Tag: Chincoteague

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...
By Connie Morrison — The office of Gov. Ralph Northam issued a notice late Thursday afternoon that the governor had approved Accomack County's request to delay its move into Phase One of reopening, extending the current level of business restrictions two more weeks, until 11:59 p.m., May 28, 2020, and...
Staff Report — Jennifer Rae Barnes was reported missing to Chincoteague police on Saturday, April 18. She was last seen around midnight Thursday, April 16, on Chincoteague Island. She is described as a white female, 42 years old, 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighing approximately 100 pounds, with brown hair and...
By Carol Vaughn . Chincoteague, like many communities, is home to a number of “community cats” — outdoor-dwelling cats that are sometimes fed by residents, but are not owned by anyone. Some on the island have expressed concern about the fate of upwards of 60 such cats that live in the Inlet...
By Carol Vaughn . An old railroad depot near Greenbackville that played a role in the first railroad on Virginia’s Eastern Shore is in danger of being demolished. . Chincoteague Bay Field Station, a marine science education consortium in Wallops, has an agreement with the U. S. Department of Education to use federally...
By Neal Ammerman Special to the Eastern Shore Post . A cold, blustery rainfall drenched the men on the deck of the rusty old freighter as it took on its load of coal and made final preparations for its voyage from Norfolk, Va., to Brayton Point, Mass. Although gale warnings were posted,...
Dear Editor: I read with dismay about the widening of T’s Corner into a four-lane divided highway (“Supervisors Ask VDOT for Improvements to Chincoteague Road,” Jan. 24). I have two concerns: 1. Widening to a four-lane highway from T’s Corner to Atlantic will only cause a bottleneck at Atlantic. A similar...
By Carol Vaughn Submitted Photos A team of seven young adults from around the country is installing fencing on Assateague as part of an AmeriCorps program. The fence is to keep the Chincoteague ponies that live on the island from grazing in the salt marsh in the northern section of Chincoteague National...
By Carol Vaughn The Chincoteague Town Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution naming the town a Second Amendment sanctuary, with a crowd of around 80 gun rights supporters looking on. The town joins 116 Virginia localities that have passed similar resolutions since the November election, according to the Virginia Citizens...
By Matthew Yoder The Chincoteague girls invited the Lady Indians from Wicomico for a Monday matinee tipoff. Leyanna Pettit emerged as the featured performer, stealing the show with 28 points, helping to deliver a 67-29 win for the Lady Indians. Pettit split her points equally between halves, 14 in the...