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Encyclopedia > Surry County, Virginia
Surry County, Virginia
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Map of Virginia highlighting Surry County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the USA highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1652
Seat Surry
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

279 sq mi (723 km²)

31 sq mi (80 km²), 10.06%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

6,829
23/sq mi (9/km²)
Website: http://www.surrycounty.govoffice2.com

Surry County is a county located in the South Hampton Roads region of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. As of 2000 census, the population is 6,829. Its county seat is Surry6. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_VA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Virginia ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Surry is a town located in Surry County, Virginia. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... South Hampton Roads is a region located in the extreme southeastern portion of Virginia in the United States. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Surry is a town located in Surry County, Virginia. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


In 1652, Surry County was formed from a portion of James City County in the Royal Colony of Virginia south of the James River. In 1676, a local a Jacobean brick house was occupied as a fort or "castle" during Bacon's Rebellion against the Royal Governor, Sir William Berkeley, later becoming known as the current landmark of Bacon's Castle. One hundred years later, Surry County became part of the new Commonwealth of Virginia, one of the first 13 United States after winning independence from Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War. During the American Civil War (1861-1865), the Confederate Army had units called the Surry Light Artillery and the Surry Cavalry. James City County, Virginia as shown on 1895 map James City County (formally, the County of James City) is a county located on the Virginia Peninsula in the Hampton Roads region of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. ... A map of the Colony of Virginia. ... The James River at Cartersville The James River in the U.S. state of Virginia is 660 km (410 miles) long including its Jackson River source and drains a watershed comprising 27,019 km² (10,432 square miles). ... The term Jacobean refers to a period in English history that coincides with the reign of James I (1603 – 1625). ... Fortifications (Latin fortis, strong, and facere, to make) are military constructions designed for defensive warfare. ... For other uses, see Castle (disambiguation). ... Bacons Rebellion or the Virginia Rebellion was an uprising in 1676 in the Virginia Colony, led by Nathaniel Bacon. ... For the 15th-century marquess, see Marquess of Berkeley. ... Bacons Castle, Surry County, Virginia, Bacons Castle is located in Surry County, Virginia. ... This article is about military actions only. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... This article is in need of attention. ...


It is possibly the northernmost county in the U.S. to cultivate cotton, and is also known for raising hogs processed at nearby Smithfield and harvesting lumber, notably Virginia Pine. In over 350 years of existence, Surry County has carefully guarded both its heritage and rural nature. However, it is located only a short ride on the Jamestown Ferry from Virginia's Historic Triangle of the colonial era, featuring the major tourist attractions of Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, linked by the National Park Service's Colonial Parkway. The county itself hosts several small towns, several of the James River plantations, and a state park. For other uses, see Cotton (disambiguation). ... Smithfield is a town located in Isle of Wight County, in the South Hampton Roads region of Virginia in the United States. ... Headline text rose rox my sox in a shoebox The Virginia Pine (Pinus virginiana) is a medium-sized tree, often found on poorer soils from Long Island in southern New York south through the Appalachian Mountains to western Tennessee and Alabama. ... Jamestown Ferry (also known as the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry) is an automobile ferry on the James River in Virginia, connecting Jamestown in James City County with Scotland in Surry County. ... This article reads like an advertisement. ... At Jamestown Settlement, replicas of Christopher Newports 3 ships are docked in the harbour. ... Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... York Hall is a government building on Yorktowns historic Main Street. ... The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ... Colonial Parkway is a scenic 23-mile parkway linking the 3 popular attractions of Virginias Historic Triangle of colonial-era communities, Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. ... James River Plantations were established in the Virginia Colony along the James River between the mouth at Hampton Roads and the head of navigation at the fall line where Richmond is today. ...


In 2007, the county and its residents found themselves thrust into the national and international spotlight following discovery of a 15-acre estate property which had been allegedly developed as the base for multi-state criminal operation of dog fighting enterprise known as Bad Newz Kennels. The property is owned by famous NFL star Michael Vick who was among those charged by federal authorities with operating the six-year long “continuing criminal enterprise.” As details emerged, the extraordinary brutality against the animals, said to be uncommon even in the normal course of that controversial blood sport, allegedly included hanging, drowning, electrocution, and shooting dogs which were not vicious enough. Vick himself was accused of direct participation in some of the executions, including those of 8 under-performing dogs earlier in 2007, and directly handling cash payouts of thousands of dollars in the related gambling. Arranged fights between two game dogs have been staged as a form of entertainment and gambling since at least the early 19th century in the United States; originally legal, it was gradually outlawed but continutes as an illegal underground activity in both rural and urban locations. ... The Bad Newz Kennels dog fighting investigation began in April 2007 with a search of property in Surry County, Virginia owned by Atlanta Falcons football quarterback Michael Vick, and the subsequent discovery of evidence inculpating several individuals of dog fighting. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Michael Dwayne Vick (born June 26, 1980 in Newport News, Virginia) is an American football quarterback for the National Football Leagues Atlanta Falcons franchise. ... For other uses, see Blood sport (disambiguation). ... Gamble redirects here. ...


