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National Park Service Awards Fifes and Drums of Yorktown for Volunteer Service. The Fifes and Drums of York Town has been named a 2017 park and regional winner of the National Park Service’s George and Helen Hartzog Youth Group Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service. The awards honors exceptional volunteers, groups, and park programs and are named for the former National Park Service director and his wife. (Read the Article ) (Have a Comment? )
2-Year Old Girl Dies in Apparent Drowning at Langley Family Housing. On Sunday, August 6th, a 2-year-old girl died of an apparent drowning in the neighborhood pool for the offbase Langley housing off Big Bethel Road in York County. The girl, who has not been identified because she was a minor and for the privacy of the family, was found unresponsive in the pool two days earlier and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she passed away two days later. (Read the Article ) (Have a Comment? )
Fish News and Tide Chart. Offshore, anglers are targeting billfish with major tournaments happening each week. Mostly white marlin are being caught but good numbers of blue marlin and some sailfish are also being caught. Non-tournament anglers slow-trolling live bait have scored the best catches of white marlin so far. Dolphin can be encountered and some decent catches are being made on the inshore hills. There are some yellowfin tuna around and the occasional bigeye tuna is being caught. Wahoo are also available but right now, it is mostly billfish. (Read the Article ) ( Get the Tide Chart ) ( Have a Comment? )
Ella Taylor Road Reopens After Road and Sewer Work. Well, some York County residents are breathing a sigh of relief as Ella Taylor Road is open once again. As many citizens know, the road had been closed to repave, and to do some other vital maintenance work. Gary Beasley shared York County, Virginia’s post at 8:51 a.m. on Sunday, August 13th on Facebook. (Read the Article ) (Have a Comment? ) Local Schools Announce Honor Rolls. Dare Elementary School has released the 4th Quarter All A’s and AB Honors Rolls and Mt. Vernon Elementary School has released the 4th Quarter All A’s and AB Honors Rolls. (See Page 4, August 17, 2017 Edition ) (Have a Comment? ) Fish News Extra: Fishing for Science. The recent Cobia Bowl was a tournament designed to help increase our knowledge of cobia and Virginia’s cobia fishery. The event was held by the Peninsula Salt Water Sport Fisherman’s Association and hosted by Dare Marina and Yacht Sales. Each cobia that was brought in was examined by scientists from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Genetic samples were collected. (See Page 5, August 17, 2017 Edition ) (Have a Comment? ) New Traffic Pattern Implemented on I-64 West at Jefferson Avenue to Reduce Backups. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will introduce a safer, more efficient traffic pattern on I-64 west approaching the Jefferson Avenue (Route 143) exit ramp beginning Thursday, August 10. Motorists traveling from I-64 west to Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) will now have an additional exit lane to utilize by following the new pavement markings and signage. (See Page 5, August 17, 2017 Edition ) (Have a Comment? ) Capitol Square Diary: Flying Under The Radar. The heat of the summer traditionally slows down the rhythm of life and even the news — therefore, the slow news day. How else to explain the lack of coverage of a significant Circuit Court hearing in Henrico County August 11 in the age of the continuous news cycle? Normally, anything related to abortion generates screaming headlines. Throw in a challenge to the executive branch’s regulatory authority and that creates a combination that screams for headlines. But not many, if any, were found. (Read the Article ) (Have a Comment? )
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