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Sep 1, 2014
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BBQ image1Local News Channel's Quest for the Best BBQ ... It's been a very exciting few weeks for a local restaurant. Not only have they expanded their dining room but they were also featured on a local news station. News Channel 3's "Les Smith's Quest for the Best BBQ,"visited Yorktown's very own County Grill and Smokehouse last week. The news team has been in search BBQ image2 smallof the best BBQ in the Tidewater area and The County Grill was their second to last restaurant of this quest. Brittany Breen, Director of Operations for The County Grill and Smokehouse said, "There was a huge response from Good Morning America's Anchor's quest to find America's Best Barbecue."Viewers turned to their local news channel in support of the amazing BBQ in our area which seemed to be missing from the Good Morning America list. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
York Supervisors Create Citizen Committee for Non-Profit Funding ... The York County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday, Aug. 5 in favor of creating a citizen-based Civic and Cultural Grants Advisory Committee to review grant requests from area non-profit organizations. The committee will be responsible for making recommendations to the board on the allocation of funds. The committee will have one member from each voting district, making five citizen members total. Each member will be appointed to a two-year term, with the possibility of being reappointed for an additional term. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop fishing ad 440pxFish News - Tide Chart ... The Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament is here. A tournament maximum of 75 Fish image2 28aug14 smallboats will be chasing billfish Thursday- Saturday. The bite is good so there should be some impressive catches. In addition to some very good billfish action, there are good numbers of wahoo being caught and dolphin fishing is good. Down around the Point, off of Oregon Inlet, there are good numbers of Fish image1 28aug14 smallyellowfin tuna and blackfin tuna. Wahoo fishing is very good out of Hatteras. The best of the billfish action has been from the Triple 0s on north, mostly between 40 and 100 fathoms. Amberjack are at the southern towers and over some of the coastal wrecks. Sea bass can be found at all of the coastal wrecks and there are some nice flounder hangingFish image 3 28aug14 smallaround the wrecks. There have been some king mackerel caught from as far out as the Hot Dog and on into the beach. Not many yet but this fishery should pick up over the next few weeks. Spanish mackerel are being caught along the oceanfront and throughout the lower bay. Boats trolling for Spanish along the oceanfront have been catching a good number of ribbon fish. There seem to be a lot of those critters around this year. (Read full Fish News Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
Oysters imageGrowing Oysters at New Quarter Park for Reef Restoration ... The members of the Historic Rivers Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists are growing oysters for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Virginia Oyster Restoration Center at New Quarter Park's pier. Seen here putting the seed oysters in grow-out bags are Bob Gibbs, Bill Wallace, Sarah Lewis and Judy Tucker. Each year, thousands of individuals who live around the Chesapeake Bay grow native oysters from tiny Crassostrea virginica seed for one year. At the end of the year, the oysters, which have grown to be about two to three inches long, are returned to an Oyster Restoration Center to help rebuild oyster reefs. (See Page 3, August 28, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
York-Poquoson Sheriffs Office ... A complete report of activity by the York-Poquoson Sheriffs Office for the week August 18 through August 24, 2014. (See Page 14, August 28, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Board imageYork County School Board Announces New Superintendent ... The York County School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Victor Shandor as the next superintendent of the York County School Division (YCSD). Shandor, who was unanimously approved by the Board at the August 25 monthly meeting, has most recently served as an area superintendent for Fulton County Schools in Georgia where he provided strategic direction for more than 25,000 students in 24 schools. He will assume his new duties in York County beginning November 1. (See Page 4, August 28, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Yorktown Elementary and Grafton Middle Schools Announce Honor Rolls ... Yorktown Elementary School All A's and All A-B Honor Rolls. Grafton Middle All A's Honor Roll. (See Page 4, August 28, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

Constitutional Corner: Death and Taxes ... "Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes," wrote Benjamin Franklin in a letter to Jean- Baptiste Leroy on 13 November 1789. You missed a rousing discussion of the 16th Amendment last Friday (on WFYL radio), and there will be an even livelier one tomorrow morning, if you'd care to listen in at 7am (www.wfyl1180.com). I'll be joined by three other commentators, each with, I suspect, a slightly different perspective on the topic. (See Page 6, August 28, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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