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By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack school board unanimously passed exam schedule changes Tuesday night that will allow the current school year to end one day early, Friday, June 7, instead of Monday, June 10. In other business, Director of Finance Beth Onley explained how the teacher salary scale was...
By Stefanie Jackson – All three candidates seeking appointment to the Accomack County School Board are unopposed in their respective districts, including the candidate looking to replace longtime school board member Audrey Furness, of District 2, who is not seeking another term. Edward Taylor, of Temperanceville, wants the District 2...
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By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack school board unanimously passed a budget for fiscal year 2020 on May 7, but not without a few major cuts. Almost $565,000 was cut to balance the nearly $52 million budget, Director of Finance Beth Onley said Tuesday night. Teacher raises were on the table...
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By Linda Cicoira -- Two people who were found dead at a house near Parksley Monday “appear” to have been killed in a murder/suicide, Accomack Sheriff Todd Godwin announced late Wednesday. “A final disposition is pending the medical examiner’s report and the results of additional lab examinations,” he said. The deceased...
By Angie H. Crutchley  -- Nathaniel Metzger has an appetite for life (and food) like most 17-month-old boys. Watching his brown curls bounce as he gains footing, and distance, to get the fruit plate his dad is feeding him, one wouldn’t suspect the tumultuous beginning of his life. Le’Andra...
By Stefanie Jackson – At Arcadia High School, two alleged threats of violence made recently by students prompted local members of the activist group, Virginia Organizing, to speak at the March 19 Accomack school board meeting to raise awareness of a bill passed by state legislators that may help...
By Connie Morrison -- For the second time in three weeks, Arcadia High School parents weighed whether it was safe to send their children to school Friday after another student allegedly threatened others at Arcadia High School. Schools were closed Thursday for staff development. Superintendent Chris Holland, when asked about...
By Stefanie Jackson – A parent of three Arcadia High School students and an Accomack supervisor criticized the communication skills of the Accomack school board at the board’s Tuesday night meeting after its office failed to provide parents with information on an alleged gun threat made by a student at...
By Linda Cicoira -- District 3 Supervisor Grayson Chesser, a renowned decoy carver and Eastern Shore native who is in his 13th year on the Accomack Board of Supervisors, announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election to another four-year term in November. “I’ll soon be 72,” Chesser said. “Dawn (his...
By Linda Cicoira -- Accomack supervisors unanimously agreed Wednesday to urge the General Assembly to vote in favor of Virginia ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).  They also approved more than $1 million in carryover funds for the school division, including $210,000 for a contingency fund, a previous contention between...