Tag: CARES Act

By Carol Vaughn — The Accomack County Board of Supervisors Wednesday approved a new program intended to attract businesses to the county. The resolution passed by the board, 8-0, establishes an economic development investment program, including a way to award grants to qualified businesses. Supervisor Harrison Phillips III was absent. Localities according to...
By Carol Vaughn — Accomack County is in need of more child care options, including for infants and toddlers, according to two speakers during a public comment period at the Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday, Oct. 21. According to speakers Ann Williams, of Onancock, and Wayne Bell, the closing of Belle...
By Carol Vaughn — Chincoteague resident Nancy Payne spoke during a public comment period at the town council’s Thursday, Oct. 15, work session about regulations for posting political campaign signs. “I was here before, in 2004,” to talk about this, she said, adding, “I’m back because this has come up again.” Payne,...
By Carol Vaughn – Parksley has distributed half of the federal CARES Act money allotted the town by Accomack County in the first round of funding. A second round of funding is expected, likely in the same amount, around $71,000, according to the council discussion. Businesses were chosen at random to receive...
Staff Report USDA will accept applications now through Dec. 11 for oyster and clam businesses to access funds included within the CARES Act Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. It’s an expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stability Act (CARES Act) and the Commodity...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore is keeping its options open after an Oct. 2 decision in the Northampton circuit court that will allow the county to become part of the Hampton Roads Sanitation District and negotiate a contract for HRSD to operate, maintain, and upgrade its sewer system. “We need...
By Carol Vaughn — The Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce announced its 2020 awards for citizen and business person of the year during the Chincoteague Town Council meeting Monday. Sue Johnson, owner of Blue Crab Treasures on Main Street, was selected as the Leonard "Buddy" Burton Business Person of the Year. Johnson has...
By Carol Vaughn — Onancock officials turned down an application for a special use permit to use an Ames Street residence as an Air BnB-type, short-term rental lodging. The town council received two letters from neighbors and two people spoke at a public hearing at the Sept. 28 council meeting —...
By Carol Vaughn — The Chincoteague Town Council at its Sept. 17 work session heard ideas for repurposing the former Chincoteague fire station on Main Street. A presentation by the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission and consultants Hill Studio included options for using the building for retail space on the first floor...
By Stefanie Jackson – Eastville town council members deliberated Monday night whether the town should join Northampton County’s Economic Development Authority (EDA), formerly the Joint Industrial Development Authority (JIDA). The towns of Exmore, Cape Charles, and Cheriton already belong to the group. An invitation was extended to Eastville, Nassawadox, and...