Strong support & money concerns voiced at athletic complex hearing
Citizens packed the historic courthouse in Saluda on August 16 to voice their opinions on a proposed $3.2 million Syd Thrift Athletic Complex at Middlesex High School. Board chairman Jack Miller informed the standing-room-only audience that no action would be taken by the supervisors that night.
posted 08.24.2011AUVSI honors VIMS professor with inaugural “Member of the Year” award
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International—AUVSI—has named professor Mark Patterson of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science as the inaugural winner of its “Member of the Year” award. The award recognizes an exceptionally dedicated AUVSI member for advancing unmanned systems through industry innovation, member recruitment, or both.
posted 08.22.2011All three Middlesex schools meet ‘No Child Left Behind’ standards
The Middlesex County School system received good news this week as all three county schools—Middlesex High School, Middlesex Elementary School and St. Clare Walker Middle School—met the federal No Child Left Behind “Adequate Yearly Progress” (AYP) targets. Middlesex is one of only six school divisions out of 132 in Virginia to have all of its schools meet AYP benchmarks.
posted 08.17.2011Region studies dredge funding options
The emergency dredging of Jackson Creek began on August 4. The channel, last dredged in 1970, has silted in and narrowed to about 25 feet as marked by the red and green temporary buoys above. The new channel will be straightened slightly and will be 60 to 80 feet wide.