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By Stefanie Jackson – A registered nurse who recently opened a medical spa in Cape Charles is looking for new opportunities to give back. “Women want to feel good and confident when they go out,” said Stephanie Holvick, owner of R.N. Faces. Women who are older or disabled are no exception,...
By Carol Vaughn — The Island Community House on Chincoteague will hold an open house Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., to formally introduce the facility and its offerings to the public. The house, formerly known as the Selby House, has been renovated and converted into a community...
By Stefanie Jackson – A Kiptopeke Elementary School educator and two of her former students participated in an online event with Gov. Ralph Northam Oct. 29 as he announced 10 new historical highway markers that will honor Black Americans who made history in Virginia. These signs can be seen on...
By Martha Wessells Steger Special to the Eastern Shore Post Virginia’s first lady Pamela Northam echoed the sentiments of many visitors returning to the Eastern Shore when she said in a recent interview, “Once you cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, your worries just drop away into that salt air.” She and...
By Carol Vaughn — The Christmas production at the North Street Playhouse in Onancock is a holiday tradition for many Eastern Shore residents. And the show will go on, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The North Street Playhouse Christmas Spectacular will be presented to audiences online via showtix4u.com. See details at the...
By Bill Sterling — Not everyone has a building named after him, much less while he is still upright to walk through the doors. But retired Army Col. Chris Needels, of Accomac, is such a person. A 2014 inductee of the Skydiving Hall of Fame, Needels acquired the land for the...
By Connie Morrison — Peggy Holloway and her brothers were going through the belongings of her late parents, Clarence and Doris Edwards Lewis, and came across newspaper clippings her mother had collected of Eastern Shore servicemen during World War II. Holloway’s father fought World War II in the 42nd Rainbow Division...
By Carol Vaughn — Nancy Stern is retiring after working 37 years for Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Inc., including as chief executive officer the last 20 years. “This has been a great opportunity," Stern said. Stern, 69, began as a part-time community health educator for the organization in 1983, after she...
By Carol Vaughn — A collaboration between scientists and artists resulted in a virtual art gallery that highlights the ghost forests of the Eastern Shore. The show opens Nov. 1 at the website www.coastaleducation.virginia.edu No, a ghost forest is not a woods haunted by spirits of dead people. The term is used to...
By Carol Vaughn — George N. McMath was named 2020 Champion of Economic Development in a ceremony Friday in Onley. The award, given by the Accomack County Economic Development Authority, recognized McMath’s decades of service to the Eastern Shore. Speakers noted his lifetime of service as a newspaper owner, a Virginia delegate,...