Delta Maritime Museum To Offer Workboat Cruises

The Deltaville Maritime Museum will offer Discovery Workboat Cruises on July 27 as part of their ongoing maritime history programs. The free cruises, which start at 10 a.m. at Mill Creek, will provide a unique opportunity to experience a 30-45 minute ride on the historic Chesapeake Bay workboat, the “Jennie May.” Passengers will explore historic […]

New Park And Rec Center In Middlesex County To Cost >$300,000

The new basketball and pickleball court at Middlesex County’s new Buddy Park in Cooks Corner is now officially open. The court is part of a larger park development on the site of the former Rappahannock Central Elementary School. At their recent meeting held on July 9, the Middlesex County Board of Supervisors reviewed two bids […]

Inflation Halts Huge Municipal Project

Construction for a 17-mile sewer pipeline from Saluda to Deltaville and under the Piankatank River is now on hold after the Hampton Roads Sanitation District rejected two bids that came in at $82 million… both significantly over the $45 million estimate. Like so many other things these days, the bids they say, reflect current market […]

Irvington Moves To Regulate Accessory Dwelling Units

Irvington residents could soon have the opportunity to offer their accessory dwelling units (ADUs) as long-term rentals. At a recent meeting, the planning commission endorsed new regulations for ADUs, which include in-law suites, granny flats, and converted spaces. Under the proposed rules, only one ADU per single-family home will be allowed, and it must be […]

Get Ready For The 16th Annual Dream Fields Spanish Mackerel Fishing Tournament

Registration is now open for the 16th Annual Dream Fields Spanish Mackerel Fishing Tournament, which is set for August 10. The event offers over $5,400 in prizes, with $2,500 for first place and additional awards for second through fifth places. Junior, lady, and special anglers also have $200 prizes. A $25,000 prize is up for […]

Northumberland School Board Finalizes Budget

As Northumberland County’s school board finalizes its $21.5 million budget for the 2024-25 school year, parents are voicing strong objections to a 50% funding cut for the gifted program. At their most recent meeting, several parents of gifted students, expressed concerns that the reduction will diminish the program’s effectiveness and fail to meet the needs […]

Huge New Manufacturing Plant To Mean Hundreds Of Jobs In Chesapeake

Chesapeake is set to become a key player in the offshore wind industry with LS GreenLink USA’s announcement of a $681 million subsea cable manufacturing plant. The 750,000-square-foot facility, planned for the Deep Water Terminal Site, will feature a 660-foot-tall tower, making it the tallest building in Virginia. The project will create over 300 jobs […]

‘Crab Fight’ Continues

Tensions are continuing to rise between Virginia and Maryland over the future of the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population. Last week, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission voted to lift a 15-year ban on winter crabbing, a move that has sparked criticism from Maryland officials and environmental groups. They argue that winter dredging threatens both the […]

Honeybees And Dead Human Bodies??

George Mason University here in Virginia, is exploring a unique approach to solving crimes by using honey bees. The university’s “body farm” in Manassas, the only one on the East Coast, has begun experimenting with bees to detect human remains. As bodies decompose in simulated crime scenes, they release organic compounds that could potentially be […]

Summers Without Hunger Initiative Now Underway

Food Lion’s fifth annual Summers Without Hunger initiative is now underway and will run through July 23. Launched on June 26, the campaign aims to fight childhood food insecurity by encouraging customers to buy $3 reusable bags at Food Lion stores or online. Proceeds from these purchases will be matched by 10 major suppliers, doubling […]