Independence Day events begin Friday
The celebration gets started at the Urbanna Town Marina at Upton’s Point on Friday evening at 5 p.m. with food, music, a boat parade and fireworks display (see pages A8-9 for details). The fun continues Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Annual Deltaville Heritage Day with a pet parade, children’s parade, crab races, food, music, centennial display, 2 p.m. general parade and more.
posted 07.02.2009From jailbird to counselor
For 13 years Kennedy Wise of King and Queen County “lost his soul” to drugs and alcohol. Throughout those dark years, Wise was in and out of the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center in Saluda so much he acquired the jail nickname of “Otis” after the well-known inmate on the Andy Griffith Show.
posted 07.02.2009Town, developer continue to seek settlement
Attorneys for Urbanna and developer Potomac Timber Investments will continue their attempt to negotiate an out-of-court settlement of a $4 million lawsuit regarding proposed condominiums at Urbanna Yachting Center and the appeal of a marina zoning decision.
posted 07.02.2009Officials await report on land application of effluent
The Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) is completing a study of the feasibility of applying treated wastewater from a proposed treatment plant in Saluda to land, instead of discharging into Urbanna Creek. Jim Pyne, chief of HRSD’s Small Communities Division, said this week that a “draft” report of the land application study was due June 30. “It will probably take us a few weeks to finalize the report once we get it,” said Pyne.