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York County (Virginia)

York County (Virginia)
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  • Saturday nature walks: Bluebirds and wildlife watching part of free outdoor events

    Saturday nature walks: Bluebirds and wildlife watching part of free outdoor events
    Feb. 16 is your chance to take a nice nature walk in upper York County and  James City County. Both nature walks encompass information about bluebirds, which are beginning to look for nesting places, so you can learn how to attract bluebirds to your own...
  • Celebrating Black History in Print

    Celebrating Black History in Print
    “What can be more important to us than our culture, our traditions, our heritage, and our lives?” That’s what York County author Curtis J. Johnson wrote in the preface of his book, “Glimpses of Black Life Along Bayou Lafourche...
  • Sequestration would reach far into the Virginia Peninsula community - and affect health services

    Sequestration would reach far into the Virginia Peninsula community - and affect health services
    Like a victim tied to buzz saw table in an old movie melodrama, federal, state and local agencies and departments, and a host of businesses and nonprofit organizations are watching with alarm as budget blades churn toward them. On Friday automatic...
  • Asters: Fall-blooming flower brings a touch of violet-blue color to the autumn landscape

    Asters: Fall-blooming flower brings a touch of violet-blue color to the autumn landscape
    The New York aster, or Symphyotrichum novi-belgii, is a stunning plant in late fall, the violet-blue ray flowers with yellow or reddish disk flowers, contrasting with blooming goldenrods, according to Helen Hamilton, past president of the John Clayton...
  • 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,...
  • Judge rejects health care insurance mandate

    Judge rejects health care insurance mandate
    (Reuters) - A federal judge in Pennsylvania said the insurance-buying mandate in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is unconstitutional, the latest ruling over an issue likely to be taken up by the Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge...
  • Parents now learning about "spice" -- a rising alternative to smoking pot

    Parents now learning about "spice" -- a rising alternative to smoking pot
    YORK — Teachers noticed the 16-year-old York High School student stumbling around and acting strangely almost as soon as he arrived at school one morning a few weeks ago. Noting the teen's slurred, incoherent speech, a teacher called for an...
  • Don't let the bedbugs bite

    Don't let the bedbugs bite
    Bed bugs have been invading metro areas across the country and this region isn't immune. On the Peninsula, hotel chains, private residences and at least one apartment building have had recent reports of the pests which are about the size of an apple...
  • New Dodge Chargers for Gloucester Sheriff's Office on hold

     
    Bidding on 10 Dodge Chargers that Gloucester Sheriff Steve Gentry wants to put on the road closed on Jan. 18. But the county hasn't awarded a bid. Bll Lindsey, Gloucester's purchasing manager, said he's not sure the county will award......
  • Gloucester checks in with 6 percent growth last decade

     
    Gloucester gained 2,078 residents over the last decade, according to the 2010 census results. The county's population is set at 36,858, up from 34,780 in 2000, according to census results posted on the Virginia Public Access Project. The 6 percent......
  • Gloucester fires causes `suspicious' and under investigation

     
    Fires that erupted around Gloucester over the weekend charred more than 1,500 acres and damaged homes, outbuildings, hunting lodges, boats, vehicles and other property. At the height of Saturday's conflagration between Starvation and Island roads in the...