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By Stefanie Jackson – There was a new face and a new format at this spring’s Eggs and Issues, a breakfast and political forum organized biannually by the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce. Congresswoman Elaine Luria spoke and answered inquiries from the audience in the Northampton High School gym April...
By Linda Cicoira -- An Assawoman resident was accused Monday, in U.S. District Court, in Norfolk, of knowingly making false statements or representations about the total concentration of organic nitrogen and ammonia that was being discharged from NASA Wallops Flight Facility and into local waters. It was unclear from court...
By Linda Cicoira -- A man was electrocuted Monday while making repairs to Accomack County’s Communication Tower, which is near the county jail off Courthouse Avenue. “The person who was shocked was a subcontractor for the company the county engaged to perform repairs,” County Administrator Mike Mason said Tuesday. “The job...
By Linda Cicoira  -- An unidentified property owner was burning down an old house on Church Road near Tasley on the evening of Saturday, April 20, when the fire got out of his control and 911 was called.
By Linda Cicoira -- Quanta Mapp identified two of the three men who threatened and then shot him in his yard in March 2018 while his son sat in his nearby car. The gunmen were wearing masks but he recognized them and when he told them he knew who...
By Stefanie Jackson – The first inspection of Northampton High School by a new fire marshal resulted in $55,300 of required improvements, Northampton County Finance Director John Chandler revealed earlier this month. “I got a stupid question. What are the consequences if we don’t (make the improvements)?” Supervisor Robert Duer...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack school board member Audrey Furness announced Tuesday night that she will not run for re-appointment, and her term will expire June 30. She had four words of advice for the school board: “Hard work pays off.” It’s a message she has also used to inspire many...
By Stefanie Jackson – All Linda Cleaveland wanted to do was host weddings on her 65-acre property with its view of Nassawadox Creek. Northampton’s senior planner, Kelley Lewis Parks, assisted her with the zoning application, and Cleaveland believed she was prepared to face the planning commission at the April 2...
By Linda Cicoira -- The floorboards of their cars are rusted and the frames are shot from driving through salt water as they make their way home every day.  That’s the plight of people who live at Bell’s Neck in southern Accomack County. A discussion at Wednesday’s board of supervisors’...
By Linda Cicoira -- An environmentalist who was speaking during the public participation portion of the Eastern Shore Groundwater Committee meeting Tuesday asked Tyson Foods to be satisfied with the number of poultry houses it now has in Accomack County. “We need you on the Shore,” Ken Dufty said of...