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By Linda Cicoira -- The diligent work of fraud investigator Frances Bailey, of the Accomack County Department of Social Services, is saving thousands of dollars for the local agency. Bailey reported Tuesday that she kept $8,350 in cooling assistance benefits from being fraudulently distributed in the last three months by...
By Linda Cicoira -- Angela Hinman “Angel” Taylor, the former Hallwood town clerk who was charged with 65 felony counts of embezzlement in connection with that job, waived her right to a preliminary hearing Monday in Accomack General District Court, clearing the way for a grand jury to determine...

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By Linda Cicoira -- The latest figures show nearly $6.4 million worth of alcohol was sold at the five ABC stores on the Eastern Shore in the 2019 fiscal year, which ended on June 30. That’s an increase of $1.6 million from 2014, $700,000 more than in 2017, and $500,000...
By Stefanie Jackson – Hampton Roads Sanitation District representatives met with Northampton and Accomack citizens, officials, and other stakeholders Aug. 15 to outline HRSD’s proposal to take over sewer service in parts of both counties and get several towns “out of the sewer business” by 2023. “We protect public health...
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By Linda Cicoira -- An Exmore man will serve two years behind bars for involuntary manslaughter and other charges in connection with a traffic crash that caused the death of a teenager last December near Cape Charles. Calvin Earl Berryhill Jr., 41, was sentenced Monday in Northampton Circuit Court to...
By Linda Cicoira -- The new owners of the former Quail Run Assisted Living Facility and Arcadia Nursing Center, which was closed down last year, has a connection to Commonwealth Senior Living (CSL), formerly known as The Hermitage, in Onancock. But the Gargatha facility is not likely to be geared...
By Stefanie Jackson – As Accomack County citizens prepare to elect a school board for the first time this November, the Accomack Education Association plans to host a meet-and-greet with the candidates Monday, Aug. 26, 6 p.m., at Nandua High School. “The purpose of the forum is to hear the...
By Linda Cicoira -- Accomack is in the black allowing for long-overdue projects to be funded from county coffers including renovations and a new HVAC system at the circuit courthouse and refurbishing of Folly Creek’s boat ramp.  Revenue in the fourth quarter of Accomack’s 2019 fiscal year was up by...
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By Linda Cicoira -- A Northampton Circuit Court jury convicted Akeem Markiese Rogers of possession of cocaine, the stimulant dibutylone, and marijuana with intent to distribute Wednesday following a three-day trial. The panel recommended that Rogers, 28, of Madame C.J. Walke Lane in Exmore, be sentenced to five years...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton school board members failed to find common ground on issues at an Aug. 8 work session that left one member, Nancy Proto, “mystified” and “outraged.” “I pretty much can guarantee you, you don’t like me on this board, you’re going to really hate me off...