Tag: Chincoteague

If you have one or more gently-used prom dresses, cocktail dresses or formals, bring them to the Annex between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. the day of the sale. The sale itself runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Five percent of the sale price will benefit the Chincoteague Island Arts Organization...
By Krystle Bono Nandua alum Kimberly Wert has not only found her stripes with the University of Missouri Tigers softball team, but is leading the pack. The 2017 graduate attended Hofstra University as a freshman and played under the direction of coach Larissa Anderson with the Division I team to begin...
By Krystle Bono Another basketball season is in the books for the Eastern Shore teams, and after a memorable winter, the All-District teams have been appointed, with two not-surprising names at the top of the lists. Chincoteague senior Caroline Thornton was selected as Player of the Year and was named to...
By Krystle Bono, Submitted Photos Chincoteague High School senior athlete, Lauren Johnston, competed in her last regional swim meet Feb. 7, in Richmond, and represented the Ponies to an impressive first-place finish in the girls 50-yard freestyle with a time of 26.18 seconds. Johnston earned a second-place finish in the...
Story and Photo by Krystle Bono Chincoteague Ponies senior varsity basketball star, and all-around standout, three-sport athlete Caroline Thornton, hit the 1,000 point marker Feb. 12, during the team’s district tournament court battle in Eastville, in which the girls would go on to win a second straight district title. Such...
It was a week of postseason battles for the Eastern Shore varsity basketball teams, many of which would step on the court for their last game of the year. Nandua’s boys varsity squad battled King William last Friday on the road, and edged out the host team 57-53. The...
By Krystle Bono, Submitted Photo For the second straight season, the Chincoteague Ponies girls varsity club claimed the Eastern Shore District Championship tournament title, as well as the regular season championship. The girls earned the district title last Thursday, cementing their spot at the top of the district tier after...
By Linda Cicoira -- Billy Joe Tarr, a 64-year-old island native who represents Chincoteague on the Accomack Board of Supervisors, will seek a second four-year term in the November general election.  “It has been a learning experience,” Tarr said this week. “It is a pleasure to serve with this group of...
By Linda Cicoira -- Two brothers were cited earlier this month in U.S. District Court in Salisbury, Md., for charges related to “grossly” exceeding their daily bag limit of clapper rail birds near Chincoteague. The incidents occurred in September 2018. The defendants were Howard Lee Whealton, 66, of Burton Street in...
By Linda CicoiraFour ponies from the famous herd that lives on Virginia’s Assateague Island died last week after enduring a hard battle with swamp cancer. The figure brings the death toll to seven ponies.Denise Bowden, a spokesperson for the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Co., which owns the herd,...