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Published 12:00 am Friday, March 4, 2005

Godwin farm plan approved

Developers of a farm owned by Gov. Mills E. Godwin Jr. along Rt. 125 on the banks of the Nansemond River received Council approval Wednesday night for a completely revamped Subdivision plat.

The Council had expressed disapproval with an earlier plan which called for 50 separate entrances along Rt. 125 in a one-mile stretch and appointed a committee to work out a compromise.

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The new plat map showed that there are only six individual driveways and six service road entrances along that same mile stretch. That is one less than the entrances now being used on the farm.

Acting as an uninterested mediator in the dispute between the developers and the committee appointed by the Council to review the development has been Jeffery Gardy, an attorney in the law firm of Glasscock, Gardy and Savage, the same firm that Godwin headed before returning to the governorship in 1972.

Wagon Wheel restaurant gets council approval

The Wagon Wheel, a snack bar and gift shop operated by Elizabeth and Ray Bailey, was granted a conditional use permit to operate as a restaurant by the City Council during its meeting Wednesday night.

The Council approved the permit following debate on whether it could consider the possibility of the restaurant gaining a liquor license when voting.

Residents in the area, represented by Hugh West, have opposed the permit since learning that the owners had applied for a license to sell alcoholic beverages.

West told the council that the restaurant is only 300 feet from the South Quay Baptist Church, and that the residents object to the alcoholic beverages.

Turners crowned Sweetheart couple

The 27th Annual Sweetheart Ball, sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi, was held at the National Guard Armory.

Approximately 450 guests danced to the music of Johnny Horne and Freedom.

During the evening Mr. and Mrs. Russell Turner were selected &uot;Sweetheart Couple&uot; by the judges, Mr. and Mrs. David Monette of V. H. Monette and Co., Smithfield, Miss Stephanie Ann Downing, who is Miss Virginia for 1975, and her escort, Dan Ringer of Virginia Beach. Also participating in the judging were City Manager G. Robert House Jr. and his wife.

Local girl selected for Scout honor

Lisa Glasscock, 15, daughter of Hon. and Mrs. J. Samuel Glasscock, has received the honor of being the first Suffolk area Girl Scout selected to participate in a &uot;Wider Opportunity.&uot;

Through this she will be attending the &uot;Saddle Straddle&uot; in Wyoming June 23-July 6 where she will be at a base camp near Ten Sleep, Wyoming. She will use her skills in horseback riding and camping and develop new ones during the two week period which includes a six day pack trip on the trail.

Miss Glasscock was one of 160 from the entire country chosen on the basis of recommendations of her riding ability and camping experience. She is a Cadette Scout in Troop No. 786, Chuckatuck, and is part of an active Girl Scout family.

Her sister, Linda, is a first class senior scout and recently received her 10-year pin and her mother has been active in scouting for over 15 years as a Girl Scout leader, and Council Board Member.

Fund Drive on court

Basketball is next on the agenda as the Nansemond-Suffolk Rescue Squad continues its fund drive.

On Friday night, the Junior Squad will take on the Obici Hospital Orderlies at 8 p.m. at Birdsong Recreation Center.

Admission to the game will be a donation to the fund drive. The rescue squad has collected about 60 percent of its $50,000 goal so far.

-Compiled by Jennifer Rose