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By Connie Morrison — A New Church man was arrested and charged with robbing the Oak Hall Corner Mart at gunpoint March 26 and two other recent convenience store robberies, according to a press release from the Accomack County Sheriff's Department. The Oak Hall robbery was reported around 9:51 p.m., March...
By Carol Vaughn — The death of an Atlantic man found shot at a Tull Circle residence Saturday is being investigated as a homicide. The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office at around 12:14 a.m. Saturday, March 28, received reports of someone being shot on Tull Circle in Atlantic, according to Sheriff Todd...
By Carol Vaughn — Gov. Ralph Northam issued a stay-at-home order for Virginians Monday, as the Commonwealth continues to see a surge in COVID-19 cases. “Our message today is very clear — that is, to stay home,” he said at a briefing in Richmond. “To date, this has been a suggestion to...
Staff Report -- With three new cases of the COVID-19 virus identified over the weekend, the Eastern Shore Health District says there is "evidence of the beginning of community transmission of the virus." The new positive tests bring the total number of cases on the Eastern Shore of Virginia to seven:...
— By Carol Vaughn The Northampton County Board of Supervisors urged residents to follow Gov. Ralph Northam’s executive order 53, which closed all restaurants, farmers markets, breweries, distilleries, wineries, and other dining establishments, except for takeout and delivery, and imposed other restrictions. The Northampton board issued a press release Monday, reiterating...
Staff Report -- Eastern Shore Rural Health CEO Nancy Stern announced Saturday (March 28) that an employee of Onley Health Center has tested positive for COVID-19. "Eastern Shore Rural Health has been working closely with the Accomack County Health Department to conduct an investigation into close contacts of the positive case,"...
By Connie Morrison -- Chincoteague Mayor J. Aurthur Leonard gave lodging providers until noon Sunday, March 29, to close for business and remain closed until April 27. The order applies to all "hotels, motels, cottages, bed and breakfasts, rental homes, Airbnb's, and campgrounds." The order, issued Friday afternoon (March 27), says...
By Carol Vaughn The third confirmed case of COVID-19 on the Eastern Shore was announced Thursday by the Eastern Shore Health District. A Northampton County woman in her 20s tested positive. She had recently traveled from another country with known community transmission. The health district is conducting a thorough investigation of...
Police are looking for a suspect after a man was found with multiple gunshot wounds Wednesday near Accomac. The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office received a report at around 2:26 p.m. March 25 that a man had been shot on Tyler Lane near Accomac, according to Sheriff Todd Wessells. When deputies arrived,...
Officers found a man and a woman dead of gunshot wounds early Wednesday near Painter, according to Accomack County Sheriff Todd Wessells. The incident is being investigated as a homicide. The sheriff’s office received a report at around 12:28 a.m. that two people were missing from a residence on Coal Kiln...