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York County School Division's Title 1 money more than doubles
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 02:06:16 -0700

YORK — York County School Division and other school divisions in the region got more Title I, Part A, money that initially anticipated this year, in part because the federal government replaced much of the federal sequestration cuts to education with federal dollars. York County's Title I money more than doubled — going from $361,413 to $791,179.

York Supervisors remember County Administrator James McReynolds, name interim | With Videos
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:06:05 -0700

Two days after York County Administrator James O. "Mac" McReynolds died the county's Board of Supervisors held a somber Tuesday evening meeting. Several board members said they couldn't help but look to their right for McReynolds.

York County schools seek $500,000 to fix 911 radio reception
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:21:35 -0700

YORK — York County School Division staff say getting rid of "holes" in public schools' 911 radio reception is a top priority this budget cycle. The 800 MHz public-safety radios work, but the steel and concrete inside the schools prevent complete reception in 11 schools.

Fitch Rates Fairfax County, VA's Public Improvement Bonds 'AAA'; Outlook Stable
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:23:00 -0700

Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the following Fairfax County, Virginia general obligation bonds:

Supply rocket headed to space station explodes
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:23:25 -0700

ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) - An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site in Virginia. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial spaceflight effort.

Couple offer a helping hand for the hungry in York County-Poquoson area
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:56:14 -0700

Buddy and Patricia Green are on year three of running The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) in York County and Poquoson, which provides food for about 200 needy individuals monthly.

Virginia may remove highway guardrails over safety concerns
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:41:24 -0700

The Virginia Department of Transportation may remove parts of highway guardrails all across the state after a Texas jury found the manufacturer guilty of fraud over a design change some have linked to crash deaths and injuries.

Fire engine repair company moving headquarters to York | With Video
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:06:51 -0700

YORK — A fire engine repair and maintenance company is moving its headquarters from Manassas to York County because the company president wants to be closer to home and says there is need for emergency vehicle repairs in Hampton Roads.

York County supervisors appoint Mark Carter interim county administrator
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:33:42 -0700

YORK - At its meeting Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors appointed J. Mark Carter, assistant county administrator, as interim county administrator following the unexpected death of James O. “Mac” McReynolds, York County’s administrator since 2001.

Who follows which NFL team? Let's check Twitter
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:30:12 -0700

There is only one county in the entire state of New York where Jets fans outnumber Giants fans. Courtland County -- home of the Jets' annual training camp -- take a bow. Nearby Hamilton County, meanwhile, owes us an explanation. It houses more New England Patriots fans than those who root for either of the New York teams. That's all according to Twitter, of course, our modern-day source of truth ...