Supervisors seek changes in composite index
A county’s composite index determines that county’s ability to fund its own school expenses and other aspects of local government, and is a big factor in determining the amount of state funds a county receives. The composite index is based, in part, on county real estate values.
posted 12.03.2009Rockfish arrive in time for Deltaville tournament
Deltaville-area anglers are reporting the best striper fishing in years. That’s especially good news for those participating in the 16th annual CCA-Green Top Rockfish Classic this Saturday, December 5.
posted 11.29.2009VMRC to buy back 359 commercial crab licenses
The Virginia Marine Resources Commission will buy back 359 commercial crab licenses, in a historic action to take more than 75,000 crab pots off the water as part of a multi-year species rebuilding effort.
posted 11.29.2009Student missionary from Laneview found murdered
Kirsten Elisabeth Wolcott of Laneview in Essex County, a 20-year-old Seventh-Day Adventist student missionary, was found murdered on the Pacific island of Yap after going jogging near the school where she was teaching, according to a story on the Richmond Times-Dispatch website.
posted 11.29.2009Smoke-free restaurant law effective on Dec. 1
Just a few days remain until a new Virginia law restricting smoking in restaurants goes into effect. Starting December 1, smoking will be prohibited in restaurants, with some exceptions. Smokers and proprietors who violate the law will face civil penalties of $25.