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Story and Photos by Stefanie Jackson – Habitat for Humanity dedicated the new home of Conchata Webb and her son, Jeremiah, in Franktown Sunday. Webb worked 800 hours to help construct the building, more than double the 350 hours of sweat equity Habitat for Humanity requires of its new homeowners. Nancy Gonzalez,...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack-Northampton Transportation District Commission was audited for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2018, and not all of its members were satisfied with the results. The ANTDC operates the Eastern Shore’s public bus system, STAR Transit, and monitors the lease of the railroad. The...
By Linda Cicoira -- A 4.6-magnitude earthquake at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night, at a depth of 5.6 km (about 3.5 miles), went unnoticed by most Eastern Shore folks. Others felt and heard the vibration. The United States Geological Survey pinpointed the quake at 219 kilometers, or about 135 miles...
By Linda Cicoira -- On the isolated Eastern Shore of Virginia alone, the federal government shutdown means 122 Coast Guardsmen have been working without pay, about 1,700 employees and contractors associated with NASA are without work, federal approvals for other programs and answers to proposals are unavailable, and funds...
By Stefanie Jackson Due to the Christmas holiday, Exmore extended the deadline for bids on its well project, enabling Director of Utilities Taylor Dukes to have a recommendation for the town council Monday night. Anderson Construction, of Lynchburg, Va., bid approximately $1.8 million, and Somerset Well Drilling, of Westover, Md., bid...
By Linda Cicoira More than 53 percent of Accomack and Northampton residents who participated in a survey conducted last week by the Eastern Shore Post want Virginia legislators to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment when the General Assembly meets later this month. Twenty percent were opposed and about 27 percent were...
By Stefanie Jackson Cape Charles has a leak, but instead of a problem, this leak presents an opportunity. That was one conclusion of a market retail study presented to Cape Charles Town Council in late December. Businesses in Cape Charles’ trade area sell nearly $148 million of goods and services annually,...
By Linda Cicoira Capt. W. Todd Wessells, of the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO), announced Wednesday he will run for sheriff as an Independent candidate in the November general election. “I have more than 25 years of experience in law enforcement” with ACSO, Wessells said in a prepared statement. Sheriff Todd...
By Linda Cicoira Kain Michael Turner, a 21-year-old Northern Arizona University student from Modest Town, died in December from accidental “freshwater drowning due to cold water immersion” and “acute alcohol intoxication,” according to a medical examiner’s report. The young man’s body was found “partially submerged in the Rio de Flag” canal...
By Stefanie Jackson The fifth generation of mobile internet is coming to Northampton County, and Exmore will be home to the first tower to transmit it. Abbreviated 5G, it’s the latest generation of the mobile web to keep people connected using their cellphones to check email, search the internet, stream video...