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By Stefanie Jackson – Bill O’ Hare, a professional demographer from Cape Charles, informed Northampton supervisors Tuesday that when the county participates in the 2020 U.S. Census, if the count misses 1 percent of the population, or 120 people, it would mean a loss of $7 million in federal...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton Historic Preservation Society has persevered in educating the public and saving the history of the 1700s and 1800s, whether it means looking beyond the county for funding or accomplishing its goals by more creative means. The group recently received a $3,000 grant from Virginia...
By Linda Cicoira -- Ronnie E. Holden will seek election to the District 8 seat on the Accomack County School Board in November. The retired University of Maryland Eastern Shore administrator has served on the board in an appointed position for about 28 years. This will be the first...
By Stefanie Jackson – Spencer Murray, chairman of the Northampton board of supervisors, announced Tuesday night that he will not run for re-election this November. “While I will always support Northampton County, I plan to pursue the life I promised myself over 50 years ago when I started to work,”...
By Linda Cicoira -- A Navy engineer pleaded guilty last week in Accomack Circuit Court to seven felony charges including burglarizing two local pharmacies. Cole Kambarn Conklin, 29, of Maddox Boulevard on Chincoteague, waived going before a grand jury and admitted to two counts of burglary, grand larceny, possession of...
By Linda Cicoira -- Accomack County folks don’t need a study to tell them about the abundance of rainfall in the last year. They lived it. The water has made ponds in our yards. The accompanying mud has clung to our shoes and made its way into our houses....
By Linda Cicoira -- A Bloxom man was convicted Wednesday in Accomack Circuit Court of six counts of financially exploiting a mentally incapacitated person. Keith Earl Carver, 54, of Shoremain Drive, pleaded not guilty to the charges. He contended that he was friends with Ricky Burford, 68, a retired teacher...
By Linda Cicoira -- A young Accomack County woman was killed in a traffic accident in Princess Anne, Md., early Tuesday morning, according to Maryland police. Courtaja Antrice Duncan, 19, of Painter, had been driving alone in the vehicle and was discovered by a trooper who came upon the crash. At...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Cape Charles Yacht Center is now operated by two business professionals from Maine with a plan to expand the shipyard into a superyacht service and refitting facility, adding as many as 130 new jobs in the next two years. J.B. Turner and Nicole Jacques, partners...
Last weekend in Northampton County an unvaccinated family pet dog became seriously ill. It was taken to the Cape Charles Animal Hospital on Monday, March 4. There the dog was determined to be exhibiting symptoms suggestive of rabies and was euthanized. The veterinarian, Dr. Higgins, requested that the Northampton...