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Gloucester County

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  • Abingdon District draws another candidate in Bob Orth

    The Abingdon District has its second candidate to replace Christian "Buddy" Rilee, who is not seeking re-election to the Board of Supervisors. Robert "JJ" Orth, a professor at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, is a 38-year resident of...
  • Mosquito spraying worries beekeepers, others in York

    The U.S. Air Force spraying of a chemical that kills adult mosquitoes and other insects has drawn the ire of beekeepers, master gardeners and other activists in York County. The controversy erupted last week after the Air Force — as it has done...
  • Bids vary widely on Gloucester County tornado debris removal

    The county has received bids from seven companies to remove tornado debris, with a Virginia Beach-based firm submitting the low bid. Annex General Contracting submitted a bid of $42 per ton to remove the debris. The second-lowest bid was El-X...
  • Bacteria from stormwater runoff, human and animal waste lead to swimming advisories

    Bacteria from stormwater runoff, human and animal waste lead to swimming advisories
    It's beach season in Hampton Roads. Time to bring out the beach chairs and sunscreen. And to be alert for bacteria lurking in the water. Elevated bacteria levels prompted the Peninsula Health Department to advise against swimming at Huntington Park...
  • Hampton Roads has some of the highest STD rates in nation

    Hampton Roads has some of the highest STD rates in nation
    Hampton Roads has some of the highest sexually transmitted disease rates in the nation. It had the second-highest rate of chlamydia cases among U.S. metropolitan areas and third-highest rate of gonorrhea cases, according to a 2010 report by the Centers...
  • Hampton Roads' unemployment rate jumps to 7.6% in January

    Hampton Roads' unemployment rate jumps to 7.6% in January
    Hampton Roads' unemployment rate hit 7.6 percent in January, after falling to 7 percent in December, according to the Virginia Employment Commission. Statewide, the unemployment rate was 6.9 percent in January. The U.S. rate was 9.8 percent. Figures...
  • York, JCC rank high for health outcomes

    York, JCC rank high for health outcomes
    Residents in York and James City counties ranked among the top 10 for health outcomes in Virginia, according to a new report. York ranked fourth and James City County seventh in the County Health Rankings report released by the University of Wisconsin...
  • Oyster aquaculture thrives, but consequences loom

    Oyster aquaculture thrives, but consequences loom
    Growing oysters in Virginia used to be a lousy business venture. Only the most ardent farmers could steer the Chesapeake Bay delicacy past diseases, predators and other obstacles into adulthood. That was before advances, most notably the creation of a...
  • Governor declares state of emergency, all Gloucester schools closed Monday

    Governor declares state of emergency, all Gloucester schools closed Monday
    Three people were killed and more than 60 were injured when a tornado cut a mile-wide path across Gloucester County Saturday, said Gloucester Sheriff Steve Gentry.The victims have been identified as Periccis Gerasimos Koutsoumbinas,a 60 year-old-male,...
  • Gloucester, other areas try to recover following devastating storms

    Gloucester, other areas try to recover following devastating storms
    For much of Sunday, parts of the region resembled a war-zone. The path of a Saturday night tornado ripped an 8.5-mile path of havoc bending trees like tooth picks, leaving homes in crumbles and the sharp smell of freshly chopped pine everywhere, said...
  • Gloucester tornado update as of Monday morning

    Here's the latest information in Gloucester from a county spokeswoman: --All community activities at Page Middle School and T.C. Walker Elementary School are cancelled for this evening. The Departments of Community Education and Parks, Recreation and...
  • Thousands without power as tornado cleanup continues

    Thousands of people in Virginia were without electricity Monday, two days after deadly tornadoes pummeled the southern United States. Among the hardest hit areas was Gloucester County, where emergency responders have been working since late Saturday to...