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York County (Virginia)

York County (Virginia)
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  • Back Story: Restoring historic stretch of railroad

    Back Story: Restoring historic stretch of railroad
    For quite some time now, enthusiastic volunteers have been whacking brush, clearing debris and replacing ties and rails on the old Pennsylvania Railroad's Northern Central Division, one of the nation's most historic stretches of railroad, which courses 10...
  • Pennsylvania police pursuit of stolen truck ends in Baltimore

    A 17-year-old Pennsylvania boy who stole his father's truck and attracted a tail of at least a dozen state and county police cruisers as he led them on a chase south into Baltimore City was caught on North Charles Street Wednesday night, police said....
  • Md. transplants seen as helping to drive growth of York County, Pa.

    Md. transplants seen as helping to drive growth of York County, Pa.
    Former Baltimorean Greg Wise, who moved to York eight years ago to be closer to his aging parents, says he can easily identify new Maryland transplants who have joined him in the northern migration just across the Pennsylvania line. They're called...
  • No more Fukushimas

    No more Fukushimas
    The earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan one year ago today precipitated the most serious nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. A worst-case scenario contemplated the voluntary evacuation of Tokyo, as the Japanese Atomic Energy Commission feared a...
  • Newport News reservoir: Strange green growth is duckweed, not algae

    Newport News reservoir: Strange green growth is duckweed, not algae
    For weeks now, York County resident Virginia Russell said she's seen it as she drives over the reservoir on Oriana Road: a green growth sliming the water's surface. It spreads out from the rim of the 265-acre reservoir, sludging its banks like thick...
  • Park Service to donate top of broken 1895 monument, destroy remainder

    Park Service to donate top of broken 1895 monument, destroy remainder
    It appears that only the top quarter of a 119-year-old statue will be loaned to the York County Historical Museum if a proposal from the National Park Service is accepted by the York Board of Supervisors Tuesday night.  The rest of the Shaw monument,...
  • Newport News faith-based aid organization hopes new name brings more visibility

    Newport News faith-based aid organization hopes new name brings more visibility
    NEWPORT NEWS — THRIVE Peninsula has been around for more than 40 years, but it's also brand new. The faith-based nonprofit aid organization was formerly known as Denbigh United Christian Outreach. It is a collaboration between local churches and...
  • Newport News has highest HIV/AIDS rate in region

    Newport News has highest HIV/AIDS rate in region
    The 23607 ZIP code encompasses Newport News city offices, a swath of land occupied by the shipyard, and the ribbon of a residential area along a length of Jefferson Avenue. It also is home to the greatest concentration in the region of those living with...
  • In the wake of CT shootings, Gov. Corbett urges caution on new gun-control measures.

     
    Gov. Tom Corbett on Tuesday urged against a rush to pass new gun-control laws in the wake of last week’s deadly Connecticut school shootings and said the key to protecting public safety lies in the enforcement of existing laws. In......
  • First case of Chronic Wasting Disease (#CWD ) confirmed in #Pennsylvania

     
    The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today confirmed the first positive case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the state on a deer farm in Adams County. The disease is fatal in deer, elk and moose, but there is no evidence that CWD can be...
  • Kroger to buy Harris Teeter

    Kroger to buy Harris Teeter
    The Kroger Co. will buy Harris Teeter in a $2.5 billion deal, the company announced Tuesday. Both grocery chains have a presence in Hampton Roads. Right now, Kroger executives are not saying exactly how the merger will change either grocery brand. In a...
  • Authors win with book donations

    Authors win with book donations
    Most readers know to turn to their local libraries when looking for the newest book releases or recommendations for new authors. But with special programs and collection policies developed purposely to help readers and local authors find each other,...