Other charges against Bracke could be dropped
This week Middlesex Commonwealth’s Attorney Mike Hurd said he intends to Nolle Prosequi (not prosecute) the remaining charges involving alleged sexual offenses on a minor and the charge of attempted murder. Hurd said he based his decision on several factors, including the fact Bracke is 63 years old and is currently serving a 39-year prison sentence for his sexual and arson convictions.
posted 07.29.2009Saluda landmark to be torn down
Of the six Methodist churches formed in the 1800s in Middlesex County, only four will be standing after August. The Centenary United Methodist Church building across from the courthouse in Saluda is scheduled to be razed next month. Methodism was a major player in Virginia’s Great Religion Awakening that brought a more “down to earth” religion to Middlesex County and the area, according to historians.
posted 07.29.2009Urbanna BZA could vote on marina appeal Monday
Attorneys for condominium developer Potomac Timber Investments and the Urbanna Town Council have been trying for two months to reach an out-of-court settlement of a marina zoning appeal and a $4 million lawsuit. The appeal and lawsuit are separate issues, but are connected in that they both involve the same 1.5 acres at Urbanna Yachting Center.
posted 07.29.2009Non-profits using county funds to provide a tax return
“We would gladly comply with the county’s request, provided we can send you the bill for the audit,” said Evans. “Or the county can send their independent auditor. We have an annual tax review and that’s available to anyone.”