Deltaville boatbuilder named Oyster Festival Captain
Willard Norris of Deltaville has built wooden boats all his life and also was an oyster inspector with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC). Because of lifelong work with boats and oysters, the Urbanna Oyster Festival Foundation has named Norris the Captain of the 54th annual Urbanna Oyster Festival on November 4-5.
posted 09.28.2011‘Firearm training’ zoning amendment is approved
ORT owners Ricky and Tricia Abbott of Jamaica District plan to offer firearms training and requested the zoning amendment. The training school is on 124 acres off Route 17 behind Union Shiloh Baptist Church at Jamaica. The Middlesex County Planning Commission approved the amendment request at its September meeting.
posted 09.28.2011Tell us about your WHEELS!
We want to know all about your favorite vehicle. It may have been your first car, or the cheapest car, or the one with the best mileage. That sentimental first vehicle meant freedom. Maybe it was the car with all that shiny chrome. Maybe it was the car that would not die or one that was passed down from a family member.
posted 09.26.2011New director seeks to continue progress of Library
The Middlesex County Public Library has hired Ralph G. Oppenheim as its new director. Oppenheim comes from the Cabell County Public Library in Huntington, W.Va., where he was responsible for collection development, selection in fiction, and all non-print media.