March 29, 2020

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Patriot Tours and Provisions

A whole new way to view history By Cathy Welch Correspondent Nestled at one end of Yorktown’s Riverwalk ... Read more | Add your comment

Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters

Creating the drink of patriots By Cathy Welch Correspondent Born in a small fishing village in Wisconsin, Celeste ... Read more | Add your comment

The Fifes and Drums of York Town

By Cathy Welch Correspondent Founded through York County Parks and Recreation Department as part of the 1976 bicentennial, ... Read more | Add your comment

On Command Dog Training

Family fun for everyone By Cathy Welch Correspondent “I started dog-sitting when I was a little girl bringing ... Read more | Add your comment

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Body found Tuesday identified as local woman

A body found on the beach in Yorktown on Tuesday has been identified as a local woman. Read more | Add your comment

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Yorktown Market Days at the River

Voted Best Farmers Market in Hampton Roads By Cathy Welch Correspondent “Our market vendors and customers have become my extended family,” York County resident Mark ... Read more | Add your comment

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COVID-19 cases rise 20 percent

The number of COVID-19 cases in Virginia went up 20 percent from Saturday to Sunday. Read more

by yorktownindependent, Sunday, March 29, 2020 1:04 pm

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Man charged in wife’s death

A local man has been arrested on charges of second-degree murder and using a firearm in commission of a felony after a Friday night shooting. Read more

by yorktownindependent, Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:38 pm

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Governor pushes Trump for stronger supply chain

Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday urged President Donald Trump to use the Defense Production Act to ramp up the flow of medical supplies to front-line ... Read more

by yorktownindependent, Friday, March 27, 2020 3:41 pm

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COVID-19 cases jump 31 percent

The cases of COVID-19 in Virginia jumped more than 31 percent from Thursday to Friday, and hospitalizations rose almost 28 percent. Read more

by yorktownindependent, Friday, March 27, 2020 12:30 pm

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COVID-19 cases rise 17 percent

The number of COVID-19 cases in Virginia has risen to 460, according to Thursday’s update from the Virginia Department of Health. Read more

by yorktownindependent, Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:51 pm

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State leaders praise national stimulus package

Virginia state leaders praised the stimulus package agreed to by Congress overnight during Gov. Ralph Northam’s Wednesday afternoon press conference. Read more

by yorktownindependent, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 3:33 pm

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Two additional deaths from COVID-19 reported on Peninsula

Two additional deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in the Peninsula Health District, according to a press release from the Virginia Department of Health. Read more

by yorktownindependent, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:41 pm

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Virginia cases of COVID-19 rise to 391

Virginia saw an almost 35-percent increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases from Tuesday to Wednesday. Read more

by yorktownindependent, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:50 pm

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Governor urges Virginians to stay the course

Gov. Ralph Northam said on Tuesday that difficult adjustments may be needed for months to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. Read more

by yorktownindependent, Tuesday, March 24, 2020 3:16 pm

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COVID-19 cases rise 14 percent

Virginia cases of COVID-19 saw a 14-percent rise from Monday to Tuesday, going from 254 to 290, according to new numbers from the Virginia Department ... Read more

by yorktownindependent, Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:25 pm

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‘A period of sacrifice’: Governor orders schools closed for rest of year

Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday announced more drastic measures to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Virginia. Among the announcements was Northam’s ... Read more

by yorktownindependent, Monday, March 23, 2020 2:58 pm

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Virginia cases of COVID-19 rise to 254

At least 254 people across Virginia have officially been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to new numbers released by the Virginia Department of Health on Monday. Read more

by yorktownindependent, Monday, March 23, 2020 1:17 pm

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Deputies investigating deadly shooting

Deputies with the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office are investigating a deadly incident that is believed to be domestic in nature, according to a Facebook post from ... Read more

by yorktownindependent, Monday, March 23, 2020 1:26 am

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Peninsula Health District cases of COVID-19 up to 44

Virginia is now reporting at least 219 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, as of noon Sunday. Read more

by yorktownindependent, Sunday, March 22, 2020 12:53 pm

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State sees 33-percent increase in COVID-19 cases overnight

Virginia saw a 33-percent increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases overnight from Friday to Saturday. The case number now stands at 152, according to the Virginia ... Read more

by yorktownindependent, Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:15 pm

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Positive COVID-19 cases top 100

The cases of COVID-19 in Virginia are up to more than 114. Read more

by yorktownindependent, Friday, March 20, 2020 2:22 pm

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COVID-19 cases in Virginia up to 94

The number of people in Virginia infected with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, is up to 94, the Virginia Department of Health ... Read more

by yorktownindependent, Thursday, March 19, 2020 3:58 pm

Editorial

Community health above all else

It’s been a long week, with the growing COVID-19 concerns taking over most people’s thoughts, actions, work life and perhaps even personal life. And while ... Read more

by yorktownindependent, Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:12 pm

Editorial

Community comes together, again

We continue to be impressed with the way this community pulls together in hard times. Just last month, a fire at the Grafton school complex ... Read more

by yorktownindependent, Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:10 pm

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Historical talk centers around chocolate

By Max Lonzanida Correspondent Chocolate, powdered drink mix, spruce beer and rum took center stage at an engaging historical presentation at the U.S. Army Transportation ... Read more

by yorktownindependent, Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:08 pm

Sports

Four earn All-Region honors

Four players for York County schools earn All-Region hoop honors. It was a good year for York County in basketball, as most teams were able ... Read more

by Niqko Marshall, Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:04 pm

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VHSL delays spring sports

In a move of precautionary action regarding COVID-19, the Virginia High School League has decided to delay the start of spring sports. Spring sports will ... Read more

by Niqko Marshall, Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:03 pm

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Lady Clippers finish strong season

The Grafton High School girls’ basketball team finished a strong season after a Class 4 state quarterfinals loss. The Lady Clippers can look back on ... Read more

by Niqko Marshall, Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:03 pm

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Locals have notable finishes at indoor state meet

York County student-athletes had some notable finishes at the Class 3 and 4 indoor state meets. Tabb High School, Grafton High School and York High ... Read more

by Niqko Marshall, Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:02 pm

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77 in Virginia have tested positive for COVID-19

The number of COVID-19 cases in Virginia has increased to 77. Read more

by yorktownindependent, Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:45 pm