Tag: Chincoteague

Staff Report — The Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of six people Monday, 60 miles east of Chincoteague, with the help of a good Samaritan. No injuries were reported, but the 34-foot pleasure craft was determined to be unrecoverable. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia received the initial distress call through VHF...
Mrs. Eula Mae Lewis Bell went home to be with the Lord July 24, 2021, surrounded by family and loved ones at the age of 88. Born Sept. 3, 1932, on Chincoteague Island, where she resided for most of her life until her retirement when she moved to Wattsville. Eula’s...
By Carol Vaughn — People speaking at a public hearing the Chincoteague Town Council held Thursday, July 15, to receive comments about how the town should use $2.9 million in federal funds coming through the American Rescue Act Plan urged the council to consider spending funds on central wastewater treatment,...
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By Carol Vaughn — For the second consecutive year, the Chincoteague pony auction is being held online. The wild pony swim and live auction were cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Can't wait to see the winning bids on the 29th!” said a Facebook post by the Chincoteague...
Mr. Thomas James Helwig, 92, of Chincoteague Island, passed away July 17, 2021, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock. He was born in Verga, N.J., Feb. 16, 1929, a son to the late Richard and Edith (Moon) Helwig. Tom attended local schools in Verga, located in South Jersey. After...
By Carol Vaughn — The Chincoteague Town Council at the July 6 meeting approved changes to the town ordinances, including one that allows residents to keep a pet pig within town limits. The code prohibits keeping “one or more hogs” or having a hog pen in town. The exception that was added...
By Carol Vaughn — The Island Theatre on Chincoteague is open again and is offering a robust summer schedule of movies and live performances, after its doors were closed for 16 months as result of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. The nonprofit Chincoteague Island Arts Organization owns, maintains, and manages the theater. “We basically...
By Carol Vaughn — Alice Burton, of a northern Virginia animal rescue group, during the public comment period spoke about her experiences over the past decade in coming to Chincoteague to do trap-neuter-return of feral cats. Burton said the first time the group came “everybody on the island was pretty much...