Features

By Stefanie Jackson – Scientists at the University of Virginia’s Eastern Shore research site, known formally as the Anheuser-Busch Coastal Research Center, are learning about climate change and sea-level rise and their effects on coastal habitats, marine life, and ultimately, people living on the Eastern Shore and around the...
By Carol Vaughn The Chincoteague Town Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution naming the town a Second Amendment sanctuary, with a crowd of around 80 gun rights supporters looking on. The town joins 116 Virginia localities that have passed similar resolutions since the November election, according to the Virginia Citizens...
By Carol Vaughn -- More than three dozen people marched against violence on a rainy Sunday in Onancock. Organized by minister Quintavion Washington, the march from near the edge of town to the gazebo downtown caught the attention of passersby, one of whom rolled down his truck window and shouted thanks...
By Bill Sterling Now an established major league baseball player, Tyler Webb spent five days on his native Eastern Shore over the holidays, enjoying time with family, but not any of his beloved outdoor pursuits. Webb is the son of Kirk and Kristin Webb of Machipongo and the grandson of Ken...
ESO School of Dance presented “The Nutcracker” Dec. 13-15 at Nandua High School in Onley. In its 29th annual performance under the direction of Dana Floyd, the “Nutcracker Ballet” is an Eastern Shore holiday tradition. The story of a young girl, Clara, who battles the Mouse King and saves her beloved nutcracker is...
By Stefanie Jackson Author Bernard L. Herman visited the Barrier Islands Center in Machipongo Dec. 14 to introduce his new book, “A South You Never Ate: Savoring Flavors and Stories from the Eastern Shore of Virginia.” The book of recipes and interviews aims to preserve the history of Eastern Shore food...
Story and Photo by Bill Sterling “They are my Christmas angels,” said Kathy Custis of two couples who recently brought a truck loaded with presents for about 25 members of the Eastern Shore Unit of the Boys and Girls Club. Custis, the executive director of the club that serves almost...
U.S. Secretary of Commerce gives commonwealth until June to implement 51,00-ton cap on menhaden fishery By Carol Vaughn Virginia’s menhaden fishery could be shut down in June if it does not comply with federal quotas, according to the Secretary of Commerce. Virginia is out of compliance with Amendment 3 of the Interstate Fishery Management Plan,...
By Carol Vaughn Angelica Garcia’s song, “Jicama,” is among 54 songs listed in the New York Times Best Songs of 2019. Garcia, who formerly lived on the Eastern Shore, is listed along with artists including the Black Keys, Bruce Hornsby and Blake Shelton, among others. Garcia’s song, “Jicama,” comes in at number...
By Carol Vaughn A march and rally to stop gun violence on the Eastern Shore is set for Sunday, Dec. 29, at 3 p.m. in Onancock. The “Stop the Violence” walk will start at the former hospice building in Onancock and will end at the Onancock gazebo. A young minister, Elder Quintavion...