Tag: Chincoteague

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...
    By Matthew Yoder The Chincoteague boys faced a formidable challenge at home against Wicomico Monday night and left amazed by the sheer athleticism brought to them on the court. Five-tool players, a deep bench, and runaway speed rendered the game a sizeable mismatch, with Wicomico racing to an 80-27 win. The...
By Matthew Yoder The Arcadia Firebirds shot lights out from behind the 3-point line en route to an 81-52 win at home against Chincoteague Tuesday night. The game opened under rare circumstances, with the Firebirds being assessed a technical foul for attempting dunks while warming up. Brandon Bundick converted two...
First Team All-District: Lyric Sampson- #9 – Nandua Yeats James - #8 – Northampton Emma Jackson - #12 – Chincoteague Emani Press - #2 – Arcadia Alanna Hall - #5 – Chincoteague Necole Stravino - #3 – Nandua Second Team All-District: Caroline Shelley - #10 - Chincoteague Abigail Killmon- #5 - Nandua Jada Giddens- #22 - Northampton Jamie Wert -...
Dear Editor: As a resident of Chincoteague for 20+ years with family history that goes back to before we were connected to mainland, I would like to respond to articles from the Beacon and the Eastern Shore Post regarding the Chincoteague Town Council’s decision to purchase the old firehouse for...
By Bill Hall The 2019 edition of the Bay Challenge Fishing Tournament was held on Saturday, October 12, 2019, and attracted a field of 140 anglers. Based at the Onancock Town Wharf, the family-oriented tournament is held by the Eastern Shore Anglers Club and proceeds from the tournament go towards scholarships for local youth...