Boat operator pleads guilty in fatal crash
They were returning to their cottage after a day on the water. The music was loud, some of them danced in the front of the bow rider boat. No one seemed to be paying attention as the 23-foot boat approached Channel Marker #10, including boat operator Steve W. Nixon. He let go of the wheel and yelled “Woo-hoo.”
posted 02.23.2011Land use fees increase by $5
The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed on February 15 to raise land-use taxation application fees by $5. Supervisors also voted to require landowners receiving land-use taxation to revalidate their eligibility every four years instead of the current six years.
posted 02.23.2011Urbanna considers building new pool
It’s time for a new pool in Urbanna. The current one is 43 years old and leaking 7,000 gallons a day, said town administrator Lewis Filling on Friday at the town council work session.
posted 02.23.2011Fire destroys 800 acres, horse barn
Eight hundred acres of forest land, a horse barn and a shed burned Saturday when a fire that started earlier in the week at a home near Laneview re-ignited and spread for miles, reported Upper Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department (UMVFD) Chief Billy Collier.