Concerns 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.
posted 09.16.2010Condo developers present proposal in dispute
Condominium developers are trying to overcome issues raised by the Town of Urbanna regarding a proposed site plan for 14 condos on Urbanna Creek, called Urbanna Landing. The town and developers are attempting to compromise to avoid a trial to settle a lawsuit filed by the developers.
posted 09.16.2010Modular sewage systems may be an alternative
The Middlesex Board of Supervisors was told on Sept. 7 about a new sewage treatment system that might keep the county from having to spend millions of dollars on a conventional plant to serve the Saluda area. Saluda District supervisor Pete Mansfield and county administrator Charles Culley presented the plan to supervisors at their Sept. 7 meeting.
posted 09.16.2010Old book stirs memories
A book of poems written by Urbanna Elementary School 5th-graders about 45 years ago has surfaced. The 31 students in the 1964-65 fifth grade class of the late Louise Mercer each wrote a poem about “The Wonders of the Universe,” which was that year’s theme.
posted 09.16.2010The first day of school: A few tears, lots of promise
The very first day of school is filled with emotion. Nervous parents say goodbye to their kindergarten students outside of Middlesex Elementary School and walk away choking back tears.