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Contaminated water, land erosion, climate refugees: Historic Triangle, Tidewater regions could feel the secondary effects of coastal sea level rises

As land erosion and sea level rise continue to take a toll on America’s first settlements, underwater archaeologists have worked diligently in the past two decades to preserve artifacts left at the bottom of the James River — and it isn’t getting any easier. With climate change at the forefront of discussions, climate scientists warned nearly a decade ago that Historic Jamestowne will be ...
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YPSO Needs Your Help Identifying Suspect

YORK COUNTY — York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a June 5 incident. Last Saturday, a suspect approached the self checkout at the Walmart located at 2601 George Washington Memorial Highway (Rt. 17) in Yorktown and changed the price tags on several items before scanning them.
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Last Word readers respond, June 12

The commenter that stated “you have the perfect right to ask an unmasked person to put on their mask indoors” is wrong. The CDC, federal and state governments have provided their ruling that masks are no longer necessary for those who have been fully vaccinated. Furthermore, a non-authority person has no right to tell another person what to do and is looking for trouble if they do. If you want to continue to wear a mask do so, but don’t push your desire onto others.

York County teacher wins vacation and $5,000 in Virginia Lottery appreciation campaign

YORK COUNTY — Kelley Payne noticed a camera crew when she took her class outside Tuesday for lunch. Little did she know the cameras were for her. Payne, 44, has taught sixth-grade English at Tabb Middle School in York County for the past 20 years. The Newport News woman aims to spark a love for reading in her students.
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Racoon Tests Positive for Rabies Virus in York County

YORK COUNTY — On Friday, June 11, the Peninsula Health District (PHD) announced that a racoon found in York County tested positive for the rabies virus. The racoon was found in Seven Hollys Drive and Link Road area of Dare in York County. The PHD advises that anyone who may...

The Forgotten Engagement of the Civil War: The Battle of Big Bethel

HAMPTON — While driving along Big Bethel Road, which is the corridor that connects the City of Hampton to York County, there is a pleasant thicket of trees along the side of the road and then a bridge which crosses over a tranquil reservoir. Bethel Park, located at 123 Saunders...
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Editorial: America’s Navy growing greener

It’s a familiar chore for Navy personnel in Hampton Roads: Sailing up the York River to the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station to load or unload ammunition at one of the Navy’s largest East Coast ordnance facilities. Those sailors and people who live near or drive by the base may not...

YCSD Meal Distributions to End This Month, New Summer Date

YORK COUNTY — The York County School Division (YCSD) announced its final meal distribution for the 2020-21 school year will take place on Wednesday, June 16. The free meals were available for pickup once a week to families with children 18 years or younger. On June 16, families will receive...
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17-year-old York County swimmer has a chance to compete in Olympics

Kyleigh Tankard liked to tell her parents she wanted to compete in the Olympics. And then she got the chance to make it happen. The Grafton High School junior qualified for Wave I of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, over the weekend. Tankard, 17, has been swimming on the local club team Coast Guard Blue Dolphins since she was 7, and is the only one from the team to make it to ...
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Letters for June 7: Hampton should upgrade its public boat ramps

I would like to remind the Hampton City Council that we live in a boating city. In recent years, we have spent money on our parks, and we see it. We have awesome parks. When I go to the Willow Oaks library, I do not want to see a man sitting there waiting to collect a fee from me to use the public library. Even a small fee would be unacceptable to me.
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Third event added to busy Memorial Day weekend running schedule

An historically busy Memorial Day holiday weekend became even more crowded this year with the addition of a Sunday morning 5K race at Billsburg Brewery in Williamsburg, in addition to the well-established Elizabeth River Run 10K in Norfolk on Saturday and the Yorktown Freedom Run Memorial Day 8K on the Yorktown Battlefield tour roads, both offering prize money, a USATF certified course, and Hampton Roads Super Grand Prix status. A few area racing junkies competed in all three.