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By Linda Cicoira -- A 40-year-old Belle Haven man was found dead on Wednesday, May 29, from “apparent gunshot wounds,” Accomack Sheriff Todd Godwin said Friday in a prepared statement. The sheriff’s office received “a report of shots being fired on Boggs Road in Painter at about 9:15 p.m. When...
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  By Linda Cicoira -- The Eastern Shore Community College’s new building will not open in time for fall classes so staff will wait until early January to move from the current facility. “This should work for us due to the adjusted academic calendar we adopted in order to align...
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By Linda Cicoira -- Accomack County is gathering wealth.  It recently collected $190,000 in taxes for Chincoteague land owned by Edward Lunn Tull, officials said.  In the first 30 days after the real estate delinquent tax list was released, “the county saw an increase in delinquent real estate tax collections of...
By Linda Cicoira -- Accomack and Northampton folks are planning to spend this summer like they usually do — chilling at the beach, spending time with family, growing flowers, and reaping the benefits that come from working their vegetable gardens. An email survey conducted by the Eastern Shore Post showed...
By Linda Cicoira -- A Machipongo man was sentenced Tuesday in Northampton Circuit Court to 20 years in prison for raping an incapacitated married friend after a night of drinking at another friend’s house where the woman often partied and felt safe. Seven years and two months of the term...
By Linda Cicoira -- A Greenbush babysitter left several small children alone in her house trailer for “four minutes” while she picked up her special-needs son from the bus stop, she testified Wednesday in Accomack District Court. It was a routine Lesby Roblero followed every school day. When she returned...
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By Linda Cicoira -- Cell phone calls and text messages and where you are when you make those calls or send those communications are not as private as you may think thanks to what is called cell tower dumps. Five years ago, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a Freedom...
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By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County Director of Planning and Zoning Susan McGhee recently pointed out some huge demands in the latest draft of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan that could be unaffordable for the Eastern Shore, but at least one supervisor saw...
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By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County Director of Finance John Chandler presented the proposed county budget for fiscal year 2020 to supervisors Tuesday evening, totaling more than $48.5 million, an increase of more than $2.25 million. The county will get the extra money needed to cover its increased spending without...
By Stefanie Jackson – An anonymous writer who claims to be from Wellington Neck recently sent letters to neighbors  warning them about John and Linda Cleaveland’s plans for a wedding venue on their property and the potential negative impacts it would bring to the quiet, residential neighborhood. One of the...