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DP Buzz: Hurricane readinessEditor's note: DP Buzz is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Pag
DP Buzz: Hurricane readiness
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Editor's note: DP Buzz is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here... Read more
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Naming officers involved in shootings a balancing act for police agenciesNEWPORT NEWS — There's no settled convention around the country on whether poli
Naming officers involved in shootings a balancing act for police agencies
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NEWPORT NEWS — There's no settled convention around the country on whether police officers involved in police shootings should be publicly named. Newport News Police Chief Richard W. Myers talked at recent news conference of "a national discussion... Read more
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Check out what's happening in area waters | Fishing reportThe Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament had 75 boats compete. Fishing two days e
Check out what's happening in area waters | Fishing report
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The Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament had 75 boats compete. Fishing two days each, they released 182 billfish, including 17 blue marlin, 154 white marlin, nine sailfish and two spearfish. The top three boats each released seven billfish. By a... Read more
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Mathews man sentenced for distributing heroinMATHEWS – A Mathews County man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday fo
Mathews man sentenced for distributing heroin
Daily Press / Posted 2 days ago
MATHEWS – A Mathews County man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday for distributing heroin. Damien Matthew Flowers, 33, of Dutton, will serve that time after his conviction on two charges of distribution of heroin, his second offense,... Read more
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York-Poquoson deputies investigating shots fired in Tabb neighborhoodYork-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating after shots were repo
York-Poquoson deputies investigating shots fired in Tabb neighborhood
Daily Press / Posted 3 days ago
York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating after shots were reported in a Tabb neighborhood Tuesday night. The shots were reported in the 100 block of Edwards Court, which is in the Yorkshire Downs subdivision, shortly before 9:30... Read more
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Poquoson library tops in circulation; nets $2,000 national awardA national journal for libraries recently awarded its grand prize to the Poquos
Poquoson library tops in circulation; nets $2,000 national award
Daily Press / Posted 3 days ago
A national journal for libraries recently awarded its grand prize to the Poquoson Public Library after receiving some "love" in an essay contest from a faithful patron. Poquoson library patron Lauren Jamison entered an essay about the city public... Read more
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Boone's BBQ serves up good brisket | Food FindTasty Discovery: Beef brisket sandwich. Price: $9.95 ($12.95 includes sides).
Boone's BBQ serves up good brisket | Food Find
Daily Press / Posted 3 days ago
Tasty Discovery: Beef brisket sandwich. Price: $9.95 ($12.95 includes sides). Destination: Boone's BBQ Barn. 1165 Poquoson Ave., Poquoson. 757-659-0922. Hours:11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday. There can... Read more
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New retail center planned for PoquosonGrowth continues to flow along Victory Boulevard into Poquoson, as another deve
New retail center planned for Poquoson
Daily Press / Posted 3 days ago
Growth continues to flow along Victory Boulevard into Poquoson, as another development team is eyeing land along the corridor for a new shopping center and grocery store. Mike A. Culpepper, a principal broker with Virginia Beach-based CRES-EG LLC,... Read more
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Hampton's Braxton medals in National Veterans Golden Age Games | community newsAt age 83, Clarence Braxton of Hampton is still bringing home the gold and silv
Hampton's Braxton medals in National Veterans Golden Age Games | community news
Daily Press / Posted 3 days ago
At age 83, Clarence Braxton of Hampton is still bringing home the gold and silver from the National Veterans Golden Age Games. Since having competed at the Games 15 times since 1997, Braxton figures he's won a total of 37 gold and silver medals.... Read more
