Earth Hour 2012: Saturday, March 31 8:30pm
Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour. More than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011 alone, sending a powerful message for action on climate change.
Ransom named top minority business leader
The Washington Business Journal has named Middlesex County native Thomas Ransom as the recipient of 2012 Minority Business Leader Award. Ransom is a senior vice president with BB&T in Montgomery County.
March for Trayvon Martin set for April 7 in Saluda
The shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin took place on February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida. Martin was an African-American high school student who was shot and killed by 28-year-old George Zimmerman, a man of mixed ethnicity. Zimmerman claims he shot Martin in self-defense and has not been charged.
‘Horses’ stand proud at Deltaville maritime park
These stunning horse figures are now a major feature of the meadow area around the Stoll Wildflower Pavilion, which is located at the north end of the multi-acre “Wildflower Meadow.” The meadow is part of the many trails and gardens of Holly Point Park.