Special grand jury considering sheriff’s case
The investigation into Middlesex Sheriff Guy Abbott’s financial records continues under the secrecy of a special grand jury. Information is sketchy and the file remains sealed. The investigation that was authorized by the Virginia Attorney General on November 3, 2009 has not resulted in Sheriff Abbott being charged.
posted 06.01.2011Bowditch seeks GOP nomination for 98th
Gloucester County native Sherwood Bowditch, who traces his local roots back for generations, recently launched his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the 98th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates before an audience of 80 family, friends and supporters.
posted 06.01.2011County will keep current landfill engineering firm
Testing at the old county landfill has revealed that one test well has dichlorothane contamination at a level above state and federal groundwater standards. The contaminated well is very close to a vehicle repair shop at the landfill that was once used by the county to maintain trash trucks. County officials believe the contaminant came from that old shop.
posted 05.27.2011Hotel-into-condos & firehouse addition approved
The Urbanna Town Council approved two major projects at its special meeting on Tuesday, May 24. Council approved the modified plan for the 3-bay addition to the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department building; and gave the go-ahead to convert the Liberty at Compass Quay Hotel into 13 condominiums.