Lightning strikes Boy Scout Camp
Lightning struck the rear of the main building about 11 p.m. and started a fire under the metal roof, said George Longest, chief of the Upper Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department in Water View. The 16,000 square-foot building, constructed in 2007 at a cost of about $2.3 million, contains the mess hall, first aid station and gift shop, Longest said.
posted 05.19.2010Hearing on condo lawsuits is Friday
This Friday, May 21, at 3 p.m. a hearing will take place in Gloucester Circuit Court on two lawsuits filed against the Urbanna Town Council and others by condominium developer Potomac Timber Investments LLC.
posted 05.19.2010New federal strategy for the Chesapeake region
The new federal strategy for the Chesapeake region released Wednesday, May 12, focuses on protecting and restoring the environment in communities throughout the 64,000-square-mile watershed and in its thousands of streams, creeks and rivers.
posted 05.13.2010Middlesex County will not have to borrow
Middlesex County Treasurer Betty Bray told the county board of supervisors on May 4 that it appears the county will make it through tax collection day, June 5, without having to tap into its $3 million line of credit.