The Virginian-Pilot noted that county officials and the 7,000 residents "aren't used to much attention from outsiders. They mostly live among farm fields and along rural lanes." [1] Citizens have been both shocked and cautious as expressed to various news media regarding both comments and opinions about Vick's possible guilt. However, one county resident who sells Virginia hams, feels that damage has already occurred no matter how the legal cases turn out. She lamented in a published news report: Smithfield ham is a variety of cured ham from the United States, associated with Smithfield, Virginia. ...

"Before, Surry County was only well-known for our nuclear power plant; now everyone will know us for dog fighting."

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 804 km² (310 sq mi). 723 km² (279 sq mi) of it is land and 81 km² (31 sq mi) of it (10.06%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


History and transportation

Surry County was formed from a portion of James City County in the Royal Colony of Virginia in 1652. It was named for the English County of Surrey. It included all of the portion of James City County (itself formed in 1634) which was located south of the James River. Surry County initially consisted of Lawne's Creek Parish and Southwark Parish (of the Church of England). James City County, Virginia as shown on 1895 map James City County (formally, the County of James City) is a county located on the Virginia Peninsula in the Hampton Roads region of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. ... A map of the Colony of Virginia. ... // Events April 6 - Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp for the Dutch East India Company at the Cape of Good Hope, and founded Cape Town. ... This is about Surrey, England. ... Events Moses Amyrauts Traite de la predestination is published Curaçao captured by the Dutch Treaty of Polianovska First meeting of the Académie française The witchcraft affair at Loudun Jean Nicolet lands at Green Bay, Wisconsin Opening of Covent Garden Market in London English establish a settlement... The James River at Cartersville The James River in the U.S. state of Virginia is 660 km (410 miles) long including its Jackson River source and drains a watershed comprising 27,019 km² (10,432 square miles). ... The Church of England logo since 1998 The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[1] in England, and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ...


Nearby, in 1665, Arthur Allen built a Jacobean brick house which later became known as Bacon's Castle because it was occupied as a fort or "castle" during Bacon's Rebellion against the Royal Governor, Sir William Berkeley in 1676. (Contrary to popular folklore, the rebellious Nathaniel Bacon never lived at Bacon's Castle, but rather, resided at Curles Neck Plantation in Henrico County about 30 miles upriver on the northern bank of the James River). The term Jacobean refers to a period in English history that coincides with the reign of James I (1603 – 1625). ... Bacons Castle, Surry County, Virginia, Bacons Castle is located in Surry County, Virginia. ... Fortifications (Latin fortis, strong, and facere, to make) are military constructions designed for defensive warfare. ... For other uses, see Castle (disambiguation). ... Bacons Rebellion or the Virginia Rebellion was an uprising in 1676 in the Virginia Colony, led by Nathaniel Bacon. ... For the 15th-century marquess, see Marquess of Berkeley. ... Events January 29 - Feodor III becomes Tsar of Russia First measurement of the speed of light, by Ole Rømer Bacons Rebellion Russo-Turkish Wars commence. ... Nathaniel Bacon, engraving Nathaniel Bacon (c. ... Curles Neck Plantation (also known as Curles Neck Farm) is located between Virginia State Highway 5 and the north bank of the James River in the Varina district of Henrico County, Virginia. ... Henrico County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. ...


The first town, Cobham, was established in 1691 where Gray's Creek empties into the James River. Neighboring Sussex County was formed from the southwestern end of Surry County in 1754. Cobham was a small town in Surry County, Virginia. ... Sussex County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


In over 350 years of existence, Surry County has carefully guarded both its heritage and rural nature. However, it is located only a short ride on the Jamestown Ferry from Virginia's Historic Triangle of the colonial era, featuring the major tourist attractions of Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, linked by the National Park Service's Colonial Parkway. The county itself hosts several small towns, several of the James River plantations, and a state park. Jamestown Ferry (also known as the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry) is an automobile ferry on the James River in Virginia, connecting Jamestown in James City County with Scotland in Surry County. ... This article reads like an advertisement. ... At Jamestown Settlement, replicas of Christopher Newports 3 ships are docked in the harbour. ... Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... York Hall is a government building on Yorktowns historic Main Street. ... The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ... Colonial Parkway is a scenic 23-mile parkway linking the 3 popular attractions of Virginias Historic Triangle of colonial-era communities, Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. ... James River Plantations were established in the Virginia Colony along the James River between the mouth at Hampton Roads and the head of navigation at the fall line where Richmond is today. ...


