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By Stefanie Jackson – All Virginia adults who want the COVID-19 vaccine are now eligible to get it, Gov. Ralph Northam announced during a press briefing today at the Tysons Community Vaccination Center, in Fairfax County. “Please get vaccinated,” Northam implored. “It will keep you safer, it will keep your...
By Carol Vaughn — Tangier is getting broadband internet service. The Eastern Shore of Virginia Broadband Authority last week had a crew on Tangier installing fiber to provide broadband service to the island town, population around 700. Just under 2 1/2 miles of fiber was being installed throughout town in the week-long...
Submitted Article — At approximately 1:23 a.m. this morning (April 18), the State Police Communications Center received a call of a vehicle fire with one confirmed fatality on TB Road in Exmore. The 911 caller, a resident on TB Road, stated that he or she had observed a fire outside on...
Staff report — A woman was arrested and charged with arson and second-degree murder after a man was found dead at a house fire Thursday night on Bishop Drive in New Church. Delbert Dickerson, 59, who lived at the home, was identified as the victim by Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents,...
By Carol Vaughn — Virginia health officials announced Tuesday the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will not be administered until a federal investigation into a rare but serious side effect is complete. Anyone in Virginia with an upcoming appointment for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be contacted to reschedule, according to...
By Carol Vaughn — Lighthouse Fellowship Church on Chincoteague Monday filed an opening brief for the second time in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in its federal lawsuit against Gov. Ralph Northam, according to a press release from Liberty Counsel, the Orlando, Fla., group providing legal representation to the...
By Carol Vaughn — On the Eastern Shore, 39.3% of the total population (44,000, which includes children) has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 28.3% has been fully vaccinated as of Tuesday, according to Jon Richardson, Eastern Shore Health District chief operating officer. More than 75% of...
By Carol Vaughn— After a quick-paced live auction Saturday afternoon, Tammy & Johnny’s restaurant was sold for $176,000 to the owners of a popular Accomack County pizzeria. Ali and Jessica Celik, of Roma’s Diner & Pizzeria in Nelsonia, outbid several others, including other local restaurateurs, to purchase the property on Route...
Submitted article — The Accomack County Health Department will be administering the Moderna vaccine by appointment only Friday, April 16, from 9 a.m. until noon, and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Use this link to register for a morning appointment (9 a.m. until noon): https://cw2-virginia-production.herokuapp.com/reg/0667251979 Click on this link to register for an...
By Carol Vaughn — The body of a Fruitland, Md., man who died when the truck he was driving plunged off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel in December was found Friday on a North Carolina beach. A Facebook page dedicated to “Finding Erik Mezick” said the family was notified Friday his body...