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Election
By Linda Cicoira -- Five contested races will be on the ballot in Accomack County in the November general election, including two matches for school board positions. It will be the first time voters there will get to choose school board members as those representatives were previously chosen by...
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By Linda Cicoira -- Jerry A. Satchell, of Horntown, who was being sought for the abduction of a young woman, turned himself in Thursday following a search by Virginia and Maryland police that started early Wednesday morning.  "This is still an ongoing criminal investigation," Sgt. Michelle Anaya, of the state...
  State and local police in Virginia and Maryland are continuing their search for an Accomack County man wanted for abducting an 18-year-old woman early Wednesday (June 12) morning near the state line. A Virginia Critically Missing Adult Alert was activated for Vermelle Tontrese Moore (updated name), 18, who was...
***CRITICALLY MISSING ADULT ALERT *** THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE HAS ISSUED A CRITICALLY MISSING ADULT ALERT OUT OF ACCOMACK COUNTY ON 06/12/2019 AT 1200 HOURS. THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE IS LOOKING FOR TONTRESE VERMELLE, BLACK FEMALE, 18 YEARS OF AGE, HEIGHT 5' 03", WEIGHT 135 lbs, WITH BROWN EYES, BLOND HAIR. SHE...
Lewis
By Linda Cicoira -- Sen. Lynwood W. Lewis won the Democratic Party’s nomination for state senator in Tuesday’s primary with a landslide victory over challenger Willie C. Randall, a former member of the Northampton Board of Supervisors.   Overall, Lewis took 4,557 votes or 70.59% compared to Randall’s 1,899 or 29.41%.  In...
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By Linda Cicoira -- As this 20th anniversary edition of the Eastern Shore Post is being uploaded to our website, Austin Studebaker, of Parksley, is getting a surprise. He’s graduating from Arcadia High School and knows his big sister, Karrie O’Toole, who is serving in the Army in Kuwait, can’t...
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By Linda Cicoira -- Interim Chincoteague Police Chief Mark Marshall was introduced Monday night by Mayor Arthur Leonard during a town council meeting. Marshall retired in early 2018 in the middle of his second term as the Isle of Wight County, Va., sheriff. Before that, he was the chief of...
Plea Bargaining
By Linda Cicoira -- Aaron Jamarcus Bowens, who witnesses say was paid $1,000 for injuring an Eastern Shore Drug Task Force informant, pleaded guilty last week in Accomack Circuit Court to conspiring with a prisoner to commit capital murder. The plea came in an agreement between Commonwealth’s Attorney Spencer Morgan...
Indictment
By Linda Cicoira  -- Nearly 30 people were indicted Monday by an Accomack grand jury on counts that included bringing a gun to school, strangulation, burglary with intent to hurt a child, extortion, stealing oysters, and drug offenses. Edwin Colon Matias, 32, of McComas Drive in Greenbush, was indicted on...
Vote
By Linda Cicoira -- Voters from Accomack and Northampton counties will be going to the polls this Tuesday, June 11, to cast their ballots in a race for the Democratic Party’s nomination for state senate. It is also the deadline for candidates to qualify to be on the ballot...