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Story and Photos by Bill Sterling Special to the Eastern Shore Post With a trace of snow still on the ground and temperatures in the lower 40s, 78 dippers plunged into the Chesapeake Bay on Saturday for the 24th Annual February Freeze in Cape Charles to raise funds for Habitat for...
By Carol Vaughn . An old railroad depot near Greenbackville that played a role in the first railroad on Virginia’s Eastern Shore is in danger of being demolished. . Chincoteague Bay Field Station, a marine science education consortium in Wallops, has an agreement with the U. S. Department of Education to use federally...
By Stefanie Jackson – Serving Together is the name of the new Northampton County organization started under the leadership of the Rev. Russell Goodrich, of Cape Charles, with the mission of making connections and bringing hope to life within the community. “Dream big” was Goodrich’s advice for the new group. “We...
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...

A Moving Tribute

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...