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Submitted article - July 20, 2019, will mark the 50th anniversary of when humans first set first on the Moon. In recognition of this historic event, NASA's Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center announces the 2019 Apollo Youth Art Contest. The theme of the contest is "Apollo’s 50th Anniversary" and is...
By Linda Cicoira -- Inspired by the natural beauty of her surroundings, the poised and articulate Autumn Irons, a 19-year-old psychology student and Eastern Shore native, has surmised through her paintings of landscapes, flowers, and more, that art is therapeutic.  It is her goal to spread joy through her works...
By Linda Cicoira -- Her three children were in danger last August when her sister’s boyfriend pushed his way into her home, wreaking havoc that included breaking her newborn’s bed, which caused the baby to “hit the floor and roll,” a county woman testified in Accomack General District Court...
By Linda Cicoira -- Quanta Mapp’s five-year-old son got in the car on an evening in March 2018 and popped the trunk so his father could place a kerosene container inside. Mapp heard shouting over his shoulder and said he turned to find three men pointing guns at him. “They...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Cape Charles town council unanimously approved the first phase of recommendations to improve parking in town, including replacing unpopular reverse-angle parking with more common, pull-in angled parking on Mason Avenue, its main street for business. The recommendations approved Feb. 21 were made by an ad...
By Stefanie Jackson – Nassawadox is still adjusting to the loss of Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital two years after the facility moved to its new location, and the town council is working continually to save money wherever possible and create new revenue streams to pay for the services the...
By Stefanie Jackson – At a Feb. 26 public hearing on the Northampton County Public Schools budget for the 2019-2020 school year, the proposal that garnered the most public support was the addition of a school social worker. “The key for you to improve is going to be the social...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton Public Schools Superintendent Eddie Lawrence’s proposed the annual school calendar again include an extra 45 minutes of instruction per day, and school board members are in a quandary. The proposal was made at the board’s Feb. 14 meeting. The state requires at least 180 days...
By Stefanie Jackson – A boat at the Cape Charles Yacht Club caught fire Tuesday morning, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads reported at 6 a.m. The Eastern Shore 9-1-1 Center received notification of the fire at 6:02 a.m. Coast Guard Station Cape Charles and firefighters and EMS personnel...
A group of conservation organizations asked a federal judge this week to block the start of seismic airgun blasting for oil and gas exploration in the Atlantic Ocean. It is the same group that sued the federal government in December to prevent the same activity. The suit and the injunction contends...