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Story by Stefanie Jackson – Photo by Connie Morrison – The lack of affordable housing on the Eastern Shore has long been acknowledged by Accomack and Northampton elected officials, yet a regional housing needs assessment has not been conducted in nearly 20 years, attendees learned during a housing summit...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton County Education Foundation (NCEF) raised around $22,000 this year to fund Northampton public school projects that otherwise wouldn’t have been possible, Superintendent Eddie Lawrence said at the organization’s third annual State of the Schools forum Oct. 8 in the Northampton High School gym. “It’s...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore will soon have its own billboard to welcome visitors to the home of New Ravenna – the luxury tile manufacturer doing business worldwide – but not every business owner in town welcomes the idea. “That sign is an advertisement for New Ravenna, it’s not an...
By Stefanie Jackson – It was a “dream come true” Tuesday night for Northampton school board chairman William “Skip” Oakley when county supervisors unanimously approved borrowing nearly $29 million dollars to renovate Northampton High School and build a new addition. “Let’s have a state-of-the-art school,” said David Kabler, a District...
By Linda Cicoira -- Candidates seeking Virginia’s 100th District in the House of Delegates and 6th District in the Senate participated in a forum Wednesday night hosted by Citizens For a Better Eastern Shore (CBES). Sen. Lynwood Lewis, a Democrat who practices law in Accomac, represents Accomack, Northampton, and Mathews...
By Linda Cicoira -- Inlet View Campground, at the far south end of Main Street on Chincoteague, looks like the island’s newest cemetery. It’s a place where rusty trailers, dilapidated structures, peeling billboards, and worn-out bicycles have been left — a final resting place. What some say is the prettiest...
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By Linda Cicoira  -- A 75-year-old Bloxom man was indicted Monday by an Accomack grand jury on eight counts of sex crimes including the rape and sodomy of a juvenile.  Samuel Nock, of Hinman Street, who is also an Accomac business owner, was indicted on three counts of aggravated sexual...
By Linda Cicoira -- Angela Hinman “Angel” Taylor, the former Hallwood town clerk accused of embezzling from town coffers over several years, was indicted Monday by an Accomack grand jury on 65 felony counts. In total, the indictments allege that Taylor, 46, of Hall Street in Hallwood, stole $23,801.05 between...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Cape Charles town council voted for a leash law that will affect all dogs belonging to town residents and visitors, starting Jan. 1, 2020. “I think it’s important to note all of the various, meaningful public input” that contributed to the development of the new...
By Linda Cicoira -- Chincoteague council members voted to buy the circa 1930 firehouse on Main Street Monday night for $600,000 with a plan to seek grants for its restoration and possibly put apartments on the second floor. The building was vacated by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company earlier...