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Power image smallJamestown Draws the (Power) Line at Altering Their Landscape ... 2015)Dominion Power is currently planning the development of power lines across a section of the James River near Jamestown. The proposal includes the use of seventeen transmission towers, some of which are to reach heights of 295 feet - roughly equivalent to the height of the Statue of Liberty. Because of environmental, historical, and recreational concerns, many organizations are up in arms in protest of this development. Preservation Virginia and Jamestown Rediscovery have joined the Down to the Wire Coalition in opposition of the development plans. Director of Research and Interpretation for the Preservation Virginia Jamestown Rediscovery project, Dr. William Kelso, has spoken publicly against the construction of these lines numerous times. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Teen image smallTeen Found Speeding ... Macy Causey has been selected to be a spokesperson for Put On The B.R.A.K.E.S. Inc. founded by NHRA drag racing star Doug Herbert. The logo and website for Put On The Brakes Inc. will be featured on Macy’s race car and she will be speaking at schools, community centers, and driving schools to raise awareness and support for their mission. As a 3rd generation race car driver who has made history as the youngest female to ever race in the Late Model Division at Langley Speedway. She follows in the footsteps of her grandmother Diane Teel, the first woman to ever win a NASCAR sanctioned race, and who recently became a NASCAR Hall of Fame Honoree in The NASCAR Hall of Fame in April of this year. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop ad apr15Fish News - Tide Chart ... The Triple Threat Tournament, sponsored by Bishop Fishing FI1 27aug15 smallSupply, has finished up. Winners were determined by the combined lengths of the anglers’ longest cobia, red drum, and black drum. Taking first place was Rick Wineman with his 3 fish measuring 161 inches. Coming in second place was Ken Neill with a length of 149.25 inches. Taking the final money spot was Charles Southall with 149 inches.FI2 27aug15 smallCurrently, the PSWSFA club Don Forman Cobia Tournament is underway and runs the FI3 27aug15 smallentire month of August. Register with Rick Wineman prior to catching that big fish. With both the Mid-Atlantic and the Virginia Beach Billfish Tournaments this week, there are a lot of boats out there targeting billfish. Most of the catches are white marlin but there are also good numbers of blue marlin, sailfish and even spearfish being caught. Along with the billfish, there has been an increase in the yellowfin tuna catches, dolphin fishing remains good, more wahoo are being caught and the bigeye tuna bite has remained consistent. If you are having a slower day on the pelagics, bottom fishing is good for tilefish and other deep-water fish. Boats overnighting are having some swordfish encounters. (Read full Fish News Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
Just so you know 27aug15Fisheries Grant Program Boosts Oyster Aquaculture in Virginia ... As the oyster aquaculture industry in Virginia has grown exponentially over the last decade, a unique research grant program in Virginia has helped oyster growers perfect operations -— especially with spat-on-shell, a method that uses hatchery-raised oyster larvae grown on shell deposited on privately-leased oyster grounds. Fisheries Resource Grants, a program of the Marine Advisory Services of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, helps growers and hatcheries in Virginia explore ways to expand the season, reduce labor costs, and improve oyster aquaculture profits. (See Page 2, August 27, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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CERT imageRegistrations Now Being Accepted for York County CERT Training Program ... The York County Department of Fire and Life Safety is now accepting registrations from York County residents for its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course, scheduled to begin on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. Classes will be held at the Public Safety Building, 301 Goodwin Neck Road, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Registration is free and limited to York County residents. (See Page 3, August 27, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Local Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... Mt. Vernon Elementary School announces their 4th Quarter A and A-B Honor Rolls, Seaford Elementary School announces their 4th Quarter A and A-B Honor Rolls, and Tabb Elementary School announces their 4th Quarter A Honor Roll. (See Page 4, August 27, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Backpack imageLocal Teens Launch Backpack Attack Donating More Than 1,000 Supplies-Filled Backpacks to Hampton Roads School Children ... Most teens spend their summer by the pool, but not this group of six Norfolk Academy sophomores. Instead, they spent their break teaming up with Centura College, Tidewater Tech, Aviation Institute of Maintenance and Dollar Tree to fill more than a thousand backpacks with rulers, highlighters, folders and other important school supplies. Over the next two weeks, all 1,100 backpacks will make it into the hands of Hampton Roads children who need them most. (See Page 5, August 27, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Board imageYork County Electoral Board Receives New Voting Machines ... The York County Electoral Board has received new voting machines to replace the office’s aging voting units, including those touch-screen voting machines decertified by the State Board of Elections due to security concerns. The purchase of new voting machines, approved by the county’s Board of Supervisors in April, includes 28 DS200 precinct scanners as well as 18 ExpressVote machines for use by voters with physical impairments. (See Page 8, August 27, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)





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