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By Carol Vaughn -- A Norfolk animal welfare organization has installed a billboard in Accomack County, hoping to influence residents to support legislation that would make it illegal to tie dogs outside in some circumstances. The billboard, placed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is on Route 13...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton homeowners on Cherrystone Road, near Cheriton, are opposed to the idea of a noisy and disruptive wedding and event venue opening for business down the street. The venue would be located on 14 acres of Huntington Farm, a waterfront property owned by Catherine Fulton, of...
By Stefanie Jackson – A driver on the Chesapeake Bay-Bridge Tunnel led police officers on a high-speed chase Sunday night that ended in a crash on the Virginia Beach side of the bridge. Devlin Dalonte Smith Coleman, of Wilmington, Del., was leaving the Eastern Shore and pulled up to an...
By Carol Vaughn
 — The man hired in September as Eastern Shore Community College’s Workforce and Business Solutions Officer is facing trial on three felony counts of embezzlement. Still, President James Shaeffer says Brian Scott Hall is the right person for the job, despite his legal troubles. Hall has 23...
-- By Carol Vaughn A fundraiser has been started for the families of the crew of Papa’s Girl, a commercial fishing vessel that sank Jan. 7 in Pamlico Sound. Captain Floyd Guy "F.G." Gibbs, 66, owner and captain of Papa’s Girl, died at a North Carolina hospital after he and another...
Staff Report -- A 20-year-old Horntown man died this morning, Jan. 11, in a crash in northern Accomack County. Virginia State Police was called to 5106 Fleming Road shortly after 6 a.m. to investigate a motor vehicle crash that resulted in a single fatality. According to a news release from State Police,...
By Carol Vaughn -- A World War II hero from Chincoteague has a new Coast Guard cutter named after him. The USCGC Daniel Tarr will be commissioned Jan. 10 in Galveston, Texas, after the Coast Guard accepted delivery of the vessel in Key West, Fla., in November. The ship, which will be...
By Stefanie Jackson – As the Exmore town council has grappled with the decision about how it will provide residents with sewer service for decades to come, there have been many discussions about costs, but few about the possible impacts on the water supply. Exmore is currently considering two choices:...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors will soon be faced with a decision to permit another new wedding venue in the county, months after they approved one for John and Linda Cleaveland in spite of mass opposition from neighbors. “We feel that the addition of our wedding venue will only...
-- Staff Report The first baby of 2020 born at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital came into the world at 1:52 a.m. Jan. 1. “Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital congratulates mother Maida Chun and father Reymundo Mendez of Parksley on the birth of their son, Joseu Reymndo Mendez,” a press release from the...