Schools to focus on dropout rate
On Monday the Middlesex County School Board voted to accept plans to strive “harder” to bring student dropout rates down by emphasizing the importance of staying in school—starting at the kindergarten level.
posted 08.11.2010Hitchhiking bacteria can go against the flow
A new study co-authored by professor Kam Tang of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science reveals that tiny aquatic organisms known as "water fleas" play an important role in carrying hitchhiking bacteria to otherwise inaccessible lake and ocean habitats.
posted 08.09.2010VIMS Report shows $11M direct loss to VA oyster industry from Gulf oil spill
A new report from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science estimates the Deep Horizon Gulf oil spill will cost Virginia's oyster industry $11.6 million annually in direct economic losses, and total, "water-to-table" losses of $30.1 million.
posted 08.07.2010Central Middlesex Volunteer Rescue Squad of Urbanna now has full 24-hour-a-day service
The Central Middlesex Volunteer Rescue Squad (CMVRS) of Urbanna now has full 24-hour-a-day service throughout the week and twice the number of certified volunteers in the squad than it had in February, said squad president Christian Foster this week.