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By Linda Cicoira -- On the isolated Eastern Shore of Virginia alone, the federal government shutdown means 122 Coast Guardsmen have been working without pay, about 1,700 employees and contractors associated with NASA are without work, federal approvals for other programs and answers to proposals are unavailable, and funds...
By Stefanie Jackson Due to the Christmas holiday, Exmore extended the deadline for bids on its well project, enabling Director of Utilities Taylor Dukes to have a recommendation for the town council Monday night. Anderson Construction, of Lynchburg, Va., bid approximately $1.8 million, and Somerset Well Drilling, of Westover, Md., bid...
By Linda Cicoira More than 53 percent of Accomack and Northampton residents who participated in a survey conducted last week by the Eastern Shore Post want Virginia legislators to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment when the General Assembly meets later this month. Twenty percent were opposed and about 27 percent were...
By Stefanie Jackson Cape Charles has a leak, but instead of a problem, this leak presents an opportunity. That was one conclusion of a market retail study presented to Cape Charles Town Council in late December. Businesses in Cape Charles’ trade area sell nearly $148 million of goods and services annually,...
By Linda Cicoira Capt. W. Todd Wessells, of the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO), announced Wednesday he will run for sheriff as an Independent candidate in the November general election. “I have more than 25 years of experience in law enforcement” with ACSO, Wessells said in a prepared statement. Sheriff Todd...
By Linda Cicoira Kain Michael Turner, a 21-year-old Northern Arizona University student from Modest Town, died in December from accidental “freshwater drowning due to cold water immersion” and “acute alcohol intoxication,” according to a medical examiner’s report. The young man’s body was found “partially submerged in the Rio de Flag” canal...
By Stefanie Jackson The fifth generation of mobile internet is coming to Northampton County, and Exmore will be home to the first tower to transmit it. Abbreviated 5G, it’s the latest generation of the mobile web to keep people connected using their cellphones to check email, search the internet, stream video...
By Linda Cicoira More charges and information were disclosed in papers filed in Northampton General District Court this week in the case of an Exmore man charged with manslaughter and driving while intoxicated. The single-vehicle traffic crash killed a teenager on Christmas Eve. Calvin Earl Berryhill Jr., 40, of Madame C...
By Linda Cicoira New York artist Tucker Robbins has a buyer for the former Central High School, on Lankford Highway in Painter, and hopes to close the deal March 15, he said this week. “There are several parties interested in Central,” he added. “I am by contract unable to say whom....
By Linda CicoiraThree members of Congress co-introduced a bill Tuesday that would prohibit the Department of Interior from issuing leases for the exploration, development, or production of oil or gas off the coasts of Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, and Delaware.The bill was sponsored by Virginia Reps. Elaine...
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