Author: Jay Atkins

Bay Seafood Festival keeping food local

The 27th Annual Bay Seafood Festival sponsored by the Kilmarnock- Irvington-White Stone Rotary Club will be held on Saturday, October 21st at Camp Kekoka on Boys Camp Road, Kilmarnock. Bay Seafood Chair Mat Terry said that in keeping with the club’s dedication to support local seafood businesses, Reamy Seafood of Hull Neck Road in Heathsville will supply the trout fish for the festival. In addition, the soft crabs will be provided by Chesapeake Bay Soft Crabs of Reedville, he said. Tickets are available at the Lancaster By The Bay Chamber of Commerce Office located in the Lancaster County Public...

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Colonial Downs’ possible return

Thoroughbred racing could return to the long-shuttered Colonial Downs racetrack in New Kent County. A group of racetrack people from the Midwest is interested in buying the racetrack. Frank Petramalo Jr., head of the Virginia horsemen’s group declined to elaborate about the interested party but would welcome it. If Colonial Downs were to reopen, that would be our main focus. Stan Guidroz, an executive with Colorado-based Jacobs Entertainment Inc., the track’s owner, said Colonial Downs has never been listed for sale. “But we have had interested parties.” No price has ever been set for the property. Colonial Downs was...

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New Courthouse plans brought to King George Supervisors

Four options were presented to the members of the King George County Supervisors recently on the proposed new courthouse for King George County. The courthouse is described as crowded and outdated and a new courthouse is estimated to cost $29 ½ million to build a 63,000 square-foot facility next to the King George Sheriff’s Office. Most county officials who use the courthouse and addressing the needs of a 21st-century facility said that it was the best option so far. Another option suggested was to expand the current courthouse and or renovating but none were considered suitable. Supervisors are still...

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3rd arrest made in beating of black man at Virginia rally

Authorities say a third person has been arrested in the beating of a black man at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Lt. Matthew Edwards is spokesman for the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office in Arkansas. He said in a phone interview that 22-year-old Jacob Scott Goodwin of Ward, Arkansas, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from Charlottesville by U.S. marshals near his hometown. Lt. Steve Upman, a spokesman for police in Charlottesville, says Goodwin is charged with malicious wounding in the Aug. 12 beating. Video of the rally shows several men beating 20-year-old DeAndre Harris. Two other men...

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McAuliffe trying to win business in Japan

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is in Japan trying to lure more business to the Old Dominion. McAuliffe’s office announced Wednesday the governor was traveling to Japan for a four-day trade and marketing mission where he will meet with senior business executives. McAuliffe is one of the most well-traveled governors in the country and this is his 33rd trade mission. Virginia is home to nearly 70 Japanese companies and is the ninth largest export market for...

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1:00 pm Red Cross Blood Drive @ Tappahannock-Essex Volunteer Fire Dept.
Red Cross Blood Drive @ Tappahannock-Essex Volunteer Fire Dept.
Jan 16 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation[...]
all-day Chesapeake Academy Scholarship
Chesapeake Academy Scholarship
Jan 17 all-day
Does your child consistently demonstrate strong, positive character and academic success? Then we have an opportunity for you! Chesapeake Academy (in Irvington) is looking for the first recipient of the H. Hiter Harris, Jr. Merit[...]
all-day Lancaster Library Lottery @ Lancaster Community Library
Lancaster Library Lottery @ Lancaster Community Library
Jan 17 all-day
The Lancaster Community Library Lottery is going on now until January 20th. Buy your ticket early this year and get in on the Early Bird Drawing of $1,000 plus you only pay $95. December 22nd[...]
2:30 pm Democratic Primary Public Forum @ Mathews Boys and Girls Club
Democratic Primary Public Forum @ Mathews Boys and Girls Club
Jan 17 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
On Sunday, January 21, 2018, CircleUp Middle Peninsula will sponsor a Public Forum for the candidates running for the First Congressional District Democratic Primary at the Mathews Boys and Girls Club. The forum is scheduled[...]
7:15 pm Wednesday Word of Worship in the... @ The Community's Christian Church
Wednesday Word of Worship in the... @ The Community's Christian Church
Jan 17 @ 7:15 pm
The Community’s Christian Church in Warsaw will be continuing their “Wednesday Word of Worship in the Neck” series on January 17th at 7:15 p.m. Special guests will be Pastor Rose Curry and the Willie Chapel[...]

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