Tag: Chincoteague

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,...
On Oct. 17, 2020, after a hard-fought battle with cancer, Scott D. Howard, 67, of Chincoteague Island, went home to be with the Lord. He was born July 28, 1953, on Chincoteague Island, to Mitchell Howard Sr. and Faye (Birch) Irwin, both now deceased. He was proud of the fact...
By Carol Vaughn — Vandalism of a sea captain’s grave site on Chincoteague apparently done over the weekend included anti-Biden, pro-Trump slogans, including an expletive. Chincoteague Police Chief R. K. Fisher said the police department received two reports of vandalism in the form of spray painting over the weekend. In addition to...
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 — 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 Carol Vaughn — 2020 has changed our lives in so many ways. How we enjoy the arts is one. The Chincoteague Island Arts Organization (CIAO) is among arts organizations whose members are adapting — finding new ways to bring performances to audiences, while holding out hope we all can return to...
By Carol Vaughn — Julie Brommer updated the Chincoteague town council at the Sept. 8 meeting about activities the group Chincoteague Island Community Cats is doing. The organization had to cancel a planned Trap-Neuter-Release clinic in June due to the pandemic. The organization recently received its first grant as a nonprofit 501(c)(3)...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Eastern Shore community has found a new way to show love and support for its graduating high school seniors in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. High school seniors have been missing out in 2020, with proms and graduation ceremonies canceled due to COVID-19. But parents...