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— By Carol Vaughn Patients of the only neurologist practicing on Virginia’s Eastern Shore were shaken this week by the news of his abrupt departure from Riverside Eastern Shore Physicians and Surgeons. “Like most companies, Riverside does not discuss the reason for the departure of team members,” Riverside spokesman Peter Glagola...
By Carol Vaughn -- Northrop Grumman’s 13th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station is set to launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 5:39 p.m., according to a press release from NASA. Among supplies the mission will deliver are items...
By Carol Vaughn -- Two Accomack County towns — Onancock and Chincoteague — are looking for new managers. William H. Kerbin Jr., Onancock’s town manager since 2016, recently accepted a job as town and village manager of Woodstock, Vt., according to a public notice posted on Woodstock’s website. Woodstock’s population is around...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County Public Schools are teaming up with Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), in Norfolk, to provide rising ninth and 10th-grade students hands-on opportunities to explore careers in the medical field. “It’s not just doctors and nurses … we have lots of different things in the...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton Historic Preservation Society has received a $50,000 grant to restore the 1907 jail on the county courthouse green in Eastville. “This time it is our turn to save this 113-year-old structure for future generations,” states the historical society’s website. Members will follow in the footsteps...
By Stefanie Jackson – A widow filed a $6 million lawsuit against the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (CBBT), claiming the bridge-tunnel is responsible for the death of her husband, Joseph Chen, a long-haul driver whose tractor-trailer plummeted over the side of the bridge nearly three years ago, Feb. 9, 2017. The...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Cape Charles LOVE sign will be featured on the cover of the 2020 Virginia Travel Guide, the  Virginia Tourism Corporation and Cape Charles Main Street announced in a recent press release. “The Virginia Travel Guide is the perfect way to learn about our vibrant communities,...
By Stefanie Jackson – A concerned citizen advised the Accomack school board Tuesday night to reconsider how the school division treats its special needs students, after one such student was given a 45-day suspension. “I am standing here tonight in a bit of frustration with the processes of our administration,”...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors have learned of another building repair issue at Northampton High School, but it has nothing to do with the size of the project or its cost. No contractor has bid on the job. “That has turned into a disappointing endeavor for us,” Superintendent Eddie Lawrence...
By Carol Vaughn -- A federal agency’s decision gives 180 days for the company that operates the railroad on Virginia’s Eastern Shore to come to an agreement with a trail association about a multiuse trail along a disused, 49-mile section of tracks. “This will do two very important things for the...