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By Connie Morrison Its future was in question after Gov. Ralph Northam asked for funding to be struck for a new $2 million hangar at the Accomack County Airport, but on Nov. 18 the governor signed the biennial budget amendments with the airport funding intact. Del. Rob Bloxom introduced the funding...
Mr. William Milton “Bill” Turlington, 94, husband of the late Nancy Butler Turlington and a resident of Towson, Md., passed away Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, at the home of his son William in Towson. Born Nov. 27, 1925, in Melfa, he was the son of the late James Homer Turlington...
Ms. Jacqueline “Jackie” Kirchner Carpenter passed away suddenly at age 52, on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at her home in Belle Haven. Born on the Eastern Shore on Nov. 16, 1967, Jackie’s childhood was in Exmore, then in Cheriton, and most recently she lived in Belle Haven. She was...
This article has been updated since its publication Friday, Aug. 21, to correct the name in the first case to Sherwood Thomas Bailey Sr. By Nancy Drury Duncan A plea agreement was reached with Sherwood Thomas Bailey Sr., address unknown. Bailey agreed to plead guilty to a January 2018 charge of...
The 'Justice for George Floyd' protest organized by Kaliyah Weatherly was Saturday, June 6, in Exmore. Click on any photo to enter the gallery.
By Carol Vaughn — Protests and rallies in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, a black man, at the hands of white police in Minneapolis are not a new phenomenon in the United States, or even on the Eastern Shore, according to Eastern Shore historian Kentoya Downing-Garcia, who...
Mr. Charles Allen “Chuck” Pruitt Jr., 67, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at his residence. A lifelong resident of Tangier Island, he was born on Oct. 1, 1952, a son of the late Charles Allen “Charlie” Pruitt and the late Geraldine Crockett Pruitt. Following...
Mr. Samuel Arthur Merritt, 81, of Parksley, passed away March 25, 2020, at Shore Rehabilitation Center in Parksley. He was born on Chincoteague Island, Jan. 30, 1939, to Everett and Oneita (Daisey) Foster. He was a member of Drummondtown Baptist Church, Accomack Masonic Lodge #243, Order of the Eastern Star #62,...
By Stefanie Jackson – U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria met with Eastern Shore health and medical leaders Wednesday afternoon to discuss their coordinated response to COVID-19. “This is a national emergency. This is a public health crisis. We each have our own personal responsibility to help curb the spread of the...
— By Carol Vaughn Health care and government officials responded to many questions this week, as the reality of the novel coronavirus pandemic started to sink in on the Eastern Shore. The first confirmed case of the virus on the Eastern Shore was announced Thursday. It is thought the case was...