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By Linda Cicoira -- Environmentalist Ken Dufty, of Northampton County, was so exasperated by comments made at a recent Eastern Shore Groundwater Committee (ESGWC) meeting that he suggested Chairman John Coker move to Accomack to live beside a cluster of 24 poultry houses. Coker is also vice chairman of the...
By Linda Cicoira -- Health and child care, education, veterans, jobs, poultry, and broadband were among the topics discussed Wednesday at a town meeting at the Eastern Shore Community College hosted by U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, who was joined by Rep. Elaine Luria. The two Democrats toured the NASA Wallops...
By Linda Cicoira -- An Assawoman resident was accused Monday, in U.S. District Court, in Norfolk, of knowingly making false statements or representations about the total concentration of organic nitrogen and ammonia that was being discharged from NASA Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) into local waters. It was unclear from court...
By Linda Cicoira -- Eastern Shore of Virginia residents will have to pay the hefty toll to cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and then drive to Columbia Care dispensary, to be based in Portsmouth, Va., to legally purchase cannabidiol oil (CBD) or tetrahydrocannabinol oil (THC-A), which are derived from...
By Linda Cicoira -- Howard “Jackie” Phillips announced Wednesday he will seek the District 7 seat on the Accomack County Board of Supervisors in the November General Election. Phillips, of Cashville, a lifelong Accomack County resident and a 1979 graduate of Onancock High School, is ANEC’s coordinator of safety and...
By Stefanie Jackson – Eastern Shore citizens and civic leaders got the opportunity on April 23 to ask a panel of state and local politicians what government is doing about current issues, at the Eggs and Issues breakfast organized by the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce. The panel featured Sen....
By Linda Cicoira -- Four finalists from among 92 applicants were named Wednesday by the State Board of Community Colleges in its quest to find a new president for the Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC). The state board listed them alphabetically as David E. Bowles, of Hampton Roads, Richard B....
By Stefanie Jackson – There was a new face and a new format at this spring’s Eggs and Issues, a breakfast and political forum organized biannually by the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce. Congresswoman Elaine Luria spoke and answered inquiries from the audience in the Northampton High School gym April...
By Linda Cicoira -- An Assawoman resident was accused Monday, in U.S. District Court, in Norfolk, of knowingly making false statements or representations about the total concentration of organic nitrogen and ammonia that was being discharged from NASA Wallops Flight Facility and into local waters. It was unclear from court...
By Linda Cicoira -- A man was electrocuted Monday while making repairs to Accomack County’s Communication Tower, which is near the county jail off Courthouse Avenue. “The person who was shocked was a subcontractor for the company the county engaged to perform repairs,” County Administrator Mike Mason said Tuesday. “The job...