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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...
By Linda Cicoira Replacement, repairs, and pump outs for about 30 septic systems in Northampton County watersheds between Eastville and Birdsnest will be done with an $82,500 grant awarded this week to the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission (A-NPDC). Officials said the work will reduce pollution in the Gulf, Barlow, Mattawoman, Jacobus,...
By Linda Cicoira -- The names of two of the three people who died in a fire that occurred Feb. 1, in Nelsonia, were released in a state police announcement Sunday — 16 days after the suspected arson/ homicide was committed. The victims were Wilson L. Escalante-Perez, 24, Oraliz Alejandra Gonzalez-Miranda,...
By Linda Cicoira -- Believe it or not, there was something about the recent press conference in which Gov. Ralph Northam denied his association with the racist photograph of a blackface and KKK member that hasn’t been brought to the world’s attention. Members of the press were standing around waiting...