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By Stefanie Jackson – It hasn’t been smooth sailing so far in 2021 for Cape Charles boaters who have been contending with some unexpected changes since Jan. 1, when the private Cape Charles Yacht Center took over management of the public town harbor. “We as commercial fishermen feel like we...
By Carol Vaughn — Riverside Health System, starting Wednesday, Feb. 10, is offering the chance to make an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine to its patients age 65 and over who live in Virginia and were in active treatment with a Riverside specialty care provider on or after Jan....
By Carol Vaughn — When CVS announced last week it would bring 26,000 vaccine doses per week to Virginia, the Virginia Department of Health reached out to the company’s Virginia leadership to make plans for “how do we ensure CVS’ vaccine appointment opportunities are integrated into our state plan,” including...
By Carol Vaughn — Perdue Farms employees at the Accomac poultry processing plant received COVID-19 vaccinations Monday, marking the beginning of the company’s vaccine distribution to its employees across the United States. Eligible employees at the facility received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine in partnership with the Virginia Department...
By Carol Vaughn — Accomack County’s Board of Supervisors began work on the fiscal year 2022 budget this week, after receiving a presentation from County Administrator Mike Mason of his proposed budget. Mason thanked “the county’s team of hardworking men and women who have overcome the operational challenges the last difficult...
Staff Report — The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced two mariners who suffered burns in a vessel fire Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 9, according to a press release issued late Tuesday by the Coast Guard. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia Command Center were alerted to the vessel  fire at approximately 3 p.m....
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam announced today a new goal for all Virginia public schools to make options available for in-person learning by March 15. “In the past 11 months, our children … have been champions. They have made sacrifices. They’ve endured a lot of change and uncertainty,...
By Stefanie Jackson – Citizens Concerned for Cape Charles advised the Cape Charles planning commission during a virtual meeting Feb. 2 that if the local concrete plant’s dust and noise issues are not addressed, the problems may continue or worsen as the business expands, potentially jeopardizing the future stability...
Rural Horseshoe
By Carol Vaughn — A foundation that wants to start a four-year university on the Eastern Shore will get some help from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Executive MBA program. The University of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Foundation, website shoreu.org, was chosen as one of VCU’s Executive MBA projects for 2021, according...
By Carol Vaughn — A federal judge in Norfolk dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Chincoteague church against Gov. Ralph Northam. The order, filed Jan. 27 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, detailed the ruling. Lighthouse Fellowship Church filed a civil lawsuit on April 24, 2020,...