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The National Weather Service is monitoring two possible winter weather events that could affect the Eastern Shore. Key Points:    The National Weather Service is watching two potential chances for winter weather, Thursday into Thursday night and Friday night into Saturday. For Thursday: Rain changes to snow by late in the...
By Stefanie Jackson – At the inauguration of Gov. Glenn Youngkin Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, the new governor outlined his vision for Virginia and, after a parade celebrating diverse groups and interests from across the commonwealth, he started work on his Day One...
Updated Jan. 16, 2:45 p.m., with afternoon NWS briefing Staff Report — The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for bayside Accomack County, a flood advisory for Northampton, and other advisories associated with a winter storm barreling up the Eastern Seaboard. Flooding A Coastal Flood Warning has been issued for the...
Note: This post has been updated with a National Weather Service briefing as of 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. The National Weather Service in Wakefield, Va., has issued a briefing about the potential winter weather Sunday, Jan. 16. Threats: Accumulating snow and light icing inland. Heavy rain, gusty winds, and coastal flooding...
By Carol Vaughn — Accomack County planning commissioners will continue discussing two projects in the northern part of the county next month, after hearing concerns about both during public hearings at the planning commission’s Jan. 12 meeting. All four hearings — two about a proposed townhouse development near Captains Cove and...
By Stefanie Jackson – When Northampton supervisors approved short-term rentals in any zoning district by right nearly three years ago, none predicted that renting out homes to tourists would reduce the availability of affordable housing to residents, but that may now be reality, a concerned citizen has suggested. Exmore business...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore has the opportunity to receive $5 million in additional grant funding from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for the town’s sewer project, which is included in Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposed outgoing state budget. Town Manager Robert Duer credited Congresswoman Elaine Luria for getting...
Staff Report — Eastern Shore Rural Health Reschedules Most Nonurgent, Preventative, and Routine Chronic Care Appointments  COVID-19 cases continue to rise throughout Virginia with the peak in hospitalizations expected to occur in early February, according to Eastern Shore Rural Health. To ease the pressure on hospitals, most existing nonurgent, preventative, and routine...
By Carol Vaughn — Accomack County is a finalist to be the site of a Rocket Lab facility that will support parts production, assembly, integration, and testing for the company’s massive new Neutron rocket. The company previously announced it will launch rockets from Wallops Island. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that Accomack...
Staff Report — COVID-19 cases have increased dramatically over the last two weeks on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Per the Eastern Shore Health District as of Dec. 23, 2021, the Shore was experiencing an average of 10 new cases each day. As of Jan. 10, the seven-day average was more than...