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May is Older Americans Month, and Accomack Parks and Recreation, along with the  Eastern Shore Area Agency on Aging/Community Action Agency (ESAAA/CAA) hosted the 19th Annual Older Americans Extravaganza and Luncheon, May 15 at the Chincoteague Community Center. To start the photo gallery, click on any photo.
By Linda Cicoira -- A man was electrocuted Monday while making repairs to Accomack County’s Communication Tower, which is near the county jail off Courthouse Avenue. “The person who was shocked was a subcontractor for the company the county engaged to perform repairs,” County Administrator Mike Mason said Tuesday. “The job...
By Linda Cicoira -- An environmentalist who was speaking during the public participation portion of the Eastern Shore Groundwater Committee meeting Tuesday asked Tyson Foods to be satisfied with the number of poultry houses it now has in Accomack County. “We need you on the Shore,” Ken Dufty said of...
By Linda Cicoira -- The news of the rape and abduction of a Northampton High School girl on Valentine’s Day circulated across Facebook Tuesday night bringing comments of compassion, denial, contempt, and shock. A male Northampton High School student, who is underage and therefore was not identified by police, was charged...
The National Weather Service has issued an updated forecast for the winter weather moving through the area Tuesday night into Wednesday. Most of the frozen precipitation is expected to be north of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The weather service predicts the Eastern Shore will see less than an...
Mrs. Ellen Brittingham Nock Nelson, born in Norfolk, Va., grew up on Folly Farm in Accomack County. She was happy to be playing in the woods and looking for treasures on beaches of the nearby barrier islands. She graduated as valedictorian from Accomac High School in 1946 and from...
Dear Editor: In the matter or Gov. Ralph Northam, I cannot understand how a photograph he is not in can cause him so much trouble. Bob Tull, Chincoteague
Dear Editor: Ralph Northam is not a racist. Any thoughtful review of his life’s work, his family, his careers in the military and in medicine, as well as his kindness and openness to working politically with both sides of the aisle speak volumes about his good character and are a...
Dear Editor: It’s beyond disappointing to see Delegate Bloxom, in his last newsletter, distort the truth about late-term abortion in Virginia and denigrate physicians’ ethics, indicating that proposed legislation would have allowed the doctor performing a late-term abortion to “benefit monetarily from the procedure.” Bloxom’s statement is an insult to...
Dear Editor: According to federal law, an infant born in the United States is considered a citizen. There is no waiting period while some official decides to grant or not to grant citizenship. At the moment of birth the infant child is a citizen of the USA and therefore entitled...