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Staff Report — A judge has dismissed a case brought against the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District in Northampton County Circuit Court. The suit was brought by Billie Jo Chen, widow of Joseph Chen, whose 18-wheel tractor-trailer plunged into the Chesapeake Bay Feb. 9, 2017, as he traveled southbound...
By Carol Vaughn — The Accomack County Board of Supervisors directed County Administrator Mike Mason to ask the school board for its position on moving school administration offices from the county administration building in Accomac to the Accomac public library building. The library is slated to move to its new quarters...
By Nancy Drury Duncan – Angela Hinman “Angel” Taylor, the former Hallwood town clerk who was charged with 65 felony counts of embezzlement, pleaded guilty to 12 felony charges in Accomack circuit court Thursday in a plea agreement with the commonwealth. The crimes occurred between Aug. 31, 2011, and Sept....
By Carol Vaughn — Perdue Farms received an additional 150 doses of COVID-19 vaccine for workers at the Accomac poultry processing facility late last week, according to a spokesperson. The vaccines were made available immediately, on a voluntary basis and free of charge. The doses were continuing to be distributed early...
By Carol Vaughn — Gov. Ralph Northam during a press conference Wednesday announced some restrictions will be eased as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to fall and the number of Virginians vaccinated rises. “It is critical that we do this slowly and thoughtfully. We do not want to risk our progress...
By Stefanie Jackson – Cape Charles Town Manager John Hozey responded to concerns of town residents and watermen regarding the proposed new harbor rates and on Feb. 18 presented an alternate proposal that gave them bigger discounts and won the unanimous approval of the town council. “There are still rate...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton is the number one county in Virginia for the total persons per 100,000 who have received the COVID-19 vaccine, Eastern Shore Health District Chief Operating Officer Jon Richardson announced Feb. 23. The number of COVID-19 vaccines administered per 100,000 persons is “the ultimate measure of...
Staff Report — Two house fires within three days in Accomack County resulted in extensive damage. A fire Monday severely damaged a house at 26439 Savageville Road in Melfa. Firefighters from multiple departments responded to the blaze, reported at 12:55 p.m. Glenn Brundage, fire captain of Wachapreague Vol. Fire Company, was in command. Firefighters...
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Staff Report — A 43-year-old Nelsonia man was injured in a stabbing on Friday, Feb. 19, according to Accomack County Sheriff Todd Wessells. The sheriff’s office received a report of a stabbing on Metompkin Road in Nelsonia at around 9:18 p.m. When deputies arrived at the scene, they were told a man...
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By Carol Vaughn — An outbreak of COVID-19 at the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office and the Accomac jail from late December through late January resulted in 52 people testing positive for the virus. One recent inmate died and a deputy was hospitalized after the virus began spreading during the outbreak. The Eastern...