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York County (Virginia)

York County (Virginia)
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  • Native American beech easy tree to recognize in winter

    American beech is one of the easiest trees to recognize in winter, according to Helen Hamilton, president of the John Clayton Chapter, Virginia Native Plant Society. All you have to do is look for the tree's slender, sharp-pointed, cigar-shaped buds at...
  • Give houseplants some winter care and they'll clean the air in your house

    Give houseplants some winter care and they'll clean the air in your house
    When winter keeps you housebound, surround yourself with a few houseplants for an indoor garden. The plants help clean the stuffy, stale air that your heating system pumps out and they give you something pleasant to focus on. Long-blooming cyclamen,...
  • Serial Bank Robber Sentenced

    Serial Bank Robber Sentenced
    A serial bank robber will spend the next 9 behind bars for robbing a dozen banks in two states. 49 year old Joseph Goetz of Windsor Township, York County was sentenced by a Federal Judge to 108 months in prison, plus two years of supervised release. Goetz...
  • There are lots of ups and downs to gardening in Hampton Roads

    When gardening experts say Hampton Roads is in a transition zone, they aren't kidding. No matter what gardening guide I check, southeastern Virginia is caught in the middle — squeezed between southern and northern climates. In the 2010 Old Farmer'...
  • Hampton Roads real estate: After months of gains, January sales drop

    Hampton Roads real estate: After months of gains, January sales drop
    Sales of Peninsula-area existing homes in January were down 7 percent from January 2009. That makes last month's sales volume of 181 homes the lowest since at least 1997, when the Real Estate Information Network started tracking the region's figures....
  • It's time for an early spring - and the Great Backyard Bird Count

    It's time for an early spring - and the Great Backyard Bird Count
    Even though he studies biology and lives on campus at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Nick Flanders often visits his mother's home in Newport News where he maintains bird feeders filled with sunflower, mixed and thistle seeds and suet. This weekend,...
  • Peninsula-area foreclosure filings rise 35% in January

    Peninsula-area foreclosure filings rise 35% in January
    Peninsula-area foreclosure filings increased 35 percent last month from December. The 306 filings is also up 21 percent from January 2009's 253 filings, according to RealtyTrac, which compiles foreclosure statistics. Across the nation, foreclosure...
  • 2007 Citizens of the Year: James and Patricia Shaw

    It's not what you expect. If you thought that people who have to rely on free health care probably find it in weary, worn quarters, that the services they get aren't quite top drawer, then step into the Lackey Free Clinic. It's new, and it sparkles...
  • 1998 Citizen of the Year: Jack Ezzell

    Jack L. Ezzell Jr.'s high-tech business operates on an international scale, but his personal mission is to be sure that his local community isn't divided into high-tech haves and have-nots. Ezzell has used the same zeal and determination that built his...
  • Banjo master Richie Dotson breathes new life into ailing acoustic instruments

    Banjo master Richie Dotson breathes new life into ailing acoustic instruments
    If you've got a sick banjo, Richie Dotson has a cure. The Newport News resident is one of the area's top stringed instrument technicians, a masterful repairman who's able to take an ailing banjo, mandolin or guitar and make it sing again. Dotson, who...
  • February is the time to prune trees and shrubs

    February is the time to prune most trees and shrubs but only if they really need pruning - not just because you read somewhere it's the season for cutting things back. Pruning is primarily done to remove the three Ds - dead, damaged and diseased plant...
  • New Horizon kids come tantalizingly close in robot smackdown

    New Horizon kids come tantalizingly close in robot smackdown
    Gaze into the faces of the kids on the NASA Knights First Robotics team and you'll usually see the kind of expressions you'd expect to find in a bunch of teen-age computer, electronic and engineering whizzes. Though they're often unnaturally wise, they...