February 19, 2020

Top Stories

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

DAR chapter supports community

By Cathy Welch Correspondent The Comte de Grasse Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American ... Read more | Add your comment

Yorktown Custom House

A private island of preserved history By Cathy Welch Correspondent “This is my heritage, and I knew historic ... Read more | Add your comment

News

Interstate pileup injures dozens

Holiday travelers on Interstate 64 through Yorktown on Dec. 22 were caught in a huge jam after pileups and crashes on both sides at the ... Read more | Add your comment

by yorktownindependent.

News

Historical Foundation sees leadership change

After a landmark year, the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation will embark on a new era in January with a momentous change in leadership. Executive Director Philip G. ... Read more | Add your comment

by tracyagnew.

Column

Check out the Fifes and Drums

It seems that no event locally would be complete without “The Face of Yorktown.” That’s what the Fifes and Drums of York Town call themselves, ... Read more

by tracyagnew, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 5:19 pm

Editorial

‘Yorfton’ and ‘Tafton’ setting great examples

When the fire at the Grafton school complex was originally reported and it was determined the building would be unusable for quite some time, it ... Read more

by yorktownindependent, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 5:18 pm

Letters to the Editor

Feeling grateful about Grafton

To the editor: My son attends Grafton Middle School. Last week, it felt like the world flipped upside down with the fire. The first blessing ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 5:18 pm

News

Census invitations to go out soon

It’s officially time for the U.S. Census, and folks in the local area can expect to receive forms inviting them to participate in March. Participating ... Read more

by tracyagnew, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 5:15 pm

News

Gloucester resident delights with LEGO diorama

By Max Lonzanida Public Affairs Officer, Hampton Roads Naval Museum Warmer months bring scores of cruise ships to the Decker Half Moone Cruise Center in ... Read more

by yorktownindependent, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 5:14 pm

News

Mariners’ Museum to commemorate Battle of Hampton Roads

The Mariners’ Museum and Park will host a day-long event on March 7 filled with family-friendly programming and activities to commemorate the Battle of Hampton ... Read more

by yorktownindependent, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 5:13 pm

News

Polling place to move temporarily

The York County Electoral Board has received permission from the Virginia Board of Elections to temporarily relocate its polling place from the Grafton School Complex ... Read more

by yorktownindependent, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 5:11 pm

News

Work continuing at Grafton schools

Work is continuing as the York County School Division recovers from a fire at the Grafton School Complex. The fire was reported about 3:45 p.m. ... Read more

by yorktownindependent, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 5:10 pm

Sports

Local wrestling shines in regionals

Local schools all showed well in their respective regional tournaments. As postseason has gotten under way for wrestling Tabb High School, York High School, Grafton ... Read more

by Niqko Marshall, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 5:08 pm

Sports

Swimmers stand out at regionals

Local swimmers had some impressive finishes at their region swim meets, setting the stage for success at states. York High School and Tabb High School ... Read more

by Niqko Marshall, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 5:07 pm

Sports

Grafton takes share of district crown

After finishing the regular season with a 21-1 record, the Grafton High School girls’ basketball team takes a share of the Bay Rivers District crown. ... Read more

by Niqko Marshall, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 5:06 pm

News

Grafton students to return Tuesday

York County School Division has announced that Grafton High and Grafton Middle schools will return to school on Tuesday following a devastating fire that happened ... Read more

by yorktownindependent, Friday, February 7, 2020 6:12 pm

Sports

Clippers hit their stride on the mat

The Grafton High School wrestling team feels good about where they are in the month of February. With regional tournaments coming up and eventually the ... Read more

by Niqko Marshall, Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:18 pm

Sports

Tigers take Battle of York County

The Tabb High School wrestling team took home the Battle of York County crown this season. The Tabb wrestling team has been wrestling well throughout ... Read more

by Niqko Marshall, Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:17 pm

News

Museums see visitation, revenue increases

From Staff Reports Yorktown Independent Paid visitation in 2019 at Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown living-history museums operated by the state’s Jamestown-Yorktown ... Read more

by yorktownindependent, Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:16 pm

News

African-American heritage celebrated

From Staff Reports Yorktown Independent Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will present “African-American Cultural Heritage Month” throughout the month of February, ... Read more

by yorktownindependent, Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:15 pm

News

Teacher gets LFCU grant to foster innovative learning

By Selina Foreman Correspondent Learning through play is emphasized in kindergartens and preschools everywhere. Educational experts talk about how children can develop social and cognitive ... Read more

by yorktownindependent, Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:14 pm

News

The Poquoson Museum

Preserving a small town’s story By Cathy Welch Correspondent   In 2001, members of Poquoson’s Historical Commission united to explore the possibility of establishing a ... Read more

by yorktownindependent, Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:06 pm

News

Bodies of missing boaters recovered

The bodies of two missing boaters have been recovered after a daylong search, according to the York County Department of Fire and Life Safety. Read more

by yorktownindependent, Monday, January 27, 2020 1:16 pm

News

Calligraphy guild helps participants

By Selina Foreman Correspondent When she was just 14 years old, Yorktown resident Mary Arndt witnessed the unimaginable. It was 1985, and she and her ... Read more

by yorktownindependent, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:11 pm

News

Conference to help home-based businesses

When most people think about economic development, home-based businesses may not be exactly what come to mind. But they’re a priority in York County, and ... Read more

by tracyagnew, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:07 pm

News

One dead in crash

A Williamsburg man died in a York County crash on Jan. 17. The crash happened about 10 p.m. in the 300 block of Fenton Mill ... Read more

by yorktownindependent, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:07 pm

News

York River Inn provides comfortable retreat

By Cathy Welch Correspondent Courtland native, Bill Cole, was raised in a farming family in Blackhead, the community where the Nat Turner Slave Insurrection occurred. ... Read more

by yorktownindependent, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:06 pm

News

Commission offers grants, seminar

The York County Arts Commission is offering a free two-hour grant writing seminar for individuals interested in applying for commission grant funding for arts programs ... Read more

by yorktownindependent, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:05 pm

News

Emerging Leaders Academy set to begin

Virginia Tech, James City County and York County have collaborated to bring Emerging Leaders Academy to the Hampton Roads region beginning this month. The Academy ... Read more

by yorktownindependent, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:04 pm