Governor reappoints Dr. Kirk Havens to Chesapeake Bay Science Council
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has reappointed Dr. Kirk Havens of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science to the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC). The appointment marks the beginning of Haven’s third consecutive 4-year term.
posted 11.08.2010Deborah Pratt: still the fastest oyster shucker
Deborah Pratt bested her nephew Jermaine Brokenborough in the state oyster shucking contest November 6, at the 53rd annual Urbanna Oyster Festival. Brokenborough actually finished first, but lost the race after his time was adjusted due to penalties.
posted 11.06.2010Lauren Figg crowned Oyster Festival Queen; Emma Fairheart named Little Miss Spat
Lauren Figg was crowned Queen of the 53rd Urbanna Oyster Festival and Emma Fairheart was crowned Little Miss Spat on Friday in Taber Park. As Urbanna Oyster Festival Queen, Figg received a $5,000 college scholarship. Fairheart received a $150 savings bond.
posted 11.06.2010Meals tax defeated
For a third time in the past 12 years, Middlesex County voters have rejected a proposed 4% county food and beverage tax. Click through for more on the meals tax and local election results.