Turning the tables on VDOT

Turning the tables on VDOT March 28, 2020 MATHEWS COUNTY, VA. — It took five years, but a family-owned convenience store in the heart of Mathews County borrowed a page from VDOT’s condemnation playbook to save its business. By not giving up, Hyco Market owner Brian Lewis and his family drove up the cost of…

Stopping the spewing

HALIFAX COUNTY, July 2019 — For 10 years, sewage from South Boston regularly overflowed across five acres of Steve Salley’s land just north of town. Salley complained repeatedly to the Halifax County Service Authority about its malfunctioning sewer line running across his property. The Authority sent out a crew to spread lime to decontaminate the land.…

Kelo balked at bullying

Is your home your castle? Like so many Americans, Suzette Kelo thought so. Then her dreams collided with local politicians who condemned it then turned it over to a big drug company promising millions in taxes. Kelo took her fight to the Supreme Court and lost. But her battle sparked a nationwide political revolt against…

Boardwalk Battle

On May 24, 2017, WAVY-10 spotlighted Waldo & Lyle’s role in resisting the efforts of a prominent Virginia Beach developer and the City of Virginia Beach to take the expansive beachside lawn of Oceans Condominium for a boardwalk extension. Oceans Condominium retained Waldo & Lyle to remind the City of Virginia Beach that it is…