Markers would honor Morgan and St. Clare Walker
The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors has tabled a decision on how much funding the county will provide to install historical road markers recognizing the accomplishments of African-Americans John Henry St. Clare Walker and Irene Morgan.
posted 09.21.2011‘Wings, Wheels & Keels’ is Saturday
An expanded display of antique boats is planned for “Wings & Wheels,” which is now “Wings, Wheels & Keels,” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, at Hummel Field in Topping. “The number of boats has grown so much that we decided to change the name of the show to Wings, Wheels & Keels,” said Jamie Barnhardt, show coordinator.
posted 09.21.2011State takes steps to manage drinking water
A regional water supply plan mandated by the State of Virginia anticipates that existing water supplies will be able to meet water demand for the next 30 years in six of the eight jurisdictions of the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission.
posted 09.21.2011VIMS to study how sediment plume from Irene and Lee might affect Bay
The researchers’ main concern is the heavy rainfall that the consecutive storms brought to the Bay watershed, and the resulting plume of river-borne sediments now entering Bay waters. The sediments decrease water clarity—potentially affecting sunlight-loving baygrasses—and can bury bottom-dwelling organisms such as oysters.