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fatal accident
By Linda Cicoira -- A Painter woman died after being in a head-on collision that occurred on Lankford Highway, just north of Main Street in Painter, Thursday, Aug. 8, according to Sgt. Michelle Anaya, of the state police. Carolyn A. Sample, 64, of Big Pine Road, died at Riverside Shore...
By Linda Cicoira -- Evron Terrell Strand Sr. was given the prison term last week that was recommended by the Accomack Circuit Court jury that convicted him.  Judge W. Revell Lewis III sentenced Strand to 50 years in prison for felony counts in a 2017 murder-for-hire scheme that resulted in...
Connie's Pic
By Linda Cicoira -- If and when millions of dollars are received from sales of Canonie Atlantic Company’s railroad property in Cape Charles and St. Julian Yard in Little Creek, Va., about $1 million could be spent to update and reopen nearly seven miles of railroad tracks between Hallwood...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore council members are nearing a tough decision on fixing the town’s outdated sewer system without causing undue financial hardship to the town or its residents. Town Manager Robert Duer called it a “100-year decision” because it will impact residents for generations. The council may decide to...
Northampton High School
By Stefanie Jackson – One of Northampton High School’s oldest sections, constructed in 1954, should be demolished, an architectural firm has concluded. Superintendent Eddie Lawrence agreed with the recommendation of architectural firm Waller, Todd & Sadler, of Virginia Beach, Va., about the 1954 building, labeled Area A on a floor...
Indictment
By Linda Cicoira -- A Sanford woman was indicted Monday by an Accomack grand jury on 17 counts of financial exploitation of an elderly neighbor. Rose Marie Thornes, 59, of Saxis Road, is accused of exploiting the late Philip Douglas Fisher, who died at the age of 87 on March...
Court of appeals
By Linda Cicoira -- The Court of Appeals of Virginia recently overturned an Accomack Circuit Court jury’s decision that in 2017 sent Tyvon “Teddy” Lyncurtis Smith, a self-proclaimed local Bloods street gang leader, to prison for 30 years for crimes that occurred in 2013.  After being sentenced in November 2017,...
Northampton County
By Linda Cicoira -- Five of the top senior Northampton County administrators and constitutional officers are paid more than $100,000 a year, according to figures obtained last week by the Eastern Shore Post.  The top moneymaker is Commonwealth’s Attorney Beverly Leatherbury. She is paid a salary of $128,074 for doing...
By Linda Cicoira -- The Dollar General Store was the scene of another armed robbery Sunday night in Painter. Accomack Sheriff Todd E. Godwin said at around 9:45 p.m., his office received a report of the incident. After deputies arrived at the store, it was determined that an armed black male,...
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By Linda Cicoira -- A Melfa man, who was killed in a shooting last week, in Norfolk, Va., died from a gunshot wound to the head, according to the state Medical Examiner’s Office. Markee Turner, 29, of Seaside Road, died at the scene of the shooting in the 6500 block...