Urbanna visitor’s Center opens
Even in modern times, mystery has surrounded the old colonial building on Virginia Street in the Town of Urbanna that for decades has been called the Old Tobacco Warehouse. No one can recall when the building was not referred to as that, but what was it really?
posted 04.24.2013Survey reports decrease in blue crab population
The annual scientific winter dredge survey of the bay-wide blue crab population shows a mixed bag of good, and not-so-good, news that may result in a slight tightening of commercial harvest restrictions, according to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.
posted 04.24.2013Public hearing on budget is tonight
The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on a proposed county and school budget for 2013-14 on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the historic courthouse in Saluda. The proposed budget calls for a 2-cent real estate tax increase that could generate about $425,000 in new revenues for the county.
posted 04.17.2013Runner vows to return to the Boston Marathon
The tragedy at Monday’s Boston Marathon reverberated to Middlesex County. Jamie Somerville of Deltaville ran in Monday’s 26.2-mile race. Although he couldn’t shake a cold virus, he still competed.
posted 04.17.2013New home construction continues downward spiral
The construction of new houses remains stagnant in Middlesex County. In 2012, construction was started on just 30 single-family dwellings—the fewest in at least 12 years—and one less than in 2011 when 31 houses were built.