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By Carol Vaughn — A judge ruled against Onley Mayor Matt Hart in a civil case Hart brought against the town after the town council in June approved a resolution censuring the mayor, following a closed session at a special meeting in May. The town announced the court ruling on its...
By Carol Vaughn — Virginia has had 241 outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities to date, according to Dr. Laurie Forlano, Virginia Department of Health deputy commissioner for population health. Forlano and Kimberly Beazley, VDH Office of Licensure and Certification deputy director, briefed the media Thursday on efforts to address...
By Carol Vaughn — Dixieland, a popular gas station, convenience store and gift shop just south of the Maryland-Virginia state line, looks a bit different these days. The large sign outside, which usually displays the store’s name along with a painted Confederate battle flag, as of Monday is covered by a...
By Stefanie Jackson – Shore Breeze Farms in Cheriton, owned and operated by fourth-generation farmer Steve Sturgis, was recently awarded a $15,000 Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development grant by Gov. Ralph Northam to expand the farm’s hydroponic greenhouse operations. “It is exciting to see homegrown companies like Shore Breeze Farms...
By Carol Vaughn — The Accomack County Office of Voter Registration and Elections is moving. A new office is needed to provide more space, particularly because of the advent of no-excuse early voting in Virginia, which became law July 1. Higher absentee voting is anticipated under the new law. The office was set...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore has had its share of financial struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic, but managing expenses helped it come out on top when fiscal year 2020 ended June 30. In another financial matter, the town received $118,000 in relief from the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic...
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Staff Report — The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death on Tangier. The office received a report of a dead body at 16303 Main Ridge Road on Tangier at around 8:57 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, according to Sheriff Todd Wessells. When deputies arrived, they found the body of a man,...
By Carol Vaughn — Chincoteague officials voted Monday to end the town’s state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The town council voted 4-1 to approve Councilman Gene Wayne Taylor’s motion to come out of the state of emergency, after hearing an update on the pandemic from Bryan Rush, the...
By Carol Vaughn — The Onancock Town Council after holding a public hearing approved a $25 zoning permit fee starting July 1 to help the town recuperate costs associated with the permits. The council held a public hearing about a proposal to increase from $125 to $250 the fee applicants pay...
By Carol Vaughn — Onley’s mayor and attorneys representing the town appeared in Accomack General District Court Tuesday, where a judge presiding via videoconference heard testimony and arguments about an injunction Mayor Matthew Hart filed against the town council after it voted to censure him in June. In a statement attached...