Swine flu: ‘No need to panic,’ says health director
While the swine flu threat is making headlines, there have been no cases of swine flu in Virginia, said Dr. Thomas Irungu, director of Three Rivers Health District at Cooks Corner in Middlesex County.
posted 04.29.2009Two cases of rabies confirmed this week
In the first incident, reported at Church View, a raccoon was found dead near a dog that was chained to a doghouse on April 17 or 18, said Warren, who added that all indications are that the dog killed the raccoon and was exposed to rabies.
posted 04.29.2009Sewage permit hearing postponed
A decision on the proposed Saluda wastewater treatment plant will be delayed at least until June to give the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) time to study land application as a means of disposing of treated wastewater from Urbanna and Saluda.
posted 04.29.2009Central water and sewer requirements approved
New subdivisions with 25 or more dwellings now must have central water and fire hydrants. New subdivisions with 50 or more dwellings are required to provide central sewer, and all dwellings are required to hook onto the sewer system.