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By Linda Cicoira -- Drug distribution charges filed in Northampton County last year will not be prosecuted against Roquan Lee’teq “Cake” Rogers, the accused shooter in the 2017 murder-for-hire scheme of an Eastern Shore Drug Task Force informant in Accomack. Commonwealth’s Attorney Beverly Leatherbury filed papers in Northampton Circuit Court...
By Stefanie Jackson – Cape Charles Main Street has accepted a $5,000 grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Marketing Leverage program. According to a recent Cape Charles Main Street press release, the nonprofit received one of 33 tourism marketing grants given out across the state, totaling $625,000. Gov. Ralph Northam announced,...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton planning commission was left to reconsider the effectiveness of its communication following two long and contentious public hearings April 2. Eyre Baldwin, of Pearl LLC, received the planning commission’s approval for a minor special use permit (SUP) to convert an old farm shed into...
By Linda Cicoira -- A local venture with a natural approach to cleaning up the environment is being nurtured “the old-fashioned way.” There is no rich tycoon with a huge financial investment involved despite that the concept is revolutionary. The principals of Eastern Shore Microbes, of Belle Haven, are hoping to...
By Linda Cicoira --Northampton County folks have a better than average chance of getting audited by the IRS, according to projects.propublica.org where a map of the U.S. was lit with red marks on the counties that earned the warning. Approximately 8.6 audits were made for every 1,000 filings in Northampton County between...
By Linda Cicoira -- “The inherently dangerous nature of these (opioid) drugs and the threat to public safety are significant” in Accomack County, Commonwealth’s Attorney Spencer Morgan told a U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary last May. He said the focus of prosecution is on the dealer. Morgan also told...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors voted Tuesday night on two zoning issues that have plagued them for months. In a unanimous decision, supervisors eliminated “watch houses for shellfish grounds,” aka oyster watch houses, from the land-use table in the county’s zoning ordinance. Spencer Murray, chairman of the board of supervisors,...
BREAKING NEWS   ...  AS OF PRESS TIME  The Accomack County Circuit Court clerk’s office was notified mid-afternoon Thursday that the opioid case, filed by Accomack County against 53 pharmaceutical companies filed just days earlier, was removed from that court.  A notice of removal was filed in U.S. District Court, in Norfolk, by defendants...
By Linda Cicoira -- Accomack County is legally fighting the war on drugs. It has taken into account that “the number of Americans who died of drug overdose death in 2017 was roughly equal the number of Americans who died in the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined.” The county...
By Connie Morrison --  The Eastern Shore Post writing, advertising, and publishing team was recognized for excellence during the Virginia Press Association conference Saturday at The Main, the Hilton hotel in Norfolk, Va. The annual event recognizes the highest achievements in the newspaper industry throughout the state. It is...