The county is bisected by State Route 31 and State Route 40, as well as its major artery, the historic path of State Route 10 which follows the general line of the south bank of the James River between Prince George County and Isle of Wight County. State Route 31, known as the John Rolfe Highway, is located in the eastern part of the state, and connects U.S. Route 460 in the town of Wakefield in Sussex County with State Route 5 and State Route 199 in Williamsburg. ... State Route 40 is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... State Route 10 is a state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia, running between Richmond and Suffolk. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed Seat Prince George Area  - Total  - Water 730 km² (282 mi²) 42 km² (16 mi²) 5. ... Isle of Wight County is a county located in the South Hampton Roads region of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 6,829 people, 2,619 households, and 1,917 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (24/sq mi). There were 3,294 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (12/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 46.87% White, 51.60% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 0.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 2,619 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.50% were married couples living together, 14.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.80% were non-families. 23.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.09. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $37,558, and the median income for a family was $41,234. Males had a median income of $31,123 versus $21,143 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,682. About 9.70% of families and 10.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.40% of those under age 18 and 14.80% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Points of interest

Bacons Castle, Surry County, Virginia, Bacons Castle is located in Surry County, Virginia. ... Chippokes Plantation State Park is located off Virginia State Highway 10 in Surry County, Virginia. ... Pocahontas is one of four ferryboats operating the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry VDOT promotional photo Jamestown Ferry (also known as the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry) is an automobile ferry on the James River in Virginia, connecting Jamestown in James City County with Scotland Wharf in Surry County. ... The Surry nuclear power plant in Surry County, Virginia is named for the county in which it is located. ... Michael Dwayne Vick (born June 26, 1980 in Newport News, Virginia) is an American football quarterback for the National Football Leagues Atlanta Falcons franchise. ...

Incorporated towns

Incorporated towns in Surry County include: An incorporated town in the United States is a town which is an incorporated municipality, that is, one with a charter received from the state, similar to a city. ...

Claremont is a town located in Surry County, Virginia. ... Dendron is a town located in Surry County, Virginia. ... Surry is a town located in Surry County, Virginia. ...

Unincorporated communities

Unincorporated communities in Surry County include: It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with unincorporated. ...

Bacons Castle, Surry County, Virginia, Bacons Castle is located in Surry County, Virginia, USA. Soon after Surry County was formed in the Royal Colony of Virginia in 1652, Arthur Allen built a Jacobean brick house in 1665 near the James River, where he and his wife Alice (n... Pocahontas bound for Scotland in Surry County is seen leaving Glasshouse Point at Jamestown, is one of four ferryboats operating the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry service on the James River. ...

Current events

Dog fighting investigation

Beginning on April 25, 2007, Surry County Sheriff Harold D. Brown and part-time County Commonwealth's Attorney (prosecutor) Gerald G. Poindexter found themselves in embroiled in a high profile dog fighting investigation after authorities investigating Davon T. Boddie, 26, searching for narcotics found evidence of dog fighting activities at a home and property in Surry County where he lived which is owned by his cousin, Atlanta Falcons NFL football player Michael Vick. They confiscated 66 dogs, 55 of which were pit bulls, and other evidence. A ESPN source later alleged that Vick was a "heavyweight" in dog fighting and had been known to wager $40,000 on the outcome of a single bout. is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Two dogs fighting Dog fighting is a physical fight between canines, sometimes involving the pitting of two dogs against each other for the entertainment of spectators, and for the purpose of gambling. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... Michael Dwayne Vick (born June 26, 1980 in Newport News, Virginia) is an American football quarterback for the National Football Leagues Atlanta Falcons franchise. ... The American Pit Bull Terrier is one of several bull terrier breeds, often kept as a pet. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...


On May 30, Commonwealth's Attorney Poindexter told ESPN: "We have people who are volunteering to make those allegations." Poindexter said. Asked whether there was evidence that placed Vick at dog fights, Poindexter said, "Yes."


