Preserving slave graveyards
There’s a little left today of a piece of Middlesex County lore that is hidden beneath the forest floor in the Jamaica District. Covered in honeysuckle and towering pine trees, the land is sacred to some county blacks whose only recollection of the purpose of this land comes from their grandparents.
posted 02.05.2014After long hospitilzation, many prayers, Kirstin Cole is back home
Kirstin Cole has returned to her home after being hospitalized from a car accident on August 18, 2013. Shortly after the accident, her family placed a purple and green ribbon around the tree involved in her accident. On Sunday, January 26, Kirstin, her family and members of the Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad met at the tree to cut off the ribbon.
posted 01.29.2014Fire destroys another home near Urbanna
The smell of smoke awoke a mother in time for her to get her infant and escape their burning mobile home on Thursday, January 23, about 4:47 a.m. Outside the temperature was about 9 degrees. Dressed in pajamas, robe and slippers, she ran to a neighbor’s home and knocked on the door.
posted 01.29.2014Unpaid overtime suit settled; former deputies get $17,000
The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors agreed in December to settle an unpaid overtime and wage lawsuit against the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office out of court. The suit was brought last year by three former county deputies.