Capacity crowd attends King breakfast
“The dreamer is dead, but his dream still lives” was the theme of the message conveyed by Dr. Marion Tapscott at the annual Middlesex NAACP Breakfast/ Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday at The Beacon in Topping.
posted 01.18.2012South is new chair of planning commission
At its January 12 meeting, the Middlesex Planning Commission elected Marilyn South as chair and John England vice chair for 2012. The commission set its meeting date and time as the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the historic courthouse in Saluda.
posted 01.18.2012Morgan reflects on his 32 years as state delegate
When the Virginia House of Delegates convened this week, for the first time in 32 years Harvey Morgan of Saluda was not at the state capitol. Since 1980, Delegate Morgan represented the 98th District. Morgan, 81, did not seek re-election last November. Retirement is bittersweet for Morgan. “I still love it (state politics) and it’s hard to give up,” he said.
posted 01.11.2012County supervisors clarify issue involving gun of former sheriff
The board first agreed to allow Abbott, upon his retirement from office on December 31, 2011, to purchase his service handgun for $1.05. However, in December, on the advice of county attorney Mike Soberick, the board voted not to allow Abbott to purchase his weapon unless he is found innocent of the 25 felony charges that have been brought against him.