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  1. York Couny officials want advance notice of oil trainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    ... have about 100 cars and haul three million gallons of crude oil. In the past year, two oil trains bound for Yorktown have derailed. One jumped the tracks in Lynchburg last April, and another crashed last month near Charleston. Both ruptured, leaked ...

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  2. Bargaining powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 21 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    ... Agency regulations on mercury and toxic material emissions led Dominion to decide to close its coal-fired Yorktown generating units rather than pay for the costly retrofit required to meet those standards. That decision means the time when demand ...

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  3. Bridge over York River to be closed to boaters for a weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 21 | Examiner.com

    ... in the Federal Register of Thursday, March 19, 2015 that the bridge at Mile 7, between Gloucester Point and Yorktown, Virginia will remain shut daily between 7 a.m. on Sunday, March 29, 2015 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2015. The reason: ...

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  4. Virginia, CSX offer advice for crude-by-rail accidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    A big lesson from the crude oil train that derailed in Lynchburg last April, sparked a raging fire and spilled fuel into the James River is this: Get ready for the next one. Not that emergency response experts are predicting another derailment in Virginia, but since up to five CSX trains each week carry Bakken crude across the width of the state to a fuel terminal in Yorktown, the possibility exists.

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  5. Attorney announces candidacy for York Board of SupervisorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    ... Chris Mollenkamp, who is also seeking the Republican nomination for District 3. District 3 is made up of Seaford, Yorktown and Edgehill. The York County Economic Development office has scheduled a meeting for businesses along Route 17 for 9 a.m. ...

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  6. Yorktown mom accused of driving drunk, dropping children off at baseball game aloneRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | WTKR-TV Norfolk

    A 32-year-old Yorktown mother was charged with three counts of felony child neglect after driving her children while intoxicated and dropping them off alone at a baseball game at the Grafton Sports Complex. York-Poquoson Sheriff's deputies responded to the Grafton Sports Complex on Friday night in response to a call about possible child neglect.

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  7. Art of the InterviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    ... author of "The Private War of William Styron," will speak and sign copies at the Watermen's Museum, 309 Water St., Yorktown. The event is co-sponsored by Carrot Tree Kitchens. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. 757-988-1999. Hampton ...

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  8. Dominion warns of blackouts if James River line is delayedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 14 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Peninsula residents and businesses could face brownouts or rolling blackouts early in 2017 if Dominion Virginia Power can't get started on a controversial transmission line across the James River by the end of the summer, company officials warned the Army Corps of Engineers earlier this month. That could happen even if the utility gets permission from environmental regulators to keep its coal-fired generating plants at Yorktown running into 2017, the company said.

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  9. Longtime York supervisor won't seek re-electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    ... Committee Chairwoman Shirley Charles said he filed his paperwork on Monday. The district includes Seaford, Yorktown and Edgehill. Wiggins said he is proud that he helped get Seaford Elementary School a gymnasium, provide sewer lines for more ...

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  10. Lafayette's ship 'Hermione' to visit in June [Pictures]Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2014 | The Maryland Gazette

    ... ded on March 10th, 1780. The transatlantic crossing is expected to take 27 days in total, before making landfall at Yorktown, Virginia. - Original Credit:

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  11. 18th-century French frigate to visit AnnapolisRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2014 | The Maryland Gazette

    ... is the fourth of 12 stops on the frigate's 2015 voyage crossing the Atlantic. First the Hermione will visit Yorktown, Va, where she was part of the blockade that led to the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and his Army. The other stops are Mount Vernon, ...

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  12. States limited in regulating crude trainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | ABC2 Maryland

    ... James River. Much. CSX was moving unit trains of Bakken crude oil through Lynchburg to a rail-to-barge terminal in Yorktown, Va., since December, but some city officials said they weren't notified. (Curtis Tate/MCT) WASHINGTON D.C. - The deadliest ...

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  13. Raise & Shave event for St. Baldrick's, 2013. Photo from Regina Nelson, 1st Advantage FCURead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    The Raise & Shave event is Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union on Cybernetics Way in Yorktown. Organizers sent WAVY.com pictures from the event in 2013, where men and women had their heads shaved for childhood cancer research.

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  14. USS Theodore Roosevelt, strike group readies for deploymentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 6 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    More than 6,000 sailors prepare for deployment next week as the USS Theodore Roosevelt and its strike group head to waters around the Middle East and Africa. It is an especially tough goodbye for Chief Enzo Gandolfo, of Yorktown, who leaves behind his middle-school-aged daughter.

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  15. Freezing, but sunny weather Friday; black ice during morning commuteRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 6 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    An empty clam shell waits patiently for the spring thaw at Yorktown beach. Leftover snow and ice from earlier in the week litter the beach as a cold wind blows.

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  16. York County left to spend $1.27 million on pipes under CSX railroadRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 5 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    The mile-long train carrying North Dakota crude oil to Yorktown that derailed, burst into flames and shut down two water treatment plants in West Virginia has York County officials trying to prevent a local worst-case scenario - a train derailment due to flooding at two outdated culverts under the CSX railroad track near Route 17. A train derailment near Route 17 and Fort Eustis Boulevard could send crude oil directly into the Poquoson River. The Poquoson River headwaters flow into Newport News' Hardwood's Mill Reservoir, which serves residents across the Peninsula.

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  17. Metro Fiber plans Fort Monroe to Norfolk underwater expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 5 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Metro Fiber Networks plans to place an underwater fiber optic cable on the floor of the Chesapeake Bay connecting the Peninsula to Norfolk through Fort Monroe. The Yorktown-based telecommunications company has been seeking approvals from Hampton and Fort Monroe in recent months to expand its network throughout the lower portions of the Peninsula.

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  18. Wednesday's multi-sport college and local roundup: W&M drops...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    ... Norfolk, was canceled due to wet field conditions and will not be made up. Kyle King, a Grafton High graduate from Yorktown, will be part of Virginia's four-man distance medley relay in the NCAA championships March 13-14 in Fayetteville, Ark. Two ...

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  19. Trailblazing women are among the Peninsula's most influentialRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    ... Chesapeake Bay, attending arts events and serving on numerous boards. She died at 83 in 2011. The "woman who saved Yorktown" was 61 years old when she became the founding regent of the Yorktown chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in ...

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  20. Small ship cruising: A good fit for a mother-daughter tripRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Newsday

    ... most popular excursions. Round-trip from Baltimore, Maryland, the itinerary would take us to Annapolis, Maryland; Yorktown, Virginia; Tangier Island, Virginia; St. Michaels, Maryland; and other small towns on the country's largest estuary during the ...

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