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cover of 06.07.2019
By Linda Cicoira -- As this 20th anniversary edition of the Eastern Shore Post is being uploaded to our website, Austin Studebaker, of Parksley, is getting a surprise. He’s graduating from Arcadia High School and knows his big sister, Karrie O’Toole, who is serving in the Army in Kuwait, can’t...
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By Linda Cicoira -- Interim Chincoteague Police Chief Mark Marshall was introduced Monday night by Mayor Arthur Leonard during a town council meeting. Marshall retired in early 2018 in the middle of his second term as the Isle of Wight County, Va., sheriff. Before that, he was the chief of...
Plea Bargaining
By Linda Cicoira -- Aaron Jamarcus Bowens, who witnesses say was paid $1,000 for injuring an Eastern Shore Drug Task Force informant, pleaded guilty last week in Accomack Circuit Court to conspiring with a prisoner to commit capital murder. The plea came in an agreement between Commonwealth’s Attorney Spencer Morgan...
Indictment
By Linda Cicoira  -- Nearly 30 people were indicted Monday by an Accomack grand jury on counts that included bringing a gun to school, strangulation, burglary with intent to hurt a child, extortion, stealing oysters, and drug offenses. Edwin Colon Matias, 32, of McComas Drive in Greenbush, was indicted on...
Vote
By Linda Cicoira -- Voters from Accomack and Northampton counties will be going to the polls this Tuesday, June 11, to cast their ballots in a race for the Democratic Party’s nomination for state senate. It is also the deadline for candidates to qualify to be on the ballot...
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By Stefanie Jackson – When U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine visited Cape Charles May 30 for a meeting with Northampton County leaders, the senator appeared to have the most confidence in the ability of Congress to pass an infrastructure bill that would benefit the Eastern Shore. “It’s the one area where...
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Submitted Article – L. Dixon Leatherbury has announced his candidacy for the Northampton County Board of Supervisors, representing District 4. A lifetime resident of Machipongo, Leatherbury served multiple terms on the Northampton County Board of Zoning Appeals and is currently chairman of the Northampton County Planning Commission. “I am...
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By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack County Director of Elementary Schools Maribeth Haines updated the school board on June 4 about changes the Virginia Department of Education is making to the Virginia Preschool Initiative that will require more pre-K classroom observations. Through the Virginia Preschool Initiative, Accomack schools get state...
DollarSigns
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore officially has more than $3 million in the bank, and at Monday night’s town council meeting Mayor Douglas Greer thanked everyone who helped the town reach its goal, including the council, the police department, and every town employee. “I mean this from the bottom of...
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By Stefanie Jackson – Roberta Kellam, of Franktown, is no longer running for the Northampton County Board of Supervisors in District 4. The announcement was made June 2 via Facebook. “Family healthcare circumstances will require that I be off the Shore frequently during the upcoming campaign season,” she wrote. “This responsibility...