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— By Carol Vaughn Gov. Ralph Northam on Sunday announced a ban on gatherings of 100 or more people to help stem the spread of COVID-19 in Virginia. "It's just not a good idea for that many people to be close together right now," he said in an update live-streamed on...
— Staff Report One person died and another person was injured in a head-on collision on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Saturday. The crash happened at around 4:39 p.m. on Fisherman Island, according to a press release from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. A four-door sedan traveling northbound ran off the roadway, and witnesses...
— Staff Report Governor Ralph Northam on Friday ordered all K-12 schools in Virginia to close for a minimum of two weeks in response to the continued spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Schools will close from Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 27, at a minimum. Localities will maintain authority...
By Carol Vaughn . Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in Virginia on Thursday, after the Virginia Health Department announced there are 17 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the state. . As of Thursday, there were no known cases of the virus on the Shore, but some events were being...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore, “Treasure of the Eastern Shore,” continues its efforts to rid the town of trash in all forms, including junk cars. “We need to decide whether we want to have junk cars with stickers on them or not have junk cars,” Town Manager Robert Duer said...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Eastern Shore Regional Housing Coalition met March 6 at the Historic Onancock School, where participants shared insights on why the Shore lacks affordable housing and what must be done to fix the problem. Ramona Chapman, of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, facilitated. David...
By Stefanie Jackson – A Northampton community prevailed Tuesday night when county supervisors heard their plea and unanimously voted to deny a major special-use permit for an event venue at Huntington Farm, in Cherrystone, a small neighborhood near Cheriton. Eastville attorney Andre Wiggins had asserted the event venue would promote...
— Staff Report Students at Nandua High School and Nandua Middle School were sent home early after a bomb threat was received Tuesday. The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a bomb threat at the two schools at around 12:36 p.m., according to Accomack County Sheriff Todd Wessells. A 14-year-old...
By Carol Vaughn . Chincoteague, like many communities, is home to a number of “community cats” — outdoor-dwelling cats that are sometimes fed by residents, but are not owned by anyone. Some on the island have expressed concern about the fate of upwards of 60 such cats that live in the Inlet...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton County Public Schools proposed budget for fiscal year 2021 totals more than $22 million and includes a 4% raise for all teachers and staff, plus more money for health insurance for eligible positions. “If we’re going to hire people and expect people to stay,...