Tag: Accomack

By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack schools Coordinator of Student Health Services Tonya Martin had “excellent news” for the school board Tuesday night on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the county. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s school metrics published on the Virginia Department of Health...
By Carol Vaughn — Accomack County’s Board of Supervisors began work on the fiscal year 2022 budget this week, after receiving a presentation from County Administrator Mike Mason of his proposed budget. Mason thanked “the county’s team of hardworking men and women who have overcome the operational challenges the last difficult...
Mr. Stanley Avon Ames, 63, of Painter, received eternal life on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News. Born in Accomack County, Stanley was the beloved son of the late Ernest A. Ames and the late Shirley Parker. Stanley was a gifted auto mechanic that...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack and Northampton public schools are using multiple tools to keep students and staff safe as they return to school in person after closing due to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases following winter vacation. “School is actually safer than home,” said Accomack schools Coordinator of School...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack Coordinator of Student Health Services Tonya Martin updated the school board Tuesday night on the data that drives school closures. Schools remain open or are closed based on the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) School Metrics, guidance from the local health department, and...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack school sports enthusiasts asked the school board Tuesday night to reinstate winter sports that were canceled due to COVID-19, but school officials were not big fans of the idea. It was the first meeting to allow public comments since the school sports “ban” was...
Staff Report — This morning, Dec. 6, at approximately 4:06 a.m., the Virginia State Police was called to investigate a single-vehicle accident that had resulted in a fatality. The accident occurred at 24300 Guards Shore Road, between Ridge Road and Winterville Road, in Bloxom, according to a release issued by...
Mrs. Patricia Kappes Jacob passed away Nov. 18, 2020, at her home in Uvalde, Texas, surrounded by her immediate family. She was known as “Patty” by her friends and “Gran” by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Patty was born Jan. 22, 1934, in Accomack County, to Karl and Mildred Kappes. She...
Mrs. Mary Jordan Heil, a retired Accomack County school teacher known for her light-up-the-room smile and for inspiring generations of Eastern Shore students, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, after a battle with cancer. She was 80 and lived in Poplar Cove. Heil is survived by her brother, Joseph Jordan, of...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack County Public Schools amended its COVID-19 mitigation plan Tuesday night due to COVID-19 policy changes at the federal and state levels. Tonya Martin, coordinator of school health services, said the CDC has changed its definition of “close contact” to being within six feet of another...