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Need for elevator at county office building debated
A proposal to appropriate $210,000 to install an elevator in the Woodward Building in Saluda was debated at a September 4 Middlesex County Board of Supervisors meeting. The board voted in August to seek an engineering firm to design an elevator for the Woodward Building, which houses many county offices.
posted 09.19.2012

Historical marker honoring Irene Morgan to be dedicated
Irene Morgan’s resistance to segregation in the Morgan vs. Virginia case led to the U.S. Supreme Court handing down a landmark decision banning segregation in interstate travel in 1946. Morgan refused to give up her seat on a Greyhound bus to a white passenger. After a struggle with the Middlesex County Sheriff, she was arrested and detained.

posted 09.19.2012

Grand marshal spread his legacy statewide
imageThe Urbanna Oyster Festival Foundation Board has named former Virginia Marine Resources (VMRC) Commissioner William (Bill) Pruitt as the grand marshal of the 55th annual Urbanna Oyster Festival. You might say he was good at his job, or you might say he was just being Bill Pruitt.

posted 09.12.2012

County decides against separate bids on recyclables
The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 last week not to “separately” bid out the county’s co-mingled recycling program. Co-mingled recycling materials include plastics, aluminum cans and glass. Mansfield has continued to voice concerns that the county is not getting enough “bang for its buck” with VPPSA.

posted 09.12.2012

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