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By Linda Cicoira -- Accomack supervisors revised rules, regulations, and minimum standards for the Accomack County Airport Wednesday for the first time in more than a decade and while a spokesperson for the local pilots’ association said the final result was an improvement over the initial draft, not all...
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By Linda Cicoira -- “Yes, Eastern Shore, there will be a new library,” Vice Chairwoman Reneta Major announced Wednesday after the Accomack County Board of Supervisors approved a series of resolutions and votes paving the way for the Eastern Shore Library and Heritage Center to become a reality in...
By Linda Cicoira -- The victim of an alleged abduction in Greenbackville says her boyfriend, who was arrested for the crime, did not kidnap her. On Monday, Vermelle Tontrese Moore, 18, told Judge Gordon Vincent, of Accomack General District Court, that Jerry Antoine Satchell Jr., with whom she lives, did...
By Linda Cicoira -- A 20-year-old Exmore woman admitted Monday in Northampton Circuit Court to having a threesome that included a 14-year-old girl.  Malissa Spates pleaded guilty to taking indecent liberties with a child under 15. In exchange for that plea, charges of attempted sodomy with an object by force...
By Stefanie Jackson – Cape Charles Memorial Library board members have thrown their hands up about what to do with what many consider a racist historical marker hanging just inside the library entrance, and they have turned to town officials and the state attorney general for help. “In a lot...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack high school graduations may no longer have valedictorian or salutatorian speeches as of 2022, because the two top-ranking students may no longer be acknowledged. “We’ve had parents, students, counselors, administrators” ask that graduates no longer be ranked, Director of Secondary Education Karen Taylor said at...
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By Linda Cicoira -- Rashem Huhi Amun-Re, of Onancock, a violent felon, admitted Wednesday in Accomack Circuit Court to possessing cocaine, heroin, marijuana, guns, a bulletproof vest, more than $2,000 in cash, and two pipe bombs, when he was arrested last August after police came to his house looking...
By Linda Cicoira -- John “Jack” Gray would squint his eyes and wave his hands when he talked about something that was important to him. Two of those subjects, in particular, were county schools and his alma mater, ODU. But he was interested in everything having to do with...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton schools attempt to manage student behavior using a broken discipline system that simply needs “restoration,” not a complete transformation, according to one school board member. “We have challenging students, and we need to be responsive because that’s the hand we were dealt,” said school board...
By Stefanie Jackson – Nearly 40% of Northampton residents receive Medicaid benefits since Medicaid expansion took effect in Virginia on Jan.1, requiring Northampton County Social Services to commit 2.5 full-time employees to manage the enrollment increase. “This is one of the best investments that we make,” Spencer Murray, chairman of...