State budget cuts will impact county offices
During a public meeting in Jamaica District last week, Middlesex County Administrator Charles Culley reported that every county department that receives state funds is facing a reduction in revenue in the 2009-10 (FY10) fiscal year.
posted 02.04.2009School budget talks continue Thursday night
Middlesex County School Board members recently held two public meetings concerning state school cuts in the 2009-10 budget. The Saluda District public meeting is tonight, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. at Urbanna United Methodist Church.
posted 02.04.2009West Point paper mill files for bankruptcy
One of the area’s largest employers, Smurfit-Stone Container Corp., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to published reports.
posted 02.04.2009Citizens oppose more effluent in Urbanna Creek
During the January 21 public hearing on a wastewater treatment plant proposed for Saluda, citizens asked the State Water Control Board (SWCB) to consider alternatives to dumping treated wastewater into Urbanna Creek.
posted 01.29.2009Land application of wastewater utilizes nutrients
For more than 18 years, Kilmer’s Point and Cedar Pointe subdivisions near Urbanna have used air, sunlight and land to treat their wastewater. It is sprayed on a 14-acre field where remaining nutrients become fertilizer for plants.
posted 01.29.2009Dock expansion denied by VMRC
On Tuesday, Jan. 27, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) denied a request by Potomac Timber Investments LLC to expand the number of boat slips at the Urbanna Yachting Center Marina, located on Watling Street at Urbanna Creek. The commission’s action followed a public hearing.