Town studies developers’ latest offer
Urbanna Town Council postponed voting on a waterfront condominiums site plan that was submitted 2.5 hours before a council meeting on Monday, September 20. Four council members said they needed time to study the plan for the 14 condos proposed for Urbanna Yachting Center on Urbanna Creek.
posted 09.24.2010Fred & Bettie Lee Gaskins named 2010 Oyster Festival grand marshals
The Urbanna Oyster Festival Foundation has named Fred and Bettie Lee Gaskins of Urbanna as grand marshals of the 53rd annual Urbanna Oyster Festival set for Friday and Saturday, November 5-6. Fred and Bettie Lee moved to Urbanna in 1966 when, as newlyweds, they purchased the Southside Sentinel, Middlesex County’s weekly community newspaper.
posted 09.23.2010Former Middlesex resident charged with murder
Lancaster County Sheriff Ronnie Crockett said Brent Phillip Snyder, 18, of Windmill Point Road in White Stone and formerly of Middlesex County, was arrested September 15 on a charge of felony child abuse and neglect related to injuries to Landon Selph. The charge of murder was added when the baby died at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.
posted 09.22.2010‘A better way to grow oysters’
SLIDESHOW: The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has planted “reef balls” laden with oyster larvae at the mouth of the Piankatank River. On September 10, the Bay Foundation’s boat, “Chesapeake Golden,” arrived at Gwynn’s Island with 50 reef balls, with thousands of spat attached to each concrete ball.
posted 09.22.2010Concerns voiced over town easement
A concern over possible encroachment into the public right-of-way at the end of Virginia Street at Urbanna Creek has led to the conclusion that the town has “exclusive rights” to the 30-foot wide strip of land on which Payne’s Crab House has been located for several years.
posted 09.22.2010Rev. Al Sharpton raises the rooftop at Lebanon
Rev. Al Sharpton preached, danced a semi-jig, and sang a simple message that education is the best road to success. The nationally-acclaimed preacher and civil rights leader emphasized that a person can’t expect God to do everything for him—a person has got to do some things for himself.