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By Stefanie Jackson – Cheriton has sold its police car, a 2017 Dodge Charger with only 11,000 miles on it, to the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office, which now performs all patrols for the town. There’s not much left of the Cheriton police department that has been inactive since its only member,...
By Linda Cicoira -- The Virginia Institute of Marine Science will send a snail mail survey set to arrive this month in the mailboxes of about 1,100 hard pot crabbers licensed in Virginia. The goal is to gain input on how many pots watermen lose and what efforts they want...
By Linda Cicoira -- Hundreds of workers went back to their jobs Monday at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) and are being paid for the several weeks they were furloughed. The federal shutdown didn’t stop Virginia Space and the Mid-Atlantic Spaceport from making a presentation to the General Assembly last...
By Stefanie Jackson –  Northampton supervisors approved a budget appropriation of $65,000 Monday night for a complete investigation and analysis of Northampton High School’s structural and operational issues. The contract was awarded to Waller, Todd and Sadler Architects, of Virginia Beach. The firm will provide a second opinion of the high school’s...
By Linda Cicoira -- A four-day trial in Accomack Circuit Court last week involved cocaine, a love affair, shooting victims, a murder conspiracy, a paid police informant, revenge, sex, taped phone conversations from the county jail, convictions that caused the commonwealth’s attorney and an Eastern Shore Drug Task Force agent to...
By Linda Cicoira -- District 3 Supervisor Grayson Chesser, a renowned decoy carver and Eastern Shore native who is in his 13th year on the Accomack Board of Supervisors, announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election to another four-year term in November. “I’ll soon be 72,” Chesser said. “Dawn (his...
Story and Photo by Stefanie Jackson Dr. Arthur Carter, a longtime Northampton resident and concerned citizen, opened a dialogue with the county school board on restorative justice, an alternative method of school discipline that aims to reduce suspensions and prevent the disruption of children’s education and socialization. Carter has spoken to...
By Stefanie Jackson The Virginia Tax website, used by 4.2 million people last year to file their state income taxes, will not immediately begin processing the returns it receives this year. “We’re committed to providing the information necessary to help everyone properly prepare and file this tax season,” Virginia Tax Commissioner...
By Stefanie Jackson – Cape Charles won’t receive a grant from the Virginia Department of Transportation to help fund the lower Northampton County bike and hike trail’s safe crossing over Route 13, at least not this year. Clara Vaughn, of the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission, informed the Cape Charles town council...
By Linda Cicoira -- Billy Joe Tarr, a 64-year-old island native who represents Chincoteague on the Accomack Board of Supervisors, will seek a second four-year term in the November general election.  “It has been a learning experience,” Tarr said this week. “It is a pleasure to serve with this group of...