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Category Archives: Land of Pleasant Living

Coast Guard rescues ailing captain off Virginia Beach

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., hoists an ailing captain from a motor vessel 12 miles off Virginia Beach, Va., Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.

The aircrew took him to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va., where he was reported in stable condition. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announces tax relief for small businesses in Maryland

“The Personal Property Tax creates a disincentive for businesses to invest in capital and equipment required for their day to day operations,” said NFIB Maryland State Director Jessica Cooper. “Today’s legislation is a step in the right direction to providing tax relief for Maryland employers. Every time the cost to do business in our great state goes down, entrepreneurs reinvest their dollars into their businesses and improve our economy.”

Racheal Keaton killed in crash on top of Solomon’s Bridge; George Steffey injured in snowy nightmare

Police say the Toyota went into a sideways slide and crossed the center line into the northbound lane of travel. The Jeep was travelling north and subsequently struck the Toyota in the passenger’s side causing severe intrusion into the passenger’s compartment of the vehicle. There were no passengers in either vehicle.

Both operators were transported to St. Mary’s MedStar. The operator of the Toyota Camry was pronounced deceased and the operator of the Jeep was listed in stable condition.

Fishtackular: Eating sharks and staying warm

The catch for the day tallied nearly a hundred fish. Likely, in a month or two you can easily put more poundage of catfish in your cooler during the pre-spawn Mid-Atlantic catfish bite but it is hard to beat the variety of fish in Florida and warm weather in winter.

Pirate Poachers Rounded Up Again – Crisfield Criminals cleaning out oyster sanctuaries nabbed by DNR Cops

TANGIER SOUND, MD. — Natural Resources Police report that eight men in Somerset, Allegany and Queen Anne’s County were charged this week by Maryland Natural Resources Police officers with oyster poaching and hunting violations.

In Somerset County, five watermen were cited Thursday morning for illegally harvesting oysters from protected state waters.

‘Rain, rain, go away, make O’Malley Democrats pay another way’ – Gov. Hogan announces effort repeal rain tax

“Passing a state law that forces counties to raise taxes on their citizens against their will is not the best way to address the issue,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Marylanders have made perfectly clear that further taxing struggling and already overtaxed Marylanders for the rain that falls on the roof of their homes was a mistake that needs to be corrected.”

Demonstration of B & O Railroad Roundtable Coming in March

In the middle of the Roundhouse is the 60′ turntable. It was used to position passenger cars in an available bay for necessary repairs and work. By the 1920s passenger cars became increasingly longer and the Roundhouse’s usefulness was limited due to the small size of the turntable. Subsequently the building was used less and less. The building was saved from demolition when it became the centerpiece of the Baltimore and Ohio Transportation Museum in 1953 and housed the B&O Railroad’s historic collection of locomotives and rolling stock.

Amtrak expands service directly to Norfolk for direct connection to all points north and south

Norfolk residents can experience the return of reliable train service to the city. For the first time in 35 years, Amtrak train service will originate in Norfolk, with new departures connecting passengers to destinations north of the city, giving our travelers more benefits while the existing Amtrak bus service between Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Newport News continues to run.