New Market

RIDGEWAY – The Fairfield Farmers & Artisans Market co-manager Valerie Clowney, right, welcomes customer Jon G. Ward to the market’s satellite location in Ridgeway. Eleven vendors were located in the Cotton Yard with fresh-picked corn-on-the-cob, other garden vegetables, honey, micro-greens, tie-dyed wearables, eggs, local meats and more. The market is open from 4 – 7 […]

Ridgeway must now pay for access to Cotton Yard

RIDGEWAY – The town council of Ridgeway learned last week that it must pay a lease fee to access the town’s own Cotton Yard it purchased earlier this year, essentially making its purchase and control over the property a hollow accomplishment. According to information presented during the town council meeting on Nov. 8, the town […]

Ridgeway Council proceeds with Cotton Yard purchase

RIDGEWAY – Mayor Heath Cookendorfer called a special council meeting Monday evening to put the Cotton Yard purchase to bed – to either move forward to purchase it or to back out of the purchase. Cookendorfer said he wanted both residents and Council members to have the chance to speak their minds in public about […]

Ridgeway Councilman wants vote rescinded; Mayor’s economic interest questioned

RIDGEWAY – After a controversial 3-1 vote by the Ridgeway Town Council on Dec. 14, 2017 to purchase the Cotton Yard from Norfolk-Southern Railroad for $73,000 plus an estimated $11,000 for associated costs, that vote is now under the microscope with the possibility of being rescinded. That possibility was raised at the Jan. 11 council […]

RW Council to amend budget by 30.46%; Prioleau Criticizes Cotton Yard Purchase

RIDGEWAY – Town Council will will hold a public hearing and take a final vote Thursday night to amend the budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year by 30.46 percent. The Town’s current revenue will be amended from $744,200 to $970,900. However, the difference of $226,700 is not newly generated revenue, administrative consultant David Hudspeth told […]

Cotton Yard price now $73K+

RIDGEWAY – Following executive session at the Dec. 14, 2017, Town Council meeting, Ridgeway Council voted 3-1 to purchase the Cotton Yard property from Norfolk Southern Railroad for the contracted price of $73,000. However, that price does not include surveying, attorneys’ fees and other fees that could bring the total cost of the property closer […]