County meals tax on ballot
Counties may only enact a meals tax if approved by voters in a binding referendum. The exact wording of the referendum on the ballot reads: “Should the Board of Supervisors levy a Food and Beverage Tax within Middlesex County, Virginia?”
posted 09.29.2010Middlesex considers joining Civil War memorial
The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors is considering creating a local Sesquicentennial Committee to join the State of Virginia in the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Middlesex has a colorful Civil War history which, if promoted properly, could be beneficial to the county.
posted 09.29.2010Town studies developers’ latest offer
Urbanna Town Council postponed voting on a waterfront condominiums site plan that was submitted 2.5 hours before a council meeting on Monday, September 20. Four council members said they needed time to study the plan for the 14 condos proposed for Urbanna Yachting Center on Urbanna Creek.
posted 09.24.2010Fred & Bettie Lee Gaskins named 2010 Oyster Festival grand marshals
The Urbanna Oyster Festival Foundation has named Fred and Bettie Lee Gaskins of Urbanna as grand marshals of the 53rd annual Urbanna Oyster Festival set for Friday and Saturday, November 5-6. Fred and Bettie Lee moved to Urbanna in 1966 when, as newlyweds, they purchased the Southside Sentinel, Middlesex County’s weekly community newspaper.