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  1. York school board will do all it can for staff raises, chairman saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    York County Board of Supervisor Chairman Thomas Shepperd gives an overview of when the new elementary school would be built. York County Board of Supervisor Chairman Thomas Shepperd gives an overview of when the new elementary school would be built.

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  2. York County School Board member seeks re-electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    York County School Board member Barbara Haywood announced Monday that she is seeking another term after serving for 25 years. "I have personally witnessed so many accomplishments in this division and can only thank my fellow board members over the years for setting the vision and mission for our division and our superintendents along with their staffs and especially all of our dedicated teachers," she said in a news release.

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  3. 'American Idol's' Joey Cook celebrates her birthday - and her engagementRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Joey Cook turns 24 years old on Monday, and here's guessing it will go down as one of her more memorable birthdays. And in two more days, she'll be singing as one of the top nine on "American Idol," performing a song by one of her old favorites - original idol Kelly Clarkson .

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  4. Bargaining powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 21 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Precious few obstacles stand in the way of Dominion Virginia Power building a 500-kilovolt transmission line across the James River. A case before the state Supreme Court could halt it, and it's possible the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers won't approve it, but otherwise construction is poised to begin in haste.

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

    Tuesday Mar 17 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Attorney and fifth-generation York County resident Chad Green is seeking the Republican nomination for York County Board of Supervisors District 3. "Don Wiggins served the people of York County with a high level of honor and accomplished a great deal," Green said. "I hope my campaign does honor to his service and helps continue the local tradition of community leadership and public service."

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

    Monday Mar 16 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    If you are a writer hoping to enhance a story with great quotes, there are a few things you should do to put your interview subject in the right frame of mind to speak openly. First, you should request to meet "on location" if the story is thematic.

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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

    "I have served for a long time and now I got most of the things that I ran for finished," Wiggins said. "And I guess it is time for somebody else's dreams to happen."

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Wednesday's multi-sport college and local roundup: W&M drops...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    In Game 1, the Tribe's Matthew Tilley smacked a grand slam and Charley Gould was 3-for-4. In Game 2, W&M freshman Ryan Hall was 3-for-4 with four RBI.

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

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Women helped shape the Peninsula we know today, but their contributions - both past and present - are sometimes overlooked or obscured. These women have all contributed to the physical, spiritual, political and cultural growth of this community.

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  16. Fake Twitter account impersonates Hampton schools superintendent, cancels schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Somebody created a fake Twitter account in the name of Hampton City Schools Superintendent Linda Shifflette and announcing that schools were closed before she had actually made a decision. Somebody created a fake Twitter account in the name of Hampton City Schools Superintendent Linda Shifflette and announcing that schools were closed before she had actually made a decision.

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  17. Peninsula residents go treasure hunting amid other people's castoffsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Flashlights and curious eyes peered over a mountain of boxes and baskets - some loose items even spilling out onto the cold ground - as the first door rolled open. The snow and ice Wednesday morning couldn't stop the large crowd - over 30 shoppers - from gathering to bid at Safe Harbor Storage's first unit auction in Gloucester County.

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  18. More than just blanketsRead the original story

    Feb 26, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    With snow on the ground and a chill in the air, it is completely understandable right now to think of quilts purely in terms of function. But the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, which started on Thursday and will fill the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton all weekend, encourages you to think of them not just as a way to keep warm - but as a passion, and as an outlet for artistic expression.

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  19. Some York supervisors fear train derailment in countyRead the original story

    Feb 22, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Heavy equipment works at the scene of a home that was burned down when a train derailment on Monday sent a tanker with crude oil into the Kanawha River, shooting fireballs into the sky and leaking oil into a Kanawha River tributary, near Mount Carbon, W.Va., on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. After a train hauling North Dakota crude oil to the transfer station in Yorktown derailed and shot fireballs into the skies of Mount Carbon, W.Va., some York County supervisors want more regulations to protect citizens.

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  20. A cradle of slavery and black resistance on the banks of the YorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    This photo taken late in the Civil war shows black soldiers of the 4th USCT, which was based at Yorktown in October 1863 and along with two dozen other black units recruited among 12,000 refugee slaves encamped outside the fort. This photo taken late in the Civil war shows black soldiers of the 4th USCT, which was based at Yorktown in October 1863 and along with two dozen other black units recruited among 12,000 refugee slaves encamped outside the fort.

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