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By Stefanie Jackson – A boat at the Cape Charles Yacht Club caught fire Tuesday morning, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads reported at 6 a.m. The Eastern Shore 9-1-1 Center received notification of the fire at 6:02 a.m. Coast Guard Station Cape Charles and firefighters and EMS personnel...
A group of conservation organizations asked a federal judge this week to block the start of seismic airgun blasting for oil and gas exploration in the Atlantic Ocean. It is the same group that sued the federal government in December to prevent the same activity. The suit and the injunction contends...
By Linda Cicoira -- Hallwood Councilman John Smith has taken a lot of ribbing around town since residents learned the town council voted earlier this month to pay for his recent tooth extraction. “I’ve had people say, ‘Hey John, I got this medical condition …’” Smith said Wednesday, adding that they...
By Linda Cicoira -- Accomack supervisors voted Wednesday to refund nearly $91,000 in overpaid taxes due to erroneous assessments made on local property. Commissioner of the Revenue Debbie Midgett certified that refunds are due to four companies. The supervisors followed the recommendation of county staff and directed Treasurer Dana Bundick to...
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...