York County closer to receiving Hurricane Matthew federal relief

(Courtesy Virginia Department of Emergency Management.)

Residents of York County whose homes or businesses were damaged by Hurricane Matthew may be receiving some federal compensation. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management provided FEMA officials with more information Friday regarding Governor McAuliffe’s request for federal aid, according to a VDEM press release.  McAuliffe originally requested Individual Assistance aid and a federal disaster […]


Tabb High School grad elected mayor of Richmond

Levar Stoney, Tabb High grad

Levar Stoney, the mayor-elect of Richmond, is a graduate of Yorktown’s Tabb High School who stood out then and now as a budding public servant. After a close contest Tuesday, Stoney emerged on top this week with 32,358 votes, or 35.81 percent, with 98.48 percent of precincts reporting, according to the state department of elections. Stoney, who issued […]


York County seeking citizen applicants for York-Poquoson Social Services Board

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York County’s Board of Supervisors is encouraging citizens to apply for Board positions with York-Poquoson Social Services Board, according to a press release from the county’s Public Information Office. The York-Poquoson Social Services Board oversees programs that benefit citizens of York County and Poquoson. The board holds its meetings on the third Wednesday of every […]


Update: Suspect barricades himself in townhouse, area residents evacuated

York-Poquoson Police cruiser (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

Update 9:20 a.m.: At approximately 7:46 a.m. Thursday, Kyle Andrew Rhoades, 26, of York County, was apprehended inside a townhome on the 100 block of Wethersfield Park located in the York Crossing subdivision. According to Lt. Dennis Ivey of the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to the home at 11:42 p.m. Wednesday after a house alarm […]


Update: York man found dead after YPSO issues missing person alert

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Update: Newport News Police are reporting Witmer was found deceased Tuesday in the 12400 block of Warwick Boulevard behind a local grocery store. An investigation is ongoing. The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office has issued a missing person alert for York County resident David Chase Witmer. According to police, Witmer has been missing since Sunday and was last seen in […]


Assisted living facility to be constructed in York County

The Huntington at Newport News is operated by Virginia Health Services, which will also operate the Hamilton in Yorktown. (Courtesy Virginia Health Services.)

Virginia Health Services has announced plans to construct an assisted living community in Yorktown. According to a press release, the community will be named the Hamilton and will feature 40 apartments, which will house to 60 residents inside a 41,000 square-feet facility.  The Hamilton will be constructed on the same campus as the York Convalescence and […]


Busch Gardens announces reduced ticket prices for Christmas Town

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Joining the ranks of cookies, gifts and Santa Claus, Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town has become a Williamsburg holiday tradition that provides warmth and cheer in the cold month of December. As Busch Gardens gears up for another holiday season, one tradition the park is discarding is the pricing for the winter wonderland. According to the […]