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ElaineLuriaNov.2019
By Stefanie Jackson – U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria updated her Eastern Shore constituents on issues of concern at a town hall meeting Nov. 9 in a packed room at the Cape Charles civic center. Ava Wise moderated the event as Luria answered written questions submitted by audience members on healthcare...
By Linda Cicoira -- An Onancock man was sentenced last week in Accomack Circuit Court to a total of 36 years in prison for six counts of welfare fraud. All but 45 days of the terms were suspended for Latrell Rashawn Davis, 39, of Hall Street. Indefinite probation, five years...
By Linda Cicoira -- John Schoolfield, of Franktown, joined the Marine Corps right after graduating from high school and before he could get drafted in 1965. He served until 1969 and vividly remembers his tour of Vietnam. It was late March 1968 that 21-year-old Schoolfield came in contact with the...
By Linda Cicoira -- An Exmore man was indicted last week by a Northampton grand jury on a forcible rape charge. Nine other people were also indicted on counts ranging from strangulation to destruction of property. Leeaudre Diontay Tazewell, aka Leeandre Tazewell, 27, of Occohannock Road, is accused of raping...
By Linda Cicoira -- A New Church woman wants Accomack Circuit Court to either void the sale of her $196,300 home, which was auctioned for $1,200 in September by Captain’s Cove Golf and Yacht Club Inc. (CCG&YC) because of unpaid association fees, or award her $250,000 for the value...
By Linda Cicoira -- An Onancock man was sentenced to 24 years in prison Thursday in Accomack Circuit Court for several drug offenses and the manufacture of two pipe bombs. All but six years was suspended for Huhi Aman-Re, previously known as Terrell Stewart, 41, of Boundary Avenue. The crimes...
By Linda Cicoira -- The Eastern Shore Bar Association (ESBA) voted “overwhelmingly” on Nov. 6 to recommend that the General Assembly appoint Cela J. Burge as judge of the juvenile and domestic relations (J&DR) courts in Accomack and Northampton counties, Jack Thornton, president of the local bar, confirmed Tuesday. Burge...
By Linda Cicoira -- Electronic equipment was stolen from Burton’s Chapel Independent Methodist Church, of Melfa, Accomack Sheriff Todd Godwin said Tuesday. A report of the burglary was made to the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office at about 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. Godwin said sound equipment, televisions and “several other...
By Connie Morrison -- SunTrust branches in Onancock and Cheriton are among 30 being sold to First Horizon Bank as part of the $66 billion BB&T/SunTrust merger approval announced Friday by the U.S. Department of Justice. The DOJ conditioned its approval on the sale of 28 SunTrust branches “to resolve...
By Linda Cicoira -- The transient occupancy tax rate on Chincoteague will go up from 4% to 5% beginning Jan. 1, 2021, the town council decided Monday night in an effort to raise money to provide services for the growing number of tourists who visit the island. The change was...