An old rule of journalism says that when things seem fishy, follow the money and find out who’s getting rich at who’s expense.

Which brings me to that 50,000 square-foot boil on the the county’s future — that “shell building” on Christiansburg Pike, the one the county will have to buy when the company that built it can’t fill it with tenants by 2007.

I suspect somebody’s getting rich and it ain’t the county or the taxpayers. It may take time, but I will find out who and report it here.