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medical-malpractice
By Linda Cicoira -- A Chincoteague landowner blames Eastern Shore Rural Health for the serious infection he got in his left leg after he says the agency’s Chincoteague Island Community Health Center on Main Street failed to adequately treat him. James Meyerhoffer, 49, of Lafayette Avenue in Richmond, Va., is...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore’s town manager and council members reflected on the past and looked to the future at their May 6 meeting. Town Manager Robert Duer said, “We’ve come a long way in five years,” referring to the fact that Exmore is financially sound, with nearly $3 million...
crabs for digital edition
By Linda Cicoira -- The Chesapeake Bay is crabby from the blues. According to results of the 2019 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, the Bay’s blue crab stock remains healthy and able to support quality commercial and recreational harvests. The number of potential female spawning crabs is up by 29% compared...
By Linda Cicoira -- A Parksley man pleaded no contest Monday in Accomack Circuit Court to capital murder by a prisoner in connection with a 2017 scheme to kill a police informant. The victim, Nathaniel Johnson, 30, survived being shot three times. His then-girlfriend, Dezarae Smith, was shot in the foot....
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By Linda Cicoira -- Two people who were found dead at a house near Parksley Monday “appear” to have been killed in a murder/suicide, Accomack Sheriff Todd Godwin announced late Wednesday. “A final disposition is pending the medical examiner’s report and the results of additional lab examinations,” he said. The deceased...
By Linda Cicoira -- When NASA Wallops Flight Facility’s lab manager/quality assurance officer at the agency’s sewage plant went on vacation in March 2018, another worker began updating control charts and found lab records had discrepancies that couldn’t be justified. The manager, Monica Kristine Borowicz, 50, of Mount Wharton Estates...
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By Linda Cicoira -- An Exmore woman died Monday afternoon after driving a car into a house on Lankford Highway in Painter. Peggy Kellam, 53, of the 7000 block of Prettyman Court, died on impact, according to Sgt. Michelle Anaya of the state police. Kellam was not wearing a seat...
house where victims were found
By Linda Cicoira — The bodies of two people were found early Monday morning at a house on Lankford Highway near Parksley, according to a prepared statement issued by Sheriff Todd Godwin. The sheriff’s office received a report at 2:35 a.m. When deputies arrived they found the bodies of Juan...
midgett
By Linda Cicoira -- Accomack Commissioner of the Revenue Deborah T. Midgett, of Parksley, announced Tuesday that she will seek re-election to her post in the November general election.  For “36 years, I have worked in the office of the commissioner of the revenue and have enjoyed meeting people and...
By Linda Cicoira -- A plea agreement between an Accomack woman and a federal prosecutor will be heard next week in U.S. District Court in Norfolk. Monica Kristine Borowicz, 50, of Mount Wharton Estates in Assawoman, is scheduled to go before Judge Raymond A. Jackson with her plea regarding the...