Construction 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.
posted 06.09.2010Centenary Church sold to Anglicans
As of May 31, historic Centenary Church near the courthouse square in Saluda has a new congregation and a new owner. All Saints Anglican Church purchased the building from the trustees of the Centenary Foundation.
posted 06.09.2010VIMS helps host robotic-boats competition
College students from the United States and Taiwan will bring their robotic boats to Virginia Beach from June 10-13 to compete for up to $20,000 in prize money during the 3rd International Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) Competition.
posted 06.07.2010VDOT warns of the dangers of inland flooding
June 1 is the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season, so it’s a good time for residents to review their personal readiness plans and know what actions to take if forced to evacuate in the face of high winds and flooding.
posted 06.04.2010Oyster study confirms early Jamestown drought
The investigation, led by researcher Juliana Harding of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, used chemical signatures within oyster shells from an abandoned Jamestown well to reveal that the James River was much saltier between 1609 and 1612 than today, likely due to a drought-induced decrease in runoff from nearby freshwater rivers.