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Aug. 25 Letters: Confederate symbols, state health careAlter perspertive Re: Replacing the Confederate flag on license plates The Co
Aug. 25 Letters: Confederate symbols, state health care
Daily Press / Posted 4 days ago
Alter perspertive Re: Replacing the Confederate flag on license plates The Confederate flag should be replaced with an ostrich with its head in the sand. We should also change our state motto to read, "Let us not remember the past so that we may... Read more
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Residents voice concerns for Poquoson developmentSmall town living versus dense suburban growth patterns took center stage Monda
Residents voice concerns for Poquoson development
Daily Press / Posted 4 days ago
Small town living versus dense suburban growth patterns took center stage Monday evening as a number of city residents opposed plans for a large-scale development that's been years in the making. Voicing concern for the community's current growth... Read more
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Massive Poquoson development set for final vote MondayPOQUOSON — A massive development project that is set to transform a thicket of
Massive Poquoson development set for final vote Monday
Daily Press / Posted 5 days ago
POQUOSON — A massive development project that is set to transform a thicket of dense woods along Victory Boulevard in Poquoson could be approved by the City Council this week. A final public hearing has been scheduled for area residents to voice... Read more
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Aug. 24 Letters: Black Lives Matter, Battle of the Bulge vets, Hampton crime, Iran deal, open recordsBlack and white perceptions usually differ. It can't be helped. Personally, I t
Aug. 24 Letters: Black Lives Matter, Battle of the Bulge vets, Hampton crime, Iran deal, open records
Daily Press / Posted 5 days ago
Black and white perceptions usually differ. It can't be helped. Personally, I think "Black Lives Matter" activist are politically motivated using Ferguson, Mo., history as as a guidepost. My signpost is the dead black lady (apparent suicide by... Read more
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Poquoson pilot prepares for his plane's final flightBill Corbett spent decades flying his trusty Cessna 172 every workday out of Ne
Poquoson pilot prepares for his plane's final flight
Daily Press / Posted 6 days ago
Bill Corbett spent decades flying his trusty Cessna 172 every workday out of Newport News and up and down the coast, searching out Atlantic menhaden for the commercial fishery. A professional fish-spotter before retiring last year, Corbett and his... Read more
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DP Buzz: License platesEditor's note: DP Buzz is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Pag
DP Buzz: License plates
Daily Press / Posted 7 days ago
Editor's note: DP Buzz is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here... Read more
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Aug. 22 Letters: Iran deal, IOW electionsIt's true that the recently negotiated agreement with Iran is not a perfect dea
Aug. 22 Letters: Iran deal, IOW elections
Daily Press / Posted 7 days ago
It's true that the recently negotiated agreement with Iran is not a perfect deal. But, as Henry Kissinger noted many years ago in his book on the Congress of Vienna, every successful treaty requires compromises that leave all sides somewhat... Read more
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$2,686,239 for the fire departmentPoquoson has budgeted $2,686,239 to fund its fire department in fiscal year 201
$2,686,239 for the fire department
Daily Press / Posted 7 days ago
Poquoson has budgeted $2,686,239 to fund its fire department in fiscal year 2016. The fire department provides 24-hour emergency services in responding, and putting out local fires, ambulance services, rescue services, hazardous material spills and... Read more
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Some fishing seasons are changing | Fishing reportWhile we still have some summertime remaining, fall is fast approaching. Along
Some fishing seasons are changing | Fishing report
Daily Press / Posted 8 days ago
While we still have some summertime remaining, fall is fast approaching. Along with it come regulation changes. There will be a closure of the sea bass fishery Sept. 22-Oct. 21. Sea bass will be open Oct. 22 through the end of the year. Tautog... Read more
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Prime time for shorebird sightings | Bird NerdRed plover, red plover, send piper right over. Wait — that's not how it goes.
