Local oyster firms feel impact of Gulf oil spill
Due to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the supply of oysters from this region has been curtailed and the price of oysters has skyrocketed. Oyster processors and distributors in Middlesex County and adjacent areas are feeling the impact—as are local consumers.
posted 07.28.2010Saluda sewage plant is now 2nd highest priority
A proposed sewage treatment plant for Saluda was moved to the second priority on Middlesex County’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) by a 4-1 vote of the Middlesex Board of Supervisors on July 20.
posted 07.28.2010Middlesex & Essex combined reassessment
Middlesex officials have been trying for years to establish a regional reassessment program, but have been unsuccessful. “If we are successful with this regional concept, maybe other counties will join in,” said Middlesex County Administrator Charles Culley.
posted 07.28.2010Microburst hits Wake area
At about 10 p.m. Sunday, during a severe thunderstorm, a microburst struck the Syringa/Wake area and knocked down trees and snapped the tops of tall trees in its path.