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By Stefanie Jackson – A tomato farm complex near Exmore is applying to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for a groundwater withdrawal permit that will allow the facility to withdraw nearly 1.65 billion gallons of water over a 15-year period, according to a public notice that ran...
By Carol Vaughn — One of the oldest church buildings on the Eastern Shore was vandalized Sunday. Chincoteague Baptist Church, on Sign Post Road near New Church, was built in 1858, according to Kirk Mariner’s book, “Revival’s Children: A Religious History of Virginia’s Eastern Shore.” Upon arriving for worship service on Sunday,...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors are working with the county administrator to write a policy for naming county-owned property, including buildings, landscaping features such as trees or flower beds, interior spaces, furniture such as benches or chairs, or other items. According to the draft policy, a request must be...
By Carol Vaughn — The Chincoteague town council Monday appointed Jay Savage to fill an open council seat, after Matthew Reed resigned his seat. Chincoteague and NASA officials had a conference call Jan. 20 to discuss the upcoming Antares launch scheduled for Feb. 20. Town Manager Mike Tolbert said technicians coming...
By Stefanie Jackson – Four individuals were arrested Wednesday on charges related to a shooting in Eastville last Friday, Jan. 22. Charles Matthew Lewis, 44, of Accomac; Janet Page Lewis, 52, of Exmore; Michael Leonard Stevens, 31, of Cape Charles; and Edward Thornton Tayloe, 44, of Cape Charles, were all...
By Carol Vaughn — Rail to Trail Update Spencer Murray, director and senior vice president of Canonie Atlantic Corporation, which manages the railroad on the Eastern Shore, summarized findings of a highway department study about a proposed rail to trail project at the Accomack County Board of Supervisors Jan. 20 meeting. The...
By Carol Vaughn — The Onancock town council approved a special use permit for a homestay business at 37 King Street. Applicants Will and Lynn Flynn have an option to purchase the property. No more than six guests will be allowed at one time and guests must use off-street parking, according...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County’s fiscal year 2022 budget, which will take effect July 1, is projected to top $32 million – nearly a $1.8 million increase from the current fiscal year – due in part to additional revenue from an unexpected source. Northampton’s sales tax revenues are expected...
By Stefanie Jackson – Eastern Shore Rural Health (ESRH) has received a $132,100 grant from the Virginia Health Care Foundation to hire a psychiatric nurse practitioner at the Eastville Community Health Center. “The Virginia Health Care Foundation applauds this important addition of mental health services at Eastern Shore Rural Health...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack and Northampton public schools are using multiple tools to keep students and staff safe as they return to school in person after closing due to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases following winter vacation. “School is actually safer than home,” said Accomack schools Coordinator of School...