Prime time for shorebird sightings | Bird Nerd
Daily Press / Posted 9 days ago
Red plover, red plover, send piper right over. Wait — that's not how it goes. When I was a kid, I collectively grouped all leggy birds running on the beach as "sandpipers." They were one homogenous group of birds in my eyes, scooting along the... Read more
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Poquoson public schools net $750,000 STEM education grantPoquoson City Public Schools recently received a 2015 Department of Defense Edu
Poquoson public schools net $750,000 STEM education grant
Daily Press / Posted 9 days ago
Poquoson City Public Schools recently received a 2015 Department of Defense Education Activity grant. The grants support military students and the school divisions that serve them, according to a news release. The school division will receive... Read more
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Opinion: Much more to be done to gauge Virginia students' successReaders tell us there's not enough "good" news in the paper, so allow us to pro
Opinion: Much more to be done to gauge Virginia students' success
Daily Press / Posted 10 days ago
Readers tell us there's not enough "good" news in the paper, so allow us to provide some: Students across Hampton Roads, in every community, scored better on the Standards of Learning tests this year than last year. The numbers, released last week,... Read more
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Virginia Crusaders extend winning streak to 46 | Community newsThe bulldozing days for the Virginia Crusaders are almost coming to a halt. Now
Virginia Crusaders extend winning streak to 46 | Community news
Daily Press / Posted 10 days ago
The bulldozing days for the Virginia Crusaders are almost coming to a halt. Now — for the most part — the Crusaders are having to scrap to the end for a victory. The latest scare for the three-time defending Mason-Dixon Football League champs came... Read more
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Opinion: Absence of performance reviews speaks poorly of elected officials' management skillsJim Bourey, Mary Bunting and Randy Wheeler as city managers of Newport News, Ha
Opinion: Absence of performance reviews speaks poorly of elected officials' management skills
Daily Press / Posted 11 days ago
Jim Bourey, Mary Bunting and Randy Wheeler as city managers of Newport News, Hampton and Poquoson respectively, have at least two things in common. They each have supporters and detractors in the community with some believing their managers have done... Read more
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'To Kill A Mockingbird' headlines Mathews Film Society eventFans of the classic 1962 film "To Kill A Mockingbird" are in for a treat. On Th
'To Kill A Mockingbird' headlines Mathews Film Society event
Daily Press / Posted 11 days ago
Fans of the classic 1962 film "To Kill A Mockingbird" are in for a treat. On Thursday, the Mathews Film Society will host a screening of the movie with special guest Mary Badham, the actress who played 10-year-old Scout. According to the news... Read more
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Division I recruits make Bay Rivers District football scrimmages more than routineMuch of what the first high school football scrimmages are about is routine, co
Division I recruits make Bay Rivers District football scrimmages more than routine
Daily Press / Posted 11 days ago
Much of what the first high school football scrimmages are about is routine, coaches looking for hitters and overall execution. Fans, by contrast, are looking to see whether the likely stars will live up to the hype — and the Bay Rivers District's... Read more
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Peninsula home sales gain steam in JulyHome sales across the Peninsula showed no signs of slowing last month. Virgini
Peninsula home sales gain steam in July
Daily Press / Posted 14 days ago
Home sales across the Peninsula showed no signs of slowing last month. Virginia Beach-based Real Estate Information Network Inc., which tracks and researches housing trends across Hampton Roads, reported 684 new and existing home sales across the... Read more
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$123,368 for city poolThe Poquoson City Council budgeted $123,368 for the Poquoson city pool in fisca
$123,368 for city pool
Daily Press / Posted 14 days ago
The Poquoson City Council budgeted $123,368 for the Poquoson city pool in fiscal year 2016. Poquoson's city pool is part of the parks and recreation division. The money used for the pool funds roughly five part-time jobs, and seasonal aquatic... Read more
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101-year-old inducted into NASA Langley Hall of HonorAug. 14--When John V. Becker was about 8 years old, he took his first airplane
101-year-old inducted into NASA Langley Hall of Honor
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 14 days ago
Aug. 14--When John V. Becker was about 8 years old, he took his first airplane ride at a county fair outside Cobleskill, N.Y. The year was 1922, and his father paid the pilot $10 to cram Becker and his younger brother into the front cockpit of a... Read more
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Aug. 14 Letters: Dominion, Trump, Election 2016I think the vista lovers who want to defeat Dominion's proposed lines across th
Aug. 14 Letters: Dominion, Trump, Election 2016
Daily Press / Posted 15 days ago
I think the vista lovers who want to defeat Dominion's proposed lines across the James River have set their goals too low. What about those modern-day ferries that constantly cross right in front of them? Those things would drive Capt. John Smith... Read more
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101-old inducted into NASA Langley Hall of HonorWhen John V. Becker was about 8 years old, he took his first airplane ride at a
101-old inducted into NASA Langley Hall of Honor
Daily Press / Posted 15 days ago
When John V. Becker was about 8 years old, he took his first airplane ride at a county fair outside Cobleskill, N.Y. The year was 1922, and his father paid the pilot $10 to cram Becker and his younger brother into the front cockpit of a biplane.... Read more
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Poquoson, Hampton residents get new glimpse of road projectA plan to alleviate traffic along a narrow stretch of roadway between Hampton a
