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By Linda Cicoira -- All three victims found in the remains of a fatal fire in Nelsonia earlier this month were stabbed to death before the fire was set. Wilson L. Escalante-Perez, 24, died from a stab wound to the chest, Donna Price, a spokesperson for the Medical Examiner’s Office, in...
By Linda Cicoira -- The news of the rape and abduction of a Northampton High School girl on Valentine’s Day circulated across Facebook Tuesday night bringing comments of compassion, denial, contempt, and shock. A male Northampton High School student, who is underage and therefore was not identified by police, was charged...
By Stefanie Jackson – Spencer Murray, the chairman of the Northampton board of supervisors, has often said, “Northampton County doesn’t have a spending problem, it has a revenue problem,” and supervisors are continually seeking new sources of revenue for the county. Del. Robert Bloxom recently presented his fellow Virginia legislators with...
By Stefanie Jackson – A parent of three Arcadia High School students and an Accomack supervisor criticized the communication skills of the Accomack school board at the board’s Tuesday night meeting after its office failed to provide parents with information on an alleged gun threat made by a student at...
By Linda Cicoira -- All three victims found in the remains of a fatal fire in Nelsonia earlier this month were stabbed to death before the fire was set. Wilson L. Escalante-Perez, 24, died from a stab wound to the chest, Donna Price, a spokesperson for the Medical Examiner’s Office, in...
By Linda Cicoira -- A juvenile has been charged with rape and abduction at Northampton High School in Eastville on Valentine’s Day. Northampton Sheriff David L. Doughty Jr. said Tuesday that his office is handling the investigation and that the county school administration is assisting in the probe. The incident involves juveniles...
The National Weather Service has issued an updated forecast for the winter weather moving through the area Tuesday night into Wednesday. Most of the frozen precipitation is expected to be north of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The weather service predicts the Eastern Shore will see less than an...
By Linda Cicoira A career prosecutor and a retired police chief, both experts in handling domestic violence cases and related issues, are planning to visit the Eastern Shore next month to discuss the topics. The session will be Friday, March 8, at the Eastern Shore Community College Workforce Development Center in...
By Linda Cicoira  Accomack Supervisor Harris Phillips III announced Thursday that he is seeking a second term on the board of supervisors. “It has been a great honor to serve my friends and neighbors of the 5th District over the past four years,” said Phillips, “There is still plenty more work...
By Linda Cicoira Former Northampton Supervisor Willie Randall, an Army veteran and longtime financial advisor, is seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for the state District 6 Senate seat currently held by fellow Democrat Sen. Lynwood Lewis. Randall is running a platform “emphasizing education, the environment, economic development, and job creation,” the...