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By Carol Vaughn The Accomack County Board of Supervisors voted to advertise public hearings for the fiscal year 2021 budget and the tax rate, after making changes to provide for the first year of costs associated with a regional public safety radio communications system. No tax increase is needed this year...
By Carol Vaughn . Band leader and teacher John David Steelman’s death on Feb. 11 at age 89 prompted an outpouring of tributes from former students and band members. . Steelman, of Accomac, taught music for 60 years, including in Orange County (Virginia), Portsmouth, Va., and on the Eastern Shore. . He taught in Accomack...

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By Connie Morrison It was a dreary day, several people in the office announced. It was pouring rain and we guessed it already surpassed the forecast 1/2 to 1 inch of rain. Advertising Manager Troy Justis, himself a first responder, asked if we had heard about the service member killed in...
By Angie Crutchley -- Friday is Valentine’s Day – celebrated by some and dreaded by others. About five years ago, I met Tyrone Wessells, of Accomac. His wife, Deborah, had died in 2013 just before Christmas, and he came in to put an announcement in the paper to honor her birthday. He...
By Neal Ammerman Special to the Eastern Shore Post . A cold, blustery rainfall drenched the men on the deck of the rusty old freighter as it took on its load of coal and made final preparations for its voyage from Norfolk, Va., to Brayton Point, Mass. Although gale warnings were posted,...
By Carol Vaughn The Accomack County Board of Supervisors this week discussed strategies to retain emergency medical services employees after the county has spent money training them. The county’s $69 million fiscal year 2021 budget, as proposed, includes money for the first of two years of targeted salary increases for those...
By Carol Vaughn A new group to support children who are dealing with grief will start soon on Chincoteague. Many of the town’s residents, including children, were affected deeply by the death of Brianna Merritt last fall. . Brianna died at home in October at age 11, after a long struggle with...
By Laura Davis -- Valentine's Day is just a week away. For me, it's never been a big romantic holiday. Sure, just like any gal, I enjoy pretty red roses and rich, indulgent chocolates. However, I honestly look forward to checking off the names on the class valentine's lists with...
By Carol Vaughn Submitted Photos A team of seven young adults from around the country is installing fencing on Assateague as part of an AmeriCorps program. The fence is to keep the Chincoteague ponies that live on the island from grazing in the salt marsh in the northern section of Chincoteague National...