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By Linda Cicoira -- Police are looking for a Machipongo man who is wanted in connection with an armed robbery at the Dollar General store in Parksley earlier this month. “Based on an investigation into this incident, arrest warrants have been issued against 36-year-old Torrean V. Washington,” Accomack Sheriff Todd Godwin...
Story and Photos by Stefanie Jackson The Northampton County NAACP, Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore, and Northampton County Public Schools organized the 29th annual Community Unity Day breakfast in the Northampton High School cafeteria on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21. The event commemorated King’s life and legacy and...
Story by Stefanie Jackson and Photo by Helene Doughty A house fire Sunday night, Jan. 20, in Birdsnest, claimed the life of one woman who has not yet been positively identified by authorities. The Eastern Shore 9-1-1 Center received the call at 11:25 p.m. Fire stations responded from Wachapreague, Painter, Exmore,...
UPDATE UPDATE By Linda Cicoira -- After an hour of deliberation Friday, an Accomack jury recommended Evron Terrell Strand, 44, of Nelsonia be sentenced to 50 years for seven felony counts in a murder-for-hire scheme that resulted in the shooting of a police informant and his girlfriend in October 2017. They...
UPDATE By Linda Cicoira -- It took an Accomack Circuit Court jury about two hours Friday to convict Evron Terrell Strand, 44, of Nelsonia, of seven felony counts in a murder-for-hire scheme that resulted in the shootingg of a police informant and his girlfriend in October 2017. At about 4 p.m., the...
By Stefanie Jackson Charlene Gray wants to serve as Northampton County’s commissioner of the revenue for a second term. “It is my pleasure each day to serve the citizens of this great county,” she said. Gray served as the deputy commissioner of the revenue for 25 years before being elected commissioner of...
By Stefanie Jackson David Doughty Jr. is seeking a third term as Northampton County sheriff. His career with the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office has spanned 25 years to date, beginning in 1994 when he became a jail deputy. Doughty was promoted in 1996 to patrol deputy and in 1998 to criminal...
By Stefanie Jackson Internet service provider Eastern Shore Communications, one of three local ISPs, met with Northampton supervisors Jan. 8 not to discuss the ISP’s latest contributions in increasing broadband access on the Shore, but to protest its perceived lack of opportunity for local expansion. The Eastern Shore of Virginia Broadband...
    UPDATE By Linda Cicoira -- It took an Accomack Circuit Court jury about two hours Friday to convict Evron Terrell Strand, 44, of Nelsonia, of seven felony counts in a murder-for-hire scheme that resulted in the shootingg of a police informant and his girlfriend in October 2017. At about 4 p.m., the...
By Linda Cicoira -- Surrounded by water but not a drop to drink. That was life this week on Tangier Island after the water tower was drained when a new water line burst last Sunday night. “Of all things, I never thought we’d have a problem for lack of water,” Mayor...