Storm rips through Lancaster
Thousands of trees were downed and hundreds of power lines severed Sunday afternoon as a storm system tore through Lancaster County. The storm, which moved down the Rappahannock River around 3:30 p.m., brought with it heavy rains, strong winds and hail.
posted 07.14.2009Dredging of Broad Creek to begin this fall
The Norfolk District Army Corps of Engineers has received federal stimulus funding to dredge Broad Creek in Deltaville, reported Corps official Douglas H. Stampers in a June 10 email to Middlesex County officials. “The funding should be sufficient . . . to dredge the channel and prepare the upland site to accept the material,” said Stampers.
posted 07.08.2009County supervisor slams decision to pay bonuses
A decision by two Middlesex County supervisors to vote for approval of “longevity” bonuses for some employees of the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission (PDC) caused a heated discussion at a county board of supervisors meeting on Tuesday. Crittenden countered, “If we decided in our budget, and it was unanimous, not to give raises to our employees, we should stick to it and not give money to others without giving it to our own.”
posted 07.08.2009Eleven indicted on drug charges
A Middlesex Circuit Court grand jury handed down 21 felony charges against 11 people via direct indictments on June 18, 2009, reported Middlesex Sheriff Guy Abbott. The indictments and arrests are the result of a lengthy investigation that is still ongoing, said Sheriff Abbott. Investigators and deputies from the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office worked with the Tri-Rivers Drug Task Force on the cases, he added.