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By Carol Vaughn — Accomack County officials are taking steps to ensure voters know about no-excuse early voting — and know where the new Voter Registration office is. Early voting is something new to Virginia voters this year, after the General Assembly passed legislation removing a previous provision that required voters...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton schools Superintendent Eddie Lawrence reported that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the new school year is off to a good start. “I’m as about as happy and proud as I can be about the first two weeks of school,” Lawrence said at a Sept. 10 school...
By Stefanie Jackson – Eastville town council members deliberated Monday night whether the town should join Northampton County’s Economic Development Authority (EDA), formerly the Joint Industrial Development Authority (JIDA). The towns of Exmore, Cape Charles, and Cheriton already belong to the group. An invitation was extended to Eastville, Nassawadox, and...
By Carol Vaughn — The Accomack County Board of Supervisors approved a second round of CARES Act grants. The second round of federally funded grants will give an opportunity to re-apply for funds to small businesses, watermen, and charter boat captains or Coast Guard passenger vessel operators who were deemed ineligible...
By Carol Vaughn — A crowd of around 70 — socially distanced and wearing masks — filled the Greenbackville fire hall Thursday, Sept. 10, to voice concerns about inadequate internet service in Captain’s Cove. Virtual schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic has increased concerns about internet access in the community of around...
By Carol Vaughn — Julie Brommer updated the Chincoteague town council at the Sept. 8 meeting about activities the group Chincoteague Island Community Cats is doing. The organization had to cancel a planned Trap-Neuter-Release clinic in June due to the pandemic. The organization recently received its first grant as a nonprofit 501(c)(3)...
By Carol Vaughn — Two Eastern Shore towns are among four new Virginia Main Street communities. Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday announced Cape Charles and Onancock are newly designated Main Street communities. The other two newly designated communities are Tappahannock and Tazewell, according to a press release. The towns were accepted into the...
By Stefanie Jackson – Due to COVID-19, the 2020 U.S. presidential election will be “unprecedented,” and nonpartisan administrators are working to ensure “the voting process moves safely and securely,” Gov. Ralph Northam said during a press briefing Sept. 15. Election officials anticipate a high number of absentee voters, which are...
By Stefanie Jackson – Virginia is identifying about 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 per day, and the COVID-19 test positivity rate is 6.8%, which has been decreasing over the last 12 days, Gov. Ralph Northam reported during a press briefing Sept. 15. “When we’ve had these outbreaks, local elected officials...
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Staff Report — The death of a 29-year-old Parksley man on Saturday is being investigated as a homicide, according to the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office received a report Saturday, Sept. 12, around 9:32 p.m. that a vehicle had driven through a fence on Beartown Road in Mappsville, according...