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By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack County schools have followed suit with Northampton County schools to provide teachers more planning time in the form of two-hour early dismissals on select Wednesdays and extend Thanksgiving vacation to a full week. Superintendent Chris Holland said Tuesday night that Accomack teachers “are working hard....
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton Board of Supervisors was presented a nearly $3 million project Sept. 28, which will bring the former Northampton Middle School, in Machipongo, one step closer to its conversion to a community center and emergency shelter. “This project needs to go forward … if there’s...
A day in Cape Charles with photos  
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...