Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: I’m writing in support of Brandy Custis Childress for Treasurer of Accomack County. I’ve known Brandy for quite some time and trust that she will bring a welcomed change to that office. Brandy’s experience within the banking industry, alone, makes her a formidable candidate. After hearing her ideas, I have no doubt that she will...
Dear Editor: This letter is for concerned citizens of District 4, (Parksley, Bloxom, and Saxis Fire Department voters). There is a very important election coming up in November that can bring wonderful opportunity for fresh ideas and a welcomed change to our school board. A change that over 70% of...
Dear Editor: As we approach the elections in November, I hope that we can secure leadership that will enhance and support solid objectives for a better Accomack County. I have read Miriam Riggs’ top priorities if elected, and believe she has a solid grasp on the needs of the county. Her...
Dear Editor: I resent that fact that your article said I was “opposed” to Rails and Trails. I am not. I wanted to make sure that the project was not begun and abandoned like has happened in other areas. I wanted to know what could be done to make it more attractive and who was...
Dear Editor: The 46th annual Fish Fry at Edwards Seafood was a huge success! What a tremendous turnout we had, on August 10, 2019! The Onancock Rotary served over 600 meals! The Arc is so grateful to the Onancock Rotary for cooking and serving and we send out a big “Thank you!” to our many...
Dear Editor: There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. While Independence Day is a beloved national holiday, fewer people know about Constitution Week, an annual commemoration of the living document that upholds and protects the freedoms central to our American way of life. The annual...
Dear Editor: This is in response to an article in an earlier edition about the sale of Chincoteague KOA and Maui Jack’s water park (“Quail Run and Maddox Campground Sell”). This transaction is a deepening of the relationship between Blue Water Development and Sun Communities, Inc. Blue Water will maintain management and operations at both Chincoteague...
Dear Editor: Since you feel our children don’t deserve food, I’ll make it really simple to understand. A single parent making $9 an hour for 40 hours is $1,440 a month before taxes, so take home is $1,200. Rent $700, $200 lights, $50 water, $200 food= $1,150 leaving $50 for...
Dear Editor: This is in response to the Aug. 30 letter about free school lunches. Well, lady, let me tell you this: we are not in the same times you grew up in, if you have not noticed. Groceries do not cost the same. It is almost cheaper to buy...
Dear Editor: In the ancient times when I went to school, our parents fed us breakfast and sent us to school with either lunch money or a packed lunch. They considered peanut butter or cheese sandwiches acceptable. Everyone in our class knew everyone and I don’t recall a child who didn’t...