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By Stefanie Jackson – Repeated, unexcused school absences violate state law and can lead to court dates, fines, and even jail for parents or juvenile detention for students, an Accomack school administrator has cautioned. “Today, in fact, one of our little people was sentenced to 10 days in juvenile detention...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton school board voted unanimously Feb. 13 to pilot a restorative discipline program in kindergarten through second grade, but a former school board member questioned whether the decision was informed enough to ensure the program’s success. Restorative discipline is an alternative to traditional school discipline...
By Stefanie Jackson – Cape Charles has a new town manager, John Hozey III, of Wallops Island, and his first official day on the job is March 9. “My wife and I are very excited about joining the community of Cape Charles. I’ve been coming to the Eastern Shore my...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton is preparing its budget for fiscal year 2021, and that process includes county supervisors hearing from agencies and boards as each makes a case for level or increased funding. Robie Marsh, who is also the executive director of the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce, was...
-- By Carol Vaughn The Antares’ and Cygnus’ 13th cargo supply mission to the International Space Station launched Saturday afternoon from Wallops without a hitch. The Antares rocket lifted off on time, at 3:21 p.m., carrying the Cygnus spacecraft, which was set to rendezvous with the space station in around two...
-- Staff Report Police are looking for an armed man who robbed the Dollar General store in Parksley on Thursday, Feb. 13, at around 10:35 p.m. The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office received a report of the robbery, according to Sheriff W. Todd Wessells. The suspect robbed the clerks, at gunpoint, of an...
By Stefanie Jackson – A concerned citizen is keeping a dialogue open with Exmore town council members on which sewer solution is right for Exmore. “You’re representing the people of Exmore,” Ken Dufty reminded the council Feb. 3. Exmore must decide to enter an agreement with a public organization, Hampton Roads...
By Stefanie Jackson – It’s budget season in Northampton County, and supervisors are hearing updates from local organizations about the benefits they provide the county and the funds they need to continue their work. Cara Burton is the director of the Eastern Shore Public Library (ESPL), which has four locations,...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton County YMCA was “almost a done deal” as of Feb. 11, when a meeting was held at Cape Charles Baptist Church to update the public on the project. Retired YMCA of South Hampton Roads President and CEO Billy George shared the news Tuesday night...
By Stefanie Jackson – Eastern Shore residents turned out by the dozens Jan. 29 for an affordable housing workshop at the Exmore town hall, led by the Berkley Group, the consulting firm helping the Northampton planning commission through the process of updating its county’s comprehensive plan. A second housing workshop...