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York County (Virginia)

York County (Virginia)
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Top York County (Virginia) Articles

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  • Made in PA: Lumi Trak

    Made in PA: Lumi Trak
    When it comes to signs, one York County company is revolutionizing the roads. Lumi Trak develops a system to help crews safely change the lights on road signs. In this week's Made in PA, FOX43's Michael Gorsegner shows you how this technology could save...
  • Trees tell their own tales of history and life in Colonial Williamsburg

    Trees tell their own tales of history and life in Colonial Williamsburg
    The Compton Oak on Nicholson Street in Colonial Williamsburg spreads its branches far and wide, inviting you to take a break on benches parked beneath its umbrella-like canopy. In summer, it's probably the coolest spot in town, while its October views...
  • GUIDE: Shopping spots in Hampton Roads

    Stroll through shops in a town-like setting or escape to the comfort of an air-conditioned mall in Hampton Roads. City Center at Oyster Point. 701 Town Center Drive in Newport News. 230,000 square feet of retail shops and restaurants. Development began...
  • Even healthy Virginia communities have high rates of obesity, inactivity and excessive drinking

    Even healthy Virginia communities have high rates of obesity, inactivity and excessive drinking
    Is York County the Peninsula's healthiest county? Out of 131 Virginia communities ranked on a report card of local health, three in the region ranked in the top 10: York County (5), James City County (7) and Mathews (10); Hampton came in the middle of the...
  • Peninsula mosquito population increasing this summer

    Peninsula mosquito population increasing this summer
    Biologists expect tick and mosquito populations to thrive this spring, largely because mild temperatures from last winter failed to kill off a large population of the disease-carrying pests. Technicians in Hampton are already finding mosquito larvae...
  • Gloucester Emergency Services Coordinator Paul Long steps down

    Paul Long's stint as Emergency Services coordinator in Gloucester proved to be a short one. Long has left employment in Gloucester has returned to his former position in York County. He began work in Gloucester on Jan. 1 at a salary of $69,000 a year....
  • Nandinas perfect pot partners for container gardens

     Nandinas perfect pot partners for container gardens
    When I was a child spending summers with my grandmother in rural Virginia near Lynchburg, I paid little attention to the dozens of nandinas that lined her huge U-shaped driveway. Now, I fondly recall their white spring flowers, lime green summer...
  • VP Biden Visits York elementary school, touts American Jobs Act

    VP Biden Visits York elementary school, touts American Jobs Act
    UPDATE:  Vice President Joe Biden spent more than an hour at Goode Elementary School in York Tuesday morning...stopping first in a 4th grade classroom to interact with students, then speaking to a crowd at the school library.  Biden is pushing the...
  • Health Notes: Confused by Medicare choices? This program can answer your questions

    <span style=color:#ff0000><b>Health Notes:</b></span> Confused by Medicare choices? This program can answer your questions
    Navigating Medicare changes and choices is not for the faint of heart. This free program offered by York County can answer your questions. Also, be aware that the open enrollment period ends earlier this year -- on Dec. 7 -- than in previous years....
  • Foreclosed homes selling for huge discount

    Foreclosed homes selling for huge discount
    Short sales and bank-owned properties sold for 42 percent less in Newport News than homes not facing foreclosure in the first quarter. Hampton short sales and bank-owned homes sold for 26 percent less, according to RealtyTrac, which monitors...
  • June 1 marks the start of hurricane season: Is Hampton Roads ready?

    June 1 marks the start of hurricane season: Is Hampton Roads ready?
    If the big one hits, are local governments ready? Hurricane season begins on June 1, and officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have predicted three to six major hurricanes in the Atlantic. While much attention is placed on...
  • Wildflowers: Hairy elephant's foot produces tiny purple flowers late summer-early fall

    Wildflowers: Hairy elephant's foot produces tiny purple flowers late summer-early fall
    Note from Kathy: This native wildflower grows naturally in our neighborhood in the Seaford area of York County, Va.  I've got it growing on a ditch bank along with natural ferns, and love the look it brings this time of year. Here's the plant profile from...