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UPDATE By Linda Cicoira -- Republican Party leaders from the Eastern Shore are among those who have called for the resignation of Gov. Ralph Northam after a medical school yearbook photo surfaced Friday that Northam admitted was “racist and offensive.” Accomack Republican Party Chairman Brian Langley and Northampton Republican Chairman Rob...
By Linda Cicoira -- Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat who grew up in the Onancock area, admitted Friday to being in a “racist and offensive” photograph printed in a 1984 medical school yearbook that showed two people — one was in blackface makeup and the other was wearing the traditional...
UPDATE By Linda Cicoira -- Two adults and a child died Friday morning in a mobile home fire in Nelsonia, said Corinne Gellner of the state police. The remains were taken to the Norfolk medical examiner for autopsy and positive identification. Special agents with the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, in...
By Linda Cicoira -- Three people, whose names have not been released by authorities, died Friday morning in a mobile home fire in Nelsonia, according to C. Ray Pruitt, director of the Accomack Department of Public Safety. Firefighters were called to Johnson Court for “a residential fire with entrapment,” at 10...
By Linda Cicoira -- A bill that would create a state-maintained registry for adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation was introduced last month to the General Assembly by Sen. Lynwood Lewis. In his Eastern Shore Post column last week, Lewis said the intent behind the bill was to protect the elderly. Legitimate...
By Stefanie Jackson – Cheriton has sold its police car, a 2017 Dodge Charger with only 11,000 miles on it, to the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office, which now performs all patrols for the town. There’s not much left of the Cheriton police department that has been inactive since its only member,...
By Linda Cicoira -- The Virginia Institute of Marine Science will send a snail mail survey set to arrive this month in the mailboxes of about 1,100 hard pot crabbers licensed in Virginia. The goal is to gain input on how many pots watermen lose and what efforts they want...
By Linda Cicoira -- Hundreds of workers went back to their jobs Monday at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) and are being paid for the several weeks they were furloughed. The federal shutdown didn’t stop Virginia Space and the Mid-Atlantic Spaceport from making a presentation to the General Assembly last...
By Stefanie Jackson –  Northampton supervisors approved a budget appropriation of $65,000 Monday night for a complete investigation and analysis of Northampton High School’s structural and operational issues. The contract was awarded to Waller, Todd and Sadler Architects, of Virginia Beach. The firm will provide a second opinion of the high school’s...
By Linda Cicoira -- A four-day trial in Accomack Circuit Court last week involved cocaine, a love affair, shooting victims, a murder conspiracy, a paid police informant, revenge, sex, taped phone conversations from the county jail, convictions that caused the commonwealth’s attorney and an Eastern Shore Drug Task Force agent to...