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By Stefanie Jackson – Bruce Brinkley is the product of a bygone era of flower children, free love, and yellow submarines, and it shows in his art. Brinkley, who hails from Princess Anne County, moved to the Eastern Shore 13 years ago after he was introduced to the area for...
By Connie Morrison If local officials want funding in the state budget for the proposed mid-Shore force-main sewer project along U.S. Route 13, time is of the essence, Del. Rob Bloxom told a room full local officials and interested citizens last Thursday, Oct. 24. Counties and towns should join the Hampton...

The right to vote is a sacred thing that I have been doing since I turned 18 years old. That was more than four decades ago. I haven’t missed an election. I will go if it is raining or so beautiful outside that one would enjoy playing hooky from...
By Linda Cicoira -- When 83-year-old Glenwood “Sonny” Bennett, of Onley, had a heart attack 20 years ago, he had to give up fishing, a job he had for almost four decades. “After a couple of years, I felt like doing something because I was just laying around,” he said...
By Stefanie Jackson – In celebration of upcoming Election Day, several Cape Charles restaurants held a political straw poll Tuesday, Oct. 29, in which diners signified their choice for state senate by selecting one of two special menu items. For example, at the dining counter at Rayfield’s Pharmacy, customers could...
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Parksley has had lots to celebrate lately, but Wednesday’s groundbreaking for the new library might have been the biggest of them all. Hundreds, including Gov. Ralph Northam, Sen. Lynwood Lewis, Del. Robert Bloxom, and students from Metompkin Elementary School, turned out for the galvanizing event. “I like to see projects...
By Stefanie Jackson – Birding Eastern Shore and the Eastern Shore Master Naturalists are partnering with Northampton County to restore one of its hidden gems, a nature path and boardwalk tucked away in a seemingly unlikely spot behind the Northampton landfill. The project “fits with our mission to enhance the...
Photos and Story by Linda Cicoira Ten-year-old Tracy Brooke Selby, of Greenbush, wanted to be allowed to achieve the way her brothers do. In November, after years of going camping with her family — her parents are Boy Scout leaders and her teenage siblings are Scouts — she finally got a...
Submitted Article Fire and rescue vehicles packed the front lawn of Ker Place last Oct. 12 for Fire Safety Family Fun Day, hosted by the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society in conjunction with its fall exhibit. Kids and adults explored a brush truck; a heavy rescue unit; a ladder truck;...