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By Linda Cicoira -- The Chincoteague Island barn where the famous wild pony, Misty, once lived, burned to the ground late Tuesday night, according to spokesperson Denise Bowden, of the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department. Two houses in the vicinity suffered some exterior damage. There were no injuries. The barn belonged...
By Krystle Bono -- The smell of funnel cake and sounds of giggling kids will fill the warm, summer air surrounding the Chincoteague Carnival grounds once again as the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company opens its gates for the 94th season, beginning this weekend. Ninety-four years is a long time. To...
Story and photo by Stefanie Jackson – Audrey Furness is retiring after 36 years serving on the Accomack County School Board, and very little of that experience has been negative, she says. “Our children, we have to do everything we can for them,” she said in an interview with the...
Photos by Stefanie Jackson – Juneteenth was celebrated in Exmore Town Park again this year, June 15-16. The festival commemorates June 19, 1865, when the end of the Civil War and slavery was announced in Texas. (Click on any photo below to view the gallery.)
With Isabella Bono-Evans, Documented by Krystle Bono -- The brightly hued red and white bands stand tall and on guard within the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, its stoic presence on Assateague Island having existed since 1867. The Assateague Light, in all its historical glory, can be seen from so...
By Krystle Bono -- The islands are marked with many notable pieces of history, from the famous ponies that graze the shores of Assateague to the towering red and white lighthouse that greets guests entering the National Wildlife refuge. Chincoteague also holds a historical treasure, a hidden gem that is...
By Krystle Bono -- The Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company announced Saturday that the final round of swamp cancer vaccines for the north and south herds of the beloved Chincoteague ponies has been administered. The series of three injections began in April as a preventative following the deaths of seven...
Coastal lifestyle blogger Laura Davis shares love for Chincoteague and other local flavors.
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By Stefanie Jackson – An Eastern Shore native who became a nationally recognized opera singer and member of the U.S. Army Chorus will open the annual Juneteenth music festival at Exmore Town Park to be held Saturday, June 15. The festival continues Sunday, June 16. Alvy R. Powell Jr., who...
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By Stefanie Jackson – The Rev. Kelvin Jones, who has pastored First Baptist Church in Capeville for 30 years, will hold a prayer service and call to action this Thursday in response to the recent mass shooting in Virginia Beach. The service will be held in cooperation with the...