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By Stefanie Jackson – A Northampton supervisor is “appalled” at an unfunded mandate handed down by the Virginia legislature, which will cost the county more than $50,000 extra in its annual budget – a number that could double in years to come. “This board will have to approve this ongoing...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton schools received preliminary data from the Virginia Department of Education on Standards of Learning (SOL) test performance in the 2018-2019 school year, showing both success and room for improvement, but Superintendent Eddie Lawrence was encouraged by dropping rates of chronic absenteeism. “I do think, in...
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By Linda Cicoira -- From public restrooms that are closed because no one wants to clean them to accusations of police harassment, the little town of Parksley took a beating at the town council meeting Monday night. One official called for a police officer to be fired. And now there...
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By Linda Cicoira -- Fifty-nine percent of Accomack and Northampton residents who participated in an email survey conducted this week by the Eastern Shore Post favor free lunches for all students at public schools in the two counties.  In the same poll, 47% want the federal government to reinstate the...
By Linda Cicoira -- An Exmore man was arrested last week and charged with two counts of rape, according to records filed in Northampton General District Court. Leeaudre Diontay Tazewell is accused of the Aug. 9 crimes. He was arrested the next day. Officer J. Gonzalez, of the Exmore Police...
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By Linda Cicoira -- A Mears man, who pleaded no contest last week in Accomack Circuit Court to felony object sexual penetration, was sentenced to serve five years in prison in accordance with a plea bargain agreement the defendant made with Commonwealth’s Attorney Spencer Morgan. John William Johnston III, 66,...
By Linda Cicoira -- A 22-year-old Melfa man was arrested this week and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the May shooting death of Alvin Lee “Derek” Rogers, of Belle Haven, according to records filed in Accomack General District Court. Bronta Jamar Ames, of Killmontown Road, is being held...
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By Linda Cicoira -- From public restrooms that are closed because no one wants to clean them to police harassment that appeared to be condoned by the mayor and police chief, the little town of Parksley took a beating at the town council meeting Monday night. One official called...
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By Linda Cicoira -- The only woman on the Parksley town council accused a town police officer of harassment Monday night during a council session. She reported to town officials and residents that after stopping her vehicle because she didn’t use her turn signal and giving her a warning...
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By Linda Cicoira -- Maryland State Police say the missing girl was found and is safe.    Maryland State Police Seek Public’s Assistance In Locating Missing Juvenile In Somerset County Maryland State Police are looking for a girl from Somerset County who was reported missing on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Ashanti Ta’Karra Hitch, 15, was...