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  1. Things you can still do at Yorktown Victory CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    An employee walks past a retaining wall at the construction site of the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown on Tuesday. Completion of the new facility is expected in early 2016.

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  2. Free ice cream cones at Ben and Jerry'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Customers line up outside the Krispy Kreme on Mercury Boulevard in Hampton to take advantage of a sale in honor of the company's 77th birthday on Friday. Customers line up outside the Krispy Kreme on Mercury Boulevard in Hampton to take advantage of a sale in honor of the company's 77th birthday on Friday.

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  3. York officials satisfied with CSX repairs for nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 11 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    After several years of York County officials asking railroad company CSX to repair erosion near two culverts that run under CSX's track at the Poquoson River headwaters, and a recent train derailment in West Virginia, CSX has completed a long-awaited two- to three-day culvert renovation. "There is no doubt" that the derailment and news articles about the culvert in the Daily Press helped the county get CSX to cooperate, York County Supervisor Donald Wiggins said Friday.

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  4. Prostate educators urge early detectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Charlie Hill, a prostate cancer survivor is co-founder and president of the Hampton Roads Prostate Health Forum. The group will participate in the third annual Prostate Health Education Network event on Saturday, April 25 at Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church in Newport News.

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  5. Learn how to manage chronic disease/diabetes and how to help others manageRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Free 6-week diabetes self-management classes are being offered across the region. The weekly 2 1/2 hour sessions teach those living with diabetes -- and prediabetics and caregivers --- how to manage the disease and improve quality of life.

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  6. Langley, Portsmouth military hospitals combine efforts for newborn care, save moneyRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 9 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Miles Stapleton along with his twin brother Ethan were born 8 weeks premature and even though they are home are still being monitored. The twins are being cared for at the NICU at Portsmouth Naval Hospital.

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  7. Draft state report: Feds should crack down on train oil shipmentsRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 9 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    A state task force assembled after an oil train derailment in Lynchburg last year is poised to recommend a number of changes, including more track inspections, more emergency crew training for emergency crews and a better flow of information about hazardous materials traveling across Virginia. But the task force, which plans to finalize its report later this month, says most of the governmental power when it comes to rail rests with the federal government.

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  8. At Easter, Hampton Roads residents undergo spiritual rebirth through baptismRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 4 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    While Easter today is often associated with brightly colored eggs, bunny rabbits and new spring outfits, for Christians in the early church, the holiday was traditionally associated with baptism. The practice of baptism at Easter may go back as early as the second century, and people wishing to join the church traditionally spending the Lenten season preparing and studying.

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

    Tuesday Mar 31 | 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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  10. York County School Board member seeks re-electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | 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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  11. '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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Attorney announces candidacy for York Board of SupervisorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | 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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  15. Art of the InterviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | 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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  16. Dominion warns of blackouts if James River line is delayedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | 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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  17. Longtime York supervisor won't seek re-electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | 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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  18. USS Theodore Roosevelt, strike group readies for deploymentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | 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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  19. Freezing, but sunny weather Friday; black ice during morning commuteRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | 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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  20. York County left to spend $1.27 million on pipes under CSX railroadRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | 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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