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York County (Virginia)

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

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  • 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,...
  • Hampton, NN, York County and Gloucester/Mathews schools now have Health Sciences Academies

    Hampton, NN, York County and Gloucester/Mathews schools now have Health Sciences Academies
    Of the 8 Health Sciences Academies in Virginia public schools, the Peninsula has its fair share. In June, Gov. Bob McDonnell approved one for the Gloucester County Public Schools and Mathews County Public Schools; they'll enroll up to 100 students in...
  • 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...
  • Birders keep eyes on the skies

     Birders keep eyes on the skies
    If you've seen the 2011 comedy "The Big Year" where two birding enthusiasts try to defeat the diehard world record holder in a yearlong bird-spotting competition, you marvel at the passion behind the pastime. The three birders rush here and there,...
  • Yorktown Market Days: Upcoming markets feature chefs, farmers and artists

    Yorktown Market Days: Upcoming markets feature chefs, farmers and artists
    Yorktown Market Days, which was recently named the Gold Level Winner in the “Best of Hampton Roads” Readers’ Choice Awards, is alive with activity this summer. Shoppers will be able to buy locally-grown, fresh picked produce and watch...
  • Wrongful death suit filed in York County woman's death in Virginia Beach jail

    Wrongful death suit filed in York County woman's death in Virginia Beach jail
    NEWPORT NEWS — The husband of a York County woman who died in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center last summer has filed a lawsuit against the medical staff used by the jail. Last week in Newport News Circuit Court, David La Clair, the husband...
  • Scores drop on SOL math tests across the region, state

    As expected, the number of students passing Standards of Learning math exams plummeted this year, according to results released by the state Tuesday. State and local officials predicted the plunge as students took more difficult SOL math exams this...
  • Wildflowers: Colorful flowers still adorn Virginia's highways

    Wildflowers: Colorful flowers still adorn Virginia's highways
    The Virginia Department of Transportation no longer actively maintains its wildflower program along Virginia's highways, but the flower power still grows there, year after year, thanks to the seeds that continue to germinate.  Travelers in the...
  • Retail sales tax to increase to 6 percent on July 1 for Hampton Roads shoppers

    Retail sales tax to increase to 6 percent on July 1 for Hampton Roads shoppers
    Hampton Roads residents will see a 6 percent sales tax on their receipts beginning July 1. The increase, up from 5 percent, was voted into effect by Virginia legislators in April, as part of a statewide transportation plan. Virginia’s current...