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By Linda Cicoira -- The Dollar General Store was the scene of another armed robbery Sunday night in Painter. Accomack Sheriff Todd E. Godwin said at around 9:45 p.m., his office received a report of the incident. After deputies arrived at the store, it was determined that an armed black male,...
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By Linda Cicoira -- A Melfa man, who was killed in a shooting last week, in Norfolk, Va., died from a gunshot wound to the head, according to the state Medical Examiner’s Office. Markee Turner, 29, of Seaside Road, died at the scene of the shooting in the 6500 block...
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By Linda Cicoira -- The Rev. William J. Porter was removed from his post at Holy Name of Jesus Church, in Pocomoke, Md., last week and was suspended from “exercising priestly ministries” after a Delaware State Police investigation of alleged sexual misconduct was halted because the statute of limitations...
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By Linda Cicoira -- The kinks have been worked out of Rocket Lab’s site plans for the Wallops Research Park, approval has been obtained for all but the lighting, and construction is expected to begin in a month or two, Accomack County officials said this week.  The New Zealand-based company...
By Linda Cicoira -- The Navy A-4 Skyhawk that is displayed next to the Accomack County Airport terminal, in Melfa, was given a new paint job this week. The initial estimate for the work was $50,000. Maintenance is required by the Navy as part of the loan contract with the...
By Linda Cicoira -- An Eastern Shore man was killed in a shooting Thursday in the 6500 block of North Military Highway, in Norfolk, Va., that detectives are calling a double homicide. Markee Turner, 29, of Seaside Road in Melfa, died at the scene. Tamian Davis, 23, of Clover...
By Linda Cicoira -- Accomack County Airport in Melfa was among eight Virginia airports that will share more than $13 million in federal funds, Senator John Warner and Tim Kaine announced Friday. The Accomack facility’s grant of $94,500 is earmarked to rehabilitate an apron where aircraft are parked, unloaded or loaded, refueled,...
By Linda Cicoira -- Accomack County Supervisor Paul Muhly, of District 4, wants Dollar General, in Mappsville, to be the great neighbor it promised to be. One step in that direction, Muhly said, would be for the business to cut its grass. “If you drive up the highway, there are...
By Linda Cicoira -- There’s a snag in getting a jetty for Tangier that has been in the works for about 25 years. Accomack County will need to hand over 1.71 acres it owns on the island, County Attorney Cela Berge announced at a board of supervisors’ session last week. The...
By Linda Cicoira -- Accomack County’s 15 senior administrators and constitutional officers are being paid a total of $1,568,035 annually, according to information provided on request to the Eastern Shore Post. The tally does not include benefits.  Eight of the county leaders make more than $100,000, up from seven in...