VIMS hosts Chinese delegation
A delegation from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) visited the Virginia Institute of Marine Science on December 15 as part of their broader visit to the College of William and Mary.
posted 12.27.2010Middlesex to face redistricting in 2011
The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors and the county administrator’s office will handle redistricting issues in 2011, rather than involve county citizens in the process. Supervisors made this decision at their December 7 meeting. Redistricting takes place every 10 years—the year after the federal census.
posted 12.22.2010Town contends condo site plans are flawed
Potomac Timber Investments, which has filed three lawsuits against the Urbanna Town Council regarding plans for condominiums on Urbanna Creek, also has sued Bay Design Group. Potomac Timber contends Bay Design failed to prepare a site plan that met the town code and, because of this, the plan was rejected by the town council.
posted 12.22.2010The gift of life
Of the more than 109,000 Americans currently awaiting organ transplants, over 87,000 are waiting for a kidney. In 2009 there were 15,000 organ transplants performed in the United States. Every day 18 people die while waiting for a transplant of a vital organ, such as a kidney, heart or lung.
posted 12.22.2010Dog on a mission!
Dogs seem to have a sixth sense. Maybe it’s their combination of superior smell and hearing that has helped make dogs mankind’s friend through the ages. Buck is a friendly, energetic, yellow lab that spends most of his time in Richmond, confined by an invisible fence.
posted 12.22.2010Sea-level study brings good and bad news to Hampton Roads
A new study of local sea-level trends by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) brings both good and bad news to localities concerned with coastal inundation and flooding along the shores of Chesapeake Bay.