make a difference in the community they serve. (See Page 5, February 11, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Candyland imageIn Time for Valentine’s Day, New Candyland Store to Celebrate Grand Opening Saturday ... A new store called Candyland, has opened in the New Town Shops on Main in Williamsburg. The 2,900 square foot store is immediately adjacent to the Regal New Town Cinemas. Candyland will celebrate its Grand Opening this Saturday, February 13 with free samples, Jelly Belly giveaways while they last, special prices on bulk candy throughout the store and lots of last minute Valentines Day ideas. (See Page 6, February 11, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
VQuiz image2nd Annual St. Valentine’s Day Quiz ... It's that time of year when fools rush in and wise men shake their heads in disbelief. How do you stop this crazy Cupid known as love? It's Virginia in February so one day it's a balmy 70 degrees and the next day there's ice and snow on the ground, so you may as well grab a warm cocoa or a cool lemonade and your favorite pen and take another fun yet educational Yorktown Crier / Poquoson Post quiz by John F. Hamilton. (See Page 7, February 11, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Crossover In The Crosshairs -- Capitol Square Diary ... If you want to start a panic attack among lawmakers and lobbyists alike just mention one word: "crossover.” That is the day by which all bills introduced in each chamber must be considered. Whether they are passed by in sub-committee or pass on the floor, there must be a final resolution on each bill by the day that marks the mid-point in session or they wither into the netherworld of legislative limbo, never to resurface in the calendar year. (See Page 13, February 11, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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