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  1. York lawyer's book centers on terrorist plot at YorktownRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 20 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    One of Norfolk's longtime federal judges has announced his retirement, saying he will step aside next summer after nearly 28 years on the bench. One of Norfolk's longtime federal judges has announced his retirement, saying he will step aside next summer after nearly 28 years on the bench.

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  2. New DMV, other Virginia Peninsula projects in McAuliffe's budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    The facility would move out of a leased facility and into one owned by the state. The governor called for $1.8 million for the project, starting in fiscal year 2016.

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  3. York Supervisors approve $23,500 for executive search and $200,000 for shipRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    York County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to have the county attorney execute a $23,500 contract with an executive search firm to fill the county administrator position. York County's former county administrator James "Mac" McReynolds died on Oct. 19 due to an apparent heart attack and Mark Carter the assistant county administrator has been serving as the interim county administrator.

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  4. York School Board member honored for 25 years of serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    York County School Board member Barbara S. Haywood was honored by colleagues and friends Monday for 25 years of consecutive service on the School Board. "You are the wind beneath the wings of the York County School Board," said Carl James, chief operations officer for the division.

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  5. Foreign surveillance act employed in aircraft carrier caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    The nation's newest aircraft carrier, the Gerald R. Ford, under construction near 35th Street, at Newport News Shipbuilding. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which established a secretive court to help investigate suspected terrorists, has figured in the case of a Yorktown man charged with attempting to steal aircraft carrier plans.

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  6. Judge denies bond for Yorktown man accused of attempting to sell aircraft carrier technologyRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    A federal magistrate judge on Wednesday denied bond for a York County man accused of attempting to export sensitive Navy aircraft carrier technology to the Egyptian government. U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas Miller said that he cannot find "that there are any conditions the court can fashion" that can allow Moustafa Ahmed Awwad to be free pending trial without putting the United States at risk, including that Awwad would flee.

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  7. Poquoson City Council approves $57,100 to refurbish pierRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    The Poquoson City Council has approved a $57,100 contract with Hodges and Hodges Enterprises to refurbish the city's Rens Road pump-out pier. Three companies submitted bids on the job, Wheeler said.

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  8. Lackey Free Clinic hires first staff dentistRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 6 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    In the few weeks since the Lackey Free Clinic in Yorktown hired its first staff dentist, the wait list for care has decreased significantly. Similarly, the opportunity to move from strictly crisis care to providing regular oral health checkups and preventative maintenance is now within sight.

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  9. Holiday decorations often feature glossy green leaves from our native southern magnoliaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 6 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    During the holidays, southern magnolia trees are prized plants because their glossy, long-lasting leaves can be used to create fresh evergreen wreaths, swags, garlands and centerpieces. In spring, these same trees produce flowers with a fresh lemon scent, followed by colorful seed pods.

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  10. Feds say Navy engineer tried to steal plans for carrier FordRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    A Navy engineer was arrested and charged Friday with attempting to steal plans for the Navy's most advanced aircraft carrier now under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding. Mostafa Ahmed Awwad, 35, a Yorktown resident who worked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, was indicted on two counts of attempted exportation of defense articles and technical data, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente, Norfolk.

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  11. York Superintendent requests increased employee compensationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 2 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    York County Board of Supervisors and school board meet Tuesday night to discuss the school division's needs. YORK - York County School Division Superintendent Victor Shandor said at a joint school board and Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday evening that his top three priorities for the upcoming budget negotiations were increasing teacher and staff compensation, replacing old school buses and maintaining and replacing big-ticket technology items such as servers and storage networks.

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  12. 'A Colonial Christmas' underway in YorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 2 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    The Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center are holding a monthlong event called "A Colonial Christmas" from Dec. 1 through Jan. 4. The event explores the 17th and 18th century traditions with interpretive programs and musical entertainment. The Jamestown Settlement will present "A Jamestown Christmas" holiday film and programs that compare English Christmas customs and describe how the holiday might have been observed in the "difficult, early years of America's first permanent English colony."

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  13. Historic homes in Williamsburg, Yorktown feature fresh floral decor for the holidaysRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 29 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Materials and tools for the Green Spring Garden Club mantelpiece includes clippers, floral foam cage, berries, apples, roses, magnolia leaves and pods. Materials and tools for the Green Spring Garden Club mantelpiece includes clippers, floral foam cage, berries, apples, roses, magnolia leaves and pods.

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  14. Newport News, Smithfield YMCA offer free workouts for cancer patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2014 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    They meld into the workout scene on the second floor of the Newport News YMCA, distinguished only by their wristbands. One tackles the treadmill, a few are on the elliptical trainers and others sweat it out on the rowing machine and stationary bikes.

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  15. Home and garden briefs for Nov. 27: Williamsburg designer claims a...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Kitty Martin glued magnolia leaves to a pinecone as part of the dining room centerpiece for the 2013 annual Christmas open house sponsored by Ware River Circle of the King's Daughters and Sons. Kitty Martin glued magnolia leaves to a pinecone as part of the dining room centerpiece for the 2013 annual Christmas open house sponsored by Ware River Circle of the King's Daughters and Sons.

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  16. York Supervisors approve land purchaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office is holding its 13th annual "Shop with a Sheriff" event at 8 a.m The York County Board of Supervisors voted to purchase nearly one acre of land at the intersection of Battle Road and George Washington Memorial Highway, adjacent to the Yorktown Library, for $320,000. The plan is to expand the library on that land, said board Chairman Donald Wiggins This way the county doesn't have to buy land somewhere else and open a third library, said board Vice Chairman Thomas Shepperd.

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  17. Home-garden news for Nov. 20: Classes, workshops and...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    " CSI Plants: How Plants Are Used in Committing and Solving Crimes." Thursday, Nov. 20, 6:45 p.m. Steve Carroll, director of public programs at the State Arboretum of Virginia at Blandy Experimental Farm, near Winchester, discusses plants and crimes during a meeting of the John Clayton Chapter, Virginia Native Plant Society at the James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Road, Williamsburg.

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  18. Brian Layne wins Senior Amateur Golf national title in championship flight | Community newsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2014 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    After shooting a 4-over par 76 in the opening round, Brian Layne of Yorktown gave himself no chance of winning the championship flight at the Senior Amateur Golf Tour National Championship Nov. 11-12 in Pinehurst, N.C. Fortunately, he was wrong. Despite facing huge odds, Layne came from four strokes down after the opening round to win the tournament by one stroke over Dave Brown of Charlotte with a closing 1-under 71. By far, it was the biggest achievement for the 54-year-old former hacker, who now has three national titles.

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  19. Norment, no stranger to judicial hardball, says maybe it's time for changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment said Wednesday that it may be time to change the way Virginia chooses judges He's no stranger the controversy and acrimony the current process breeds. It gives the General Assembly's majority party great power, and Norment is always in the thick of things.

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  20. Mystery writers of Hampton RoadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Hampton Roads has a lot of mystery writers. Many of them along with national best-selling writers will be gathered in Suffolk on Saturday for the free Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival.

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