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By Linda Cicoira -- Believe it or not, there was something about the recent press conference in which Gov. Ralph Northam denied his association with the racist photograph of a blackface and KKK member that hasn’t been brought to the world’s attention. Members of the press were standing around waiting...
By Linda Cicoira  -- The best memory 102-year-old Dolcie Godwin ever had was 86 years ago. It was June 2, 1932, when the 15-year-old Saxis Island native filled a suitcase with wedding clothes, her best church outfit, and then threw the bag out her bedroom window to run off with her...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisor Robert Duer still wants answers about the true cost of the county’s new Emergency Medical Services garage in Machipongo. When Director of Public Works Chris Thomas announced the building’s completion at the Jan. 28 supervisors meeting, Board of Supervisors Chairman Spencer Murray spoke of a...
By Linda Cicoira -- The Town of Chincoteague and three staff members were protected by sovereign immunity — “a doctrine that says they cannot commit a legal wrong” — in a $750,000 lawsuit that alleged “unwanted and unauthorized chemicals” sprayed for mosquito control by town workers caused the late Joseph...
By Linda Cicoira -- Benjamin Mathai, the first person to be given jail time and a fine for clear-cutting protected wetlands and soil disturbance without a permit in Northampton County, was congratulated by Judge W. Revell Lewis III of the county circuit court Monday for complying with the requirements that...
By Linda Cicoira -- It took decades, but John Smith, of Hallwood, finally appears to have turned the tables. Last week, he was victorious in getting the town council to give him $250 for dental work even though the move immediately brought another resident’s plea for assistance.  And Smith came to...
By Linda Cicoira -- Tangier Islanders were raising their glasses (of water) Wednesday and toasting thanks to those up and down the Eastern Shore mainland, the Tidewater area, and parts of Maryland that came to the rescue with bottles of drinking water after their main water line broke and their...
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...
By Connie Morrison -- Feliciano Ortiz, grandfather of  3-year-old Sofia Escalante, sobbed into the phone as he described to a reporter how his “beautiful” granddaughter would run to him saying, “Give me a kiss!”  Ortiz said her body was one of those found in the aftermath of a blaze last Friday in...
By Linda Cicoira -- Angela Hinman “Angel” Taylor, the former Hallwood clerk who was storing town financial records in her car in 2017 when the vehicle and contents burned in a mysterious fire, was charged last week with 65 felony counts of embezzlement that involve more than $22,000.  Accusations, betrayal, missing...
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