VIMS helps host robotic-boats competition
College students from the United States and Taiwan will bring their robotic boats to Virginia Beach from June 10-13 to compete for up to $20,000 in prize money during the 3rd International Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) Competition.
posted 06.07.2010VDOT warns of the dangers of inland flooding
June 1 is the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season, so it’s a good time for residents to review their personal readiness plans and know what actions to take if forced to evacuate in the face of high winds and flooding.
posted 06.04.2010Oyster study confirms early Jamestown drought
The investigation, led by researcher Juliana Harding of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, used chemical signatures within oyster shells from an abandoned Jamestown well to reveal that the James River was much saltier between 1609 and 1612 than today, likely due to a drought-induced decrease in runoff from nearby freshwater rivers.
posted 06.04.2010Meals tax on November ballot
Middlesex citizens will get a third chance to approve a county meals tax in the November 2 election. Middlesex County Attorney Mike Soberick informed county supervisors Tuesday that Circuit Court Judge R. Bruce Long has ruled the county can place a meals tax referendum on the November ballot.