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By Stefanie Jackson – Using money originally borrowed for renovations and new construction at the middle and high school complex in Eastville, Northampton supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday night to award contracts to ABM Facility Support Services to replace outdated, failing equipment in Northampton’s public buildings and elementary schools with...
(Part 1 of 2) By Carol Vaughn — Accomack County in a recent report was ranked 95 of 133 Virginia counties for overall health outcomes, which include measures of length and quality of life, and 115 for overall health factors, which include measures of health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic...
By Carol Vaughn — The Corner Bakery in Onancock can continue to pay the town’s meals tax as it has in the past while the Town Council considers whether to change the ordinance governing the tax, according to Mayor Fletcher Fosque. Four council members spoke in support of the bakery’s contention...
By Carol Vaughn — Chincoteague typically would be preparing for its popular annual spring seafood festival. This year, after more than a year of restrictions on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an alternative celebration called “Around the Tump in 3 Days” is happening instead. The Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce and...
By Carol Vaughn — Regulations for aircraft operations at the Accomack County Airport were updated this month to include rules and standards related to unmanned aircraft systems. The Accomack County Board of Supervisor voted at the April 21 meeting to approve the changes. “The revisions were made to include regulations and standards...
Submitted Article - Members from Coast Guard Sector Virginia responded to and assessed the condition of a 760-foot vessel that ran aground and is now safely anchored in the Chesapeake Bay, Tuesday.  The cause of the grounding is under investigation. No reports of pollution, injury or damage were reported. Watchstanders at...
By Carol Vaughn — Chincoteague town council members at the April 15 meeting discussed implications for the town of the legalization of marijuana possession in Virginia, which takes effect July 1. Other parts of the legislation, including retail sales, do not take effect until 2024. The legislation makes possession of up to...
By Carol Vaughn — Onancock wants to give away $350,000 to the town’s small businesses. The town has 122 businesses, according to Jenny Gehman, Onancock Main Street program manager. Onancock Main Street, a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization that works to develop and sustain the historic downtown, is partnering with the town to administer $450,000...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack County Public Schools fiscal year 2022 operating budget of nearly $59.8 million was unanimously approved by the school board Tuesday night. The approved budget included about $956,000 in additional spending made possible by Accomack schools receiving more funding from Virginia’s state budget than originally...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County Public Schools Superintendent Eddie Lawrence presented the school division’s fiscal year 2022 operating budget to county supervisors April 13, sharing both the challenges that were faced in writing the budget and his hope for the future of funding local K-12 public education. The budget...