Poquoson, Hampton residents get new glimpse of road project
Daily Press / Posted 15 days ago
A plan to alleviate traffic along a narrow stretch of roadway between Hampton and Poquoson appears to be moving to be gaining traction. The Virginia Department of Transportation laid out its plan Thursday during a public hearing at Poquoson High... Read more
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Owner says he will not accept donations collected to save Blue Star DinerA grandson of the historic Blue Star Diner's longtime owners has started a Go F
Owner says he will not accept donations collected to save Blue Star Diner
Daily Press / Posted 15 days ago
A grandson of the historic Blue Star Diner's longtime owners has started a Go Fund Me page that he says is an effort to raise money to save the closed iconic eatery. Alex Blentson's idea was to raise enough money from the community to buy the diner,... Read more
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Billfish tournaments abound in the area | Fishing reportIt is billfish tournament time. The Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament finishes F
Billfish tournaments abound in the area | Fishing report
Daily Press / Posted 15 days ago
It is billfish tournament time. The Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament finishes Friday. Last week's White Marlin Open was won by Cheryl McLeskey's 94-pound white marlin. It was caught while fishing on the Backlash, with Captain Steve Richardson, out of... Read more
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Most clerks oppose releasing Virginia court records databaseMost court clerks oppose releasing an expanded set of the records that have sho
Most clerks oppose releasing Virginia court records database
Daily Press / Posted 16 days ago
Most court clerks oppose releasing an expanded set of the records that have shown sentencing disparity based on race and low rates of prosecution of sexual assaults in Virginia. At least 51 of the elected clerks said they opposed releasing the... Read more
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Poquoson named safest city in Virginia; Kiln Creek Playground undergoing renovations; Va. Symphony returns to YorktownPoquoson has been ranked the safest community in Virginia by onlyinyourstate.co
Poquoson named safest city in Virginia; Kiln Creek Playground undergoing renovations; Va. Symphony returns to Yorktown
Daily Press / Posted 17 days ago
Poquoson has been ranked the safest community in Virginia by onlyinyourstate.com, which checked the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports — where police departments report crimes that have occurred in their communities — to secure the rankings. Smithfield was... Read more
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Axsom dojo has strong showing at AAU Junior Olympics; SEVA swimmers have marquee performances | Community notebookAustin Galeski's first time competing in the National AAU Junior Olympic Games
Axsom dojo has strong showing at AAU Junior Olympics; SEVA swimmers have marquee performances | Community notebook
Daily Press / Posted 17 days ago
Austin Galeski's first time competing in the National AAU Junior Olympic Games in karate turned into an unforgettable experience. Galeski, competing in the intermediate/advanced division for ages 18-21, won two gold medals and a silver, plus he was... Read more
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Poquoson ranked safest city in VirginiaPoquoson has been ranked the safest community in Virginia. The rankings, produ
Poquoson ranked safest city in Virginia
Daily Press / Posted 17 days ago
Poquoson has been ranked the safest community in Virginia. The rankings, produced by onlyinyourstate.com, checked the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports -- the federal agency police departments report crimes that have occurred in their respective... Read more
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York County man arrested, accused of snatching pizzas from delivery drivers, officials sayA 19-year-old York County man was arrested in connection with the robbery of tw
York County man arrested, accused of snatching pizzas from delivery drivers, officials say
Daily Press / Posted 17 days ago
A 19-year-old York County man was arrested in connection with the robbery of two pizza delivery drivers, officials said. The most recent incident happened just before 1:30 p.m. Monday, the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office shared on social media. A... Read more
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York sheriff's office investigating robbery at Williamsburg Hardee'sThe York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office is investigating a robbery at a Williamsburg
York sheriff's office investigating robbery at Williamsburg Hardee's
Daily Press / Posted 17 days ago
The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office is investigating a robbery at a Williamsburg Hardee's late last week. The robbery was at the restaurant at 538 Second Street in Williamsburg, which is in York County. Deputies were called to the incident just... Read more
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Heroin use rising across region, stateVirginia continues to see a spike in abuse of and fatalities caused by heroin,
Heroin use rising across region, state
Daily Press / Posted 17 days ago
Virginia continues to see a spike in abuse of and fatalities caused by heroin, according to Attorney General Mark R. Herring's office. The Attorney General's Office reported that every region of the state has experienced an increase in heroin... Read more
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Haunting romance on Outer Banks | HRBooks reviewElmer Seward's "Hearts in the Storm" is a hauntingly macabre, romantic novel th
Haunting romance on Outer Banks | HRBooks review
Daily Press / Posted 18 days ago
Elmer Seward's "Hearts in the Storm" is a hauntingly macabre, romantic novel that takes place on the barrier islands of North Carolina, known to most as the Outer Banks. Seward writes of two souls steeped in tragic self-destruction. He has chosen to... Read more
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Annual reviews without write-ups for managers of Virginia cities and counties?The secret evaluations of the chief executives of Virginia cities and counties
Annual reviews without write-ups for managers of Virginia cities and counties?
