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By Linda Cicoira -- A Tangier waterman pleaded guilty last week in U.S. District Court, in Norfolk, to violating the Lacey Act by harvesting oysters from the Chesapeake Bay in excess of Virginia limits and then transporting them to Maryland and selling them. Gregory Wheatley Parks Jr., 43, a commercial...
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By Linda Cicoira -- Construction bids for the Eastern Shore Public Library in Parksley were opened this week with base figures ranging from $4.38 million to $5.67 million. Four companies participated in the process. The low bid came from RH Contracting Inc., of Atlantic, which bid $4,383,000. Other bids were...
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By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton schools Director of Operations Chris Truckner gave the school board a laundry list of building and equipment repairs and upgrades needed at Occohannock and Kiptopeke elementary schools at the April 25 school board meeting. His decision to make the repairs was based on “information that...
By Linda Cicoira The 2020 census could be a problem in Accomack County. Along with misconceptions about reporting your existence to the Census Bureau, there’s an old issue. Twenty years ago it was somehow reported that 5,000 people lived on one small lot at Trails End. “We proved to those people (the...
By Linda Cicoira The annual seafood festival sponsored by the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce is set to begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 4, at Tom’s Cove Park Campground, and will include the usual delicious food, music, and arts and crafts. A feast of littleneck steamed clams from island waters, clam...
By Linda Cicoira -- A 74-year-old Bloxom man, charged with eight counts of sex crimes with a minor, was released from Accomack Jail on his own recognizance last week. Sam Nock, of Hinman Street, had been in jail for two weeks when Judge Glen A. Tyler, of Accomack Circuit Court,...
By Linda Cicoira -- Environmentalist Ken Dufty, of Northampton County, was so exasperated by comments made at a recent Eastern Shore Groundwater Committee (ESGWC) meeting that he suggested Chairman John Coker move to Accomack to live beside a cluster of 24 poultry houses. Coker is also vice chairman of the...
By Linda Cicoira -- Health and child care, education, veterans, jobs, poultry, and broadband were among the topics discussed Wednesday at a town meeting at the Eastern Shore Community College hosted by U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, who was joined by Rep. Elaine Luria. The two Democrats toured the NASA Wallops...
By Linda Cicoira -- An Assawoman resident was accused Monday, in U.S. District Court, in Norfolk, of knowingly making false statements or representations about the total concentration of organic nitrogen and ammonia that was being discharged from NASA Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) into local waters. It was unclear from court...
By Linda Cicoira -- Eastern Shore of Virginia residents will have to pay the hefty toll to cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and then drive to Columbia Care dispensary, to be based in Portsmouth, Va., to legally purchase cannabidiol oil (CBD) or tetrahydrocannabinol oil (THC-A), which are derived from...