One person killed, nine injured in boating accident near Water View
A 25-year-old woman died and nine people were injured in a boating accident in the Rappahannock River near Water View in Middlesex County at about 10:15 p.m. Monday, July 5, according to John Bull, the director of public relations at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC).
posted 07.06.2010U.S. Air Force’s John McKone — 50 years later
It was 1960. McKone, 28 at the time, was in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed overseas during the Cold War. He was the pilot of a RB-47 reconnaissance plane. During a routine flight, his plane was struck by the cannons of a Russian MIG. McKone had to eject.
posted 07.01.2010Middlesex to pay retirement of new employees
Following the lead of the Middlesex County School Board, which voted unanimously on June 14 to continue to pay all Virginia Retirement System (VRS) costs for new employees, county supervisors voted 3-2 on June 15 to do the same.
posted 07.01.2010New state laws take effect thursday
Nearly 900 new state laws go into effect on Thursday, July 1, including measures that help display “Old Glory,” secure vehicles being towed, raise the maximum speed limit, provide for aquaculture zones, encourage offshore electricity generation, and much more.