"If he did anything, he won't get away with it, if we can prove it. But it's not easy," Poindexter said. ..."we're moving carefully, slowly...to build a strong case." [2]


On June 7, 2007, federal authorities from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) joined by the Virginia State Police revealed a parallel investigation and conducted their own additional searches of the Vick property under federal search warrants that day, and again on July 6. A source close to the investigation told ESPN's Len Pasquarelli that the events of Friday [July 6] were "very helpful in the overall and ongoing investigation into an alleged dogfighting ring at that property. ... Remember, this is an investigation into what has been considered an enterprise involving many people... From our standpoint, it never has focused on an individual and it still doesn't." [3] is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The U.S. Department of Agriculture, also called the Agriculture Department, or USDA, is a Cabinet department of the United States Federal Government. ... Virginia State Police is a state agency, established in 1919, that acts as the state police force for the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Len Pasquarelli is an American sportswriter and analyst with ESPN.com and a 25-year veteran of covering the NFL. He joined ESPN.com in 2001 and has since become a frequent contributor to the other ESPN outlets, including SportsCenter, ESPNEWS, ESPN Radio and ESPN The Magazine. ...


On July 2, 2007, federal investigators filed court documents which did not name Vick or any other individual, but described an interstate dog fighting operation which was called Bad Newz Kennels which had operated over a period of five years based at Vick's-acre estate (assessed for county real estate taxes for 2007 at over $700,000) at 1915 Moonlight Road, where they claim dog fights were also held. Copies were obtained by the news media under the Freedom of Information Act and made public on July 6. WAVY-TV (Portsmouth, VA) made it available online at WAVY-TV online copy of July 2 document obtained under Freedom of Information request about the "Bad Newz Kennels" interstate dog fighting investigation. is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bad Newz Kennels dog fighting investigation began in April 2007 with a search of property in Surry County, Virginia owned by Atlanta Falcons football quarterback Michael Vick, and the subsequent discovery of evidence inculpating several individuals of dog fighting. ... Nearly sixty countries around the world have implemented some form of freedom of information legislation, which sets rules on governmental secrecy. ...


On July 17, 2007, Vick and three other men were indicted by a federal grand jury in Richmond and faced federal charges. Authorities contend the Moonlight Road property was purchased and developed specifically for the criminal enterprise. They each face felony and misdemeanor charges, under the laws which were in effect before a new harsher federal law was signed by which convictions carry penalties of prison terms of up to six years and fines of $350,0000, and forfeiture of proceeds and property involved. Arraignment and detention hearings for the four men were held on July 26 in Richmond, who were released on bail under court supervision. The case was assigned to U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson. is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the record label, see Felony Records The term felony is a term used in common law systems for very serious crimes, whereas misdemeanors are considered to be less serious offenses. ...


Copies of the 18-page federal grand jury indictment issued on July 17 were posted online by The Smoking Gun and other web sites (Federal Indictment online]). Details revealed included allegation of exceptional brutality involving Vick himself, even within a highly controversial and unlawful blood sport of dog fighting in the United States, including incidents of dogs allegedly being executed by hanging, drowning, electrocution, and shooting. Vick was also accused of direct participation in the execution of 8 under-performing dogs earlier in 2007. Within days, these were drawing widespread comments of public criticism, expressions of outrage, extraordinary statements by members of the U.S. Congress, protests by animal rights groups, and demands that NFL and Atlanta Falcons officials take immediate action pending the outcome in court. For other uses, see Blood sport (disambiguation). ... Arranged fights between two game dogs have been staged as a form of entertainment and gambling since at least the early 19th century in the United States; originally legal, it was gradually outlawed but continutes as an illegal underground activity in both rural and urban locations. ... The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... Animal liberation redirects here. ...


On July 23, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell directed him not to report to training camp; Falcons owner Arthur Blank stated that he should not anticipate playing again until the matter is resolved. There is a possibility that Vick could be banned for life from the NFL for his alleged involvement in the years of multi-state gambling activities. However, Goodell has stated he wants the legal process to run its course before he rules on Vick's future in the league. [4] is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Roger S. Goodell (born February 19, 1959, in Jamestown, New York[1]) is the Commissioner of the National Football League, having been chosen to succeed the retiring Paul Tagliabue on August 8, 2006. ... Arthur M. Blank is an American businessman and a co-founder of Home Depot. ...