Daily Press / Posted 20 days ago
The secret evaluations of the chief executives of Virginia cities and counties often miss one common feature most other Virginians get with their annual reviews: a written report. But the oral evaluations are detailed, in-depth and serious, elected... Read more
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August is prime-time season for butterfly beauty in your yardI came home from vacation in late July to find my garden alive with beaucoup bu
August is prime-time season for butterfly beauty in your yard
Daily Press / Posted 20 days ago
I came home from vacation in late July to find my garden alive with beaucoup butterflies — monarchs and swallowtails flitting from milkweed to mountain mint and on to Brazilian verbena and bee balm. It was the most welcome-home sight you could... Read more
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Jupiter diver who died was from Poquoson, Va.Emmitt “Casey” Jones, 27, was scheduled to participate as a mate in the Virgini
Jupiter diver who died was from Poquoson, Va.
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 20 days ago
Emmitt “Casey” Jones, 27, was scheduled to participate as a mate in the Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament next week on the 52-foot Cuttin’ Up, a boat owned by his father, Steve Jones. But Thursday the Poquoson, Va. native drowned in the ocean after... Read more
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Peninsula Health Department invites volunteers to teach others about advance directivesAdults with an advance care directive for end-of-life health care wishes are in
Peninsula Health Department invites volunteers to teach others about advance directives
Daily Press / Posted 21 days ago
Adults with an advance care directive for end-of-life health care wishes are invited to become Community Ambassadors to spread the word about the importance of the documents. The As You Wish Advance Care Planning program, part of a coalition that... Read more
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DP Buzz: Back to SchoolEditor's note: DP Buzz is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Pag
DP Buzz: Back to School
Daily Press / Posted 21 days ago
Editor's note: DP Buzz is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here... Read more
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Langley Speedway is the site of new radio station, which features sports and country musicLong before Chuck Hall joined forces with Bill Mullis to spearhead a renaissanc
Langley Speedway is the site of new radio station, which features sports and country music
Daily Press / Posted 21 days ago
Long before Chuck Hall joined forces with Bill Mullis to spearhead a renaissance that has made Langley Speedway one of the most respected NASCAR weekly tracks in the country, he was a radio guy. Hall spun hits, sold ads, slept little and generally... Read more
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$125,422 for community developmentThe Poquoson City Council budgeted in fiscal year 2016. Poquoson's community
$125,422 for community development
Daily Press / Posted 21 days ago
The Poquoson City Council budgeted in fiscal year 2016. Poquoson's community development dollars fund about 27 local and regional agencies that provide services to the city's disadvantaged, elderly and youth. The... Read more
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New housing starts to dot PoquosonAs the region's housing market begins to gain steam, area homebuilders are begi
New housing starts to dot Poquoson
Daily Press / Posted 22 days ago
As the region's housing market begins to gain steam, area homebuilders are beginning to eye new housing options in Poquoson. More than 30 new lots have been approved by city officials, with many of the new lots coming on board by the fall. "Some of... Read more
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One cobia tournament finishes, another begins | Fishing reportThe Cobia Cup Tournament was won by the LeGrande Slam fishing team. Their two-f
One cobia tournament finishes, another begins | Fishing report
Daily Press / Posted 22 days ago
The Cobia Cup Tournament was won by the LeGrande Slam fishing team. Their two-fish combined weight was 121 pounds. There is another cobia tournament this weekend. The Chesapeake Bay Cobia Challenge will be held out of Messick Point in Poquoson. The... Read more
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