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Ruritan image smallYork Ruritan Club Give Scholarship to Miss Kristyn Gatling ... The York Ruritan Club, at its June 15th meeting, presented a $1,000 scholarship to Kristyn Gatling, valedictorian graduate from York High School. Miss Gatling could not be present as she was needed to work. On her behalf, her mother, Robyn, and grandmother, Linda, were in attendance for the presentation. Miss Gatling was awarded for her excellent contributions to the community and school work. In the community, she was the chair of the York County Youth Commission, YMCA Leaders Club (Vice President), and Youth Volunteer Corps. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Garden image smallPoquoson Elementary Backyard Learning Garden ... Poquoson Elementary School third graders worked with Pam Camblin, a Master Gardener, and their teachers to plant in the raised beds of the school's new backyard Learning Garden. In September, the plants will be managed and maintained by students during the school day and as part of the after-school Ecology Club. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Poquoson’s Matthew Blaser Selected to the Blue-Grey All-American Super Combine ... Matthew (Matt) Blaser was selected as wide receiver to attend the Blue-Grey All- American Super Combine at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, in Dallas Texas, scheduled for June 28, 2015. Matt Blaser led Poquoson in receiving yards and was amongst the Bay Rivers District final regular season individual statistics leaders in receiving yards last year with 214 yards, averaging 14.3 yards per reception and 3 touchdowns. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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New Firing Range Approved for York County ... At the York County Board of Supervisors meeting on June 16, 2015, the board –with Supervisor Donald E. Wiggins absent –voted unanimously to approve a special use permit for a firing range will be located on Penniman Road in Upper York County. The 1.8 acre parcel of land is zoned IL for Limited Industrial use, as is all of the surrounding property. The firing range design as presented by Vernon Geddy and Mark Rinaldi on behalf of the Digges Company to the Board of Supervisors includes 15 riffle lanes, 15 pistol lanes, gun sales, gun rentals for use in the building only, classrooms for training purposes, a gunsmith shop, and a lunch room with vending machines. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop ad apr15Fish News - Tide Chart ... Flounder fishingFI1 25jun15 smallhas taken off just in time for next week’s Flounder Bowl. The largest flounder are right where they are supposed to be, at the CBBT. Flounder weighing over FI3 25jun15 small10 pounds were caught both by live-baiters and wire-liners this week. Flounder are also being caught in the Back River Reef area, 36A, Hampton Bar, in the York River, inside the seaside inlets of the Eastern Shore, and some have begun to show at the Cell area. Big red drum continue to be caught at on the shoals FI2 25jun15 smallat the mouth of the bay with night fishing being best. During the day, schools of big red drum FI4 25jun15 smallare being encountered by anglers looking for cobia. Cobia fishing is very good with both sight fishing and chumming producing fish. The nicer days favor sight fishing while rough and cloudy days favor the chummers. There has been a very good blue marlin bite going on off of Virginia the past couple of weeks. There seem to be a lot of fish everywhere. They are being caught out past 100 fathoms but also in as shallow as 20 fathoms. (Read full Fish News Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
Just so you know 25jun15NC Legislators Looking to Charge Boaters New Fee - Out Of State Boaters Impacted ... As part of the current North Carolina budget debate, the state General Assembly is currently considering legislation that would impose a significant new user fee on all recreational boats 24 feet and longer that are used in coastal waters. For example, the costs proposed for the new North Carolina "Coastal Waterways User Identification Fee" for a 25-foot boat would be $75, $128 for a 32-foot boat, and $200 for a 40-footer. This fee would also apply to any out-of-state vessel fishing in NC coastal waters. Combined with registration fees, the proposed Coastal Boat Fee would be the highest state-imposed charges on recreational boats nationwide. (See Page 3, June 25, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Local Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... Tabb Middle School announces their 3rd Quarter A and A-B Honor Rolls. (See Page 4, June 25, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Bug imageBug Off! Tips to Help Eliminate Dangerous Pests ... A yard that is lush, green and free of weeds shows evidence of healthy lawn maintenance. However, many homeowners overlook an important aspect of lawn care that can affect not only the health of the yard, but also your family. Nuisance pests such as fleas, ticks, ants, spiders and more can transmit diseases and cause allergic reactions for both people and pets. Your lawn is the perfect environment in which threatening weeds, diseases and pests can lurk, often with harmful consequences. (See Page 5, June 25, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
The Celebrate Yorktown Committee Summer Concerts Scheduled ... The Celebrate Yorktown Committee is pleased to announce its 2015 Summer Concert schedule. All concerts are free and open to the public and will take place in the churchyard at Grace Episcopal Church, 112 Church Street, Yorktown. While some of the performers are returning artists to the concerts, two new musicians will be joining the series this year. (See Page 5, June 25, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Book imageAuthor Talk and Book Signing at the Yorktown Library Will Welcome Writer Graham J. Flowers ... Graham J. Flowers, author of "Shadow Trails,” will be the guest speaker at 10:00 a.m. on June 30, 2015, at the Yorktown Book Club meeting, Yorktown library, 8500 George Washington Memorial Highway. All are welcome to attend. Until his recent retirement, Graham J. Flowers taught U.S. Government, American History, World History, Geography, World Cultures and Civics at the high school level. He also taught a chess class at the College of William and Mary where he received his bachelor's degree. Flowers was the first quadriplegic to graduate from William and Mary. (See Page 8, June 25, 2015 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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