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On Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, at 11:24 a.m., James “JP” received his heavenly wings. Mr. James Pitt Jr., the son of the late James Pitt Sr. and Hytonia Battle Pitt, was born Dec. 24, 1927, in West Norfolk Portsmouth. He was a graduate of I.C. Norcum High School in...
Mr. Daniel Herman Runde, 55, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. Born in Teutopolis, Ill, he was the son of the late William and Ellen (Sharpies) Runde. He is survived by his loving wife, Pamela Runde, of Ocean City, Md., and stepchildren who...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Eastern Shore has celebrated Community Unity Day on Martin Luther King Jr. Day every year for more than three decades, and even though COVID-19 prevented participants from gathering in the Northampton High School cafeteria Monday morning for breakfast and fellowship, people still connected online...
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...