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By Linda Cicoira -- Chincoteague Mayor Arthur Leonard and the town council had anticipated discussing a developer’s plans for Inlet View Campground tonight. However, on Sept. 28, that subject was taken off the agenda for the town’s monthly meeting. “Their request for support was being withdrawn” and developer’s lawyer...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton schools Chief Financial Officer Brook Thomas will speak publicly about a program that would provide free breakfast and lunch to all public school students in the county, Thursday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m., in the Northampton High School library. The Community Eligibility Provision is a program...
By Stefanie Jackson – A valuable resource for small-business professionals and budding entrepreneurs is coming to Exmore, a town at the crossroads of Accomack and Northampton counties. It’s called a “business incubator,” and it’s part of the Eastern Shore’s economic development plan that was written in part by the Accomack-Northampton...
By Stefanie Jackson – During a round of questioning for Accomack school board candidates at a forum held Sept. 30 in the Nandua High School auditorium, the forum’s leader, President James Fedderman, of the Accomack Education Association, handed out random questions submitted by community members. Gary Reese, of District 4,...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Virginia Board of Education’s revised accreditation system provides new insights into student performance. Understanding how test results and new types of data affect accreditation ratings can prove challenging without some background information, even for educational professionals. A Guide for Understanding SOL Passing Rates and...
By Connie Morrison A population study by the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service forecasts 53 of Virginia’s 133 cities and counties will lose population by 2040. Most of the declines will be in rural areas, and among the hardest hit will be Accomack County. The study forecasts...
By Linda Cicoira -- Eastville attorney Paul Watson’s license to practice law was suspended for two years by the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board effective Sept. 27, “for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct.” It was...
By Linda Cicoira -- Nearly a dozen people have been accused of committing felonies in Accomack earlier this month, according to records filed in the county’s general district court. Gary Louis Mancusa, 52, of Main Street in Exmore, was charged with strangling Johan Annis on Sept 26. Annis told Deputy...
Indictment
By Linda Cicoira -- Sealed indictments alleging drug offenses were brought by a Northampton grand jury earlier this month and made public Monday. Frank Elliott Downing Jr., 56, of Racetrack Road in Keller, was indicted on a count of possession with intent to distribute LSD on Aug. 2, 2018. Downing...
By Linda Cicoira -- Elizabeth Staunton Chadbourne, a woman some recognize as the founder of Parksley, described her town in the 1800s as paradise -- a place that made her smile.  The Second Annual Golden Spike Railway Festival aims to generate ear-to-ear grins for all who partake in the event...