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DollarSigns
By Stefanie Jackson – After the Accomack school division received negative feedback over the new teacher salary scale the school board approved last month, Superintendent Chris Holland sent teachers a memo explaining the details that Director of Finance Beth Onley spent countless hours hammering out. “We spend a lot of...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton planning commission voted 3-1 Wednesday night to recommend the rejection of John and Linda Cleaveland’s special-use permit application to use their Wellington Neck property to host outdoor weddings. The decision was made in spite of the argument made by the Cleavelands’ attorney, Carl Eason,...
By Linda Cicoira -- The Eastern Shore Health District is warning residents not to enter bodies of water if they have cuts or abrasions and to clean wounds at once to reduce the risk of infection. Those with low-immune systems or chronic conditions also need to beware. “Many harmful micro-organisms...
Vote
By Linda Cicoira  Two men will compete in the November general election for the District 4 seat on the Northampton County Board of Supervisors. L. Dixon Leatherbury, a farmer who is chairman of the county planning commission and husband of Commonwealth’s Attorney Beverly P. Leatherbury, and David L. Kabler, a real...
PiggyBank
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors approved a balanced budget for fiscal year 2020 that will be funded without a tax hike, totaling approximately $42.5 million, not counting funding for the Northampton school division. But Spencer Murray, chairman of the board of supervisors, gave fair warning that taxes will likely...
Election
By Linda Cicoira -- Five contested races will be on the ballot in Accomack County in the November general election, including two matches for school board positions. It will be the first time voters there will get to choose school board members as those representatives were previously chosen by...
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By Linda Cicoira -- Jerry A. Satchell, of Horntown, who was being sought for the abduction of a young woman, turned himself in Thursday following a search by Virginia and Maryland police that started early Wednesday morning.  "This is still an ongoing criminal investigation," Sgt. Michelle Anaya, of the state...
  State and local police in Virginia and Maryland are continuing their search for an Accomack County man wanted for abducting an 18-year-old woman early Wednesday (June 12) morning near the state line. A Virginia Critically Missing Adult Alert was activated for Vermelle Tontrese Moore (updated name), 18, who was...
***CRITICALLY MISSING ADULT ALERT *** THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE HAS ISSUED A CRITICALLY MISSING ADULT ALERT OUT OF ACCOMACK COUNTY ON 06/12/2019 AT 1200 HOURS. THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE IS LOOKING FOR TONTRESE VERMELLE, BLACK FEMALE, 18 YEARS OF AGE, HEIGHT 5' 03", WEIGHT 135 lbs, WITH BROWN EYES, BLOND HAIR. SHE...
Lewis
By Linda Cicoira -- Sen. Lynwood W. Lewis won the Democratic Party’s nomination for state senator in Tuesday’s primary with a landslide victory over challenger Willie C. Randall, a former member of the Northampton Board of Supervisors.   Overall, Lewis took 4,557 votes or 70.59% compared to Randall’s 1,899 or 29.41%.  In...