VMRC to Create New Shellfish Farming Zones
In January, the Commission is expected to approve the creation of 15 new Aquaculture Opportunity Zones. These zones will set aside more than 1,000 acres of prime state-owned water bottoms for the farming of shellfish in cages.
posted 12.08.2010Driver of trash truck dies in Route 17 crash
Trooper Stamper said a 2006 Peterbuilt tractor-trailer was traveling southbound on Route 17 when the vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway and struck several trees.
posted 12.06.2010‘Street preaching’ at festival annoying but legal
Under the law, “street preaching” is considered the exercise of free speech and is protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The subject of street preaching at the Urbanna Oyster Festival came up during the Urbanna Town Council meeting on November 15, and in Letters to the Editor in the Southside Sentinel.
posted 12.01.2010Citizens urge board to keep pond intact and reopen Stormont Road
Developer Gene Ruark has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to create a “compensatory wetland and stream bank” by draining Healy’s Millpond, which is adjacent to Stormont Road and Healy’s Mill Subdivision. The Corps was accepting public comments on the proposal through November 17.