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By Carol Vaughn A new group to support children who are dealing with grief will start soon on Chincoteague. Many of the town’s residents, including children, were affected deeply by the death of Brianna Merritt last fall. . Brianna died at home in October at age 11, after a long struggle with...
By Laura Davis -- Valentine's Day is just a week away. For me, it's never been a big romantic holiday. Sure, just like any gal, I enjoy pretty red roses and rich, indulgent chocolates. However, I honestly look forward to checking off the names on the class valentine's lists with...
By Carol Vaughn Submitted Photos A team of seven young adults from around the country is installing fencing on Assateague as part of an AmeriCorps program. The fence is to keep the Chincoteague ponies that live on the island from grazing in the salt marsh in the northern section of Chincoteague National...
Submitted Article Phase II of the milling and paving project is about to get underway at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, and authorities are alerting drivers to a change in traffic patterns. Beginning Feb. 6, travelers are advised to remain alert and travel with caution across the northern portion of the CBBT...
By Carol Vaughn -- The Eastern Shore Regional Animal Control Facility has made strides in recent years in finding homes for the dogs and cats that come its way, thanks in part to increased cooperation with volunteer organizations. Molly, a sweet-natured, mixed-breed dog, is one former resident that found a happy...
By Carol Vaughn The largest crowd in several years joined in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Monday sponsored by the Accomack County Branch of the NAACP. The theme was “dream, believe, unite, and serve.” Newly elected Accomack County Treasurer James A. Lilliston gave the message at the event, held...
By Stefanie Jackson – People of all races and backgrounds turned out in record numbers at the Northampton High School cafeteria Monday for the 30th annual Community Unity breakfast, held every Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The event was organized by President Jane Cabarrus of the Northampton County NAACP...
Submitted Article Whether or not you’re familiar with the Oscar-winning “Green Book” and the real-life Jim Crow-era travel guide behind its name, it’s almost guaranteed you’ll know songs that local talent will share as they chronicle the guide’s history. Friday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., in a collaboration of the...
By Stefanie Jackson – Scientists at the University of Virginia’s Eastern Shore research site, known formally as the Anheuser-Busch Coastal Research Center, are learning about climate change and sea-level rise and their effects on coastal habitats, marine life, and ultimately, people living on the Eastern Shore and around the...
By Carol Vaughn The Chincoteague Town Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution naming the town a Second Amendment sanctuary, with a crowd of around 80 gun rights supporters looking on. The town joins 116 Virginia localities that have passed similar resolutions since the November election, according to the Virginia Citizens...