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By Carol Vaughn — A dozen local agencies exercised their skills in an emergency operations drill Wednesday at Accomack County’s new Emergency Operations Center. The exercise introduced the new facility to agency representatives who, during a real emergency, will be stationed there to coordinate response. The drill reacquainted participants with emergency procedures...
By Carol Vaughn — Results of a survey about a proposed 50-mile bicycling and walking trail along the Shore’s railroad right-of-way indicate high interest in the project. The area being studied by the highway department is between Cape Charles and Hallwood. The survey attacted 3,400 participants, 90% of whom said they would...
Submitted Article and Photos – As Northampton County Public Schools looked at its return to the 2020-2021 school year, the administration and staff wanted to take an opportunity to reflect and thank the local community for all the support it has given to its schools since the start of...
By Stefanie Jackson – After the YMCA of South Hampton Roads had the quickest capital campaign in its history – with more than 40 donors raising $4.5 million in eight months to build a Northampton County YMCA – a groundbreaking was held at the future site of the new...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors spent their Aug. 25 work session brainstorming how to spend the second round of federal funding the county will receive from the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act. Northampton qualified to receive more than $2 million in CARES funds, distributed in two...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack schools Director of Special Education Jennifer Annis recently announced “excellent news” that the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) determined dozens of  noncompliance errors it found last year on student IEPs (Individualized Education Plans) have been corrected. “But the most important part of that is my...
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Staff Report — A 28-year-old Painter woman has been charged with attempted murder after an older woman was stabbed multiple times late Tuesday. Megan A. Harrison is charged with first-degree attempted murder, according to the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office received a report at around 10:05 p.m. Tuesday that a...
This article has been updated since its publication Friday, Aug. 21, to correct the name in the first case to Sherwood Thomas Bailey Sr. By Nancy Drury Duncan A plea agreement was reached with Sherwood Thomas Bailey Sr., address unknown. Bailey agreed to plead guilty to a January 2018 charge of...
By Carol Vaughn — Eastern Shore residents still have time to fill out their 2020 U. S. census questionnaire if they have not yet done so. “It’s not too late to complete the census and we are encouraging people to go ahead and do it online at www.2020census.gov. Otherwise, enumerators are...
By Carol Vaughn — Parental support will be key during the upcoming school year, said Chris Holland, Accomack County School Superintendent. Holland and other school officials updated the Accomack County Board of Supervisors about preparations for the school year, which begins Sept. 8 for students. A task force has been working out...