Beginning ‘the work of remaking America’
About 30 people gathered at Immanuel Baptist Church on Tuesday to witness history as Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States. It was a time of jubilation and excitement as the swearing in of the first African-American U.S. President was broadcast on TV.
posted 01.21.2009Two arrested, guns seized in drug bust
The arrests and charges are the result of ongoing investigations by the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office and the task force, said Capt. Sampson. “We will keep pressure on persons who deal and or use illegal drugs and abuse prescription drugs in Middlesex.”
posted 01.21.2009School positions may be eliminated
At a budget work session Tuesday, school superintendent Rusty Fairheart made recommendations for ways to cut $215,500 from the proposed FY10 school budget. This still leaves a $205,000 shortfall that Fairheart says can only come by cutting personnel.
posted 01.21.2009Is town code ‘the law,’ or simply ‘a guideline’?
The issue of how to enforce Urbanna’s zoning ordinance came up again at the Urbanna Town Council’s work session on Friday. Resident Bob Calves renewed his claim that council is not enforcing the town code to protect Urbanna’s Historic District.