$$ Approved To Pay For Revamp Of Lewis B. Puller Center

The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors has approved a 30-year loan to fund a major revamp of the Lewis B. Puller Center into the new Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office headquarters. The $4 million loan, secured through the Virginia Resources Authority, offers interest rates lower than private banks, benefiting from the 2024 Summer Virginia Pooled Financing […]

Virginia Housing Market Robust

Here in Virginia, the housing market saw a robust uptick in April… that according to the latest report from Virginia Realtors. Home sales surged by 14.1%, with 9,416 homes sold statewide compared to last year. The median sales price also climbed significantly, reaching $416,548—a 6.5% increase year-over-year. Despite a 19.1% rise in new listings, the […]

Food Lion Makes Generous Donation

Food Lion Feeds has awarded a $2,000 grant to Hands Across Mathews, reinforcing their commitment to fighting hunger in the community. The grant will support food purchases and nutrition education programs. Mike Carone, grant administrator, praised the ongoing support from Food Lion Feeds, highlighting their vital assistance in the past. Established in 1986, Hands Across […]

Big Celebration This Weekend In Deltaville

This weekend, the Deltaville Maritime Museum invites all to celebrate the 100th birthday of the F.D. Crockett, Virginia’s last log buyboat. Festivities kick off Saturday with a family reunion and continue Sunday with boat tours, creek cruises, and a concert. The museum, which restored the F.D. Crockett over a period of 18 years, seeks support […]

Blue Crab Arts & Crafts Festival Set For July 6th and 7th

Hartfield is gearing up for the second annual Blue Crab Arts and Crafts Festival on July 6th and 7th, expecting to surpass last year’s success with over 80 vendors and 3,000 attendees anticipated. The event promises a vibrant mix of arts, crafts, food, wine, and live music featuring local talents. Organizers are issuing a final […]

White Stone Budget Almost A Done Deal

White Stone Town Council is set to finalize its 2024-25 budget tonight at a special meeting held at Town Hall. The proposed $251,405 budget anticipates modest increases in revenue from food taxes and town hall rentals, offsetting a slight decrease in bank taxes. Additional expenditures include higher insurance premiums and landscaping costs. The utilities budget, […]

Polls Open Tuesday

Polling places in Virginia will open on Tuesday for the Dual Primary Elections. Voters must choose between Republican or Democratic ballots and bring identification. Early voting ends this Saturday, June 15. Absentee ballots must be postmarked by June 18 or dropped off by 7 p.m. Candidates include multiple contenders for U.S. Senate and House seats. […]

Kilmarnock Property Values Up But Taxes Hold Steady

Despite a significant rise in property values, Kilmarnock property owners can expect minimal changes to their real estate tax bills. Town manager Susan Cockrell says that while assessments soared by 36.66%, the tax rate has been adjusted to balance that increase. For instance, a home valued at $200,000 last year faced a tax of $193.40, […]

89th Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department Firemen’s Festival Tickets Now Available

Tickets are now available for the 89th Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department Firemen’s Festival, featuring grand prizes including a 2024 Chevrolet Colorado pickup and a Massimo golf cart. Festival president Cody Smith announced tickets are $20 this year due to the added second prize. The drawing will take place on August 3 at 11:30 p.m. at […]

Donations Sought To Recover From Vandals

The Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department is seeking community support after a fire and vandalism incident at the carnival grounds. The May 31 fire destroyed a bingo stand and children’s rides, prompting residents to begin to donate towards repairs. Firemen’s Festival president Cody Smith says there are ongoing investigations by local authorities into the incidents. While […]