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Food notes: Gloucester gets a brewery to call its own
It seemed as though Gloucester threw a parade to mark the opening of the county’s first new craft brewery, but actually it was the other way around. Mike Brewer and Myron Ware were preparing to open Gloucester Brewing Co., and they decided it would be ideal to aim for Dec. 1 — to coincide with the c
Police say woman arrested on outstanding warrant has died
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) -- Police in Virginia say a woman who was arrested on an outstanding warrant has died in custody. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Virginia State Police identified the woman as 28-year-old Carmeita Jane Vangilder of Yorktown on Friday.
Gloucester family that lost home in Isabel displaced again after devastating fire
GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) -- A family in Gloucester County is trying to rebuild after a devastating fire ripped through their home nearly a week ago. Frank and Blanche West have lived in their home off Perrin Creek in Hayes for 15 years.
Feds: Yorktown man made up resumes and certificates to get people hired by government contractors
YORKTOWN, Va. - Antonio Lamazo Jones made up people's resumes to make them seem more job-worthy than they really were to U.S. government contractors, according to a federal indictment.
Local employees receive portion of company founder's $20 million gift to staff
Late last month, home health care company Bayada founder Mark Baiada announced he would distribute $20 million of his own money to his nearly 32,000 employees in what he called a gift of gratitude.
Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society Saves Lives on Giving Tuesday
GLOUCESTER-MATHEWS HUMANE SOCIETY SAVES LIVES ON GIVING TUESDAY. Gloucester, Va., (December 3, 2018) -- Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society (GMHS) announced today that $6,710 was raised for the organization's Angel Fund during a Giving Tuesday fundraising campaign held November 27, 2018. Funds raised
Students at Virginia High School Walk Out in Support of Christian Teacher Who Was Fired for Refusing to Follow Transgender Pronoun Rules
Students at a public high school have demonstrated their support for a Christian teacher fired from his position because he refused to refer to a trans-identified student by their preferred pronoun.
NC WFO WAKEFIELD Warnings, Watches, and Advisories
WFO WAKEFIELD Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Saturday, December 15, 2018. ...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH. * Portions of northeast North Carolina and Virginia, including.
Yorktown woman dies in police custody
A Yorktown woman died while in the custody of Portsmouth Police Department. Virginia State Police is investigating the incident. A woman was arrested by Portsmouth Police Department on an outstanding warrant at around 8:18 p.m. Thursday in Portsmouth. The woman was taken to the department’s headquar
Williamsburg Premium Outlets will provide special hours for last minute shopping
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The Williamsburg Premium Outlets will provide special hours for last minute shopping and holiday deals!. The Ultimate Holiday Outlet Sale will offer special discounts now through December 24.
Newport News woman shot in head after man enters home
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Newport News Police Department is investigating a shooting in the 3600 block of Marshall Avenue that left a woman injured Tuesday evening. The call came in at 5:39 p.m. Medics were in the area for a call not related to the incident. The victim, a 32-year-old woman, approached
Teacher Fired for Refusing to Call Female Student “He”
A transgender female high-school student in Virginia has succeeded in getting one of her teachers fired after he refused to refer to her as “he.” On December 6, the West Point, Virginia, school board voted 5-0 to terminate Peter Vlaming, a French teacher at the city’s high school, after he rejected
Deputies warn residents of scam in York County
YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) -- The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office has issued a warning about a scam that was recently discovered by a county resident. Deputies said in a Facebook post that a resident reported someone called them claiming to have a cut-off notice from Dominion Energy.
Woman pleads guilty to stealing $1.4M from US government
MATHEWS COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) -- A woman has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $1.5 million from the U.S. Government while working as a secretary at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. Federal prosecutors charged 52-year-old Michelle Holt, of Mathews County, with the crime earlier this month, alleging that she
Search underway for endangered James City County man
JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WVEC) — Have you seen Charles Cooper?. According to the James City County police, 26-year-old Cooper was last seen on foot in the 6600 block of Richmond Road on December 8 around 3 a.m.
High school students stage walkout to support teacher fired for refusing to call female student ‘he’
WEST POINT, Virginia, December 10, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A large group of students walked out of their classes Friday to protest the firing of a teacher who refused to refer to a female gender-confused student as male.
Charlottesville jury recommends life in prison for white nationalist who drove car into crowd, killing woman
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A Charlottesville jury recommended a life prison sentence for James Fields Jr, according to CBS 6. Fields, 21, drove a car into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017.
No injuries after large structure fire in Gloucester County
GLOUCESTER Co., Va. – Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue responded to a large structure fire on Perrin Creek Wednesday, with a total of 17 members of the Abingdon force on the scene.
Speed limit increasing on I-64 in Hampton, Newport News
HAMPTON/NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) -- A near 10-mile section of Interstate 64 on the Peninsula will see a speed limit increase this week. The Virginia Department of Transportation said in a news release the limit is being raised from 60 mph to 65 mph from Jefferson Avenue in Newport News to just east
Virginia Teacher Fired; Refused To Call Transgender Student 'He'
WEST POINT, VA — A French teacher in southern Virginia was reportedly fired after he refused to use male pronouns to describe a transgender student. The West Point School Board voted unanimously Thursday to fire Peter Vlaming, a teacher at West Point High School. The school is about 36 miles east of