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By Carol Vaughn — Congresswoman Elaine Luria toured the construction site of the Eastern Shore’s new regional library in Parksley Thursday. The $5.3 million, 20,837-square-foot facility, which will be the regional headquarters for the Eastern Shore Public Library system as well as home to the new Eastern Shore of Virginia Heritage...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Eastern Shore Regional Housing Coalition is working not only to create more affordable housing opportunities in Accomack and Northampton counties, it’s raising awareness of proven homebuying tips, strategies, and financing options for individuals and families of practically every income. During an online housing conference hosted...
By Jim Ritch Community college courses could come to the once legally segregated Cape Charles Elementary School. The start of classes is hardly imminent, however. Major renovations need to be done to the long-abandoned school building, built in 1929 partially with funds from philanthropist Julius Rosenwald. Tevya Griffin, president of the Cape...
By Carol Vaughn — What happens when senior year of high school is cut short because of a pandemic? How does that affect young people on the brink of adulthood? Recent graduates of Chincoteague High School spoke about their unique senior year in a video sponsored by the Chincoteague Island Arts...
By Stefanie Jackson – Eastern Shore Community College staff and local citizens started what they hope will be an ongoing dialogue on race when they participated in an online video conference titled “Conversations On Race” Monday night. But to understand the conversation, one must first understand the YouTube video that...
On Aug. 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment. It was adopted into the U.S. Constitution Aug. 26, 1920. By Martha Wessells Steger Special to the Eastern Shore Post If today’s citizens think racial protests raise issues on all sides, they might reflect on the years when...
Submitted Article and Photos – As Northampton County Public Schools looked at its return to the 2020-2021 school year, the administration and staff wanted to take an opportunity to reflect and thank the local community for all the support it has given to its schools since the start of...
By Carol Vaughn — Microgreens are tasty as well as healthy, according to an Accomack County woman who recently started a business growing the organic greens. Donna Mareno, Microgreens from the Shore’s owner, after a 40-year career in nursing decided to become a farmer of the tiny veggies. Mareno, who said she...
By Stefanie Jackson – Finding affordable housing isn’t easy whether one rents or buys a home, but the Eastern Shore Regional Housing Coalition made it a little easier by hosting an online housing conference Aug. 21. Local real estate agents, lenders, and state and federal housing program associates shared their...
By Stefanie Jackson – August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month, and in observance of the annual event, the Eastern Shore Post interviewed a local advocate for organ and tissue donation, three-time kidney transplant recipient, Joyce Williams, of Painter. A lifetime resident of the Eastern Shore, Williams spent her early...