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By Carol Vaughn — A study of the impacts of climate change on agriculture on the Eastern Shore was among 19 projects awarded grants through a new state program financed by the sale of carbon emission allowances.The Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission was awarded $47,121 for the study, which will look...
By Carol Vaughn — The Accomack County Board of Supervisors approved a one-time bonus for county employees who are first responders, with the money coming from state and federal funds. The board also directed the county administrator to come back to them at a future meeting with information about the cost...
By Carol Vaughn — Wachapreague’s future as far as municipal sewer service ultimately will be up to the residents to decide, according to the mayor and town council. Mayor Fred Janci at the council meeting Thursday, Oct. 14, said a decision about whether to bring sewer service to the commercial area...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission (A-NPDC) is overseeing the Eastern Shore Housing Needs Assessment, a process that includes engaging the community through public meetings and online surveys to identify barriers to obtaining affordable housing and discuss how those barriers may be removed. A-NPDC is funding the...
By Stefanie Jackson – Eastern Shore residents provided input for the composition of the Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan at an Oct. 13 meeting in the Cape Charles Civic Center, led by Gov. Ralph Northam’s senior advisor to the Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources, Ellen Bolen. “Science shows us...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton schools Associate Superintendent Jaime Cole says teachers are continuing to see the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on education from a year and a half of students not being in classrooms and suffering learning losses. She reviewed the Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports, or VTSS,...
Staff Report - A police pursuit that began in Maryland this morning ended when the vehicle being pursued crashed on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, leaving its two occupants with major non-life-threatening injuries, according to a press release from the Virginia State Police. The Virginia State Police was called to assist...
Staff Report -- An arrest has been made in the 2016 murder of forty-one-year old Eric Clifford Rhatigan of Eastville. On June 16, 2016, his body was found in a field on Davis Wharf Road near Craddockville. At 10:57 A.M. on October 15, Joseph Tykot, 58, of Painter, was arrested...
By Carol Vaughn — A woman and a 13-year-old minor were arrested and charged with doing intentional damage to a monument in connection with vandalism to political signs Thursday near the Accomack County Voter Registration Office on Joynes Neck Road in Accomac. In addition to pulling down signs for Republican candidates...
Staff Report — Brittney Morgan Hiner, 33, died early this morning (Oct. 17) from injuries sustained in an Oct. 13 crash, according to a press release from Virginia State Police. On Wednesday, Oct. 13, at approximately 9:44 a.m., Hiner was traveling in a 2012 Ford Explorer southbound on Route 178/Bobtown Road,...