Warning Issued About Invasive Species

February 26 to March 3 is National Invasive Species Awareness Week, and the Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society is urging local private landowners to take action. Here’s what you need to know: Invasive species are aggressive non-native plants that spread rapidly, displace native species, and disrupt ecosystems. To combat this, property […]

Lancaster Approves Zoning Amendment

In Lancaster County, supervisors have greenlit a zoning amendment aimed at expanding workforce housing. Previously, the Residential Community (R-4) zone allowed two dwellings per acre. Now, with unanimous Planning Commission support, that’s been bumped up to four dwellings, and a density bonus allows for up to six dwellings per acre. These affordable units cater to […]

Missing Student Sought

A 20 year old Virginia Tech student has gone missing. Johnny Roop was last seen at his apartment complex in Merrimac, Virginia. Investigators believe he left the area voluntarily, but they continue to search for him. Authorities say he could be anywhere, even right here in our local area. Roop was driving a black 2018 […]

Virginia Poison Control Centers Note Changes

In a recent report, Virginia’s poison centers have witnessed a decline in reported exposures to THC and Delta-8, while edible cannabis exposures have increased in certain communities during 2023. In 2023, Virginia lawmakers implemented sweeping reforms to the state’s hemp laws, aiming to curb unregulated products. These changes followed a surge in pediatric exposures in […]

Historic Schoolhouse Opening For Tours

The Woodville Rosenwald School Foundation invites everyone to an “OPEN School HOUSE” event at the Woodville School on Route 17 in Gloucester. It’s set for this Sunday, from 1 to 4pm at the Woodville School, 4310 George Washington Memorial Highway in Hayes. The event is being held to celebrate a significant milestone—the schoolhouse has received […]

TikTok Ban Fails In Richmond

In Richmond, a GOP-led effort to prohibit children from using the video-sharing app TikTok has been turned down. The bill, championed by Republican Del. Jay Leftwich of Chesapeake and supported by Governor Glenn Youngkin, failed to advance in the Democratic-controlled Legislature. Concerns were raised about enforcement methods, and lawmakers debated whether targeting a single company […]

Hole In The Wall’ Update

The Mathews County Board of Supervisors is once again tackling the issue of the Hole in the Wall Waterfront Grill on Gwynn’s Island. County attorney Andrea Erard has reached an agreement with the restaurant’s attorney, Tommy Norment, to reschedule a hearing. This hearing pertains to the board of supervisors’ challenge against the Mathews Board of […]

Pet of the Week – “Cool Cat”

“Meet Cool Cat! He was transferred into our care from another shelter. Cool Cat has his name for a reason, because he is one cool cat! He is on the larger size, which just means more love for you! He’s 3 years old and about 13 lbs! He loves to be petted and does not […]

Arena Plan Moving Forward

The House of Delegates are now said to be advancing a plan for setting up a state authority to oversee construction of a new home for the Wizards and Capitals at Potomac Yard in Alexandria, but with several changes to the deal that had been put forward by Governor Glenn Youngkin. The General Assembly wants […]

Middlesex Supervisors Direct $75,000 For Lighting

The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors presented a check to the Middlesex Sports Complex Committee for $75,000. The money will be used to cover the first phase of the new sports complex lighting project. New LED lights will reduce the electrical costs and provide an overall softer lighting with less glare. Supervisors have budgeted $75,000 […]