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By Stefanie Jackson – Emotions ran high at Exmore’s town hall Monday night when Town Manager Robert Duer broke the news to citizens that Exmore had been disqualified for a $6 million loan from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ), which the town needed to fix its sewer...
By Linda Cicoira -- Northampton Planning Commission Chairman L. Dixon Leatherbury was elected Tuesday to the county board of supervisors to represent District 4 with nearly 72% of the vote. The Machipongo farmer and husband of Commonwealth’s Attorney Beverly P. Leatherbury beat out David L. Kabler Sr., a real estate...
By Linda Cicoira -- Sixteen-year veteran clerk James A. Lilliston Sr. of the Accomack treasurer's office obtained two feats Tuesday at the polls. He will be the next Accomack treasurer and the first black man to hold the position. Lilliston received 7,449 votes or 67.79% to win over Brandy...
By Linda Cicoira -- Harris Phillips was victorious in his quest for reelection to the Accomack Board of Supervisors at the polls Tuesday. The District 5 supervisor received nearly 56% of the votes winning over challenger James Rich.  Phillips got 524 votes to Rich’s 416. “Thank you so much to all...
By Linda Cicoira -- Voters returned Republican Del. Rob Bloxom and Democrat Sen. Lynwood Lewis, both Eastern Shore natives, to their respective offices Tuesday in the general election. The tougher race was for Bloxom, a local businessman whose father served for years as a delegate before him. Bloxom won with...
By Linda Cicoira -- Janet Martin-Turner is back.  The former school board member, who fought to get an elected school board for Accomack, received the most votes in District 7 and was returned to the post she once held as an appointed member. Martin-Turner garnered 862 votes or about 56%...
By Linda Cicoira  -- Calling hundreds of absentee ballots cast for today’s election “suspect,” Accomack County’s Republican Party asked the circuit court to put those ballots aside and not count them until an investigation of the allegations can be completed by Commonwealth’s Attorney Spencer Morgan. Gary C, Byler, a Virginia...
By Linda Cicoira --An Exmore woman was acquitted Monday in Northampton Circuit Court of three felony counts of child abuse/neglect in connection with an incident that occurred April 5.  Alexandria Colburn Settle, 35, was found guilty of driving while intoxicated. Court records showed Settle crashed her PT Cruiser on Cemetery...
By Linda Cicoira -- Eighty-year-old conservation writer George W. Reiger was charged earlier this month in U.S. District Court in Salisbury, Md., with distributing bait and taking or attempting to take migratory birds at his private pond in Locustville in January. He was convicted of the misdemeanor baiting in...
By Linda Cicoira -- Probable cause was found last week in Accomack General District Court to certify six felony charges against a man accused of first-degree murder. The grand jury will likely decide in December whether Bronta Jamar Ames, 22, of Killmontown Road in Melfa, should stand trial for credit...