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Golf carts on the streets of Urbanna?
A proposal by Billy Mayo of Urbanna to allow unlicensed golf carts on town streets is being considered by town council. Council attorney Andy Bury told council on September 10 the state requires a town to have a police department if it allows unlicensed golf carts.
posted 09.22.2010

Maritime Museum now has over 1,000 members
The Deltaville Maritime Museum held its annual membership meeting Saturday with president Robert (Bob) Kates presiding. Kates reported that the museum membership has increased to 1,074 due to the efforts of Lynn Burnette and Chuck McGhinnis, who have worked hard to bring old members back.

posted 09.18.2010

Urbanna man authors book on Haiti
imageWhen Stan Hovey of Urbanna lived in Haiti 65 years ago, 60 percent of the original forest was there—now only about 2 percent remains. Hovey’s fond memories of the island nation sparked him to write a book, “Haitian Recollections And Haitian Returns.”

posted 09.16.2010

Oyster Festival Queen & Spat to be crowned Nov. 5
imageThe selection of the Urbanna Oyster Festival Queen is a long-standing tradition that dates back to 1960, the year before Urbanna Days became the Urbanna Oyster Festival. The first Festival Queen was crowned on a flatbed trailer on the day of the festival.

posted 09.16.2010

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