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By Bill Sterling -- Athletes have been forced to put their dreams on hold with the shutdown of sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but not many athletes have dreams bigger than Virginia Beach’s Samantha Tadder, a 17-year-old Olympic swimming hopeful whose mother, Dottie, was raised on the Eastern Shore...
By Carol Vaughn Rep. Elaine Luria visited the Eastern Shore last week to learn how the Foodbank and school systems are addressing food insecurity during the coronavirus outbreak. Luria also gave an update about federal actions in response to the outbreak, including Congress’ passage of an initial $8.2 billion package. Additional federal...
By Carol Vaughn Eastern Shore clergy are responding to a challenge unlike any they’ve faced before — how to minister to their congregations while they are unable to meet together in person, due to restrictions intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The timing, during Lent and with just over...
By Martha Wessells Steger Special to the Eastern Shore Post The 2020 United States census, the enumeration of all U.S. residents every 10 years as mandated by the U.S. Constitution, is important to the nation — and to the Eastern Shore — on two different levels. “Family historians and genealogists,” says Stacia...
By Carol Vaughn Americana, Victorian, friendly, railroad, hot rods — all were words Parksley residents used to describe their town during a Monday, March 2, brainstorming session that included around three dozen people. The workshop at the Club Car Cafe kicked off a three-day visit by consultants charged with helping Parksley...
By Carol Vaughn The first woman to be appointed a presiding judge on the Eastern Shore of Virginia will take the oath of office in April. “I am honored; I am humbled by it, and I am grateful for the opportunity. I’m thrilled,” said Cela Burge. The General Assembly elected Burge to...
By Carol Vaughn . An Accomack County official asked public school administrators to look into offering high school students an emergency medical technician certification program. Supervisor Paul Muhly at the February board of supervisors meeting spoke about a Dec. 13 memo from James F. Lane, Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction, which includes...
By Stefanie Jackson – The GIG in Exmore, the Eastern Shore’s first high-tech coworking space, will celebrate its grand opening Saturday, March 14, 3 p.m., with special guests Gov. Ralph Northam and first lady Pamela Northam. The GIG, or Gather, Innovate, Grow, was started for anyone who needs office space...
By Angie Huether Crutchley -- Lent began on Wednesday of this week. I decided to give up regular sodas for 40 days this year. As the clock ticked its way from Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning, the impending doom set in. I drank a six-pack of Coca Colas in anticipation...
By Carol Vaughn . The Accomack County Board of Supervisors voted Feb. 19 to have the county attorney develop a policy for naming public buildings and other assets. . The vote came after Eastern Shore Public Library trustees asked the board to consider allowing the new library building in Parksley and its interior...