Ag Education Grant For Middlesex Elementary School

Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom awarded more than $36,000 recently in grants for educational projects. It awarded 75 grants in 51 Virginia localities for the 2023-2024 school year, including a grant to Middlesex Elementary School (MES). The grants will be allocated to provide 30,000 youth in urban and rural areas with unique agricultural experiences related … Read more

Process Rolls On To Fill Vacant Hartfield District Supervisor Seat

The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors (MCBS) conducted a closed work session on Friday, Nov. 17, to consider candidates for the vacant Hartfield District supervisor seat. The board is planning on making an appointment at the regular supervisors monthly meeting on Dec. 5, according to Middlesex County Administrator Matt Walker. Hartfield representative John B. Koontz … Read more

Black Bear Struck By Van Outside Saluda

A black bear was struck by a minivan on Nov. 18 on Tidewater Trail (U.S. Route 17) near Warner Road (Route 603) about four miles north of Saluda, reported Maj. M.E. Sampson of the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO). Three occupants in the minivan were heading home to Richmond when they hit the large black … Read more

10th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser In Mathews

An annual fundraising event in Mathews is coming up. Handmade bowls filled with delicious soup will be the order of the day on Sunday, December 10th at The Bay School. From 11-1:30, soup, bread and cookies will be served in the pottery studio during the 10th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser benefitting Hands Across Mathews. You … Read more

Proposed Brays Fork Interchange Changes

The Brays Fork interchange in Essex County could undergo changes in the future if a proposed project for that area is approved and subsequently funded. The Rappahannock Times reports Tim Smith, the zoning compliance liaison for Essex County, briefed county’s Board of Supervisors about its Smart Scale proposal that is currently under initial consideration. According … Read more

Local Entrepreneur Dies

Local entrepreneur and retired member of the Essex County Board of Supervisors William W. Cooke passed away Sunday, November 26. He was 90. An Essex County native, Cooke graduated from Tappahannock High School and held a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Randolph Macon College. The Rappahannock Times reports Cooke served four terms on … Read more

Drug Bust In Mathews

The culmination of a months-long drug investigation has resulted in a number of arrests Within a few days before and after the holiday, Logan Brent Cannon, Melinda Nicole Thomas, Joanna Marie Ferreris and Anthony Grenier all of Mathews as well Thomas Ray Tilley of Hallieford were arrested and charged with a number of drug related … Read more

Winter Wonderland In White Stone

The White Stone Winter Wonderland will begin at 6 p.m. December 1, with the town tree lighting at the Village Green, Rappahannock Drive, White Stone. Santa will arrive by firetruck at 6:30 p.m. The White Stone Volunteer Fire Department will provide hot dogs, water and soda. The Lancaster Players will present a puppet show and … Read more