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By Arthur King Fisher Special to the Eastern Shore Post In 1991 this writer interviewed his two elderly cousins, Virginia Carmine and Josephine Metcalf, both of Onancock, concerning their recollection of hog killings on the Eastern Shore during their youth, which were the years immediately following World War I. Adults would get...
By Stefanie Jackson – For 27 years, a group of friends and neighbors in Cape Charles with no particular affiliation, religious, political, or otherwise, has been raising thousands of dollars for individuals and organizations in need in their community. Every January, the group raises money at its annual Epiphany party, named for...
By Connie Morrison -- An idea seeded at a Black History Month program at Ker Place in 2017 will bear fruit tonight as the Mary N. Smith Alumni Association, the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society, and local African Methodist Episcopal church choirs join forces to present “A Celebration of...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Cape Charles Rosenwald School Restoration Initiative, a local nonprofit organization, purchased the historic African-American elementary school last month after nearly a decade of fundraising, and it is ready to restore the structure and give it back to the community. The school located on Old Cape Charles...
The annual Camp Occohannock Polar Duck Dip was held Saturday, Jan. 26, where near freezing waters didn't stop bathers. Photos by Linda Cicoira
Story and Photos by Stefanie Jackson – Habitat for Humanity dedicated the new home of Conchata Webb and her son, Jeremiah, in Franktown Sunday. Webb worked 800 hours to help construct the building, more than double the 350 hours of sweat equity Habitat for Humanity requires of its new homeowners. Nancy Gonzalez,...
Story by Alexander Hightower Eastern Shore, meet Ernest O. Douglas, of Parksley. Douglas is a retired Army Sergeant Major veteran. His duty stations included Ft. Jackson, S.C., Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., Ft. Knox, Ky., and William & Mary University ROTC. He also served abroad in Vietnam, Thailand, and two tours...
Information for the following article was drawn from the resources of the Eastern Shore Room, soon to be expanded into the Eastern Shore of Virginia Heritage Center within the ESVA Regional Library to be built in Parksley. By Curtis Badger Special to the Eastern Shore Post Most American presidents have had a...
Story and Photo by Bill SterlingSpecial to the Eastern Shore PostIt was February of her senior year at Central High School in 1974 when Connie Widgeon was told by her guidance counselor, Nancy Irvin, that Irvin’s husband had mentioned he needed help at the bank. She advised...