Tag: board of supervisors

Dear Editor: At the candidates’ forum on Tuesday, Oct. 8, two candidates for the board of supervisors made statements that need to be addressed. Mr. Harrison Phillips (incumbent, District 4) expressed concern about the loss of agricultural land if we permit large-scale solar installations. I have never heard this concern raised...
Story and Photos by Connie Morrison Candidates in contested Accomack County races fielded questions for almost two hours Tuesday night at a forum sponsored by Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore (CBES). Three groups of candidates participated: those running for the treasurer’s seat (Brandy Custis Childress and James Lilliston); candidates in...
By Linda Cicoira -- Miriam Riggs, a local artist, businesswoman, mother, and environmental activist, announced this week she will seek election to the District 7 seat on the Accomack Board of Supervisors. The seat is currently held by Supervisor Laura Belle Gordy, who is not seeking reelection. Riggs, of Cashville,...
By Linda Cicoira -- District 7 Supervisor Laura Belle Gordy has been a devoted member of the Accomack Board of Supervisors since she was first elected in 1988. She is now serving her seventh four-year term and announced this week that at the end of 2019 it will be...
By Linda Cicoira -- Billy Joe Tarr, a 64-year-old island native who represents Chincoteague on the Accomack Board of Supervisors, will seek a second four-year term in the November general election.  “It has been a learning experience,” Tarr said this week. “It is a pleasure to serve with this group of...
By Stefanie JacksonIn a unanimous decision Tuesday night, Northampton supervisors rejected the planning commission’s update of the county comprehensive plan that has been in the works for six years.“We think the county needs to go back to the start and begin the process again … with extensive...
By Linda Cicoira-  Accomack supervisors voted Wednesday to spend up to $500,000 of the county’s $10.8 million Rainy Day Fund for improvements at three towers critical to public safety. The towers support equipment associated with the sheriff’s department and the Eastern Shore of Virginia 9-1-1 Communications Center. “The county is...
By Stefanie Jackson-  A local developer and lifelong Eastern Shore resident, Eyre Baldwin, of Southport Investors, acquired an industrial road from Northampton County following a contentious public hearing held during the Sept. 11 board of supervisors meeting, about a year after the conveyance first appeared on supervisors’ agenda. Baldwin is...
By Linda Cicoira Accomack supervisors are unhappy the Eastern Shore Tourism Commission did not act to reprimand its director. The words “Outlaw Industrial Chicken Farming,” posted at a recent economic summit attended by the governor and other top state officials, and attributed to Kerry Allison, executive director of the tourism commission,...