Tag: Accomack County

By Carol Vaughn The Accomack County Board of Supervisors voted to advertise public hearings for the fiscal year 2021 budget and the tax rate, after making changes to provide for the first year of costs associated with a regional public safety radio communications system. No tax increase is needed this year...
By Carol Vaughn . Band leader and teacher John David Steelman’s death on Feb. 11 at age 89 prompted an outpouring of tributes from former students and band members. . Steelman, of Accomac, taught music for 60 years, including in Orange County (Virginia), Portsmouth, Va., and on the Eastern Shore. . He taught in Accomack...
By Carol Vaughn The Accomack County Board of Supervisors this week discussed strategies to retain emergency medical services employees after the county has spent money training them. The county’s $69 million fiscal year 2021 budget, as proposed, includes money for the first of two years of targeted salary increases for those...

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Accomack County Central Little League Spring Sign-Ups Accomack County Central Little League spring sign-ups for boys and girls, ages 4 to 18, is now available.  The registration fee is $65 a child, and $45 for only Tee-Ball. The deadline to register is Feb. 29. No registrations will be accepted after...
By Carol Vaughn The largest crowd in several years joined in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Monday sponsored by the Accomack County Branch of the NAACP. The theme was “dream, believe, unite, and serve.” Newly elected Accomack County Treasurer James A. Lilliston gave the message at the event, held...

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Accomack County Parks and Recreation 2020 Youth Basketball Game Schedule  Accomack County Parks and Recreation kicked off its 2020 Youth Basketball season at Arcadia High School on Saturday, January 18. The season started off with some competitive games. ACPR Celtics 2, coached by Ronnie Budd and Alphonso Shockley defeated the Knights...
Dear Editor: I write in support of our supervisors’ resolution in response to calls to make Accomack County a Second Amendment sanctuary. It clearly states their compliance with their duties as our elected representatives, to respect our Constitution —including the Second Amendment —and to obey the laws of our state....
By Connie Morrison Voters and public safety communications were on the minds of Accomack supervisors Wednesday night as they considered two major initiatives. The first was characterized by supervisors as an unfunded mandate from the state: renovating a building to house the county registrar to accommodate the anticipated increase in absentee...

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ACPR Youth Basketball Sign-Ups The Accomack County Parks and Recreation is accepting sign-ups for their youth basketball league. Registration fee is $35 a child if the fee is paid by December 9. After December 9 the fee will be $40 per child. The registration forms are available at the Parks...
Dear Editor: I’ve known Brandy Custis Childress for many years socially and from when I was a customer at PNC. As part of the Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital Auxiliary executive committee, I was fortunate enough to work with her several years ago when she was a co-chair of the Hospital Ball....