Dragon Run Plans Revealed

Registration for the Dragon Run paddle season is set to kick off on Saturday, March 9, at 9 a.m. Friends of Dragon Run invite paddlers to explore the enchanting waters of The Dragon. From April 13 to May 22, adventurers can glide through the pristine swamp, surrounded by ancient bald cypress trees and vibrant spring […]

Burglary Investigation In Middlesex County

The Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office is now turning to you for help identifying a suspected burglar. The break in happened during the evening hours of Saturday, February 10th at two businesses in a shopping center at 126 General Puller Highway in Saluda. Surveillance video shows a black male inside of one of the businesses actively […]

Ban Lifted On “Skill Games”

In a swift move, the General Assembly has voted to repeal the ban on slots-like skill games. This is a big win for gas station and restaurant owners who say the ban had hit their revenues during the pandemic. The bill, described as a compromise by Sen. Aaron Rouse, aims to help small businesses and […]

New Town Hall For Urbanna

The Urbanna Town Council has made a significant decision. According to the Southside Sentinel, council voted to acquire the new town hall that they have been renting for the past two years. The building sits on 1.34 acres at 390 Old Virginia Street and it was previously the home of Urbanna Lumber. The property owner, […]

Still No Ferry Service Due To Lack Of Operator

The Merry Point Ferry in Lancaster County, which provides a vital transportation link across the Corrotoman River, remains temporarily out of service again today. The reason… believe it or not… is because there is no ferry operator available to run it! Travelers who normally use the Merry Point Ferry will need to seek alternate routes […]

Tidewater Soil and Water Conservation District Event Next Week

The Tidewater Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting an informative breakfast at Damon & Co. on the George Washington Memorial Highway next week… on Wednesday… beginning at 9am. The district administers two essential programs… The Virginia Agricultural Best Management Cost Share Program, which aims to enhance water quality in our streams, rivers, and the […]

Changes Affect Striped Bass Regulations

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has imposed new restrictions on the catch of Atlantic striped bass, effective May 1. Amid concerns over the species’ decline, anglers in the Chesapeake and its tributaries are now limited to one striper a day, within specific size limits. Commercial harvesters in Maryland and Virginia will also see a […]

Solar Restriction Roadblock

A bill aimed at limiting local restrictions on solar projects in Virginia has been put on hold for further study. The legislation, championed by Senator Schuyler VanValkenburg, was intended to help meet the state’s clean energy goals. However, concerns from localities led to a decision to carry the proposal over to 2025. Critics argue the […]

Pot Proposal Panned

A coalition of medical professionals has penned a letter to state officials, including Governor Youngkin, urging them to reject the marijuana industry’s push for a new retail market for high-potency THC drugs. They warn of the risks associated with these products, including depression, suicide, and even psychosis, particularly in young people. The group, backed by […]

Mike Huntley Offers Free Show

‘The Voice’ season 24 winner Michael Huntley, known for his humility and gravelly vocals, has cancelled his upcoming concert in Fredericksburg over ticket price disputes. Instead, he’s opting for a free pop-up show at a local eatery there, Billiken’s Smokehouse, this Friday at 7 p.m. Huntley said that he would rather play for free than […]