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By Linda Cicoira -- A young Accomack County woman was killed in a traffic accident in Princess Anne, Md., early Tuesday morning, according to Maryland police. Courtaja Antrice Duncan, 19, of Painter, had been driving alone in the vehicle and was discovered by a trooper who came upon the crash. At...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Cape Charles Yacht Center is now operated by two business professionals from Maine with a plan to expand the shipyard into a superyacht service and refitting facility, adding as many as 130 new jobs in the next two years. J.B. Turner and Nicole Jacques, partners...
Last weekend in Northampton County an unvaccinated family pet dog became seriously ill. It was taken to the Cape Charles Animal Hospital on Monday, March 4. There the dog was determined to be exhibiting symptoms suggestive of rabies and was euthanized. The veterinarian, Dr. Higgins, requested that the Northampton...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2020 is around $28.5 million, an increase of about $378,000, or 1.34 percent, and even though Director of Finance John Chandler said the budget has grown a little more than 15 percent over the past five years – not...
By Stefanie Jackson – Cape Charles residents have let the cat out of the bag on their feelings about the proliferation of feral felines in town and the resulting impact on quality of life. Mayor Smitty Dize welcomed citizens to share their comments publicly during the Feb. 21 town council...
By Linda Cicoira -- Miriam Riggs, a local artist, businesswoman, mother, and environmental activist, announced this week she will seek election to the District 7 seat on the Accomack Board of Supervisors. The seat is currently held by Supervisor Laura Belle Gordy, who is not seeking reelection. Riggs, of Cashville,...
By Connie Morrison -- For the second time in three weeks, Arcadia High School parents weighed whether it was safe to send their children to school Friday after another student allegedly threatened others at Arcadia High School. Schools were closed Thursday for staff development. Superintendent Chris Holland, when asked about...
By Linda Cicoira -- District 7 Supervisor Laura Belle Gordy has been a devoted member of the Accomack Board of Supervisors since she was first elected in 1988. She is now serving her seventh four-year term and announced this week that at the end of 2019 it will be...
Submitted article - July 20, 2019, will mark the 50th anniversary of when humans first set first on the Moon. In recognition of this historic event, NASA's Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center announces the 2019 Apollo Youth Art Contest. The theme of the contest is "Apollo’s 50th Anniversary" and is...
By Linda Cicoira -- Inspired by the natural beauty of her surroundings, the poised and articulate Autumn Irons, a 19-year-old psychology student and Eastern Shore native, has surmised through her paintings of landscapes, flowers, and more, that art is therapeutic.  It is her goal to spread joy through her works...