Five stories you should know about:
-VDOT is holding a hearing on replacing the one-lane, low-water bridge in Deer Rapids. The hearing will be from 4-7 p.m. at Strasburg’s Town Hall. Be sure to read the article. You never know what’s going to upset people…..
-Strasburg is looking into charging industries for the water used in their fire suppression systems. You know, it’s nice that the town has decided to do something about growth, but I think the focus needs to be on quelling RESIDENTIAL growth. Houses create the need for services and add very little back into the tax base. It’s business that build the tax base.
-Virginia DEQ wants residents to help clean up Smith Creek. A public meeting will be held at the New Market Municipal building Wednesday ay 7 p.m.
-Edward Bell’s fate may be decided by nine men and women, tried and true. No, they didn’t off three jurors. I’m talking about the Supreme Court. His lawyer’s claim: that he didn’t receieve adequate defense in whether or or not he should have been given life or death.
-The Daily News Record writes about the local trucking industry’s search for relief from high fuel prices.
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