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‘Lord, don’t let me die!’
imageAt about 6 p.m. Bessie had a visitor, Angelette Boyd, who noted that the sky was getting a little dark as if a storm was approaching. None of the three women had heard there was a tornado watch in the area. Then, it came. In a split second a narrow-path tornado struck Bessie’s trailer and “sucked” Angelette out the door, onto the ground and, fortunately, to safety.
posted 06.15.2011

Parents and NAACP want action taken on racial problems at MHS
Cynthia Beverley of Wake told the board that her daughter, a freshman at Middlesex High School, was being racially harassed by an older white student and his friends. When the matter was brought before the high school’s principal it was not satisfactorily resolved in “any manner,” she said.

posted 06.15.2011

Landfill-related bills questioned
At a June 7 meeting of the Middlesex County Board of Supervisors, Saluda District supervisor Pete Mansfield confronted Joyce Engineering Inc. president L.E. “Butch” Joyce over several bills issued to the county by Joyce. Joyce Engineering is the firm hired by the county to address contamination problems at the county landfill, which has been closed for 18 years.

posted 06.15.2011

Boat slams into seawall at Windmill Point; two killed
imageA 37-year-old woman and 46-year-old man died after their boat crashed into a seawall at the entrance to Windmill Point Marina on the Rappahannock River Friday night. Police identified the woman as Catherine Smith Williams, originally from Tappahannock but living in Richmond, and Robert Andrews Taylor Jr. of Bowling Green and Tappahannock.

posted 06.08.2011

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