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  • Printer toner cartridges prompt bomb scare at Navy support center

    Printer toner cartridges prompt bomb scare at Navy support center
    An unopened box of printer toner cartridges caused a bomb scare at a Navy support center adjacent to the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station Wednesday morning, an official said.  The Newport News Fire Department's bomb squad and Newport News police were...
  • York County man donates 30th gallon of blood

    York County man donates 30th gallon of blood
    An 81-year-old York County man was recognized last week for donating his 30th gallon of blood at the Grafton Christian Church in York County.   "People need blood; you save lives," said Grayson Fox. "If nobody gave blood, you would be in pretty bad...
  • Slavery took hold on the York River

     Slavery took hold on the York River
    Slavery may not have been born on the banks of the York River. But the rich alluvial soil that made the region's sweet-scented tobacco so popular and profitable during the late 1600s provided the historic ground where Virginia's slave culture took root...
  • A cradle of slavery and black resistance on the banks of the York

    A cradle of slavery and black resistance on the banks of the York
    Slavery may not have been born on the banks of the York River. But the rich alluvial soil that made the region’s sweet-scented tobacco so popular and profitable during the late 1600s provided the historic ground where Virginia’s slave...
  • $6,145 for federal facilities group

    The City of Poquoson budgeted $6,145 for the Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance this year. The organization was created in 2006 by the elected leaders of Hampton Roads cities and counties. The organization aims to attract, retain and...
  • Yorktown Naval Weapons Station official celebrates 41 years of service

     Ron Coleman, Pier Safety Loading Officer, is retiring after 41 years of civilian service. He started working at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown in 1988. Capt. Paul Haebler, the installation's commander, presented Ron with a flag flown over the...
  • Newport News museum looks back at the Great War

    Newport News museum looks back at the Great War
    When the first guns of World War I opened fire in August 1914, few people in Hampton Roads foresaw how the battles in faraway Europe would lead to a hometown revolution. No place in the United States was so deeply and permanently reshaped by the...
  • 50 years at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown

    YORK — Frances Goodwin Holt reported for duty at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown on June 20, 1966, to work as a chemist in naval mine warfare. She was about 26, barely 5 feet tall, a mere 90 pounds and one of only a handful of women who worked at...
  • Naval Weapons Station Yorktown observes anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

    Naval Weapons Station Yorktown observes anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks
    Chief petty officer selectees from Naval Weapons Station Yorktown and its tenant commands remembered the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with a ceremony Thursday at Kirkpatrick Field. Officers, sailors and civilians came together to honor the victims of...
  • Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond

    Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond
    Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
  • Cheatham Annex celebrates 71 years of service to fleet, family and fighters

    Cheatham Annex celebrates 71 years of service to fleet, family and fighters
    WILLIAMSBURG – It sits in a corner of York County, just off Route 199, next to the York River in the heart of the “Historic Triangle”—Yorktown, Williamsburg and Jamestown. The land is rich in history, from the first settlers in the...