Local shells could be over 20 million years old
Petuch said 20 million years ago Urbanna and most of Middlesex was in the middle of a huge body of water called the Calvert Sea, and shells from that period can be found today along the river and creek banks throughout the county.
I’m not in Kansas any more
A transplanted Kansan’s eyewitness report on what is being deemed a historic combination of the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida and a nor’easter. I write this as if I had prior knowledge of either. I didn’t—not until having experienced and survived the past 3 days living in Deltaville.
Middlesex Hall of Fame inducts new members
The third county-wide Middlesex County Hall of Fame induction was held November 9 at Friendship Baptist Church in Hartfield. The mistress of ceremony was Ashland Stein Burch. Music was provided by the Hampton Roads Gospel Music Alliance. Delegate Harvey Morgan was the guest speaker. Over 150 people attended.
Urbanna Christmas Tour set for Dec. 4
Built in 1766, the Old Tobacco Warehouse is one of the oldest surviving mercantile structures in America associated with the sale of tobacco. Today, the Old Tobacco Warehouse serves as the Town of Urbanna Visitor’s Center.