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By Stefanie Jackson A small group of Tangier watermen find themselves competing with Virginia’s biggest power company, Dominion Energy, for natural resources in an area just outside the Chesapeake Bay 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. Dominion Energy is using a 2,135-acre site in federal waters – leased by...
Staff Report — With COVID-19 cases on the rise again, Gov. Ralph Northam today (Nov. 13) announced new measures to slow the virus' spread. “COVID-19 is surging across the country, and while cases are not rising in Virginia as rapidly as in some other states, I do not intend to wait...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam returned to his hometown of Onancock on Thursday for the announcement a $20 million investment in broadband internet on the Eastern Shore by Spectrum, a Charter Communications company. Spectrum will provide services to more than 17,500 homes and businesses in Accomack and Northampton...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission (A-NPDC) is seeking applicants for the Eastern Shore Septic Pump-Out Program. A successful applicant can get a septic system pumped out for free or receive assistance for the costs to repair or replace the septic system, depending on the applicant’s location,...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam urged Virginians not to become complacent about the coronavirus pandemic after the recent announcement of the Pfizer drug corporation's COVID-19 vaccine that's 90% effective. “This isn’t the magic bullet. Any approved vaccination will still take months to distribute,” Northam cautioned. “When a vaccine...
By Connie Morrison — Add Chincoteague Elementary to the list of local schools where coronavirus cases have been recorded. Accomack County Schools Superintendent W.C. "Chris" Holland alerted parents Nov. 10 via letter that a Chincoteague Elementary student or staff member has been diagnosed with  coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease. "This...
By Connie Morrison — Accomack County Public Schools Superintendent W.C. "Chris" Holland notified parents by letter Monday, Nov. 9,  of a coronavirus case at each of two schools: Kegotank Elementary and Nandua Middle School. "Our school division is informing parents and guardians that a student or staff member has been diagnosed...
By Carol Vaughn — The Onancock Town Council, after public hearings Monday, Oct. 26, approved a change to the town code that allows council members to attend meetings remotely under certain, limited circumstances. The meeting minutes will include the reason for the member’s absence, all attendees must be able to hear...
By Stefanie Jackson – David Fauber, Northampton County supervisor and the former Cape Charles director of public works and utilities, sued the Town of Cape Charles in August for $500,000 in damages for violating the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, aka FOIA, and wrongful termination. Judge Revell Lewis III, of...