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By Carol Vaughn — Capt. Leonard Tawes “was an Eastern Shore gentleman in every sense of the word,” according to Paul Ewell, a maritime historian who is determined to make Tawes’ story more widely known. Ewell, a professor of management, business, and economics at Virginia Wesleyan University with deep roots on...
By Carol Vaughn — The Orchestra of the Eastern Shore is among arts organizations that have had to adjust to life in the time of coronavirus. The orchestra, founded in 1999, is a chamber orchestra concentrating on classical music. Its musicians are community members. Paul Kim has been music director since 2014. After a...
By Carol Vaughn — 2020 has changed our lives in so many ways. How we enjoy the arts is one. The Chincoteague Island Arts Organization (CIAO) is among arts organizations whose members are adapting — finding new ways to bring performances to audiences, while holding out hope we all can return to...
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...