Companies employing Vick for endorsements and producing or selling Vick-related products apparently reacted to the negative publicity. Nike, Inc. announced it was suspending the release of the Zoom Vick V, a new line of shoes, adding it "has suspended Michael Vick's contract without pay, and will not sell any more Michael Vick product at Nike owned retail at this time." although the company said it had not terminated the contract, as animal-rights activists had urged the company to do. [5] Adidas announced its Reebok division would stop selling Vick football jerseys. The NFL said it had pulled all Vick-related items from NFLShop.com. [6] Trading card companies including Donruss and Upper Deck soon followed with similar actions. St. Louis-based sporting goods manufacturer Rawlings, which used Vick's likeness to sell merchandise and modeled a football using his name, ended its relationship. The same day, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Dick's Sporting Goods and Sports Authority stores, part of a major chain, have also stopped selling Vick-related goods. [7] Nike, Inc. ... This article is about the company. ... Reebok International Limited is a British producer of athletic footwear, apparel, and accessories and is currently a subsidiary of Adidas AG. The name comes from Afrikaans/Dutch spelling of rhebok, a type of African antelope or gazelle. ... Donruss is a U.S. brand of bubble gum and trading card. ... The Upper Deck Entertainment logo. ... Former President Jerry Rawlings Jerry John Rawlings (born 1947) is a longtime Ghanaian politician who served as the countrys president twice. ... Dicks Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) is the largest full-line sporting goods retailer in the world. ...


By August 20, all the defendants on the initial federal charges including Vick had agreed to guilty pleas under plea bargain agreements, apparently avoiding facing the possibility of additional and more serious charges under the powerful Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, [8] [9] While terms have not been disclosed, prosecutors reportedly offered Vick a deal which would allow him to plead guilty only to a single felony charge. Based upon sentencing guidelines, the defendants would likely receive sentences of 12 to 18 months in federal prison. [10] However, Judge Hudson, who is not bound by sentencing recommendations in plea agreements, had previously advised two of the defendants that the aggravated circumstances involving executing the dogs warranted an upward revision of the sentencing guidelines. Vick will appear before Judge Hudson on August 27 to submit his own guilty plea. In a statement released by his lawyer, Vick agreed "to accept full responsibility for his actions and the mistakes he has made." [9] is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A plea bargain (also plea agreement, plea deal or copping a plea) is an agreement in a criminal case in which a prosecutor and a defendant arrange to settle the case against the defendant. ... The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (commonly referred to as RICO) is a United States federal law which provides for extended penalties for criminal acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. ... For the record label, see Felony Records The term felony is a term used in common law systems for very serious crimes, whereas misdemeanors are considered to be less serious offenses. ... is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In addition to federal actions, a parallel local investigation had also been underway. Surry County prosecutor Gerald L. Poindexter stated on August 17 that he will seek indictments from the county grand jury for violations of Virginia laws in September, although no individuals were specifically named. He described the information contained in the federal plea agreements "a road map to indictments in Surry County." [11] Plea bargains with federal prosecutors would have no official standing in the local cases against any of the four federal co-defendants. (Double jeopardy concepts would not apply to state and federal overlapping cases). ESPN reported that Vick could face up to 40 years in prison on state charges. [12] For other uses, see Double jeopardy (disambiguation). ...


The Virginian-Pilot noted that county officials and the 7,000 residents "aren't used to much attention from outsiders. They mostly live among farm fields and along rural lanes." [13] Poindexter said he thought most people in the county didn’t know about the alleged fights. "It's an underground, well-guarded crime," he said. He also noted that he has also learned a great deal about dog fighting recently which he hadn't known before.


Citizens have been both shocked and cautious as expressed to various news media regarding both comments and opinions about Vick's possible guilt. However, one county resident who sells Virginia hams, feels that damage has already occurred no matter how the legal cases turn out. She lamented in a published news report Smithfield ham is a variety of cured ham from the United States, associated with Smithfield, Virginia. ...

"Before, Surry County was only well-known for our nuclear power plant; now everyone will know us for dog fighting."
For more details on this topic, see Bad Newz Kennels dog fighting investigation.

The Bad Newz Kennels dog fighting investigation began in April 2007 with a search of property in Surry County, Virginia owned by Atlanta Falcons football quarterback Michael Vick, and the subsequent discovery of evidence inculpating several individuals of dog fighting. ...

References

  1. ^ http://content.hamptonroads.com/story.cfm?story=125893&ran=122078
  2. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2888085&campaign=rss&source=NFLHeadlines
  3. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=pasquarelli_len&id=2928795
  4. ^ http://www.inrich.com/cva/ric/news.apx.-content-articles-RTD-2007-08-17-0137.html
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Surry County, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (663 words)
Surry County was formed from a portion of James City County in the Royal Colony of Virginia in 1652.
Surry County initially consisted of Lawne's Creek Parish and Southwark Parish (of the Church of England).
The county is bisected by State Route 31 and State Route 40, as well as its major artery, the historic path of State Route 10 which follows the general line of the south bank of the James River between Prince George County and Isle of Wight County.
Surry County, Virginia (325 words)
Surry County is a county located in the State of Virginia.
As of the census of 2000, there are 6,829 people, 2,619 households, and 1,917 families residing in the county.
The racial makeup of the county is 46.87% White, 51.60% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races.
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