Buyboat Homecoming was ‘one of the best’
"This is the third buyboat rendezvous held in Urbanna," said director of the event Bill Hight. "This was the biggest and best rendezvous that we have ever had." The other two rendezvouses were held at Rock Hall, Maryland and Tangier Island.
posted 08.04.2009Auxiliary has busy day on the river
Due to a storm with high winds and lighting, the patrol was delayed for an hour from its scheduled start. As crew members were arriving to board an auxiliary boat, a call was received from U.S. Coast Guard Station Milford Haven asking for assistance.
posted 08.04.2009Other charges against Bracke could be dropped
This week Middlesex Commonwealth’s Attorney Mike Hurd said he intends to Nolle Prosequi (not prosecute) the remaining charges involving alleged sexual offenses on a minor and the charge of attempted murder. Hurd said he based his decision on several factors, including the fact Bracke is 63 years old and is currently serving a 39-year prison sentence for his sexual and arson convictions.
posted 07.29.2009Saluda landmark to be torn down
Of the six Methodist churches formed in the 1800s in Middlesex County, only four will be standing after August. The Centenary United Methodist Church building across from the courthouse in Saluda is scheduled to be razed next month. Methodism was a major player in Virginia’s Great Religion Awakening that brought a more “down to earth” religion to Middlesex County and the area, according to historians.