Middlesex author is finalist for Nero Award
Local author Brad Parks has been named among three finalists for the prestigious Nero Award, which celebrates literary excellence in the mystery genre. A Middlesex County resident, Parks was nominated for his debut novel, “Faces of the Gone,” which released last December from St. Martin’s Press.
posted 06.13.2010Hearing on abandoning Stormont Road is Tuesday
The public hearing will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, at the historic courthouse in Saluda. The county’s legal notice reads, “It appears to the board (of supervisors) that the safety and welfare of the public would be served best by abandoning the section of road.”
posted 06.09.2010Construction fraud on the rise in Middlesex County
Some homeowners have learned too late that there are contractors who do not operate within the law, said Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Investigator C.B. Sibley. In one scam, the contractor offers the homeowner “a sweet deal,” said Sibley. The shady worker then gets money up front for materials and the homeowner never sees them again—except possibly in court.
posted 06.09.2010County fees going up in Middlesex
At its June 1 meeting, the Middlesex County Board of Supervisors voted to increase planning and community development fees and set a public hearing for Tuesday, July 20, to possibly add fees to delinquent tax bills.